Latest Mining News

Environmentalists claim victory as United Funds withdraws mining application to explore near popular WA national park

May 05 2022

A mining application near a pristine Western Australian national park is withdrawn following community opposition, with environmentalists now calling on the state government to block any future exploration applications in the area. Read More


As lithium prices rise this small seaside town is facing an influx of workers

May 05 2022

As lithium prices surge, US chemicals company Albemarle is considering a major expansion of its refinery south of Perth, with plans for a 1,000-bed capacity workers' village at Binningup. Read More


Grantville residents dismayed at Dandy Premix sand mine expansion amid woodland concerns

May 05 2022

Residents of Grantville say they have not been heard by the government after it approved the expansion of a local sand mine that will remove 13 hectares of native vegetation. Read More


This dilapidated old tower could become regional Victoria's newest tourist attraction

May 05 2022

The state government is awaiting the results of an engineer's report to determine what repairs are required to reopen Maryborough's Bristol Hill Pioneer Memorial Tower. Read More


Brisbane's north used to be home to a coal mine. Here's what other geological wonders lie beneath the city

May 05 2022

Brisbane is famous for a sub-tropical climate and being one of Australia's most liveable cities, but there is much more going on underneath its streets than most residents might realise. Read More


We 'dig them up and ship them out': Australia has critical minerals, so isn't it time for a domestic EV industry?

May 05 2022

Australia has some of the largest critical mineral reserves in the world, but it's missing out on potentially huge profits. That's where a domestic electric vehicle industry could come in. Read More


Mining legend Ron Sayers dies after losing health battle

May 05 2022

West Australian mining tycoon Ron Sayers has died after building a mining services company from a single drill rig in Kalgoorlie-Boulder into a billion-dollar global empire.   Read More


An island popular with tourists for its cheese and rugged beauty will soon be home to a giant mine

May 05 2022

Electric cars, solar panels and wind turbines — green technology relies on what can be a dirty industry. Why acting on climate change may require a massive increase in mining. Read More


3.75 million tonnes of leftover ore to be processed at former copper and gold mine

May 05 2022

A former copper and gold mine near Tennant Creek is being rehabilitated by mineral company Elmore Ltd to cash in on processing 3.75 million tonnes of magnetite tailings. Read More


Gold miner hits paydirt drilling beneath Kalgoorlie Super Pit

May 05 2022

The owners of Kalgoorlie's Super Pit say they are only scratching the surface after releasing the first results from a new underground drilling campaign. Read More


Remote search for lost mine workers ends in relief

May 05 2022

An engineering company put out an urgent call for help when two workers failed to arrive after a long drive.  Read More


Major mine sat on government panel that chose its own independent monitor

May 05 2022

Confidential documents show representatives from the McArthur River Mine in the Northern Territory had a hand in the appointment of its own key oversight body, as environmentalists question the integrity of the latest glowing report card on the mine's environmental performance. Read More


Barkindji woman tackles Broken Hill housing problem with plan to build 500 eco-friendly homes

April 04 2022

Nara Nation's Narelle Osborne hopes to improve housing supply concerns with a project that could see about 500 eco-friendly homes built in the city.  Read More


Wider China COVID-19 lockdown unlikely to impact Australian miners, analysts say

April 04 2022

Australia's highly profitable iron ore sector is expected to ride out market volatility as fears of additional COVID-19 lockdowns in China see a 10 per cent price drop to start the week.  Read More


Coal regions 'need to make haste' to diversify as China's demand expected to fall sharply and soon

April 04 2022

Energy economists are warning coalmining regions to make urgent changes to diversify as China both reduces consumption and opens massive mines of its own. Read More