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Southam to lead Mincor

David Southam has resigned as the executive director of Western Areas to succeed Peter Muccilli as the managing director of Mincor Resources.

WestStar secures second Cataby contract

WestStar Industrial subsidiary Simpec has won a $1.7 million contract at Iluka Resources’ Cataby mineral sands project, located approximately 150 kilometres north of Perth.

Reports show cost hike for miners

Two separate reports from consultancies PwC and EY have flagged an uptick in mining costs as demand within the local resources industry continues to improve.

Lithium Australia produces batteries from mine waste

Lithium Australia has reported the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries generated directly from mine waste.

BHP prepares for Brazil dam lawsuit

SPG Law, a British offshoot of a US litigator, represents 240,000 individuals in Brazil, 24 municipal governments, a Roman Catholic Archdiocese and members of the Krenak indigenous community, and has filed three legal claims for unlimited damages over the failure of the Fundao dam in 2015.

Solid grounds for optimism on exports

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Via a mix of good fortune and planning, WA has positioned itself as supplier to the fast-growing economies of Asia rather than a competitor. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Ellison dismisses vote against remuneration report

More than 60 per cent of Mineral Resources shares voted against the company’s remuneration report at today's annual meeting.

Echo appoints Rajasooriar as CEO

Junior gold miner Echo Resources has appointed former Eastern Goldfields chief executive Victor Rajasooriar as its new leader, effective today, after former chief executive Simon Coxhell resigned in October.

MinRes sells $1.6bn Wodgina stake to Albemarle

Mineral Resources has struck a deal to sell a 50 per cent stake in its Wodgina lithium project for $US1.15 billion ($1.6 billion), with the company set to form a joint venture with US outfit Albemarle Corporation.

Continuity, diversity drive success

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The ranks of WA’s largest public companies have changed dramatically over the past two decades, but Wesfarmers has been a constant near the top. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Zenith extends power deal to 24MW

Zenith Energy has amended its power purchase agreement with Northern Star Resources to add a further 6-megawatts to its power station at the Jundee gold mine.

WA construction work on the rise

A new report shows construction work in Western Australia has increased for the first time in five years, while warning that local industry must future-proof itself from capacity and capability risks.

Message from Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald

The Western Australian mining landscape continues to significantly change, and Roy Hill believes collaboration and enabling staff to realise their potential is key to successfully adopting innovative ideas and techniques to remain commercially competitive.

Adriatic raises $10.8m

Peter Bilbe-led Adriatic Metals has announced a $10.8 million placement backed by major shareholder Sandfire Resources.

NRW up on earnings update

Shares in NRW Holdings have jumped 7.14 per cent today, after the mining contractor said it expected a 45 per cent uptick in revenue for the six months to December compared with last year.

S2 takes stake in Todd River

Mark Bennett-led S2 Resources has acquired a strategic stake in Northern Territory-focused Todd River Resources in a deal worth about $1.6 million.

EPA backs Mt Keith expansion

The revival of BHP’s Nickel West business has taken another step forward with the environmental watchdog recommending approval of a satellite mine at its Mt Keith operation.

Wodgina shows Pilbara mining diversity

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Pilbara has a diverse and colourful mining history, including gold, tantalum, beryl and lithium.

Iron ore leads WA mining surge

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: WA’s mining industry has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past quarter of a century, with iron ore replacing gold as the state’s most valuable commodity.

BHP reveals multiple braking failures on ore train

BHP Billiton has disclosed that the driver of last week’s runaway iron ore train failed to engage the emergency air brake after getting out to check on a problem with another part of the braking system.

NRW wins $500m extension

Belmont-based NRW Holdings has secured a five-year contract extension for mining services at Stanmore Coal’s Isaac Plains East project in Queensland.

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