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Danger for MinMetals' Anvil bid

Anvil Mining shares slipped today after the company said its $C1.3 billion ($1.2 billion) takeover offer from MinMetals Resources may be in danger of falling over.

Super Pit could rank in world's top ten gold mines

Only one of the world's top ten gold mines will surpass the production levels achieved in 2010, opening the door for Kalgoorlie-Boulder's Super Pit to make its way up the rankings, new research says.

Coles to buy more WA milk

The Western Australian Farmers Federation says Coles' announcement that it will source more milk from WA is a positive step for the supermarket giant to repair its relationship with the state's dairy farmers.

Alacer commits $25m to South Kalgoorlie

Alacer Gold says it will spend $25 million on the construction of a new mill, the recommencement of open pit operations at three pits, and ongoing feasibility studies as part of the first stage of expansion at its South Kalgoorlie Operation.

Volta Mining lists on ASX

Perth-based gold explorer Volta Mining has been admitted to the official list of the Australian Securities Exchange, after it successfully raised $3 million through its initial public offering.

Navigator looks for new contractor

Navigator Resources has begun a tendering process to find a mining contractor to provide earthmoving works at its Bronzewing gold project.

Rio Tinto to expand farming operation

Rio Tinto plans to use surplus water from its Pilbara iron ore mines to cultivate crops on its pastoral leases in the Pilbara, to use as stock feed for its little-known cattle farming activities.

Clough AMEC wins $100m contract extension

A joint venture led by Perth-based engineering and construction group Clough has won a two yea contract extension worth around $100 million from international energy giant ConocoPhillips.

Wealth Management Partners takes stake in Stantons

Wealth Management Partners has bought into West Perth-based accountancy firm Stantons International Services, which will be rebranded as Attalus.

Qantas signs Rio to new travel contract

Qantas Airways says its decade-long association with Rio Tinto has been extended for a further three years after the airline signed a new agreement with the mining giant.

A$ slumps overnight then recovers

The Australian dollar fell to its lowest levels in more than a year overnight but subsequently recovered to be slightly stronger than yesterday's close. The initial fall followed the RBA's indication that it was open to an interest rate cut if inflation pressures ease.

Centurion pushes into oil and gas

Logistics and transport firm Centurion has made a foray into the oil and gas sector, acquiring BIS Industries' Oilfield and General Transport business for an undisclosed sum.


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