Latest Mining News

Tellus Holdings shelves 'major project status' for proposed NT salt mine and waste facility

October 10 2021

Tellus Holdings says its proposed salt mine and waste storage facility in Central Australia, no longer has 'major project status' with the NT Government. Read More


New owners could bring copper mine back to life, at a time when demand for the metal is on the rise

October 10 2021

Operations at Mount Lyell could restart within a couple of years, but what does it mean for the local environment? Read More


Economic downturn as coal mine wraps up operations

October 10 2021

The southern Queensland town of Oakey is in the grip of an economic downturn as the New Acland coal mine wraps up operations. But there are signs of hope in the town with other industries driving a spike in property sales. Georgie Hewson reports. Read More


Soils can't hold enough carbon to offset Australian emissions, experts say

October 10 2021

Australia's plan for net zero includes "dangerous" soil carbon assumptions, relies on farmers to "bail out the fossil fuel industry", and could be too expensive, experts say. Read More


中国镁产量骤减致欧美供应紧张 官媒称“按自己的步伐”应对

October 10 2021

欧洲的市场几乎完全依赖中国的供应,镁是铝制品的一种关键成分,用于制造汽车和建筑材料等,也被用于钢铁生产。欧洲的镁原材料库存可能在下个月耗尽。 Read More


Businesses fear their town is 'slowly dying' as mine winds down

October 10 2021

Local businesses are fretting over the future of Oakey's economy as the steady stream of income generated by mine workers from the New Acland coal mine begins to dry up. Read More


Clan members say they have been excluded from negotiations over the McArthur River Mine

October 10 2021

After years of struggle negotiations to broker a deal between Aboriginal custodians and the McArthur River Mine are edging closer. But some clan members in the Northern Territory's Gulf region have expressed frustration they won't be at the bargaining table. Read More


'Clean' hydrogen and cheap solar power at centre of government's net zero commitment

October 10 2021

Australia joins the world in promising to reach net zero on carbon emissions by 2050 — a policy it opposed two years ago — ahead of the upcoming global climate change summit in Scotland. Read More


As selected NT Aboriginal custodians prepare to negotiate with major mining company, others are frustrated

October 10 2021

After years of battle, negotiations to broker a deal between Aboriginal custodians and the McArthur River Mine are edging closer, but one clan's members have expressed frustration they will not be at the bargaining table. Read More


Radar detection useless against small rock falls, mine death inquest told

October 10 2021

An inquest into the death of a former British Royal Marine, who was killed at a Tasmanian mine, is told radar meant to warn of rock falls could only pick up objects weighing 250 tonnes or more. Read More


Split opinions over green credentials of Woodside's new Kwinana hydrogen hub

October 10 2021

Gas giant Woodside says a $1 billion hydrogen and ammonia plant will set WA up as a global clean energy powerhouse, as the Conservation Council of WA questions the project's green credentials.  Read More


Proposed mine wants to double its taxpayer loan but ditch promised port upgrade

October 10 2021

The federal government's NAIF will scrutinise its support for the proposed Thunderbird mineral sands mine following the announcement of a joint venture with a Chinese company and a significant change of scope. Read More


David Littleproud won't discuss whether Barnaby Joyce supports new net-zero deal

October 10 2021

David Littleproud won't discuss whether Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce supports new net-zero deal. Read More


Mining towns prepare themselves for move away from coal

October 10 2021

Farming towns that became mining towns will likely have to eventually transform themselves again as coal decreases in demand. In some towns, planning is already underway for cleaner industry. Read More


Former COVID-19 advisor Neville Power charged with breaching WA's coronavirus restrictions

October 10 2021

Police allege the former head of the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board, and a 36-year-old man, failed to complete G2G passes before flying into WA on October 9. Read More