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Miner's right: The beauty of thinking small

The slogan ‘Think small' worked for Volkswagen when it was marketing its Beetle to car buyers in the...


23 AUGUST 2013

Reed to Sirius

Sandfire Resources NL chief operating officer (COO) Martin Reed has jumped ship to take on the COO role...


22 MARCH 2013

Metallurgy mistakes

No-one disputes BHP Billiton's status as the world's biggest mining company, but the deferral of the...



Uranium: Clouds of Fukushima receding

The post-Fukushima global uranium market has failed to regain the 2010 optimism that sent spot prices...


24 AUGUST 2012

Australia: Digging into South Australia

South Australia has played an important role in the mining industry since around 1850, when it was the...


27 JULY 2012

Australia: Thinking ahead

Australia is one of the major winners in China's massive demand for steel-making raw materials over the...


27 JULY 2012

BHPB plans Olympic Dam expansion after environmental approval

BHP Billiton has moved quickly to commit funding for expansion at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia...


14 OCTOBER 2011

BHPB commits US$1.2 billion to Olympic Dam

BHP Billiton has approved US$1.2 billion in pre-commitment capital for the first phase of the open-pit...


12 OCTOBER 2011

Australian miners stand firm

In the wake of the global financial crisis, and the continuing uncertain economic conditions around the...


23 JULY 2010

Still in vogue

Yet again, gold has retained its appeal in the face of global financial decline and maintained its status...


09 APRIL 2010

Costing for carbon

Unlike a simple carbon tax, cap-and-trade schemes allow the authorities to set economy-wide limits to...


25 FEBRUARY 2010

Felix unbundles South Aust coal

Felix Resources Ltd will spin out its South Australian coal (SAC) business, via a one-for-one distribution...


02 OCTOBER 2009