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Acacia Mining lifts March quarter gold production despite a Tanzanian government export ban that is costing it about 30% of its revenue by forcing it to store all gold-copper concentrate production in shipping containers.

The recovery in the global nickel market has encouraged Western Areas to dust off its plans for an innovative engineering solution to increase nickel recovery from tailings waste at its Forrestania project in Western Australia. John Feary reports

The Québec government has confirmed a partnership with mining companies Tata Steel and Champion Lakes to develop port infrastructure supporting the region's iron ore mining sector.

Rio Tinto accuses Australian tax authorities of double-dipping over a $447M assessment following probes into transfer pricing of mining production traded through its commercial centre in Singapore.

Cyclone interrupted coking coal supplies from Australia have sent China seeking supplies from other countries, including US, sending prices skyward

Focus Minerals is preparing to start serious exploration over the historic Lancefield gold mine in Western Australia after negotiating a revised royalty agreement.

Iron ore miner Fortescue has teamed with four Australian and Chinese universities on a collaborative scheme designed to attract the brightest minds among mining and resources students in the two countries.

Australian mining and construction company BGC Contracting ability to improve efficiency and reduce costs has seen it win a new 5-year contract at Arrium's iron ore mines near Whyalla. John Feary reports

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk may have achieved the breakthrough needed to assure development of Australia's largest thermal coal project by leading a delegation of regional leaders to India to meet Adani Group, proponent of the $21.7B Carmichael development.

They may have lost a political leader perceived as a friend, but Western Australia's mining chiefs are welcoming the landslide results in the weekend state poll at the weekend - not because it has dumped premier Colin Barnett to the parliamentary back-benches but because it may also have ended the political career of his alliance partner Brendon Grylls.


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