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University Of Western Australia
Mining Personality

Louw Smith

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...
1st August 2014

New Australia exploration figures highlight need for incentive

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%...
3rd June 2014

Australia mineral expenditure decrease concerning – Amec

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...
5th March 2014
New Mining Technologies

Australian university receives funding for new technology

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...
13th September 2013
GeoForum 2013

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

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...
24th June 2013

Noble gets new CEO

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...
26th April 2013

WA gets CCS facility

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.
27th September 2012
Elemental Minerals Ltd.

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

Elemental Minerals Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Geoffrey Franklyn as an independent non-executive director of the Company, effective immediately
17th July 2012
Balamara Resources Limited

Company Announcement: Balamara Appoints New London-Based Director PDF Available

Experienced mining executive and former Bannerman Resources Chairman Alastair Clayton appointed as non-executive Director ahead of London AIM listing
15th May 2012

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

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...
19th March 2012
Uranex Limited

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

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.
15th March 2012

Amec slams senate committee findings on MRRT

The Australian Association of Mining & Exploration Companies (Amec) on Tuesday came out swinging against the findings of the Parliamentary Senate Economic Committee regarding the proposed mineral resources rent tax (MRRT). House Economics...
22nd November 2011
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