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Bengal Set to Develop India’s Largest Coal Mine

April 28, 2017

Bengal is set to develop the country’s largest coal mine in Birbhum district, with the Center allotting the development rights for the Deocha-Pachami coal block to the state under the government route. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that

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World Bank Approves $150 Million to Support Nigeria Mining Sector

April 28, 2017

The World Bank on Wednesday approved 150 million dollars credit to help increase the mining sector’s contribution to the Nigerian economy. The Senior Communication Officer of the bank, Ms. Olufunke Olufon said in a statement in Abuja that the project

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Continental Gold Awards Construction Management and EPC Contracts for Buritica Project, Colombia

April 28, 2017

Continental Gold Inc. has awarded the construction management contract, and engineering and procurement contract for its Buriticá project located in Antioquia, Colombia. The construction management contract has been awarded to Merit Consultants International Inc., and the engineering and procurement contract

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BHP Billiton Plans $204 Million Expansion of Caval Ridge Coal Mine, Australia

April 27, 2017

BHP Billiton Ltd. is planning a $204 million expansion of its coking-coal operations in eastern Australia to increase production of the steel making ingredient and reduce overall operating costs. BHP and venture partner Mitsubishi Corp. on Friday approved the investment

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Queensland Government Grants $152 Million to Reopen Capricorn Copper Mine by October

April 27, 2017

A revived copper mine has gained special status to cut red tape and create hundreds of jobs in north-west Queensland.  Minister for State Development Dr. Anthony Lynham granted prescribed project status on Thursday to a $152 million project to refurbish

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NQ Minerals to Acquire Hellyer Gold Mine in Tasmania for A$20 Million, Australia

April 27, 2017

NQ Minerals Plc has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Keen Pacific Limited, along with its wholly-owned subsidiaries Ivy Resources Pty Ltd and Hellyer Gold Mines Pty Ltd. The acquisition would see

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TVI Resource Initiates Tree Planting Project Under Its Environmental Management Program, Philippines

April 26, 2017

A mining company has planted over 22,000 different tree species as the company has embarked on tree planting in line with its environmental integrity program. The trees were planted within the 17 kilometers stretch in the Mineral Production Sharing Agreement

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El Salvador Seizes OceanaGold’s Assets for Legal Costs Payment

April 26, 2017

The government of El Salvador has seized properties, vehicles and bank accounts tied to OceanaGold because it says the company has not paid its legal costs after losing a decision in an international arbitration panel last year. Last October, the

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Guyana Government to Focus on Mining of Rare Earth Minerals

April 26, 2017

The Guyanese Government has announced plans to place more focus on the mining of rare earth minerals in the coming year, particularly lithium. According to Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman a survey will be carried out “to get a

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Odisha Government to Auction Three More Mines by May, India

April 26, 2017

The Odisha government would auction three more mines by end of May this year, Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick said on Friday. Mallick said that e-auction of Netrabanda, Kalamunda iron ore mine blocks and Garamura limestone block would be completed by

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