Paul Garvey

Miners keeping purchase powder dry but buying spree tipped

WHEN Silver Lake Resources managing director Les Davis and Integra Mining chief Chris Cairns used the first day of the recent Diggers & Dealers Forum in Kalgoorlie to unveil the $1 billion merger

Risk-averse investors wary of Indonesia

ANY shareholders in Intrepid Mines who happen to catch the latest television advertisements promoting the virtues of Indonesia as a business destination may find themselves having a good laugh.

Capital squeeze prompts juniors to rethink investment plans

Junior resources companies are battening down for a prolonged period of tight capital flow.

Explorers line up to unlock onshore gas potential

Western Australia’s huge – if largely unproven – potential to host massive so-called unconventional oil and gas resources has already caught the eyes of some major international energy majors. 

Minerals champions find it hard to sit on their hands as new opportunities beckon

Success hasn’t dimmed the enthusiasm of Terry Streeter, Miles Kennedy and a host of others for the challenges of new mining ventures.

Lougher steers steady course at nickel miner

Western Areas’ new MD is taking a steady-as-she-goes approach, for now.

Juniors target oil and gas success against the odds

Several WA-based juniors are working to ensure they are the ‘next big thing’ in oil and gas.

Minosora rises to the Windimurra challenge

THE Windimurra vanadium mine, south-east of Mt Magnet, is an operation that really shouldn’t exist.

2012 ... the year of the turnaround?

The past 12 months have been tough for almost anyone involved in the stock market; but for a particular crop of Perth-based miners, 2011 was truly a year to forget.

Uranium investors hang in for better times

Those investors who have suffered through the uranium sector’s miserable 2011 probably don’t have any optimism left, but the ones who can summon up a last skerrick of hope may just find reasons to bel

Sage his own man

Tony Sage is well known within, yet considered an outsider of, Western Australia’s resources industry. Paul Garvey reports.

Project execution more important than headlines as Woodside finesses plans

As Woodside Petroleum grapples with challenges at its three growth projects, a fourth option could provide an answer.

Mixed messages amid iron ore price flux

INVESTORS may eventually look back on October 2011 as the month that marked the end of the iron ore boom.

Nickel’s wild ride leaves investors reeling, but juniors manage to turn a profit

Nickel has become one of the analysts’ least preferred commodity exposures as WA companies battle costs and tumbling share prices.

Gold hunters keen to prove investment in West African opportunities worthwhile

IT’S the gold bull market of a generation, yet for West Perth’s crop of West African gold explorers, convincing the market to come along on the ride isn’t as easy as it used to be.

Investors yet to be fully dazzled despite miners’ enthusiasm

The soaring gold price is not translating into market support for local miners.

Iron ore aspirants jockey for position

EVER since Atlas Iron shipped its first tonne of iron ore out of Port Hedland back in 2008, the David Flanagan-headed miner has been the benchmark for Western Australia’s other junior iron ore hopeful

Carina adds value to Mineral Resources

Minerals Resources is expanding its mining operations, but still has mining services at its heart.

Taking a neighbourly approach to the exploitation of Mongolia’s minerals

TAKE a walk down a main street in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator and it’s only a matter of time until you bump into a Western Australian, according to Aspire Mining managing director David Paull.

Streitberg eyes basin shift

After years of persevering with exploration in the Canning Superbasin the oil and gas veteran and Buru Energy managing director is feeling more confident than ever that the potential of the region is finally within reach.

Robb drives Iluka revival

HE’S unlikely to admit it, but there must have been times David Robb would have wondered whether he had made a mistake jumping from Wesfarmers to mineral sands miner Iluka Resources in 2006.

Positive signals from new generation of local gold players

Silver Lake Resources and Regis Resources are in the vanguard of a revival in the state’s gold industry.