Australia ranked in global mining report

Australia ranked in global mining report

Industry bodies have shared their perspectives on the mixed outcomes of the Fraser Institute’s 2023 Survey of Mining Companies report. Report Overview The report evaluates how mineral endowments and policy factors influence exploration investment attitudes globally. It ranks jurisdictions based on overall investment attractiveness, mining policy attractiveness, and geological attractiveness. This year, 293 respondents provided […]

Mining sector to benefit from electric coach

Mining sector to benefit from electric coach

Integrated transport solutions provider Go West has launched its second zero-emissions electric coach in Western Australia, aiming to support the mining sector in reducing carbon emissions. Supporting Fortescue’s Decarbonisation Efforts The new coach will assist Fortescue in enhancing its emissions performance at its Pilbara operations by achieving greener kilometres more rapidly. Go West general manager […]

SACOME makes Budget recommendations

SACOME makes Budget recommendations

The South Australia Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) has urged the South Australian Government to implement additional measures to drive economic transformation in anticipation of the upcoming state budget. Key Proposals Critical Minerals Development Fund SACOME has proposed the creation of a Critical Minerals Development Fund to leverage South Australia’s existing minerals processing capacity. […]

NRW Holdings secures major contracts

NRW Holdings secures major contracts | Silverstone WA

NRW Holdings has secured contracts valued at approximately $240 million to perform various civil works at major mining sites. Rio Tinto NRW Holdings will undertake civil construction at Rio Tinto’s West Angelas iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The project involves developing the A West 1, A West 2, and A […]

Bright future for WA lithium

Bright future for WA lithium | Silverstone Sustainable Mining WA

The importance of attracting international investment to WA’s lithium sector was highlighted at the Paydirt 2024 Battery Minerals Conference in Perth. Minister for Mines and Petroleum, David Michael, said in less than a decade, WA had established a multi-billion-dollar battery and critical minerals processing industry. Michael emphasised the state’s abundant reserves of these minerals. “With […]

WA mining welcomes new talent

WA mining welcomes new talent | Silverstone Perth News

The Western Australian mining industry has extended a warm welcome to four new recipients of a PhD scholarship program. The program is generously funded by the WA Government through the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA). These prestigious MRIWA PhD scholarships are designed to enrich the state’s minerals research landscape while nurturing the future […]

Port of Port Hedland grows WA economy

Port of Port Hedland grows WA economy | Silverstone News Perth

A recent study titled ‘The Economic Significance of the Port of Port Hedland’ reveals the substantial role played by the port in driving economic growth and employment opportunities. The report was commissioned by the Port Hedland Industries Council (PHIC) and conducted by ACIL Allen. It highlights that in the 2022–23 financial year (FY23), the Port […]

Mining Rehabilitation Fund continues to deliver

Mining Rehabilitation Fund | Western Australia | Silverstone News

A comprehensive evaluation of the Western Australian Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) over the past decade has recently concluded. Stakeholders have been participating in the feedback process. The MRF mandates contributions from WA tenement holders, operating under the Mining Act 1978. This is done via an annual levy. The MRF also steps in to ensure proper […]

Australia looks to satellites for exploration with Landsat Next

Australia looks to satellite exploration | Landsat Next | Silverstone

The Federal Government affirms participation in Landsat Next, a satellite program for Earth surface mapping. The program aims to; Support mining exploration Monitor of the Earth’s climate water and environment Crop and agricultural health, and; Manage of floods, fires and natural disasters. The program, anchored in Alice Springs, extends a long-standing partnership between Geoscience Australia […]

Fortescue reaches electrifying milestone

Fortescue reaches electrifying milestone | Silverstone Mining Perth

Fortescue reaches electrifying milestone An electric excavator, deployed by Fortescue, has shifted one million tonnes since becoming operational. Situated at Fortescue’s Chichester operation in the Pilbara region, it utilises solar and a 6.6 kilovolt substation. Liebherr’s R 9400 excavator converted from diesel to electric is now operational, exceeding its diesel counterpart. Decarbonising their fleet will […]