Latest Mining News

WA miners search for workers, but this time without 'mercenary-type salaries'

November 11 2018

Recruitment specialists say mining companies, desperate for workers in remote areas, are again turning to FIFO workers from the eastern states, but are unlikely to pay the sky-high wages seen in the last big boom.

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Nyrstar confirm job cuts at Port Pirie smelter

November 11 2018

Nyrstar will cut 120 jobs from its Port Pirie lead smelter next year, as concerns grow about the Belgian company's finances and ability to repay a nearly $300 million SA Government loan.

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Renewables overtake fossil fuels in new power generation: IEA

November 11 2018

Renewable energy has surpassed fossil fuels worldwide as the main source of new electricity generation, while demand for coal is likely to slump if nations meet their emissions reduction targets, according to the International Energy Agency.

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Iron ore exports set to resume in Esperance after four-month break

November 11 2018

Iron ore shipments out of Esperance are set to resume in the coming weeks after train loads of ore again started rolling into town.

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A Mineral Resources iron ore train rolls into Esperance port

November 11 2018

The first Mineral resources train rolls into Esperance port Read More


Iron ore being loaded at Koolyanobbing

November 11 2018

Iron ore being loaded at Koolyanobbing Read More


Runaway train smash, wrecked rail line — and the news is not getting any better for BHP

November 11 2018

BHP says it does not believe it has enough iron ore stockpiled at Port Hedland in WA to meet its contracts with customers after the deliberate derailment of an out-of-control train disrupted its rail operations.

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Farmers and environmentalists divided over Bylong Valley coal mine

November 11 2018

Hundreds of people, including dozens of protestors, turn out to a meeting in Mudgee to have their say on the Kepco mine, which is expected to generate more than 6.5 million tonnes of coal per year.

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