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Whitehaven starts shipping coal from Maules Creek mine in NSW
18 December 2014 Whitehaven Coal has started transporting coal from its Maules Creek in New South Wales (NSW) earlier than...

Baroka to offer $385m for Amplats’ Bokoni mine stake
18 December 2014 South African platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has received a ZAR4.5bn ($385m) offer from Baroka Tribal Mining for its 49% stake in Bokoni mine....

Coeur Mining to acquire Paramount for $146m
18 December 2014 Coeur Mining has agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Paramount Gold and Silver in a transaction valued at...

China to cut coal export tariffs
17 December 2014 China is to cut export tariffs on coal from 1 January 2015, as part of the country's efforts to re-order trade and foster economic growth....

Gold Mining to acquire Riverstone Resources' mining tenement in Australia
17 December 2014 US-based Gold Mining has signed an agreement with Riverstone Resources to acquire a 24-acre mining tenement in Queensland,...

SunCoke Energy to downsize coal mining business
17 December 2014 SunCoke Energy is to implement a phased plan to scale-back its coal mining business in a bid to focus on its core competencies of processing and handling raw materials for industrial...

Harmony Gold and Newcrest to invest $2.3bn in Papua New Guinea mine development
16 December 2014 Harmony Gold Mining and Newcrest Mining are set to invest $2.3bn in developing their Golpu deposit in Papua New...

Hitachi to use Nissan’s situational awareness technology for mining trucks
16 December 2014 Hitachi Construction Machinery is set to use Nissan Motor's around view monitor (AVM) and moving object detection (MOD) technology for its trucks, following a licencing...

Striking workers at Antamina copper and zinc mine in Peru resume work
16 December 2014 The labour union of Antamina Antamina copper-zinc mine in Peru SUTRACOMASA has ended a strike that has been ongoing since 10 December and is set to resume to...

Gas explosion at Xingyun Colliery kills ten workers
15 December 2014 An underground gas explosion at the Xingyun Colliery in China has killed at least ten mine workers....

US Land swap bill clears $6bn Resolution copper mine of Rio Tinto and BHP in Arizona
15 December 2014 Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton have received clearance from the US Congress to swap land with the government, allowing the companies to build a $6bn copper mine in Arizona. ...

Glencore mulls sale of nickel and cobalt projects in WA
15 December 2014 Mining major Glencore has announced plans to sell some of its nickel and cobalt projects due to lower prices....

Strateco Resources files $190m lawsuit against Quebec Government
12 December 2014 Mining company Strateco Resources has filed a C$189.9m ($190m) lawsuit against the Quebec Government, seeking damages for the loss of its investment in the Matoush...

Deals this week: Wildcat Exploration, Red Pine Exploration, Xmet
12 December 2014 Wildcat Exploration and Doe Run Canadian Exploration have extended their Wildcat-Doe Run Canadian Exploration Alliance agreement beyond the initial two-year...

NMDC consortium to acquire stake in Acron’s $2bn potash mine project
12 December 2014 A consortium led by Indian mining company NMDC has signed a memorandum of understanding with Russian fertiliser producer Acron to acquire a 30% stake in its $2bn potash mine...

Avocet Mining halts production at Inata mine in Burkina Faso
11 December 2014 West African gold mining and exploration company Avocet Mining has ceased operations at its Inata mine in Burkina Faso due to an illegal labour...

Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef project workforce in South Africa exceeds 650
11 December 2014 The total workforce engaged on Ivanhoe Mines' Platreef development project on Bushveld's Northern Limb in the Limpopo province exceeds 650 men and women, following the resumption of...

Thompson Creek suspends operations at Endako mine in British Columbia
11 December 2014 Mining company Thompson Creek Metals and its joint venture partner Sojitz Moly Resources have agreed to suspend operations at the Endako molybdenum mine near Fraser Lake, British...

Rio Tinto selects Active Navigation software to support data management
10 December 2014 Mining major Rio Tinto has signed a global agreement with Active Navigation to triage and support the management of its unstructured digital...

BHP Billiton's $15bn demerged unit may be named South32
10 December 2014 BHP Billiton has proposed to name its demerged company as South32, which will hold its non-core assets worth about...

South Africa announces new streamlined mining licence process
10 December 2014 South Africa's Government has started the roll-out of its One Environmental System in a bid to streamline the licencing processes for mining, environmental authorisations and water...