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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.

GR, Adaman to lead mining studies

GR Engineering Services has been appointed to lead a bankable feasibility study for FYI Resources, while Adaman Resources will complete a mining study for Neometals’ Barrambie vanadium project.

Major shifts at top of biggest employers list

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The annual Business News Biggest Employers survey has tracked changing employment patterns in WA over 13 years. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Diatreme progresses Cyclone zircon project

Mineral sands hopeful Diatreme Resources has released a positive definitive feasibility study for its Cyclone zircon project, located in the Eucla Basin in Western Australia.

Vimy Resources announces major restructure

Uranium explorer Vimy Resources has announced a major restructuring, including the resignation of three directors, further cost-cutting and a focus on its base metals project.

Kalamazoo sells Snake Well to Adaman for $7m

Mining contractor Adaman Resources has agreed to purchase the Snake Well gold project, 170 kilometres northeast of Geraldton, from Perth-based Kalamazoo Resources for $7 million.

MACA expects fall in profit

Contractor MACA has announced a hit to earnings due to tightening margins in its core mining division, with its net profit expected to slump to between $7 million and $9 million for the half year to December 2018.

Silver Lake and Doray in $421m gold merger

Local gold producers Silver Lake Resources and Doray Minerals have announced a merger to create a mid-tier company to be led by Silver Lake managing director Luke Tonkin.

Kin updates $10.4m offer

Gold explorer Kin Mining says it has received commitments from a group of unnamed shareholders to underwrite $8 million of its planned entitlement offer.

NRW wins coal contract

Belmont-based NRW Holdings has secured a contract with Fitzroy Australia Resources for work at the Ironbark No. 1 coal mine in Queensland.

Northern Star lobs $150m deal to Tribune, Rand

Northern Star Resources has made a $150 million offer to move to full ownership of the East Kundana joint venture gold project near Kalgoorlie.

Incitec takes $7m WA loss

Explosives manufacturer Incitec Pivot has reported a 34.8 per cent fall in profit for the year to September, including a $7 million hit from lost business in Western Australia.

Business builders give way to corporate capital

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: From those who risked their own capital to the corporate cowboys of WA Inc and the ‘hired help’ of today, WA’s corporate story features many powerful personalities. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

New CEO for Metals X

Poorly performing copper miner Metals X has appointed Damien Marantelli as its new managing director, with incumbent Warren Hallam and chief operating officer Allan King leaving the company.

MinRes confirms train derailment

Mineral Resources has confirmed that about 30 empty iron ore wagons were derailed on a return train trip to the company’s Koolyanobbing mine near Southern Cross on Sunday.

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