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September 2015

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EMED completes site development for phase 1 of Rio Tinto’s copper project in Spain
03 September 2015 European minerals development and exploration company EMED Mining has completed the remaining site development for phase 1 of Rio Tinto Copper Project (Proyecto Riotinto) in Spain....

California approves coal divestment bill
03 September 2015 The California Assembly in the US has approved a new bill requiring state pension funds, California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) and California State Teachers' Retirement...

Whitehaven Coal opens $767m Maules Creek mine in New South Wales
03 September 2015 Whitehaven Coal has opened the $767m Maules Creek mine near Gunnedah in New South Wales, Australia....

Pretium secures major regulatory permits to develop Brucejack gold project in Canada
02 September 2015 Pretium Resources has secured all the major regulatory permits that are needed to begin development at its 100%-owned Brucejack Gold project in northern British Columbia, Canada....

Vale completes sale of 36.4% stake in MBR for $1.08bn
02 September 2015 Brazilian mining company Vale has completed the sale of its 36.4% stake in its subsidiary Minerações Brasileiras Reunidas (MBR) for R$4bn ($1.08bn)....

US proposes installation of proximity detection system on coal-haulage equipments
02 September 2015 The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), an agency of the US Department of Labor Federal, has proposed new rules for underground mining operators to install detection devices on...

Jindal to shut Australia's Russell Vale coal mine
02 September 2015 Indian firm Jindal Steel and Power is set to close Australia's oldest coal mine Russell Vale colliery due to weak market conditions....

Australia's NSW Government amends mining policy process
01 September 2015 Australia's New South Wales Government has changed its mining policy process in a bid to ensure economic, environmental and social considerations are well-balanced when determining mining...

Barrick Gold forms JV with Zijin Mining
01 September 2015 Barrick Gold has formed a previously announced strategic joint venture (JV) with Chinese mining company Zijin Mining, including a 50% interest sale in Barrick (Niugini) (BNL), for...

New Hope gets conditional approval for $900m Acland coal mine expansion in Australia
01 September 2015 Coal mining company New Hope has secured approval from the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection for its $900m Acland coal mine project expansion near Oakey on the...

August 2015

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Freeport-McMoRan plans $700m reduction in mining capital expenditures for 2016
28 August 2015 Copper and gold producer Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) has announced a $700m reduction in its estimated mining capital expenditures for 2016, citing weak copper...

Watpac to deliver mining services at Hanking Gold’s Axehandle mine in Australia
28 August 2015 Construction and mining contracting company Watpac is set to deliver mining services at Hanking Gold’s new Axehandle Gold mine in the Yilgarn region, Western Australia, under an $80m...

Goldcorp and Teck Resources to combine Chilean projects to create new mine
28 August 2015 Goldcorp and Teck Resources have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) and combine their respective El Morro and Relincho projects in Chile into a single project named Project...

Deals this week: Goldcorp, Lithium Americas, Batero Gold
28 August 2015 Goldcorp signed an agreement to purchase New Gold's 30% interest in the El Morro copper-gold project in Chile....

Ausenco to provide EPC services for BMA’s coal mine in Australia
27 August 2015 Australia-based Ausenco is set to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Coal Mine’s long-term tailings facility located...

Vale to sell Australia’s Integra coal mine to Glencore and Bloomfield
27 August 2015 Brazil-based mining company Vale has announced agreement to sell its Integra coal mine in Australia to Glencore and Bloomfield Group...

Magellan to purchase Troy’s Brazilian gold assets
27 August 2015 Canadian company Magellan Minerals has signed an agreement to purchase Troy Resources’ gold processing plant, associated equipment and mining fleet at its Andorinhas mine in eastern Para...

China’s Fanya Metals Exchange founder Shan Jiuliang abducted for freezing funds
26 August 2015 China’s Fanya Metals Exchange founder Shan Jiuliang was abducted and dragged to the nearest police station by angry investors for freezing...

Maptek launches new laser scanners for underground mine operators
26 August 2015 Australian mining software services provider Maptek has launched new laser scanners for underground mine operators to help improve site safety and survey...

Colorado mining spill: Gold King owner Todd Hennis speaks out
26 August 2015 Todd Hennis has been warning of the risk of a toxic overspill of wastewater in Bonita Peak for more than a decade. What he didn't know was that it would occur at his Gold King mine in Colorado....

Total to pull out from coal production and marketing operations
26 August 2015 French oil and gas company Total has decided to pull out from coal production and marketing, following approval from the South African Government for the sale of its coal mining...


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