Manganese and Other Mineral Mining

Proto Resources signs $34m debt finance and supply deal with Caterpillar for Barnes Hill JV

Proto Resources have signed a $34 million debt finance and equipment supply deal with Caterpillar for its Barnes Hill JV in Beaconsfield, northern Tasmania.

Samancor Manganese partners approve second expansion of GEMCO operation in Northern Territory

Partners in Samancor Manganese - including BHP Billiton - have approved the second expansion of the GEMCO operation on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.

Perth-based explorer examines project to mine manganese from seabed off Groote Eylandt

A Perth-based exploration company is progressing a project that could see manganese mined from the seabed off Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.

Base mineral explorer partners with Indian company to develop large phosphate deposit in NT

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.

Canadian miner engages firm for feasibility study on exotic metals project in New South Wales

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 appoints consultant to advance BFS for Watershed Tungsten project in Queensland

Vital Metals has appointed a consultant to advance a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) for its Watershed Tungsten project in Queensland.

EMC Metals commences environmental work at Nyngan Scandium Project in central west NSW

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.

Pre-feasibility study for Grange Resources' $1.6 billion Southdown Magnetite due this month

The pre-feasibility study for Grange Resources' Southdown Magnetite project 90km northeast of Albany is due this month.

Development options under review for Wonarah Phosphate Project amid mining agreement

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.

Pre-Feasibility Study due shortly on Venture Minerals' $130m Mt Lindsay Project in NW Tasmania

Results from a Pre-Feasibility Study are expected shortly on Venture Minerals' proposed Mount Lindsay Tin-Tungsten-Iron Project in north-west Tasmania.