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Barrick Gold will not cease operations at Lumwana copper mine in Zambia
24 April 2015 Canada-based Barrick Gold has cancelled plans to cease operations at its Lumwana copper mine after Zambia's Government announced a reduction in mining...

Deals this week: NovaCopper, Northern Superior Resources, Royal Road Minerals
24 April 2015 Base metals exploration company NovaCopper has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Sunward...

Cyprium starts milling operations at Aldama processing plant in Mexico
24 April 2015 Mexican mineral exploration company Cyprium Mining has started milling operations at its 100t a day flotation plant in Aldama, Northern...

Proposed uranium mine in Western Australia receives federal approval
24 April 2015 Cameco and Mitsubishi have been granted conditional federal environmental approval for the Kintyre uranium mine development in eastern Pilbara in Western...

Sierra Rutile starts first phase of Gangama dry mine project
23 April 2015 Mineral sands producer Sierra Rutile has started the first of two development phases at the Gangama Dry Mine in Sierra...

Donghua Heavy Industries selects agent for Australian coal mining industry
23 April 2015 Chinese mining equipment manufacturer Donghua Heavy Industries has selected LDO Group as its exclusive sales agent, to target the mining industry in both Australia and New...

Northam Platinum acquires Part A of Everest Mining's assets
23 April 2015 Everest Mining's assets will be transferred to Northam for a cash consideration of R400m ($32.9m), under a Part A...

China's Jiangjiawan coal mine flood kills 16 miners
22 April 2015 Sixteen workers have died from a flooding incident in Jiangjiawan coal mine near the city of Datong in northern...

Coalition opposes Forest Service's coal sale proposal in Utah, US
22 April 2015 US Forest Service's proposal to sell underground coal resources in Utah is facing opposition from groups concerned with safeguarding public lands, endangered species and the...

Activists challenge approval of GVK Hancock’s $5.32bn Alpha Coal mine in Queensland
22 April 2015 Environmental activists have challenged the Land Court of Queensland's approval of GVK Hancock's A$6.9bn ($5.32bn) Alpha Coal project in Galilee...

Revelo Resources to acquire four properties from BLC
22 April 2015 Revelo Resources has agreed to acquire four properties from Altius Minerals' Chilean subsidiary...

Amara Mining discloses proposed $10m IFC investment
21 April 2015 UK-based Amara Mining may receive a $10m strategic investment from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in order to boost its business...

Nautilus awards electrical installation contract to Siemens for deep-sea mining project
21 April 2015 Siemens International Trading has secured a contract to supply the entire electrical installation for Canada-based ocean floor mining company Nautilus Minerals' production support vessel...

Ausdrill wins mining services contract from Perseus Mining
21 April 2015 Ausdrill's subsidiary African Mining Services (AMS) has secured a mining services contract from Perseus Mining...

Philex receives approval to develop $1.2bn Silangan mine in Philippines
21 April 2015 Philex Mining has secured regulatory approval to commence operations at its $1.2bn Silangan copper-gold project in Surigao del Norte, Mindanao,...

Controversial Collum Coal Mine to re-open in Zambia
20 April 2015 China's Collum Coal Mining Industries is restarting operations this week at its controversial mine in...

US Court rejects request to resume coal mining at Navajo Mine, New Mexico
20 April 2015 The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the emergency motion filed by Navajo Transitional Energy to allow coal mining in the newly expanded Area IV of its Navajo Mine in New...

Couer Mining acquires Paramount Gold and Silver
20 April 2015 US-based Coeur Mining has completed its acquisition of Paramount Gold and Silver for $146m after gaining stockholder approval from both...

Greek miners protest as government revokes approval of Eldorado’s Skouries project
17 April 2015 Workers at Canadian-owned Eldorado Gold in northern Greece are protesting in Athens against the government's decision to revoke the approval to build a processing plant at the Skouries...

Deals this week: Wolfden, Gold Bullion, Cornerstone
17 April 2015 Wolfden Resources and Votorantim Metals Canada have extended the exclusivity period from 9 to 30 April for the company to acquire a 65% interest in the Murray Brook project from...

Peru approves Southern Copper’s $1.2bn expansion of Toquepala mine
17 April 2015 Grupo Mexico-controlled Southern Copper has secured approval from the Government of Peru for its $1.2bn expansion plan of Toquepala...