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BHP hits half-year iron ore record as China demand runs hot

BHP hits half-year iron ore record as China demand runs hot

Australia's largest miner, BHP, has a shipped record volume of iron ore in the past six months amid surging Chinese demand for the steel-making raw material.

  • by Nick Toscano

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Global infrastructure fund lands in Australia to feed gas to energy-hungry remote mines
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Global infrastructure fund lands in Australia to feed gas to energy-hungry remote mines

A new Mid West LNG hub will truck about 100,000 tonnes of gas a year to remote mine sites.

  • by Hamish Hastie
'Don't stop trying to reach us': Miners trapped for a week send note

'Don't stop trying to reach us': Miners trapped for a week send note

The Chinese mining company did not report the 22 gold miners were missing for more than 30 hours. A week later, a note came to the surface. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Rio Tinto lifts iron ore targets, warns Juukan Gorge impact still 'unknown'

Rio Tinto lifts iron ore targets, warns Juukan Gorge impact still 'unknown'

Rio Tinto has flagged it may lift iron ore output in 2021 but warns the fallout from last year's Juukan Gorge disaster remains unknown.

  • by Nick Toscano
Beijing 'rebuffed' pleas from Chinese steelmakers to lift ban on Australian coal

Beijing 'rebuffed' pleas from Chinese steelmakers to lift ban on Australian coal

Beijing has rejected pleas from China's steel mills to lift bans on Australian coal, leaving dozens of ships stranded and clouding the outlook for miners.

  • by Nick Toscano
Dr Copper's prognosis for the global economy is positive

Dr Copper's prognosis for the global economy is positive

Commodities prices are surging amid forecasts of the start of a new "super cycle" in demand for resources.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
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Native Americans seek to stop Rio Tinto, BHP copper mine plan

Native Americans seek to stop Rio Tinto, BHP copper mine plan

Australia's two biggest miners are facing opposition from Native American groups to their plan to build a giant copper mine in Arizona.

  • by Nick Toscano
Rio Tinto to move swiftly to resolve Mongolian mine dispute

Rio Tinto to move swiftly to resolve Mongolian mine dispute

Rio Tinto is facing the threat of the Mongolian government halting the $8.7 billion expansion of its Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine, its top growth project.

  • by Nick Toscano
Pilbara Minerals lifts lithium exports as electric cars take off

Pilbara Minerals lifts lithium exports as electric cars take off

The ASX-listed miner expects demand to pick up as electric carmakers expand production and governments unleash "green" stimulus packages across the world.

  • by Nick Toscano
Gender diversity is 'mission critical', BHP boss declares

Gender diversity is 'mission critical', BHP boss declares

The nation's largest miner is making progress in its push to break the gender imbalance in Australia's most male-dominated industry.

  • by Nick Toscano
One billion tonnes in mining emissions approved despite landmark case

One billion tonnes in mining emissions approved despite landmark case

Projects which would emit one billion tonnes of greenhouse gases have been approved in NSW following a landmark court case for the planning umpire to consider climate impacts.

  • by Mike Foley