Rio Restarts New Zealand Potline

Diversified miner Rio Tinto on Wednesday re-opened Potline 4 at its New Zealand Aluminium Smelter (NZAS), on the South Island.

The company and its joint venture partner Sumitomo invested some ...

WA's Biggest New Gold Mine Gets Even Bigger

Australia's biggest new gold mine will be even bigger after the company behind it announced on Thursday it would produce 30,000 ounce per annum more than originally forecast ...

Ironbark Starts Survey Over NSW Metals Project

After an extended focus on getting its flagship Citronen zinc project production ready in Greenland, ASX-listed Ironbark Zinc is now adding another string to its bow by turning its attention ...

India Sees Ocean Floor As Ripe For Mining

In the classic 1870 Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, underwater explorer Captain Nemo predicted the mining of the ocean floor's mineral bounty - zinc, iron, silver ...

Solid Gold Recoveries For Southern In Korea

ASX listed gold producer Southern Gold says that JV partner Bluebird Merchant Ventures has completed very positive preliminary metallurgical test work on the Kochang gold project, located in South Korea ...

Gold-Hunt Spending Rockets To 30-Year High

Spending on gold exploration in WA hit a 30-year high in the September quarter, with $174 million spent on the search for the precious metal as the State’s overall ...

Nickel West Gets Nod For Venus Mine Start

BHP’s Nickel West division has pushed the button on the first of a pipeline of new mining developments in the northern Goldfields after the State Government signed off on ...

Eurasia Receives Monchetundra Permit Approval

The permit authorised by the office of prime minister Dmitry Medvedev allows for the project's 1.9 million-ounce palladium-equivalent reserves and resource to be extracted from two openpits, West ...

Macquarie Bearish On Gold

In its 2019 forecast, the Australian bank put the average price for the upcoming March quarter at below US$1,200 per ounce.

This forecast means a drop from the ...