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Rio Tinto’s $2 Billion Amrun Bauxite Project on Track for First Shipment in 2019, Queensland

July 24, 2017

Mining giant Rio Tinto’s A$2.6bn ($2bn) Amrun bauxite project in Australia is on track to reach the target of commencing shipments in the first quarter of 2019. One third of the project’s construction has now been completed according to Queensland

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BHP to Invest $277 Million to Modernize Olympic Dam Smelter Operations, South Australia

July 24, 2017

BHP Billiton has announced an investment of A$350 ($277m) to enhance and modernize the smelter operations at its Olympic Dam copper mine in South Australia. For the 2017 financial year, the mining giant reported that its copper production at the

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Luxembourg Parliament Passes First Legal Framework for Space Resources Utilization

July 21, 2017

Mining companies pull valuable material out of the earth and sell it. That’s their job and while there’s plenty of controversy over where, when and to what extent corporations should be allowed to exploit our planet, human civilization wouldn’t be

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Mine Workers Strike in Peru Over New Labor Reform Mining Laws

July 21, 2017

Union workers at more than 50 mines in Peru have gone on strike to protest parts of a labor reform that they say will harm workers’ rights. Ricardo Juarez is leader of a national federation of miners. He says the

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Protesters Continue to Disrupt Mining at New Talisman Gold Mines at Karangahake Gorge, New Zealand

July 21, 2017

Protesters have renewed efforts to disrupt gold mining operations in the Karangahake Gorge. New Talisman Gold Mines reported a massive find of quality gold at the mine between Paeroa and Waihi earlier earlier this month, as part of a three

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Sandvik Divests Conveyor Components as Final Step in Exiting Mining Systems

July 20, 2017

Sandvik has signed an agreement to divest the conveyor components’ parts of the Mining Systems business, including the closely related specialist conveyor systems business in Hollola (Finland), to NEPEAN Conveyors Pty Ltd, a privately owned Australian based company. As reported,

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Austral Gold to Acquire Revelo’s San Guillermo and Reprado Gold-Silver Projects, Chile

July 19, 2017

Revelo Resources Corp. has signed a Letter of Intent with Austral Gold Ltd., allowing Austral to purchase Revelo’s gold-silver projects at San Guillermo and Reprado located in northern Chile, in exchange for common shares in Austral and a royalty on

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SEMAFO Advances Construction of Boungou Gold Mine, Burkina Faso

July 19, 2017

Construction of SEMAFO’s Boungou Mine in Burkina Faso is progressing well and on-budget for commissioning of the open-pit mine in the second half of 2018. As at June 30, 2017, the following key components had been advanced: • Development on

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National Union of Mineworkers Shocked By Decision to Suspend New Mining Charter

July 18, 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it is shocked and disappointed by the suspension of the implementation of the new Mining Charter as agreed between the Chamber of Mines and the Department of Mineral Resources. The chamber announced the

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Glencore Mulls Spin-off Company to Snap Up Mining Royalties

July 18, 2017

Glencore is considering creating a standalone company to acquire lucractive mining royalties around the world. The spin-off business would be seeded with at least £300m of streaming agreements Glencore already owns, and would pursue deals in copper, zinc, nickel and

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