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Chinese fertiliser giant Sinofert has struck a 150tpa offtake deal with aspiring WA sulphate of potash producer Agrimin.
Mike Henry says the timing of first ore from its 80Mtpa sustaining project in the Pilbara is perfectly timed to cash in on record iron ore prices.
Rio Tinto is anticipating strong bidding interest in the final tender of rare pink, red and blue diamonds from its shuttered Argyle mine in the East Kimberley.
As a major producer of metallurgical coal, the WA-based miner’s scope three emissions make up more than 80 per cent of its total carbon footprint but will not come under the new targets.
McKay Drilling has been sold to Major Drilling as part of an $80m cash and scrip transaction amid WA’s bubbling mining services sector.
The decision to sell the business came after it booked a big impairment on the asset a few years ago and amid a climate where diversified miners are looking to reduce their exposure to fossil fuels.
Productivity and safety are key issues for BHP’s head of WA iron ore Brandon Craig, who says he still feels positive about the iron ore story.
Contractor Monadelphous has rejected AMW claims it is using interstate fly-in, fly-out workers instead of local workers on Albemarle’s lithium hydroxide plant project south of Perth.
Mining services firm Perenti has become the latest victim of the skills shortage in WA’s resources sector, warning it expects labour market tightness to continue well into next year.
Arch rivals BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have launched an initiative aimed at electrifying their fleets of massive haul trucks to cut emissions.
Futures markets point to iron ore price falling sharply as speculative trading in the commodity reaches fever pitch near record levels.
Shares in Helix Resources have more than doubled after the explorer reported further copper mineralisation in NSW.
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