Category: Australia & Oceania

Mincor Acquires Long Nickel From Independence Group

Mincor Resources NL has entered into a binding agreement with Independence Group NL to acquire the Long Nickel Operation, located in the Kambalda District in Western Australia, in a transacton valued at $A 9.5 million. Located...

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Tropicana JV Developing Boston Shaker Underground

Joint-venture partners AngloGold Ashanti Australia (70% and manager) and Independence Group (30%) have approved development of the Boston Shaker underground project beneath the currently active Boston Shaker open pit at their...

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Rio Tinto Commissions Amrun Bauxite Mine

Rio Tinto completed commissioning of its $1.9 billion Amrun bauxite mine on the Cape York peninsula in northern Queensland in early March. The mine and associated processing and port facilities are located about 40 kilometers...

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NAIF Backs Australia’s First Fertilizer Project

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will invest $74 million in Australia’s first plant to produce sulphate of potash (SOP). The NAIF loan will be provided to Kalium Lakes Ltd. to help develop its $250 million...

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Development Begins on New Northparkes Block Cave

China Molybdenum Co. (CMOC) and Sumitomo have started development of a new block cave mine at their Northparkes Mines joint venture 27 kilometers (km) northwest of Parkes, New South Wales. Ownership of the joint venture is 80%...

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PFS Confirms Potential for Tropicana Underground Ops

Independence Group NL has reported the results of a prefeasibility study (PFS) that supports development of an underground mine beneath the Boston Shaker pits at the Tropicana mine 330 km east-northeast of Kalgoorlie, Western...

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Gruyere Gold Production Could Increase

Gold Road Resources and Gruyere Mining Co., a member of the Gold Fields group, have released an updated mine plan for their 50:50 joint-venture Gruyere gold project, which is nearing completion 200 km east of Laverton, Western...

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Amrun Mine Ships First Bauxite

Rio Tinto’s new Amrun bauxite mine on the Cape York peninsula in north Queensland shipped its first bauxite in early December 2018, six weeks ahead of schedule. The $1.9 billion project will replace production from the company’s...

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TNG Awards FEED Contract for Mount Peake Project

TNG Ltd. has awarded SMS Group with a contract for a Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) study of TNG’s Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in Australia’s Northern Territory. The project is based on open-pit mining of...

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