Australia, NZ & South Pacific





SMC Gold buys Chilean miner

Queensland, Australia-based SMC Gold will almost triple it share base by issuing up to 200 million shares in part t…



Southland evacuated again

Safety problems continue at the Southland coal mine in New South Wales, Australia, where production has been suspen…



BHP Options Aussie Project

Mega-miner BHP Billiton (bhp-n) has decided to exercise an option to earn into an Australian nickel-copper project…


LionOre roars in q4

With nickel prices soaring and record production out of the Tati nickel operation, LionOre Mining International (LI…


BHP signs Chinese steel deal

Anglo-Australian giant BHP Billiton (BHP-N) has inked a US$9-billion deal to annually ship some 12 million tonnes o…