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New chair named for EPA

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The Western Australian state government has appointed environmental scientist and researcher Dr Tom Hatton as the new chairperson of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The appointment would run for an initial five-year period, and would start on November 5. 

Louw Smith

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Nordgold is a pure-play emerging-markets gold producer established in 2007. In 2013, Nordgold’s nine mines, located in the Commonwealth of Independent States and West Africa, produced 924 400 oz of gold Date and Place of Birth: August 22, 1966, Paarl, South Africa... 

New Australia exploration figures highlight need for incentive

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Companies are spending significantly less on mineral exploration, especially in Western Australia, new figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show. Exploration expenditure during the three months to March fell by 8.3% quarter-on-quarter and by 34.1% year-on-year to A$487.7-million.... 

Australia mineral expenditure decrease concerning – Amec

By: Leandi Kolver Australia’s total mineral expenditure decreased significantly during the three months ended December 2013, the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have shown. This was of concern to the exploration and mining sector, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies... 

Australian university receives funding for new technology

By: David D‘ Oliveira Australian federal Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister Kim Carr announced, on August 8, that the University of Western Australia (UWA) has doubled its capacity to help find new mineral ore deposits through funding for a new nano-secondary ion mass spectrometer (NanoSIMS) imaging... 

Company Announcement: GeoForum, Africa’s premier geological exchange takes place at the Turbine Hall in Newtown

By: Creamer Media Reporter This conference provides a platform for those involved in the geosciences to interact and share information on commodity explorations, developments in current mineral deposits and gain additional insight in Geoscience techniques from both academic and industry points of view. The geological... 

Noble gets new CEO

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Gold miner Noble Mineral Resources has appointed Craig Dawson as it CEO, effective from July 22. A mining engineer by profession, Dawson also holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia and is member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a Graduate Member of the... 

WA gets CCS facility

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The Australian government would be investing some A$48-million into the development of the National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL), in Western Australia. The facility would look to advance carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. 

Company Announcement: Elemental Minerals Announces Appointment of Robert Franklyn as Non-Executive Director

Elemental Minerals Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Geoffrey Franklyn as an independent non-executive director of the Company, effective immediately 

Company Announcement: Balamara Appoints New London-Based Director

Experienced mining executive and former Bannerman Resources Chairman Alastair Clayton appointed as non-executive Director ahead of London AIM listing 

Greens back ‘deeply flawed’ MRRT, but call for review

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Greens leader Bob Brown on Monday said that the party would support the passing of the minerals resource rent tax (MRRT) through Parliament later in the day, despite suggesting changes to the legislation. In a letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Brown called on the government to review the... 

Company Announcement: Mr Alastair Clayton, a highly experienced uranium executive, joins Uranex Board

Australian based Uranex Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Alastair Clayton to the Board as a Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect.  

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