Good strategy lifting mid-tier gold: Finlayson

Saracen Mineral Holdings managing director Raleigh Finlayson has told today's WA Mining Club lunch that local mid-tier gold miners had squandered a share price premium during the boom years, but had since built up a strong case to trade at above underlying value.

Inflation risk could bring gold demand

Interest from North American pension funds could help drive continued strength in the gold sector, although tax competitiveness and policy stability will be important, according to industry leaders.

Local miners raise $40.7m

Four Perth-based mining companies have today announced plans to raise capital, with Doray Minerals leading the change with confirmation of a $24.9 million placement.

Hancock invests $395m in UK fertiliser business

Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting has announced a $US300 million ($A395 million) investment in a UK-based fertiliser business chaired by former Fortescue Metals Group deputy CEO Russell Scrimshaw.

Sandfire ups stake in US copper play

Copper and gold miner Sandfire Resources has increased its stake in Montana-based copper play Tintina Resources by 4 percentage points to 61 per cent in a $C4.2 million ($4.1 million) deal.

Pilbara Minerals, MinRes end dispute with $50m deal

Mineral Resources and Pilbara Minerals have resolved their offtake dispute for the Pilgangoora lithium project, with MinRes to surrender its entitlements in return for a $50 million stake in Pilbara.

Wolf restructures debt after Drakelands problems

Metals producer Wolf Minerals has secured a debt restructure with its creditors and a $32 million loan with a major shareholder, after running into problems at its Drakelands mine in southern England.

Panoramic spin-off launches $15m IPO

Panoramic Resources has finalised plans to spin-out its Gum Creek gold project through the partial divestment and ASX listing of its Horizon Gold subsidiary, with a $15 million initial public offering launched today.

Borshoff leads another uranium play

Former Paladin Energy boss John Borshoff has emerged as chief executive of another local uranium-focused company, Deep Yellow.

Energy, gold players building export case

Iron ore producers have maintained their dominance over the BNiQ Search Engine Biggest Exporters list, as LNG producers are slow to start up. Click through to see the annual list of the state's biggest exporting companies.

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.