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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.

2 Canadian provinces and an Australian state top prominent think tank Fraser Institute’s latest top places for global mining investment survey

UK's high-profile "master investor" Jim Mellon is backing Zenith Minerals' strategy of building a portfolio of lithium projects close to the potentially massive US battery market with a $7M investment.

Macmahon is relying on a potentially "transformational" deal with Indonesian miner Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara to defeat the unwelcome $A172M takeover offer from construction giant CIMIC Group.

The combination of robust world prices and favourable exchange rates stimulate Australian gold producers to their highest combined annual output since 1999.

Queensland state mines regulators have permitted normal operations to resume at CuDeco's new Rocklands copper mine after a four-day suspension over a failed occupational safety and health audit.

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