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Deals this week: Goldcorp, Tarsis Resources, Silver Bull Resources
30 January 2015 Goldcorp has completed the previously announced purchase of 7,320,200 common shares of Probe Mines and 2,347,951 warrants to purchase common shares of Probe from Agnico Eagle...

Rio Tinto may close Murowa Diamond mine in Zimbabwe
30 January 2015 Rio Tinto Group has announced that it may close its Murowa Diamond mine in Mazvihwa, south-central Zimbabwe, citing the regime of taxes announced by the...

Mining companies must focus on worker talent, says Ernst & Young report
30 January 2015 A new report from Ernst & Young suggests that the end of the mining boom is not victory over skilled mining talent advising mining companies maintain a focus on talent management to reduce...

BHP Billiton to cut jobs at Olympic Dam in South Australia
30 January 2015 BHP Billiton is to cut jobs at its Olympic Dam project in South Australia amidst a slump in commodity...

Glencore to close several coal mines in South Africa
29 January 2015 Glencore is considering shutting some of its coal mining operations in South Africa due to a slump in commodity...

Oz Minerals and South Australia to invest in new research partnership
29 January 2015 Oz Minerals and the South Australian Government have signed an A$10m deal where the mining company will relocate its head office from Melbourne to Adelaide, in a bid to reduce costs and move...

Indian Government to sell 10% stake in Coal India
29 January 2015 The Indian Government is to sell up to 10% of Coal India in a bid to raise around Rs240bn ($3.9bn) at the current market price, to bridge its fiscal...

Anglo American produces 48.9Mt of iron ore in 2014
29 January 2015 Anglo American records production of 48.9 million tonnes (Mt) of iron ore in 2014, which is said to exceed the company's anticipated output of 45Mt to...

KWG Resources and Cliffs Natural Resources land dispute goes to court of appeal
28 January 2015 A subsidiary of KWG Resources, Canada Chrome (CCC), has received an Order of the Court of Appeal of Ontario, which granted leave to appeal against the decision of the Divisional Court of...

Mining significantly contributes to small and middle-income countries, report
28 January 2015 A new ICMM report has unveiled the importance of mining and suggests that its role in national economies will build an understanding of the scope, scale, impact and potential of the industry...

Cliffs Natural Resources commences restructuring process at Bloom Lake mine
28 January 2015 Cliffs Natural Resources has announced that Bloom Lake General Partner and some of its affiliates, including Cliffs Qu├ębec Iron Mining, have begun restructuring proceedings in Montreal,...

Sable Mining signs deal to export iron ore from Nimba project through Liberia
27 January 2015 A subsidiary of Sable Mining, West Africa Exploration (WAE) has signed a deal with Liberia to allow the export of iron ore through the country from its Nimba iron ore project in south-east Guinea....

Rio Tinto proposes dropping the $1.6bn royalty from Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia
27 January 2015 Rio Tinto has offered to forgo the $1.6bn royalty it would earn from the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia, in an attempt to resolve its dispute with the...

Sirius Resources starts construction on Nova mine in Australia
27 January 2015 Australia-based Sirius Resources has commenced work on its Nova nickel-copper project near...

Anglo American may divest more coal assets in Australia
26 January 2015 Anglo American is considering selling some of its Australian coal assets to boost profitability amist falling commodity...

Coal mining simulator facility to be built in Southern Illinois
26 January 2015 Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) and Illinois Eastern Community College (IECC) have announced plans to construct a coal mine safety training simulation facility in Southern...

Arrium to close South Australian iron ore mining operations
23 January 2015 Arrium has announced plans to close its iron ore mining operation in South Australia, resulting in the loss of almost 600...

Deals this week: IAMGOLD, Duluth Metals, General Moly
23 January 2015 IAMGOLD has completed the sale of its Niobec mine to a group of companies led by Magris...

New World Resources plans to revive Debiensko mine in Poland
23 January 2015 New World Resources (NWR) has completed a positive pre-feasibility study for the Debiensko project in Poland, undertaken by DMT Consulting and is exploring plans to finance a mine...

Norilsk Nickel starts pilot operations at Talnakh concentrator plant
23 January 2015 Russia-based nickel and palladium miner Norilsk Nickel has commenced pilot operations at its Arctic-based Talnakh concentrator plant, following stage one of an upgrade worth more than RUR3bn...

Freeport-McMoRan to invest $17bn in new copper smelter in Indonesia
22 January 2015 Freeport-McMoRan has announced plans to build a copper smelter and develop its gold and copper mines in East Java, Indonesia, with an investment of around...