Gold bounced up from the lowest level in more than a week on Tuesday as the US dollar pared gains and US President Donald Trump said UN sanctions on North Korea are "nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen."
West Perth based Sheffield Resources has moved a step forward on its Thunderbird mineral sands project, securing an offtake deal with Indian business Ruby Ceramics to supply 6,000 tonnes of zircon annually for at least three years.
The state government has appointed Infrastructure Australia board member Nicole Lockwood to chair a new taskforce to plan a Kwinana outer harbour development, as Transport Minister Rita Saffioti indicated she would stare down internal party dissent about the project.
A Supreme Court ruling handed down this week casts doubt on how the state government has calculated stamp duty on mining company takeovers, potentially overcharging miners tens of millions of dollars over more than a decade.
Documentary photographer Hugh Brown first picked up a camera in 1998 when he fell in love with Western Australia’s red-earthed Kimberley, and the journey that started nearly two decades ago shows no sign of ending.
Kidman Resources has finalised a $110 million joint venture agreement with Chilean company SQM for the Mt Holland lithium project, while Altura Mining has begun extracting ore at its Pilgangoora lithium project.
Oil prices have risen as key US refineries began restarts following Hurricane Harvey, which may help revive crude oil processing, while fuel prices fell as Hurricane Irma is likely to clip demand for petrol and diesel.