Gravity West acquires land
Gravity West Mining Corp. has announced that it has completed the transfer of the Saint Urbain Iron and Titanium Property claims into its name.
New Canadian nickel company
Two Canadian mining companies, Inco and Falconbridge, have announced a USD 12.5 billion friendly merger plan to create one of the world’s biggest metals producers.
Petrosea coal contract
PT Petrosea Tbk has signed a contract to mine both coal and overburden for PT Bukit Baiduri Energi in east Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia.
Minerals processing in Australia
Outokumpu Technology has been awarded orders for the Ravensthorpe Nickel Project in Australia.
Australian nickel growth
The introduction of alternate processing technology and a regional programme of project development and exploration are at the centre of WMC's recently announced nickel growth strategy.
BHP Billiton approves copper project
BHP Billiton has announced the approval of the USD 990 million Spence Copper Project in northern Chile.
South Africa: coal expansion
BHP Billiton's Ingwe Collieries Limited and Anglo American's Anglo Coal are to investigate a proposed expansion of adjacent coal resources in the Western Complex, South Africa.
BHP Billiton approves nickel project
BHP Billiton has announced approval for the development of the Ravensthorpe Project and related expansion of the Yabulu Nickel Refinery in Australia.
Fosterville gold plant
Perseverance Corporation has awarded Aker Kvaerner Australia a contract to provide detailed engineering of process plant along with construction and commissioning assistance on the Fosterville Gold Project.
Heat exchanger failure
Production at WMC Resources' Olympic Dam operations in South Australia was interrupted following the failure of a heat exchanger in the sulphuric acid plant.