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Philippines’ nickel ore output plunges, with more mine closures expected to exacerbate the fall

English site's access and market advantages support its selection as the site for a refinery to treat output of Peak Resources' Ngualla rare earths project in Tanzania.

Benefiting from stronger gold prices and despite heavy rain, Australian gold production has risen to 75,000t in the Sept 16 qtr

Australian taxation consultant Sean Neary* turns to the tragedy of explorers Burke and Wills - they made the first known north-south crossing of the continent in 1860-61 without quite making it all the way back again - to find a comparison for new rules on tax deductibility for mineral exploration.

Increased Chinese Australian and Indian iron ore imports in Oct sees total imports set to top 1B t in FY/CY2016

Barrick Gold is checking the bona fides of a Chinese company’s $1.3B bid for 50% of Barrick’s last remaining Aussie asset, the giant Kalgoorlie open pit

Despite increased coal prices, BHP-Billiton spin-off South32 says it won’t be investing in thermal coal because of lower demand fears based on climate concerns

Unwinding the wages structures of a long-gone commodity prices boom is seen as the way back for resources companies many of which have already been bankrupted, with others driven to the brink

Northern Minerals has signed an MoU with Chinese construction giant Sinosteel for development of the pilot plant at its Browns Range rare earths project in Western Australia, slated to become the first significant dysprosium producer outside China. John Feary reports

The rising economic fortunes of Western Australia and Queensland from improved commodity prices is set to underpin Australia’s general economic near future

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