Perth company sues Landau for $2.5m

Local businessman Peter Landau will be subjected to more court action after China-controlled Nkwe Platinum filed a $2.5 million law suit in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Monadelphous, Lycopodium form JV

Monadelphous Group and Lycopodium will leverage each others' strengths to target engineering, procurement and construction projects in the minerals processing sector under a new joint venture.

Northern Star in gold JV with Pioneer

Local gold miner Northern Star Resources has entered into a joint venture agreement to acquire a major stake in Pioneer Resources' Acra gold project near Kalgoorlie in a deal worth up to $3.5 million.

Nasser to resign as BHP chair

BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser has announced he will step down next year after more than 10 years on the board, on the same day the resources giant rejected charges by Brazilian prosecutors filed against the company and its employees in relation the Samarco dam disaster.

Manganese production down at South32

Diversified miner South32 has reported a 4 per cent fall in manganese ore production in the first quarter of 2017, but says its on track to achieve its cost guidance for the majority of its production.

Gold Road project to cost $507m

Gold Road Resources has released its feasibility study on the Gruyere gold project near Laverton, which has detailed a $52 million increase in capital costs and a longer mine life.

Fortescue cashes in on strong quarter

Fortescue Metals Group has pushed down costs and debt further after reporting higher iron ore shipments in the September quarter.

Rio Tinto trims shipment guidance

Rio Tinto has slightly trimmed the full-year guidance for iron ore shipments from its Pilbara operations by up to 5 million tonnes, after port and rail maintenance affected shipments in the September quarter.

Teck to buy Rox's Reward stake for $20.6m

Rox Resources' joint venture partner Teck Australia has matched a competing bid for the company's stake in the Reward zinc-lead project in the Northern Territory for up to $20.6 million.

BHP sees signs of recovery in commodities

BHP Billiton has reaffirmed its full-year production guidance across all its segments, other than copper, as it sees early signs of a recovery in the commodities markets.

Blackham pours first gold at Matilda

Blackham Resources has achieved first production at its Matilda gold mine near Wiluna four months after receiving final approvals.

Grylls skewers iron ore miners

Rio Tinto has hit back at accusations by Nationals WA leader Brendon Grylls that large miners had failed to live up to their contractual obligations in state agreements with the government, after he stepped up his campaign to increase taxes on iron ore production today.

Saracen in $25m farm-in deal with AngloGold

Saracen Mineral Holdings has attracted AngloGold Ashanti for a farm-in agreement for its Carosue Dam North gold project near Kalgoorlie, valued at $25 million.

Acacia Coal buys South African project

Perth mining hopeful Acacia Coal will buy a 74 per cent interest in a South African metallurgical coal project from a subsidiary of Rio Tinto and undertake a $2 million capital raising, it announced today.

Kalamazoo plans ASX listing

A local gold company founded by prominent prospector Denis O'Meara hopes to begin trading on the ASX by the end of next month after completing a $10 million initial public offering.

BCI gets EPA nod for Iron Valley extension

The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended approval of BC Iron's extension plans at its Iron Valley mine near Newman.

Van Dyk resigns as Macmahon CEO

Sybrandt Van Dyk has announced his resignation as chief executive of Macmahon Holdings, with general manager of surface mining Michael Finnegan to succeed him as head of the local contractor.

Split scores in Samsung, Duro court battle

The head contractor on the Roy Hill project has won two out of five determinations in the latest instalment in its legal dispute with sub-contractor Duro Felguera today, but Samsung C&T was still told to pay Duro $12 million out of more than $60 million that had been sought.

Pilbara buys big items for Pilgangoora

Pilbara Minerals has announced the purchase of several long-lead items for its Pilgangoora lithium project to remain on track with its planned commissioning date next year.

Problems worsen at Excelsior project

Shares in junior miner Excelsior Gold were pummelled today after the company's new board revealed the full extent of operational issues at its flagship Kalgoorlie North mine.