Aurox appoints project director

Aurox Resources Ltd has appointed Neil Tregea as project director, responsible for overseeing the constructing and commissioning of the company’s Balla Balla iron concentrate operation.

Caplan resigns from Woodside board

SHELL Australia chairman, Russell Caplan, has resigned as a Shell-nominated director on the board of Woodside Petroleum Ltd.

Introducing change

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia is holding a supply chain & logistics leadership forum titled ‘Introducing change’, October 25 at the Technology Park Function Centre in Bentley.

Business class: Rowley living the Aston Martin dream

Staring down the barrel of unemployment six years ago, Graeme Rowley was starting to believe he would never own an Aston Martin.

Martin to Halcyon Group

DAVID Martin has been appointed as non-executive chairman of Halcyon Group Ltd.

IT firms looking to Malaysia

Western Australian IT companies are finding new opportunities in the Malaysian ICT industry across a range of areas including data management, software development and IT services.

Western Areas drill results positive

NICKEL explorer Western Areas Ltd has discovered what it believes is a nickel deposit that could be as big as its Flying Fox deposit, which is about 400 kilometres east of Perth at its Forrestania pro

NRW Holdings awarded new contracts worth $32m

Welshpool-based mining and earthmoving contractor NRW Holdings Ltd has been awarded three contracts worth a combined $24.5 million on Rio Tinto projects in Western Australia, the company has announced.

NuPower, Northern Mining sign NT JV deal

Perth-based NuPower Resources Ltd and South Perth's Northern Mining Ltd have entered into a joint venture for work on a uranium tenement belonging to Northern and situated in the Northern Territory.

Natural Fuel signs offtake deal with GEM Biofuels

Subiaco-based Natural Fuel Ltd has signed a letter of intent for a long-term offtake agreement with GEM BioFuels Plc for the supply of crude jatropha oil as a feedstock for its Singapore biodiesel facility.

Albidon hires Byrnecut under 3 year contract

West Perth-based Albidon Ltd has engaged the Zambia branch of Byrnecut Mining International Ltd as the mining contractor for its Munali Nickel Project under a three year contract, the company has announced.

Mt Burgess plans $1.2m capital raising

Perth-based gold and base metals explorer Mount Burgess Mining NL has announced plans to raise $1.2 million through a placement, to fund exploration drilling and other test work at its projects in Botswana and Namibia.

Precious Metals Australia plans Windimurra name change

West Perth-based Precious Metals Australia Ltd plans to change its name to Windimurra Vanadium Ltd in a move to reflect the company's focus on its mid west project, whit it aims to bring into production next year.

Atom Energy finalises licence acquisitions

Perth-based uranium explorer Atom Energy Ltd has finalised the acquisition of seven uranium exploration licences in the Northern Territory, the company has announced.

Resource Mining Corporation to raise $2.3m in rights issue

West Perth-based minerals explorer Resource Mining Corporation Ltd will raise $2.3 million through a renounceable rights issue to shareholders on a one for 10 basis, the company has announced.

GME acquires nickel stake for cash, scrip issue

Como-based GME Resources Ltd will add will acquire an 80 per cent stake in two nickel projects in the Murrin Murrin region from Wanbanna Pty Ltd for $50,000 and the issuing of 12 million shares and 2 million options, the company has announced.

Dioro shareholders approve acquisition, spinoff

Shareholders in Nedlands-based Dioro Exploration NL have approved the acquisition of Harmony Gold Mines Ltd's South Kalgoorlie Mining Operations as well plans to spin-off of its nickel holdings, list on the Toronto Stock Exchange and raise $70 million.

Jabiru refinances $44.4m debt facility

West Perth-based Jabiru Metals Ltd has refinanced a major debt facility of $US40 million, releasing Consolidated Minerals Ltd from a guarantee it had provided for the original loan.

Reed Resources raises $16.2m through placement

West Perth-based metals explorer Reed Resources Ltd has raised $16.2 million through a placement, with plans to complete a definitive feasibility study on its Barrambie vanadium project and advance future project development.

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Macmahon replaces Centro in S&P All Australian 200

East Perth-based Macmahon Holdings Ltd has joined Standard & Poor's All Australian 200 index, after Centro Shopping America Trust was removed from the list after merging with Centro Retail Trust.