Emerging Perth-based base metals company Bass Metals Ltd has confirmed a maiden $1.78 million net profit for fiscal 2008 financial, underpinned by strong high-grade production from the Que River operation in Tasmania.
Initial public offerings on the Australian share market have sunk to a low of 14 for the first quarter of 2008-09, with 11 of these in the mining sector, according to Ernst & Young's quarterly IPO analysis.
Vulcan Resources Ltd, a base and precious metals development and exploration company working in Finland, has become the latest in a string of companies to feel the pinch thanks to the financial crisis affecting markets around the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.