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It was once Australia’s largest thermal coal exporter, but the Blair Athol mine in central Queensland will slip quietly into history before December this year

There has been a clarion call for some serious back-to-basic changes to meet global minerals demand. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Cutting debt and getting its Solomon iron ore hub on stream, the current focus for FMG. Mark Mentiplay reports

West Africa continues to attract world miners, and Endeavour Mining’s new takeover ensures it will be one of the major players in the region

Just over two weeks after being kicked off its valuable Indonesiia mine. Intrepid Mines is still confident it will be ultimately returned to the company

CEO equivocal on Glencore deal outcome as market turbulence sends Anglo-Swiss miner’s H1 EBITDA down 31%. Clara Ferreira-Marques reports

Expansion, remedial work and new projects are key to Kingsgate’s step up into the big league. Mark Mentiplay reports.

A fresh approach and application of cash has brought a turnaround at a previously neglected area within one of Australia’s major mining centres

Partners in one of world mining’s most innovative current projects, Australian companies Minemakers and UCL seem more intent on their corporate battle. John Feary reports

The green shoots of recovery are already appearing in China, former IMF chief tells mining sector leaders. John Feary reports

In the current gloomy commodities investment market, it’s a mining marriage made in heaven. Mark Mentiplay reports.

The biggest rare earths player outside of China is down and looking for more cash.

Heavy rains have shut the declining Padcal gold/copper mine as it seeks to extend mine-life beyond 2020.

Top BHP executives Marius Kloppers and Mike Yeager will feel the pain of asset writedowns in their pockets when it comes to bonus time

Acquisition of First Uranium’s final asset is a key component in ambitious plans for a major uranium-gold-sulphur operation

‘No decision’ made on Port Hedland Outer Harbour project timing

Workers at a major South Africa underground mine have been warned they could face dismissal if they won’t accept substantial change to their work practices

CY 2013 profit up, production up, resources up, grade up, costs down. All points to a bright near future for Northern Star

Chinese Government approval for Hanlong Mining’s bid for Sundance Resources is a vote of confidence in the sector – even if Hanlong still wants to talk the price down

Expansion costs Continental in the short term, but the results bode well.

World’s No.1 miner aims to cut overheads, but already committed iron ore projects will stay

The upgraded $250M Lance uranium project is undergoing final mine permitting to unlock its 50Mlb-plus resource.

Rio Tinto shutting down in Sydney and reducing Melbourne office staff, but no more mining jobs gone

Some are still just dipping their toes, but more players are entering the novel iron ore swaps market

A revised government agreement makes it easier for Coal India to meet increased demand as the country ramps up its electricity production.

Calendar 2012 production of up to $80,000oz, then 100,000oz pa marks a stellar June qtr for Paulsens.

Given the global circumstances and nickel’s fall from grace, Australian Mincor has battled hard for a good year, but an uncertain future. Mark Mentiplay reports

Australian company Lynas is invoking defamation law in its defence against the bitter community campaigns against its Malaysian rare earths processing plant

A new mining study and ongoing test work is giving Northwest’s gold/antimony project more legs.

Still a safe environment for foreign resources investors, government pledges


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