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Unwinding the wages structures of a long-gone commodity prices boom is seen as the way back for resources companies many of which have already been bankrupted, with others driven to the brink

Northern Minerals has signed an MoU with Chinese construction giant Sinosteel for development of the pilot plant at its Browns Range rare earths project in Western Australia, slated to become the first significant dysprosium producer outside China. John Feary reports

The rising economic fortunes of Western Australia and Queensland from improved commodity prices is set to underpin Australia’s general economic near future

Viking Mines teams with L-max technology owner Platypis Minerals to evaluate first commercial lithium processing plant at Thailand's Reung Kiet project.

A US state environment regulator is suing former management of coal miner Alpha Natural Resources for fraud 3-months after it exited bankruptcy

Freeport McMoran takes another chunk out of its $18.9B debt with completion of the $2.65B sale of its majority stake in the big Tenke copper mine in DRC

Fortescue finalises a record $473M Chinese finance lease deal as construction is completed on the first of its eight super ore carriers. John Feary reports

22 years after they jointly discovered the Gosowong gold deposit in Halmahera, PT ANTAM and Newcrest Mining have established a new strategic alliance to seek more gold and copper opportunities across a wide sweep of Indonesia

Luxembourg has joined Google’s co-founder in investing in asteroid mining aspirant Planetary Resources and its quest to find a range of metals/resources in fly-by asteroids.

Tanzania is moving to further toughen mining sector controls to give the country a better share

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