Proto Resources have signed a $34 million debt finance and equipment supply deal with Caterpillar for its Barnes Hill JV in Beaconsfield, northern Tasmania.
Partners in Samancor Manganese - including BHP Billiton - have approved the second expansion of the GEMCO operation on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.
A Perth-based exploration company is progressing a project that could see manganese mined from the seabed off Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.
A Perth-based base mineral explorer has partnered with an Indian company to develop what is said to be Australia’s largest known, undeveloped, phosphate deposit.
A Canadian mining company has engaged a global engineering and construction firm to undertake a feasibility study on an exotic metals project in Central West New South Wales.
Vital Metals has appointed a consultant to advance a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) for its Watershed Tungsten project in Queensland.
Canadium-based EMC Metals has started environmental site work on the Nyngan Scandium Project 500km northwest of Sydney in support of a feasibility study planned later this year.
The pre-feasibility study for Grange Resources' Southdown Magnetite project 90km northeast of Albany is due this month.
A decision on the best development option for Minemakers' proposed Wonarah Phosphate Project near Tennant Creek will become clearer in the second quarter of 2011.
Results from a Pre-Feasibility Study are expected shortly on Venture Minerals' proposed Mount Lindsay Tin-Tungsten-Iron Project in north-west Tasmania.