McGrathNicol has been appointed administrators to MZI Resources, just over a month after it announced it was $32.25 million in the red for the half-year to December, compared to a $11.34 million loss from the prior corresponding period.
Takeover target Lynas Corporation has reported a 32.5 per cent rise in production of rare earths oxides during the quarter, as it fends off a takeover offer from retails-to-chemicals conglomerate Wesfarmers.
The federal government has allocated $25 million towards a battery industry research initiative to be headquartered at Curtin University, while the Bentley-based university today announced it had awarded the main construction contract for a $110 million development.
Spectrum Metals has received firm commitments from investors to raise $5 million via a share place, with the funds set to go towards the company’s Penny West gold project in Western Australia's Mid West.
Three junior explorers have announced capital raisings, with Beacon Minerals and Galan Lithium allocating the funds raised towards their respective flagship projects, while Pacifico Minerals is seeking to acquire a project.
Wesfarmers said its talks with the Malaysian government about Lynas Corporation had been mischaracterised, as the rare earths miner confirmed it was considering Western Australian sites for materials processing from its Mt Weld mine.
SRG Global has secured an $18 million contract with Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, less than a week after it announced it won up to $115 million worth of drill-and-blast services contract extensions with Evolution Mining.
Wesfarmers has confirmed it engaged in discussions with the Malaysian government in regards to its takeover target, Lynas Corporation, as the rare earths miner revealed it may set up processing operations closer to its Mount Weld mine near Laverton.