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October 2014

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US court upholds 20-year ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon
01 October 2014 A US federal court has upheld the 20-year uranium mining ban on one million acres of land near the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the...

Anglo American gets licence for Minas-Rio iron ore mining project in Brazil
01 October 2014 Mining giant Anglo American has received a licence from Brazil's environmental agency Ibama to start production at the Minas-Rio iron ore mine and processing plant in the Minas Gerais...

Newmont resumes copper exports from Indonesia after a nine-month gap
01 October 2014 The Indonesian arm of Newmont Mining, PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PTNNT), has exported the first consignment of copper concentrate this week, ending a nine-month impasse in the...

September 2014

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Ontario Government to fund mining research projects in Sudbury
30 September 2014 The Ontario Government will invest around $900,000 on mining-related industry research in the Canadian city of Sudbury to generate jobs, reduce operating costs and enhance the safety of mine...

Australian regulator approves life extension of BHP’s Mount Arthur coal mine
30 September 2014 Australia's Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) has accepted a modified proposal made by BHP Billiton for the extension of the life of its Mount Arthur coal mine in Hunter...

Sumitomo and Vale to close Isaac Plains coal mine in Australia
30 September 2014 Sumitomo Corp and Vale have decided to close the Issac Plains coal mine in Queensland, Australia, due to coal prices declining to a 'level below the initially anticipated...

Exxaro to spend more than $1bn on Grootegeluk mine in South Africa
29 September 2014 Coal and iron ore company Exxaro plans to spend ZAR16.1bn ($1.4bn) on its Grootegeluk mine in Waterberg, South Africa, over the next five...

Freeport suspends work at Indonesian mine after four workers killed in accident
29 September 2014 Freeport-McMoRan has temporarily halted work at its Grasberg mine in Indonesia after four workers died in a vehicle collision at the...

Tanzania to start work on $3bn mining and power project next year
29 September 2014 Tanzania will begin construction on its coal and iron ore mine projects located 900km south-west of Dar es Salaam, in...

Anglo American gains environmental approval for slurry pipe at Minas Rio in Brazil
26 September 2014 Mining giant Anglo American has received approval from Brazil's environmental agency Ibama to operate a slurry pipe at its Minas Rio iron ore project in Brazil, which is expected to cost...

Deals this week: Mitsui, El Capitan Precious Metals, Geovic Mining and more
26 September 2014 Mitsui has signed at deal to sell its 25% stake in the Silver Bell Mining to AR Silver Bell, a subsidiary of Asarco, which is owned by Grupo...

Australia approves Adani Mining’s $1.94bn North Galilee Basin rail project
26 September 2014 The Australian federal Government has approved the construction of a new 310km railway line for Adani Mining's $15bn coal mine in...

Indian Supreme Court cancels 214 coal mining licences
25 September 2014 The Supreme Court of India has cancelled 214 of the 218 coal mining licences awarded by the government between 1993 and...

BHP Billiton plans London listing for new metals and mining company
25 September 2014 BHP Billiton is looking at a London listing for its planned metals and mining company, which will be created from demerging some of its non-performing assets, including the aluminium, bauxite...

Rio Tinto to use 3D mapping technology to improve mineral recovery
25 September 2014 Rio Tinto will launch a new three dimensional (3D) mapping technology, RTVis, to improve productivity and reduce costs at its...

London Mining in dispute with Glencore over iron ore payments
24 September 2014 UK-based London Mining has announced that it is in a dispute with Glencore over payments relating to iron ore mined in Sierra Leone,...

Lundin Mining begins production at $400m Eagle project in Michigan
24 September 2014 Canada-based Lundin Mining has started commercial production at its $400m Eagle nickel-copper mine in Michigan,...

Polish mine workers protest against coal imports from Russia
24 September 2014 Around 200 mine workers in Poland are protesting against importing coal from Russia by blocking the trains carrying coal at a border passage in northern...

BMA to cut 700 jobs at coal mines in Queensland
23 September 2014 BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is planning to cut 700 jobs at its central Queensland mines in Australia due to challenging market...

Tasmania approves Australian Bauxite’s first mining lease at Bald Hill
23 September 2014 The Tasmania Government has approved Australian Bauxite's (ABx) first mining lease at the Bald Hill...

Gold Reserve wins Brisas dispute against Venezuela for $740m
23 September 2014 World Bank International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ruled that Venezuela must pay $740.3m to Gold Reserve for cancelling the Las Brisas gold...


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