Avalon announces entitlement issue

Avalon Minerals Ltd has announced a one for four Entitlement Issue at a price of 15 cents per share, to raise up to $1.95m.

CopperCo announces full year profit

Perth-based CopperCo Ltd has announced their first full year profits, with revenue topping $81m and a net profit after tax of more than $5m

Chinese to take major stake in Grange

Private Chinese company Shagang International Holdings will emerge with a 45 per cent stake in Grange Resources Ltd as a result of a merger deal announced today between Grange and Australian Bulk Minerals.

Catalpa puts shine on gold

Perth-based Catalpa Resources Ltd is aiming to become Australia's next mid tier gold producer by developing its open pit assets, located on its extensive and wholly-owned mining tenements in Western Australia.

Approvals top of iron ore agenda

WESTERN Australia's iron ore miners have called on the newly elected state government to deliver on an election promise to provide a more efficient approvals process for new mine and exploration licences.

Cultural shift a materials matter

SUSTAINABILITY and affordability are beginning to drive innovation in the use of building materials in Western Australia's housing industry, with more developers using imported and lightweight products.

Challenges await Barnett

THE formal swearing-in this week of the Barnett ministry marks the start of what should be an exciting period of government in Western Australia, though there will be no shortage of tough challenges.

Sage sees upside in ongoing Cape Lambert saga

PERTH is clearly an uneasy home for entrepreneur Tony Sage. Though he's spent the bulk of his adult life here or working elsewhere for Perth-based companies, it appears Mr Sage has not always been accepted in the Western Australian capital.

Lessons in Pilbara growth

DEVELOPERS and planners in the Mid West should learn from the Pilbara to better understand the pressures that come along with being a 'boom town', according to Carr Civil Contracting managing director Mark Blayney.

Moore fixes aim on approvals process

NEW Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore is under no illusions about where his focus will have to be as he returns to the position he held in the previous Liberal government - the approvals process for mining and exploration.

Complete wins $65m FMG contract

Perth company Complete Site Services, a subsidiary of the Complete Group, has been awarded a $65 million contract to supply and install a 801-man camp for Fortescue Metal Group's Christmas Creek project, about 100km north of Newman.

Dioro cuts gold production target

Dioro Explroation NL has cut its three-monthly gold production target by 6000 ounces after a pit wall failure at its South Kalgoorlie operations.

Chevron selects sites for LNG project

US oil company Chevron has selected three preferred sites in Western Australia for its planned Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project, with a decision expected mid next year.

Rio injects $300m into Pannawonica

Rio Tinto and its partners will invest up to $300 million upgrading the town Pannawonica as it develops its $1 billion Mesa A/Warramboo iron ore project.

Murchison, Chameleon head for trial

A trial date for proceedings between Murchison Metals Ltd and Chameleon Mining NL will be made in early November after a hearing last week ordered Chameleon to front up with the second tranche of security for costs.

Centaurus to sell Brazil iron project

West Perth-based Centaurus Resources Ltd has decided to sell its interest in the Liberdade iron ore project in Brazil in favour of concentrating on its other major assets.

Cons. Council slams Midwest mine plan

Midwest Corporation Ltd is the latest mining firm to be targeted by the Conservation Council of WA following the release of an environmental review for the Koolanooka/Blue Hills iron ore project.

Rio lifts Extract Resources stake

Rio Tinto has continued its share raid on South Perth-based uranium explorer Extract Resources Ltd which is planning a merger with Kalahari Minerals Ltd.

Bishop named new shadow treasurer

Federal Liberal Party deputy leader Julie Bishop was one of three Western Australian MPs promoted to senior roles as part of new leader Malcolm Turnbull's frontbench reshuffle.

Tanami shares down on $12m raising

Shares in West Perth-based Tanami Gold NL have dropped 25 per cent on news the company plans to raise nearly $12 million through an entitlements issue to repay loans for ongoing development of its gold mine.

WA may lose $12bn LNG project: Barnett

Premier-elect Colin Barnett said he is pessimistic over the state's chances of hosting Inpex Ltd's $12 billion liquefied natural gas project following a meeting with representatives this morning.