The Abydos open pit iron ore mine in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia was officially opened on October 10, 2013 making it Atlas Iron's fourth mine.
The Agnew Gold Mine in Western Australia, that is fully owned by South African miner Gold Fields, is located near Leincester, 375 kilometres from Kalgoorlie.
The Alec Mairs nickel mine near Leinster in Western Australia has been put on care and maintenance along with the other Cosmos operations.
The underground Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia that is superseding the previous open cut mine will extend the life of mine to at least 2020
Norton Goldfields have the right to mine gold at the Ballarat Last Chance mine in WA as part of an agreement with mine owner Barrick Gold Corp
Balmoral Central, one of the biggest magnetite deposits in Western Australia, will be exploited as part of the giant Sino Iron Project at Cape Preston.
The Balnaves oil development project in Western Australia is a joint venture operation involving Apache Corporation and Kuwait oil company KUFPEC.
The Barrow Island oil field off the coast of Western Australia, has been producing crude oil since 1967 and is the largest onshore oil field in Australia.
The Yandi iron ore mine is one of seven open pit mines operated by BHP B in the Pilbara Region that will be effected by massive expansion plans.
The Big Blow Coolgardie open pit has been developed by mining contractor Barcon for Focus Minerals at their Tindals Mining Centre at Coolgardie in W.A.
In June 2012, Russian nickel producer, Norilsk Nickel, decided to not proceed with the re opening of the Black Swan nickel mine in W.A. It is now up for sale.
The Blue Hills iron ore mine in W.A., that has an expected life of three years, is now in production after being delayed owing to depressed iron ore prices.
The Boddington open pit mine in Western Australia that was re opened on February 3, 2010 promises to become the largest gold mine in Australia.
Mining of the Brightstar Gamma gold deposit at the Brightstar Mine in Western Australia has ceased while the mine remains on care and maintenance.
The Brockman No. 2 iron ore mine in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia was temporarily closed in 2008 as a result of the Global Financial Crisis.
The Brockman No.4 iron ore open cut mine in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia that commenced production in 2010, is 60 kilometres from Tom Price.
The Bullant underground gold mine near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia is poised to re commence production after twelve months of care and maintenance.
The future of the Burbanks mine rests with FMR Investments financing the further development of the underground mine while gold prices remain buoyant.
The Butterfly Gold Mine, that is part of the North Coolgardie Mineral Field, is located 160 kilometres north of the famous Kalgoorlie Super Pit Mine.
Mining at the Carnilya Hill underground nickel mine at Kambalda in the Western Australia Eastern Goldfields ceased in March 2012.
WA's Carosue Dam gold mine owner Saracen are well on the way to realising their ambition to become a mid tier gold producer as Carosue Dam production increases
The Catherwood mine near Kalgoorlie in W.A. is owned by Phoenix Gold but worked by Norton Gold Fields with ore processed at its Paddington facility.
The Caustons open pit gold mine in the Murchison district of Western Australia is part of the Silver Lake ResourcesTuckabianna Project.
The Centenary gold mine is an underground operation owned by Barrick Gold that began production in 1998. It is located near Leinster in Western Australia.
The Chalice Gold Mine, a part of the Higginsville Gold Operations near Norseman in Western Australia, is owned by Canadian company, Alacer Gold Corporation.
The Challenger Mt McClure gold mine in Western Australia was closed on March 28, 2013 when owner, Navigator Resources Limited, went into administration.
The Channar Hamersley mine in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia is joint venture owned by Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd and Sinosteel Channar Pty Ltd.
The Christmas Creek Iron Ore Mine is one of two open cut iron mines operated by Fortescue Metals Group in the Pilbara Region of W.A.
The Christmas Island Community and Phosphate Resources Limited have welcomed news that the company has had its phosphate mining lease extended to 2034.
The Cleo gold deposit in W.A.became part of the Sunrise Dam Gold Mine that is owned by South African miner AngloGold Ashanti and operated by Barminco.
The Cliffs underground mine in Western Australia mines nickel and cobalt with workers flown in on a FIFO basis from Perth to stay at the unique Leinster village.
The first iron ore mine developed by Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, was the giant Cloudbreak Open Cut Mine.
The Cock eyed Bob underground gold mine is part of the Mount Monger goldfield tenements that belong to Silver Lakes Resources in Western Australia.
The Cockatoo Island iron ore mine, 200 kilometres north of Broome off the W.A. Kimberley coast, is the only under sea mining operation in the world.
The Bronzewing Gold Project is once again up and producing gold for its owners Navigator (Bronzewing) Pty Ltd, thanks to the Cockburn Pit.
The Cockburn Cement Plant at Munster in WA is Australia's largest producer of Quicklime. It is owned by Cockburn Cement,a part of the Adelaide Brighton Group.
Crest Minerals sign agreement to purchase the Comet Vale Gold Project from Reed Resources in March 2013. A move that will release it from care and maintenance.
The Coniston Novara off shore oil field development off northern Western Australia in the Exmouth Basin is due for completion in 2014.
The Coobina chromium mine in Western Australia, the only chromium mine in Australia, was re opened in 2010 when purchased by a Ukrainian billionaire.
The first gold bearing ore from the Coogee gold mine in Western Australia was delivered to the Burbanks gold treatment plant on October 14, 2013.
The Cooljarloo mineral sands mine in W.A. produces over 770,000 tonnes of heavy mineral concentrate annually using dry mining and dredging techniques.
The Cosmos mine in central Western Australia was placed under care and maintenance in September 2012
The Countess Coolgardie gold mine in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia is owned by Focus Minerals and part of the Tindals Underground Mining Centre.
The Tanami Gold NL owned Coyote gold mine in the Western Tanami Desert Region of Western Australia is currently placed on care and maintenance.
Range River Gold Limited sold the Craic Mine to MMG Mining Pty Ltd on January 31, 2012 as part of its Mt Morgans tenements.
The Daisy Milano underground gold mine in Western Australia is located 50 kilometres from Kalgoorlie on the Mount Monger Road.
The Dardanup–Doral mineral sands mine at Picton in Western Australia is owned by Japanese company Iwatani International Corp. through Doral Mineral Sands.
The Darlot underground gold mine near Leinster in Western Australia was acquired by South African based gold miner Gold Fields, from Barrick Gold, in 2013.
The DeGrussa copper, gold & silver mining operation began production in early 2012 and is presently building production to between 70 and 80 thousand tonnes of copper and 36,000 ounces of gold a year.
The Devil Creek gas plant, 45 kilometres from Dampier, in north west Western Australia, was the first new gas plant built in WA for almost 20 years.
Mining at the Dreadnought open pit gold mine at the Tindals Mining Centre in Western Australia was suspended in 2013 due to volatile gold prices.
The Duplex Hill South open cut gold mine in Western Australia has changed ownership from Australian Mines Limited to Pioneer Resources Limited.
The Eastern Range iron ore open pit mine is located in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia 10 kilometres from the mining centre of Paraburdoo.
The Edna May Westonia gold mine is located two kilometres from Westonia and 350 kilometres from Perth in Western Australia.
The Kimberly Diamond Company NL, owner and operator of the Ellendale diamond mine in Western Australia, has been acquired by Goodrich Resources Limited.
The Empress Alicia gold deposit in the Coolgardie Gold Belt is to be exploited via open pit mining as part of the greater Tindals Mining Centre Project.
The Enterprise Porphyry gold mine in Western Australia is four kilometres east of the Porphyry Edjudina mine, a part of the Porphyry District Project.
The Ewington open cut coal mine near Collie in Western Australia specialises in producing thermal coal but also provides coal for metallurgical purposes.
The Extension Hill mine in WA survives a company shake up as Iron Ore prices nose dive during 2012 as owner, Mt Morgan, buys up further nearby tenements.
Fairplay Area is a former open pit in Western Australia. It is now part of the Fairplay underground project, a part of the Higginsville Gold Operations.
The Felicitas bauxite project in Western Australia contains a bauxite resource of 220 million tonnes that will give it a life of mine of 25 years
Santos developed the Fletcher Finucan oil field in the Carnarvon Basin, off the Western Australian coast, ahead of schedule and under budget.
Flying Fox is one of Australia’s highest grade nickel mines. The mine is situated in Western Australia and is owned and managed by Western Areas LTD.
Frog's Leg underground gold mine 20 kilometres from Kalgoorlie uses mechanised longhole open stoping and paste backfilling to obtain maximum ore recovery.
Regis Resources completed construction of the Garden Well–Erlistoun gold mine in 2012 making it the second gold mine of its Duketon Project in W.A.
The Golden Grove Mine in Western Australia consists of the Gossan Hill and Scuddles mines. The operation is located 280 kilometres of Geraldton.
The Gorgon Gas Project in WA is the largest single resource development in the history of Australia and one of the world's largest natural gas projects.
The Gossan Hill underground mine, located 280 kilometres east of Geraldton in W.A., is part of the Golden Grove operation that includes the Scuddles Mine.
Granny Smith is a gold mine operated by Canadian based global mining company Barrick Gold since 2008 and now belongs to Gold Fields. It is located near Laverton in Western Australia.
The Greenbushes lithium mine in Western Australia has been acquired by Talison Lithium
The Gwindinup North mineral sand mining operation near Bunbury in Western Australia is owned by Saudi Arabian company Cristal Mining Australia Limited.
The Halyard and Spar natural gas fields in the Carnarvon Basin off the Pilbara coast in Western Australia will supply domestic gas for 11 years.
The Haoma gold deposit is part of the Mt. Monger tenements acquired by Silver Lake Resources in 2007, access is gained via the Daisy Milano Mine.
The Haoma West underground mine at Mount Monger near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia is accessed by means of the Daisy Milano decline at 36 level.
The HBJ (Hampton Boulder Jubilee) gold mine in Western Australia, owned by Alacer Gold Corporation, is part of its South Kalgoorlie Operations (SKO).
The Hill 50 Galaxy Pits gold mine in W.A. is part of the Mt Magnet Project and was once the largest gold producer in the field. It was sold to Ramelius Resources in 2010.
The Homestead Mine in the Eastern Goldfields near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia was Norton Gold Fields Limited's first Paddington underground mine.
The giant Hope Downs iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has the capacity to mine over 30 million tonnes of ore a year.
The Huntly mine in Western Australia is the largest bauxite mine in the world currently producing about 23 million tonnes of bauxite annually.
The Jack Hills iron ore mine in the Mid West Region of Western Australia has had its expansion plans approved by the Western Australian Government.
The Jaguar copper, zinc and silver mine in Western Australia was fully acquired by Independence Group NL in 2011 with its takeover of Jabiru Metals Limited.
The Janet Ivy gold mine delivers base load ore to the Paddington Mill by means of a dedicated haulage road therefore avoiding passing through Kalgoorlie.
In June 2013 BHP Billiton accepted increased shareholding in their Jimblebar iron ore mine in the Pilbara from two Japanese companies Mitsui and Itochu.
The development of the Julimar Brunello gas fields in the Carnarvon Basin off the northern W.A. coast is an integral part of the Wheatstone LNG hub.
The Jundee Gold Mine was expanded in 1997 when the then owner acquired the nearby Nimary Gold Mine. It then became known as the Jundee–Nimary Gold Mine
The Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter located 20 kilometres south of Kalgoorlie, now owned by BHP Billiton, began operations in 1972 under WMC ownership.
The Kanowna Belle Gold Mine, 19 kilometres from Kalgoorlie, is sited near the old mining ghost town of Kanowna and owned by global miner Barrick Gold.
The Karara iron ore mine in W.A., 200 kilometres east of Geraldton, is the first major magnetite mine to be developed in the mid west region of the state.
The Karari open pit gold mine in Western Australia looks forward to an extension of life through underground mining as part of the Carosue Dam Project.
Mt Gibson Iron Limited has re created the Koolan Island iron ore mine in northern Western Australia after it was filled with 10 billion litres of seawater.
The Koolanooka iron ore project in Western Australia is fully owned by Chinese company Sino Steel through its subsidiary Sinosteel Midwest Corporation.
The Koolyanobbing mine in the heart of the Goldfields in W.A. produces lump and fine iron ore products for the export market from the Esperance port.
The East Kundana Gold mine actually comprises three working mines, the Rubicon, Raleigh and Hornet Gold mines near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
The Kwinana Fe HIsmelt Smelter in W.A., a pilot plant using a revolutionary process for smelting iron, is in the process of being shipped to China.
The BHP Billiton Nickel West Kwinana Nickel Refinery at Kwinana Beach, 30 Kilometres south of Perth in W.A., was acquired from WMC Resouces in 2005.
The Kwinana oil refinery is the largest in Australia. It is located 30 kilometres south of Perth and is the only crude oil refinery in Western Australia.
The Kwinana refinery in WA employs around 1,000 direct employees with 60 percent living in the nearby towns of Rockingham, Cockburn and Kwinana.
Hudson Resources, attapulgite (Fullers Earth) mine in Western Australia, is important to the cosmetic industry for the treatment of acne and oily skin.
Run of mine (ROM) ore mined at the Lanfranchi underground mine in Western Australia is delivered to BHP Billiton Nickel West Concentrator at Kambalda.
Lawlers gold mine, 23 kilometres from Leinster in Western Australia, was sold by Barrick Gold to South African miner Gold Fields, in August 2013.
Leinster provides work and modern accommodation for BHP Billiton's Nickel West permanent and FIFO work force.
Bligh Resources have acquired majority shareholding of SR Mining Pty Ltd, owners of the Leonora and Bundarra gold projects in Western Australia.
The Lindsay gold mine in Western Australia, 65 kilometres north east of Kalgoorlie, was closed in 2013 but is ready to re open when gold prices improve.
The Long nickel mine at Kambalda in Western Australia is owned by Independence Gold. It has the second largest nickel deposit in the region.
The Lord Nelson open cut gold mine in Western Australia remains on care and maintenance as owner, Black Oak Minerals, focus on getting its other projects into production.
Lounge Lizard Nickel mine managing company, Western Areas Limited, purchased the mine from Kagara and added it to its Western Australia Forrestania resource.
The Macedon domestic gas project in Onslow, Western Australia, that was officially opened in September 2013, supplies 20 percent of W.A. gas needs.
The Magellan lead mine in Western Australia was placed on care and maintenance in 2011 and its name changed to Paroo Station Mine in 2012, by owner Ivernia.
Russian miner Norilsk Nickel has recommissioned the Maggie Hays underground nickel mine in WA after two years of closure created by the world economic downturn.
Water from the Marandoo iron ore mine in W.A. is used to irrigate Rio Tinto's Hamersley cattle station that is producing 25,000 tonnes of hay annually.
Mariners mine is in the middle of Lake Zot. A flood filled the lake wrecking drilling equipment during its discovery. This led to the name, Mariners.
The Marvel Loch mine 360 kilometres east of Perth in the Eastern Goldfields has been acquired by Hanking Gold, a subsidiary of China Hanking Holdings.
Focus Minerals inherited the Mary Mac South gold mine, in Western Australia, when it acquired Crescent Gold, the owner of the West Laverton Group, in 2011
If further exploration drilling is proven successful the Maxwell open pit gold mine in Western Australia could become an underground mine in the future.
The McLeay nickel/cobalt deposit, that is part of the Long Nickel Mine located at Kambalda in the Eastern Goldfields Region of W.A, is owned by IGO.
The McMahon nickel deposit at Kambalda in W.A. is depleting. Recent exploratory drilling reveal average grades too low to justify further development.
The Miitel nickel mine in W.A. was acquired by Mincor from WMC Resources in 2001 and in the next 11 years had produced 2.03 million tonnes of ore.
Mining Area C had been exporting bulk samples of its product since 2001 but was officially opened at the end of October 2003.
The Moolart Well gold mine is part of the Duketon Gold Project in the Western Australian Eastern Goldfields 350 kilometres north east of Kalgoorlie.
Located in Moonbeam WA, once being a Lead mine that had little to no production is now abandoned
The Moran nickel deposit is part of the larger Long nickel mine in the nickel rich Kambalda Nickel Region of Western Australia south of Kalgoorlie.
Mount Cattlin is a Zinc Mine in the Ravensthorpe area of Western Australia
The Mount Marion Lithium Project, owned by Reed Resources and Mineral Resources, is planning to supply the world lithium battery energy storage market.
The Mount Newman open cut iron ore mine in the Pilbara Region of W.A. is the world's largest open cut mine at five kilometres long and 1.5 kilometres wide.
The Northern Territory government has declared Major Project Status on the Mount Peake vanadium iron titanium project 235 kilometres from Alice Springs.
The Mt Charlotte underground gold mine in Kalgoorlie that is a part of the KCGM mining operation achieved 50 years of operation in August 2013.
Despite it being a micro mine, the Mt Dove iron ore mine in W.A. has acted as a stepping stone for Atlas Iron to achieve its 12 million tonne target.
The Mount Jackson iron ore mine in W.A. is part of the Cliffs Natural Resources Koolyanobbing operation in the Eastern Goldfields west of Kalgoorlie.
The Mount Keith nickel mine in W.A. is a member of the BHP Billiton Group. It is located 460 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in the Northern Goldfields.
The Mt Magnet mining project in Western Australia consists of a number of open pits and underground mines on established prospecting and mining leases.
The Mount Morgans gold operations near Laverton in Western Australia has been acquired by Dacian Gold Limited to further develop mining at the site.
Mount Tom Price is an open pit iron ore mine in Western Australia with on site processing contributing fines and lump sum ore to Rio Tinto's Pilbara blend.
The Mt Webber iron ore mine in the Western Australia Pilbara Region is due to begin production in April 2014 with contractor BGC being awarded the mining contract.
Mount Weld in the Eastern Goldfields of W.A. contains the world's richest known Rare Earth deposits. It is owned by Lynas Corporation, an ASX listed company.
The massive Mount Whaleback iron ore mine in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia is the largest single pit in the world at over five kilometres long.
The Windarra underground nickel mine in Western Australia is on the verge of re opening under the ownership of Poseidon Nickel.
The Muja coal mine in Western Australia was mined from 1954 to 2010 by Griffin Coal. The extension project, Muja South, will come online in 2014.
The Murrin Murrin nickel mine in the North Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia is owned by Glencore Xstrata and employs around 1,000 personnel.
The Rio Tinto owned Nammuldi iron ore mine in Western Australia that is located 60 kilometres from Tom Price is to deploy driver less trucks on site.
China's top gold producer, Zijin Mining Group, has acquired the majority shareholding in Norton Gold Fields, the owner of the Navajo Chief Gold Mine in Kalgoorlie.
The expansion of the BHP Billiton ore handling, rail, stockpiling and shiploading facilities at Nelson Point in W.A. is already freeing up iron ore exports.
The Nicholas Downs open cut manganese mine in the Pilbara Region of WA is jointly owned by Hancock Prospecting and Mineral Resources.
The Nifty underground copper mine in Western Australia's Pilbara is one of the world's largest underground copper mines to be commissioned this decade.
The Norseman Project in Yilgarn Block of the Eastern Goldfields of W.A. is the key asset of the gold explorer and producer Norseman Gold plc.
The North Royal Open Pit gold mine, a part of the troubled Norseman Project, could be back in business soon as creditors give it the green light to continue.
A joint venture agreement with Formosa Plastics Group has given fresh impetus to the development of Fortescue Metals' North Star Hematite Project in WA.
The Nullagine mine in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia is a relatively new project developed by BC Iron Limited and Fortesque Metals Group (FMG).
OK Decline is part of Australia’s longest running gold mine, the Norseman Gold Mine. OK Decline is the mine’s 3rd decline.
DDG Ashburton Pty Ltd have received a permit from the Shire of Ashburton to allow the Onslow Power Station Gas Pipeline to be installed
The BHP Billiton Orebody 18 mine located 34 kilometres east of the mining centre of Newman in Western Australia is operated by mining contractor McMahon.
Orebody 23 is an open cut iron ore mine in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. It is near the mining town of Newman and majority owned by BHP Billiton.
Orebody 25 is a satellite open cut iron ore mine owned by BHP Billiton at the Mount Newman operation in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia.
Orebody 29 is an open cut iron ore mine in Western Australia about four kilometres from the mining town of Newman and over 1,000 km from Perth.
The Otter Juan nickel mine in Kambalda, Western Australia, is Kambalda's oldest producing mine as well as being the area's largest single ore body.
The Paddington gold mining operations in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, 35 kilometres from Kalgoorlie, is centred around the Paddington Mill.
Greater Paraburdoo open cut iron ore mine in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia includes the Paraburdoo, Eastern Range and Channer pits.
The Pardoo (Atlas) iron ore mine in the east Pilbara Region of Western Australia was Atlas's first operational mine having commenced production in 2008.
The Paroo Station open pit lead mine in Western Australia, 750 kilometres north west of Perth, is the largest lead carbonate mine in the world.
Paulsens mine is a gold mine Located in western pilbara owned by northern star resources
The Peak Hill open cut manganese mine in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, currently owned by Mineral Resources, is under temporary suspension.
The Penny's Find gold project north east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia is 60 percent owned by Empire Resources and 40 percent by Brimstone Resources.
The Pernatty Decline was one of many mining operations that make up Alacia Gold Corporation's South Kalgoorlie Operation (SKO).
The Perseverance nickel mine near Leinster in Western Australia was closed by BHP Billiton Nickel West in December 2013 for being no longer safe to operate.
The Perseverance – Coolgardie gold mine in Western Australia is at part of the Tindals Underground Mining Centre 35 kilometres west of Kalgoorlie.
The Perth Mint, originally a branch of the Royal Mint, has been providing a refining service to the Australian gold mining industry for over one hundred years.
The Pilgangoora project owned by Altura Mining is a significant discovery as it is regarded as one of the best hard rock lithium deposits in the world.
The Pinjarra alumina refinery, near Mandurah south of Perth, is an important part of Alcoa's three refinery system in Western Australia.
Lower gold prices in June 2013 have forced Barrick Gold to cut 33 jobs at their ageing Plutonic Gold mine in Mid West Western Australia.
Plutonic East underground gold mine owner, Barrick, is looking to optimise production at the W.A. mine to avoid placing it on sale owing to low gold prices.
The Porphyry–Edjudina open pit mine at South Laverton in the eastern Goldfields of W.A. put Saracen on the road to becoming a mid tier gold producer.
The Port Gregory garnet mine in Western Australia, that was founded by Target Minerals in humble circumstances 30 years ago, is now an international company.
The Prelude FLNG, in Western Australia, is the largest offshore facility ever built and the worlds first floating liquified natural gas platform ever constructed.
The Premier Coal mine, located near Collie, that provides fuel for power generation into the south west of Western Australia power grid, employs 300 people.
The Prospero nickel mine in Western Australia was permanently closed by its owner Xstrata during 2011.
The Raleigh gold mine near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia is part of the Kanowna operation that consists of the Kanowna Belle, Bullant and Raleigh mines.
The Ravensthorpe Nickel mine, 550 kilometres south east of Perth in Western Australia, exports nickel products to customers in Brazil, India and China.
The Robe River iron ore mine in W.A., often referred to as the Mesa J Mine, has closed, however, it has been replaced by the Mesa A and West Angelas.
The Rosemary mine in Western Australia, that is part of the Mount Monger Goldfields, is accessed by means of the nearby Daisy Milano mine's decline.
The Rosemont gold mine in Western Australia is part of the Regis Resources Duketon Gold project that includes the Garden Well and Moolart Well gold mines.
The Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia includes a new port, 344 kilometres of railway and a 55 million tonne a year mine.
The Sandpiper gold deposit in Western Australia is part of the Bald Hill open pit mine that belongs to the troubled high cost gold producer Tanami Gold NL.
The Savannah copper, nickel and cobalt underground mine 240 kilometres south of Kununurra in Western Australia is owned by Panoramic Resources.
The Scarborough gas field off the north west coast of Western Australia is to be developed with the use of a FLNG (Floating Liquefied Natural Gas) facility by ExxonMobil and BHP Billiton
The Sinclair Mine survived the downturn in world nickel prices when owner Xstrata closed its larger Cosmos Mine but continued with its Sinclair operation.
The giant Sino Iron Project in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia is getting closer to production as delaying problems are coming to an end.
The Smoke Creek alluvial diamond mine in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia has been acquired by Kimberley Diamond Limited from Venus Metals.
The first train load of iron ore left the Solomon Hub in December 2012 for Port Hedland with the formal opening of the Firetail mine taking place in May 2013.
The Gwalia gold mine located near Leonora in Western Australia, once owned by the now defunct mining company Sons of Gwalia, is now owned by St Barbara.
The Sorby Hills mining project, located in the Kimberly Region of Western Australia, contains the largest near surface silver lead deposit in Australia.
Spinifex Ridge hematite mine in W.A. began production in December 2010 with the ambition of producing one million tonnes of iron ore a year.
The Spotted Quoll underground mine in Western Australia began as the Tim King open pit mine. It produces some of the worlds highest grades of nickel.
The St Ives Project at Kambalda West in Western Australia is an important contributor to Goldfields Limited, becoming a global leader in gold mining.
The Summit Mine, located 250 kilometres from Kalgoorlie and eight kilometres from Laverton in Western Australia is being readied for recommissioning.
The open pit gold mine, Sunrise Dam, now includes an underground operation has been converted from diesel power generation to liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The Kalgoorlie Super Pit is the largest in Australia. When completed it will be 3.8 kilometres long, 600 metres deep and 1.35 kilometres wide.
Tallering Peak, now in its 10th year, is expected to mine 2.5 million tonnes of iron ore in the 2012/13 financial year, its final year of production.
The TAN Burrup Project, due to be completed in 2015, is expected to employ 60 full time employees when fully operational.
The Tapinos nickel/cobalt underground mine at the Cosmos Mining Operations in Western Australia has been put on care and maintenance by GlencoreXstrata.
Construction for the new mining operation at Telfer in W.A. began in 2003 with open pit production starting in 2004 and underground mining in 2006.
The Mount gold mine in W.A., that is owned by Focus Minerals, was suspended from further mining operations in June 2013, owing to low world gold prices.
The Three Springs talc mine in Western Australia is the oldest and most productive talc mine south of the equator and the second largest in the world.
Tindals Mining Centre at Coolgardie in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia comprises two distinct operations, underground and open pit mining.
The Transvaal gold ore deposit, a part of the Mt Morgans Mine near Laverton, in the Eastern Goldfields of W.A., is now owned by Dracian Gold Limited.
The results of a 2006 feasibility study supported the belief that the Trident Higginsville mine in W.A. would become one of Australia's top gold mines.
The Triumph open pit gold mine, a part of Alacer Gold Corporations South Kalgoorlie Operation, became totally depleted in October 2012 and was closed.
The Tropicana open pit gold mine in WA, 330 kilometres north east of Kalgoorlie, began production on September 26, 2013, within budget and ahead of schedule.
Although the Tutunup South/Iluka mine had only commenced production in June 2011 it will be made idle in 2013 because of slow sales in mineral sands.
Construction work on Ularring hematite project in Western Australia is expected to commence in 2014 with the mine having a productive life of 13 years.
Oil production from the Apache owned Van Gogh off shore oil field, 53 kilometres north west of Exmouth in Western Australia, commenced in February 2010.
Decline access was obtained to reach the W.A. Victor nickel deposit from the Long underground mine in 1992 when the mine was owned by WMC Resources.
Ramelius Resources are continuing with the assessment of the Vivien gold project near Leinster in Western Australia with development due in mid 2014.
The Alcoa owned Wagerup alumina refinery in W.A. has received governmental approval to lift alumina production from 2.6 to 2.65 million tonnes annually.
The Wallaby gold mine is located on the edge of the Great Victoria Desert. A true outback gold mine along with the expected red soil, sparse vegetation and a hot arid landscape
The Wallbrook Mine located in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, 120 kilometres north east of Kalgoorlie, is owned by Saracen Mineral Holdings.
The Wannaway nickel mine at Kambalda in Western Australia was terminated by Mincor Resources NL in August 2008 after the ore body was mined out.
The Watershed tungsten project in Queensland has been granted mining leases. It now has all the necessary approvals to commence construction.
Mining at Wattle Dam Gold mine in W.A. was completed in October 2012. By the end of the September quarter the site had been dismantled and rehabilitated.
The West Angelas iron ore mine in W.A. is Rio Tinto's “Mine of the Future' as much of it's mining activity is remotely controlled from its Perth office.
Rio Tinto's Western Turner Syncline Mine in Western Australia involves mining contractor NRW and the Eastern Guruma traditional owners as joint venturers.
The Wheatstone LNG Project is currently under construction in the Ashburton North Strategic Industrial area, 12 kilometres west of Onslow in W.A.
The Whim Creek Copper Project that is wholly owned by Venturex Resources Limited is located midway between Port Hedland and Karratha in Western Australia.
Whirling Dervish is an open pit gold mine north east of Kalgoorlie in the Eastern Goldfields looking to go underground in the near future.
The White Foil gold mine in Western Australia is wholly owned by La Mancha, a Canadian based company owned by Cairo billionaire, Naguib Sawiris.
Copper mining at Whundo goes as far back as 1911, on a stop start basis. This is continuing as the current operation is placed on care and maintenance.
The Willowdale bauxite mine that commenced production in 1984 still processes 10 million tonnes of bauxite a year at the nearby Wagerup Refinery.
The sale of the Wiluna Gold Project in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia to Chinese group Everprosperity Investment in mid 2013 has been aborted.
The Wiluna West iron ore project in Western Australia, owned by GWR Group Limited, is ready to complete development and move into the production stage.
The Windarling iron ore mine, 135 kilometres north of Southern Cross in Western Australia, is a part of Cliffs Natural Resources Koolyanobbing operation.
The Western Australian remote Central Musgrave Ranges Wingellina nickel project has been suspended by MetalsX because of low nickel prices and a weak market.
The Wodgina open cut iron ore mine in the North Pilbara Region of Western Australia is an integral part of Atlas Iron Limited's grand expansion plans.
The first stage of the Wombola Dam mine, part of the Mt Monger operations in W.A., is now complete and mining of the larger pit will recommence in 2014.
The Wombola Pit gold mine became a reality in March 2012 when it began production as part of the Mount Monger operation for mine owner Silver Lake Resources.
The Wonarah phosphate project located 200 kilometres east of Tennant Creek could make the Northern Territory Australia's largest fertiliser producer.
The Woodie Woodie open cut manganese mine in Western Australia produces a highly sought after product, particularly in the production of stainless steel.
The Worsley bauxite mine and alumina refinery in South West Western Australia employs more than 1,800 people and produces 4.6 million tonnes of alumina annually.
Yandicoogina Junction iron ore mine expansion approval granted in late 2012 by the W.A government will see its mining continuing well into the 2020's.
The Yarrie mine in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia has been operating since 1983. Its fixed ore processing plant has been placed on care and maintenance.
The Yuinmery gold and copper project in Western Australia is boosted with its close proximity to the Just Desserts deposit and other nearby resources.