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April 2015

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Triton Minerals and Yichang Xincheng Graphite sign $2bn off-take agreement
01 April 2015 Triton Minerals has signed a $2bn binding off-take agreement with Chinese graphite products company Yichang Xincheng Graphite (YXGC) for its Mozambique Graphite (TMG)...

AngloGold seeks buyer or partner for Cripple Creek & Victor mine in US
01 April 2015 South African mining company AngloGold Ashanti has started a process to find a joint venture partner or buyer for its Cripple Creek & Victor (CC&V) mine in the...

GR Engineering wins contract for Sirius Resources’ processing and paste fill plant facilities
01 April 2015 Sirius Resources has selected GR Engineering Services as the preferred tenderer to design and construct mineral processing and paste fill plant facilities for the company's Nova Nickel...

March 2015

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Coast and Country objects to Adani’s Carmichael mine project in Queensland
31 March 2015 Environmental group Coast and Country has objected to Indian mining company Adani Group's A$16.5bn ($12.5bn) Carmichael Coal mine project in the Galilee Basin in central...

Ascot Resources gets approval for Wonmunna iron ore project in Pilbara, Australia
31 March 2015 Ascot Resources has secured mining approval and associated mine closure plans from the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) for its Wonmunna iron ore project in...

Chile’s University of Santo Tomas to use simulator for mine haul truck training
31 March 2015 The University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Chile is integrating a training simulator into its programme to assist students with mining haul truck...

Liebherr Mining sues former employees for allegedly stealing truck designs
30 March 2015 Equipment manufacturer Liebherr Mining & Construction Equipment has filed a lawsuit against six former employees of its Newport News production plant for stealing thousands of design documents...

Gogebic Taconite withdraws from $1.5bn ferrous mining project in Wisconsin
30 March 2015 The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in the US has received formal notification from the Gogebic Taconite that it is withdrawing from its controversial $1.5bn ferrous mining project...

Southern Copper cancels work at $1.4bn Tia Maria copper mine in Peru
30 March 2015 Southern Copper has scrapped plans for further development of its $1.4bn Tia Maria copper mine project in southern...

Pretium Resources receives approval for $450m Brucejack gold mine in BC
30 March 2015 Pretium Resources has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate from the British Columbia (BC) Minister of the Environment and Minister of Energy and Mines for its $450m Brucejack gold...

Energy Fuels’ La Sal Mines expansion plans in Utah attract environmental concerns
27 March 2015 The Manti-La Sal National Forest in the US is assessing the planned expansion of La Sal Mines Complex, owned by Energy Fuels Resources, following formal objections and claims of...

Codelco’s Distrito Norte mine restarts after flooding
27 March 2015 Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) has resumed operations at its Distrito Norte mines after the company had to shutdown activities due to torrential rain and flooding....

Deals this week: African Thunder Platinum, DNI Metals, Noront Resources
27 March 2015 African Thunder Platinum has completed the acquisition of certain South African PGM assets....

GE delivers trains to transport iron ore from Roy Hill mine in Australia
27 March 2015 GE Transportation is working with Roy Hill mine in Australia's remote Pilbara region to help the mining company haul iron ore in the extreme condition, where temperatures reach 55°C....

New project launched in Europe to design and build robotic underwater mining prototype
26 March 2015 Damen Shipyards Group has launched a new 42-month research and development project to design and build a robotic underwater mining prototype, along with related launch and recovery...

Glencore to cease operations at West Wallsend underground coal mine in Australia
26 March 2015 Glencore has announced its decision to cease operations at its West Wallsend underground coal mine located in Australia, citing weak coal...

Rolls-Royce to supply six diesel generators to seabed mining vessel
26 March 2015 Rolls-Royce is to supply six of its new diesel generator sets to a seabed mining vessel, which is being built to extract copper, gold and silver and ore off the coast of Papua New...

BC Iron awards Viento a mining, crushing and screening contract
25 March 2015 Viento Group's subsidiary entity Viento Contracting Services (VCS) has secured a mining, crushing and screening contract worth about $40m from BC Iron...

Peru police clash with protesters over Southern Copper's $1.4bn Tia Maria mine
25 March 2015 Protestors in Peru's Arequipa region have clashed with police while demonstrating against US-based Southern Copper's $1.4bn Tia Maria mine...

Chile court rejects glacier damage claims against Barrick Gold’s Pascua-Lama project
25 March 2015 Chile's Environmental Court has rejected claims that Barrick Gold's Pascua-Lama project has damaged glaciers in the complex's area of...

Western Australia confirms no royalty rise for the mining industry
25 March 2015 Western Australia Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion has announced that mining royalties will not be raised in the new...