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A respected Fraser Institute annual survey has shown WA and other Australian states have slipped down the international rankings in terms of their attractiveness as a mining jurisdiction.
Shares in Sandfire Resources have surged to a 52-week high on bullish talk by the company’s managing director Karl Simich on copper prices.
Iluka Resources has posted a 46 per cent drop in full-year underlying profit after demand and sales of its products were hit by the pandemic and a dispute with a major customer.
The Andrew Forrest-controlled company is the latest Pilbara iron ore miner to become involved in a controversy over an Aboriginal heritage site in the Pilbara.
The McGowan Labor Government has promised not to lift the 2.5 per cent royalty rate for gold if it wins next month’s State Election.
South African base metals aspirant will use the cash to begin early works on its Prieska copper-zinc project and complete the acquisition of the Okiep copper project.
Silver Lake Resources has boosted first-half profit by 48 per cent after lifting gold production and the average price it received in sales of the precious metal.
Fresh from wrapping up a $16b merger of his Northern Star Resources with Saracen Mineral Holdings, Bill Beament has turned his attention to a Pilbara explorer with a big cash injection.
Ramelius Resources boss Mark Zeptner has attributed the gold miner’s receding share price to the cyclic nature of investment markets.
The company told the Banjima people of a rockfall at the site in January, but it is not yet known if mining activity is to blame for the disturbance.
Boss Michael Finnegan is upbeat on the contractor’s future, noting a robust outlook for the resources sector driven by high commodity prices and supportive capital markets.
The nickel miner’s boss Dan Lougher says workers are much more likely to “jump ship” for more money than they were a year ago.
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