New News information at Mining Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.mining-technology.com http://www.mining-technology.com/ en-us http://www.mining-technology.com/ New News information at Mining Technology http://www.mining-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Rio Tinto signs MoU with Serbia to develop Jadar lithium-borate project http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsrio-tinto-signs-mou-with-serbia-to-develop-jadar-lithium-borate-project-5881303 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsrio-tinto-signs-mou-with-serbia-to-develop-jadar-lithium-borate-project-5881303 Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Serbian Government regarding the development of Jadar lithium-borate project following rising global lithium demand. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Prophecy Development to purchase Buttercup project in Canada http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsprophecy-development-to-acquire-buttercup-vanadium-project-in-canada-5880102 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsprophecy-development-to-acquire-buttercup-vanadium-project-in-canada-5880102 Prophecy Development has signed an agreement to acquire Fairmont Resources’ Buttercup Iron-Titanium-Vanadium (Fe-Ti-V) project in Quebec, Canada. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tremor kills miners at Tau Lekoa gold mine in Orkney, South Africa http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsseismic-incident-kills-four-people-at-tau-lekoa-gold-mine-in-orkney-south-africa-5881159 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsseismic-incident-kills-four-people-at-tau-lekoa-gold-mine-in-orkney-south-africa-5881159 Four workers have died at Tau Lekoa gold mine in Orkney, north-west South Africa, as the result of a seismic incident in the town. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tungsten Mining to buy Tabba processing plant from Pilbara Minerals http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newstungsten-mining-to-acquire-tabba-processing-plant-from-pilbara-minerals-5879591 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newstungsten-mining-to-acquire-tabba-processing-plant-from-pilbara-minerals-5879591 Tungsten Mining NL has signed an agreement to acquire Pilbara Minerals' Tabba processing plant in Western Australia. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Cameco begins drilling at West McArthur uranium project, Canada http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newscameco-starts-drilling-on-west-mcarthur-uranium-project-in-canada-5879422 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newscameco-starts-drilling-on-west-mcarthur-uranium-project-in-canada-5879422 CanAlaska Uranium's partner Cameco has started a drilling programme on the West McArthur uranium project in Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Atlatsa to place South Africa’s Bokoni mine on care and maintenance http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsatlatsa-to-place-south-africas-bokoni-mine-on-care-and-maintenance-5879439 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsatlatsa-to-place-south-africas-bokoni-mine-on-care-and-maintenance-5879439 Atlatsa Resources has signed an agreement with joint venture (JV) partner Anglo American Platinum to place the Bokoni mine in South Africa on care and maintenance as part of a restructuring plan. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Highlands Pacific passes Star Mountains management to Anglo American http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newshighlands-pacific-hands-over-star-mountains-management-to-anglo-american-5877487 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newshighlands-pacific-hands-over-star-mountains-management-to-anglo-american-5877487 Highlands Pacific has agreed to transfer management of the Star Mountains exploration project in the West Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to Anglo American, which has spent $25m on the project since 2015. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: First Cobalt, Wanguo International Mining Group http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-first-cobalt-wanguo-international-mining-group-5876207 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-first-cobalt-wanguo-international-mining-group-5876207 Canada-based mining company First Cobalt has signed a $140m binding agreement to acquire Cobalt One and form a new cobalt exploration company named MergeCo with a proforma market capitalisation of $110m. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Canyon Copper to acquire Munro Warden property in Canada http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newscanyon-copper-to-acquire-up-to-100-in-munro-warden-property-in-canada-5877438 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newscanyon-copper-to-acquire-up-to-100-in-munro-warden-property-in-canada-5877438 Canyon Copper has signed an option agreement to acquire up to a 100% interest in 2333382 Ontario’s Munro Warden copper nickel cobalt property, 85km east of Timmins, Canada. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Dalradian starts surface drilling at Curraghinalt gold deposit http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsdalradian-starts-30000m-surface-drilling-at-curraghinalt-gold-deposit-5877699 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsdalradian-starts-30000m-surface-drilling-at-curraghinalt-gold-deposit-5877699 Canada-based Dalradian Resources has started its 30,000m surface drilling project at Curraghinalt gold deposit in Northern Ireland.  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Venturex Resources, Tata Steel, Zinc of Ireland http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-venturex-resources-tata-steel-zinc-of-ireland-5876025 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-venturex-resources-tata-steel-zinc-of-ireland-5876025 Australia-based Venturex Resources has reached an agreement to raise up to A$3.75m ($2.93m) in non-renounceable rights offering of shares priced at A$0.005 ($0.004) each. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Hexagon Mining launches solution for enhanced traffic flow in mines http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newshexagon-mining-launches-solution-for-better-traffic-flow-in-mines-5876469 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newshexagon-mining-launches-solution-for-better-traffic-flow-in-mines-5876469 US-based Hexagon Mining has unveiled the HxGN Dynamic Haulage 1.0 solution, which is designed to optimise truck movement for mining companies. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT BHP to invest $276.69m in Australia’s Olympic Dam smelter operations http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsbhp-to-invest-27669m-in-australias-olympic-dam-smelter-operations-5875843 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsbhp-to-invest-27669m-in-australias-olympic-dam-smelter-operations-5875843 BHP Billiton is set to invest A$350m ($276.69m) towards a maintenance programme at its Olympic Dam smelter operations in South Australia. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Emgold Mining signs LoI to acquire Golden Arrow property in US http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsemgold-mining-signs-loi-to-acquire-golden-arrow-property-in-us-5876869 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsemgold-mining-signs-loi-to-acquire-golden-arrow-property-in-us-5876869 Emgold Mining has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for an option agreement to acquire an 80% interest in Nevada Sunrise Gold’s Golden Arrow gold-silver property in Nevada, US. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Oman's PAM signs contract to implement new mining strategy http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsomans-pam-signs-contract-to-implement-new-mining-strategy-5875399 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsomans-pam-signs-contract-to-implement-new-mining-strategy-5875399 Oman’s Public Authority for Mining (PAM) has signed a contract with a consortium led by SRK Consulting to implement a new strategy for mine operations in the country.  Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Washington Companies to buy Dominion Diamond for $1.2bn http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newswashington-companies-to-acquire-dominion-diamond-for-12bn-5875642 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newswashington-companies-to-acquire-dominion-diamond-for-12bn-5875642 Washington Companies has signed a $1.2bn agreement to acquire Canada's Dominion Diamond. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Lithium Americas gets $113m for Cauchari-Olaroz project, Argentina http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newslithium-americas-secures-113m-financing-for-cauchari-olaroz-project-in-argentina-5875270 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newslithium-americas-secures-113m-financing-for-cauchari-olaroz-project-in-argentina-5875270 Lithium Americas has closed the investment agreement with BCP Innovation and secured $113m in funding for development of the Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project in Jujuy Province, Argentina. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Botswana Diamonds gains extension at Vutomi JV licences in South Africa http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsbotswana-diamonds-secures-extension-at-vutomi-jv-licences-in-south-africa-5874037 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsbotswana-diamonds-secures-extension-at-vutomi-jv-licences-in-south-africa-5874037 Botswana Diamonds has secured a prospecting licence over an additional 1,000ha at its Vutomi joint venture (JV) in South Africa. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT KEFI Minerals secures $135m to develop Tulu Kapi project in Ethiopia http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newskefi-minerals-secures-135m-to-develop-tulu-kapi-project-in-ethiopia-5873831 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newskefi-minerals-secures-135m-to-develop-tulu-kapi-project-in-ethiopia-5873831 Exploration and development company KEFI Minerals has signed an agreement to secure $135m funding for development of its Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Eurasia obtains discovery certificate for Monchetundra project in Russia http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newseurasia-obtains-discovery-certificate-for-monchetundra-project-in-russia-5873881 http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newseurasia-obtains-discovery-certificate-for-monchetundra-project-in-russia-5873881 UK-based platinum production and gold exploration company Eurasia has secured a discovery certificate for its Russian-based Monchetundra project's 1.9 million ounce palladium equivalent global reserves and resources. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT