Latest edition of Prospect out now

Special reports on WA's nickel industry, the outlook for rare earth elements, and uncovering the Eucla Basin
Date: Thursday, 17 December 2015

The Spring edition of Western Australia’s international resources development magazine Prospect is now available in hard copy and online.

A special feature on Western Australia’s nickel industry finds that it is weathering challenging economic times.

Many analysts believe nickel prices will turn the corner in 2016, citing the lower Australian dollar, a continuing export ban by Indonesia, and China’s urbanisation.

Rare earths elements in Western Australia may no longer be the “next big thing” that many hoped for a few years ago, but the State has one prominent producer and projects that look promising.

A drilling program that is casting light on one of the State’s darkest and most mysterious corners is the subject of a special report on the Eucla Basin.

As well as unlocking doors to understanding the geological formation of south-western Proterozoic Australia, the Eucla project is revealing important targets for mineral exploration.

An article on this year’s Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence reports on the winning project by Chevron Australia  ?  a micro tunnel protecting coastal land next to the Ashburton River delta  ?  and the winners of Certificates of Merit.

Prospect also looks at:

  • The Mining Rehabilitation Fund’s Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Public Sector for its contribution to economic development in Western Australia.
  • Planning is under way for rehabilitation at two of the first four mine sites recommended for gazettal as legacy mines under the Mining Rehabilitation Act 2012.
  • Milestones for Perth-based company Gold Road Resources in developing a promising new gold project in the Yamarna Belt in the Yilgarn Craton.
  • The State Government Parliamentary inquiry into hydraulic fracturing for shale and tight gas development in Western Australia has identified a low risk of negative impacts on the environment, water resources and public health.

To read these stories and more, visit Prospect online.

For subscriptions to receive hard copies, contact Gerard O’Neill on +61 8 9222 3821.