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Authorities have rejected a plan to build the Drayton South coal mine in New South Wales Hunter Valley, saying the project isn't in the public interest and is a threat to the region's thoroughbred and tourism industries.
A Fortescue Metals Group contractor has been fined $115,000 over the death of an electrician at the iron ore miner's Christmas Creek operations in Western Australia.
Newcrest Mining's gold production has fallen 12 per cent in the September quarter, compared to the previous three months.
Arrium shipped a record amount of iron ore in the first quarter of the financial year, but was forced to cut prices for customers.

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