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Lundin Gold Commences Construction of Mine Facilities at Fruta Del Norte, Ecuador

June 28, 2017

Lundin Gold Inc. has started construction of the mine development support facilities on its 100 percent owned Fruta del Norte Project (FDN) in Ecuador. In addition, the company has completed a project update for FDN. The update is based on

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Heron Signs A$12M Earthworks Contract for Development of Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project, Australia

June 28, 2017

Heron Resources Limited has entered into the project development earthworks contract for its wholly-owned Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project located near Tarago, 250km southwest of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Ertech Pty Ltd. has been awarded the earthworks scope for the development

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BGC Secures $700 Million Mining, Equipment Maintenance Services Contract for Idemitsu’s Coal Mine

June 27, 2017

BGC Contracting has snared a $700 million mining and equipment maintenance services contract lost by Downer EDI at a NSW coal mine. The five-year deal at Idemitsu Australia Resources’  Boggabri open-cut mine in north-western NSW starts in December when Downer’s

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New Trade Association in Philippines to Focus on Responsible Mining Practices

June 27, 2017

Following the upheaval caused by a former Environment secretary’s order to shut down erring mining firms, some industry players are laying the groundwork for a new organization focused on policing their ranks and raising the bar for responsible mining practices.

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Emmerson Resources Commences Production at Edna Beryl Gold Mine, Australia

June 27, 2017

Emmerson Resources Limited has received final approvals from the Northern Territory (NT) government for production to commence at the Edna Beryl Gold Mine in the NT. The mine is within the Tennant Creek Mineral Field (TCMF) joint venture and is

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BHP Begins Early Work at $3.2 Billion South Flank Project, Australia

June 27, 2017

BHP has begun early work on its US $3.2 billion ($4.2 billion) South Flank project which is expected to create several hundred construction jobs. The initial US $184 million ($244 million) work will focus on the expansion of accommodation facilities

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Tlou Energy Produces First Power from Lesedi CBM Project, Botswana

June 27, 2017

Tlou Energy has produced first power from its Lesedi coal bed methane (CBM) project in Botswana. The company has recently installed gas generator at the Selemo project area, which helped to generate power from the CBM project. Gas from the

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Coal Mining Rises Again in U.S., China, and India After 2016 Drop

June 27, 2017

The world’s biggest coal users — China, the United States, and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to

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South African President Zuma Backs New Mining Rules

June 26, 2017

South African President Jacob Zuma backed new rules to give the country’s black majority a bigger stake in the nation’s mineral wealth that the mining industry and some senior ruling party officials said they weren’t consulted about. The June 15

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Iluka Resources to Restart Jacinth-Ambrosia Zircon Mine, South Australia

June 26, 2017

The world’s largest producer of zircon Iluka Resources will restart operations at its Jacinth-Ambrosia project in December following an improvement in mineral sands market conditions. The Jacinth-Ambrosia project in South Australia’s Eucla Basin is one of the largest zircon projects

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