Coal – The Guardian reported today that two workers were killed in a mine collapse on Tuesday night. A wall collapsed in the New South Wales Austar coal mine just after 9 pm, trapping the two men.
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Cobalt – Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd. (ASX:BPL) announced that an "independent, detailed business model" carried out on the company's cobalt-pyrite deposits near Broken Hill has brought to light a standalone sulfuric acid project that is potentially viable.
Nickel – The West Australian reported that nickel companies are enjoying share price rises today as the price of nickel increases.
Nickel – Reuters reported that BHP Billiton Ltd. (ASX:BHP,NYSE:BHP,LSE:BLT) is improving the way it processes nickel ore in order to better its chances of selling its Australia-based Nickel West division.
Coal – Mining.com reported that BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) is looking to build the largest underground thermal coal mine in the world, but could meet opposition from locals who have a stake in the proposed location at Liverpool Plains, Australia.
Coal – Reuters reported today that Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO,NYSE:RIO) lost an appeal to the Australian Supreme Court to expand its Warkworth coal mine in New South Wales, Australia. Managing Director Chris Salisbury told Reuters that Rio Tinto will submit a revised plan for the mine that will include funding for woodland and employment programs and a 1,800 hectare National Park.
Iron – Bloomberg reported today that Australia's Port Hedland reported record iron ore shipments to China last month on the back of signs of increased steel production in the Asian nation.
Tantalum – Pilbara Minerals Ltd. (ASX:PLS) announced that it has signed a non-binding Heads of Agreement to buy five tenements at Pilgangoora that together make up the Pilgangoora tantalum-lithium project.
Graphite – Industrial manufacturing company Valence Industries Ltd. (ASX:VXL) announced that it is making progress in bringing its graphite manufacturing facilities off care and maintenance.
The Australian Securities Exchange rose 16.8 points today, reaching a total of 5,366.9 points.