Austeel rejects Pilbara steel mill option in favour of Newcastle

AUSTEEL will no longer proceed with plans for an integrated steel mill project in the Pilbara region


14 FEB 2001

Tintaya expansion to boost output to 130,000tpa

BHP today announced approval of a US$138 million expansion of its Tintaya copper operations in Southern


09 FEB 2001

Jubilee's Cosmos Deeps aims for October construction start

JUBILEE Mines has pegged the cost of its Cosmos Deeps underground mine at around $30 million as the Perth-based


01 FEB 2001

Black Range examines building nickel refinery offshore

WOULD-be nickel-cobalt laterite miner Black Range Minerals is considering building a refinery offshore


30 JAN 2001

BHP says HBI plant breaking production records

BHP said today its troubled $2.6 billion hot briquetted iron plant in Port Hedland is breaking production


29 JAN 2001

Rio approves $139 million development at Northparkes

ANGLO-Australian miner Rio Tinto today gave the greenlight for Northparkes Mines' Lift 2 project to go


23 JAN 2001

WMC floats laterite treatment option at Kwinana

WMC getting into bed with one or more laterite nickel upstarts? Just 12 months ago, that scenario would

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22 JAN 2001

Outokumpu considers Harjavalta expansion to double copper output

FINLAND'S biggest metals group, Outokumpu, is considering a major expansion of the Harjavalta copper


15 JAN 2001

Austeel releases environmental review of $5b iron ore project

AUSTEEL today released a public environmental review (PER) of its $5 billion iron ore mining and downstream


18 DEC 2000

Study to examine $1B iron ore rail plan

JUST when the prospects for a third railway in Western Australia's Pilbara iron ore region seemed to


15 DEC 2000

Anderson to visit HBI plant amid speculation on the project's future

BHP chief executive Paul Anderson will visit the company's HBI plant in Port Hedland on Thursday leading


08 DEC 2000

Hope Downs meets today on iron ore rail/port proposal

THE backers of the Hope Downs iron ore project in Western Australia are due to meet in Perth today to


07 DEC 2000

Coal gas project partners to decide on $50M plant

JOINT venture partners in a ground-breaking Queensland project hope to be producing significant quantities


30 NOV 2000

Outokumpu signals zinc expansion plans

FINNISH metals and technology group, Outokumpu Oy, has announced its intention to acquire Norwegian zinc


30 NOV 2000

Hope Downs looks at $1 billion iron ore rail plan

JUST when the prospects for a third railway in Western Australia's rich Pilbara iron ore region seemed


08 NOV 2000

BioHeap set to have big impact: Titan

A WESTERN Australian company claims it has unearthed technology which has the potential to alter the


31 OCT 2000

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