Iron ore

Rio Tinto to invest $600m in Pilbara renewable projects

Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto has unveiled plans to spend $600m in renewable energy projects in the Pilbara, Western Australia,…

Rio Tinto validates its BioIron process to produce low-carbon iron

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of its low-carbon iron-making process, known as BioIron, using ores sourced…

Better late than never: Rio Tinto launches long-awaited Gudai-Darri mine

The Gudai-Darri iron ore mine is Rio Tinto’s first greenfield mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia, in more than a…

Pilbara Minerals secures $165m to support critical minerals production

Pilbara Minerals (PLS) has received a A$250m ($164.95m) loan from the Australian Government to expand its mining and processing operations…

Rio Tinto and Wright amend JV to develop Australian iron ore project

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has agreed to amend a nearly 50-year-old joint venture (JV) agreement with Wright Prospecting to develop…

Brazil-based Cosan buys 4.9% stake in iron ore producer Vale

Brazilian conglomerate Cosan has acquired a 4.9% stake in iron ore producer Vale through one of its subsidiaries. The deal…

Fortescue plans $6.2bn investment to eliminate iron ore emissions

Australian iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) is planning to invest $6.2bn to phase out the use of fossil…

Is patience a virtue? The new issue of MINE Australia is out now

Rio Tinto's Gudai-Darri iron ore mine could prove to be one of the largest and most productive in the world.…

Rio Tinto partners Baowu on $2bn iron ore project in Australia

Rio Tinto has agreed to form a joint venture (JV) with steel production firm China Baowu Steel Group (Baowu) to…

Global iron ore output to fall by 2% in 2022 amid declining output from China, Russia

After a strong recovery in 2021, mainly as industries started to restore activities post-pandemic alongside benefiting from the sharp rise…

Cameroon accused of violating court ruling over Mbalam deposit

Cameroon has been found to have flouted an international court order by issuing a mining permit for the Mbalam iron…

Barrick Gold signs $60m deal to offload royalty portfolio to Maverix

Barrick Gold has agreed to divest a portfolio of royalties to Maverix Metals for an overall consideration of up to…

MinRes reaches positive FID on $2bn Australian iron ore project

Mineral Resources (MinRes) has announced a positive final investment decision (FID) on the A$3bn ($2bn) Onslow iron-ore project in the…

Hastings to buy strategic stake in Neo Performance Materials

Australia’s rare earths developer Hastings Technology Metals has agreed to purchase a 22.1% stake in Neo Performance Materials from an…

South32 announces special dividend as it swings back to profit

Diversified miner South32 has reported an annual statutory profit after tax of $2.67bn for the year ended 30 June 2022,…