Australia, NZ & South Pacific

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…



Bendigo eyes plan B

Bendigo Mining is in talks with a major investment bank with an eye toward arranging a back up financing plan in ca…