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Maca to provide open-pit mining services at Matilda gold project near Wiluna 28 June 2016 Australian contractor Maca has secured a contract worth A$115m ($85.2m) to provide open-pit mining services at Blackham Resources' Matilda gold project near Wiluna....

Macmahon confirms release of kidnapped workers in Nigeria 28 June 2016 Australian mining company Macmahon has confirmed that seven of its workers abducted near its operations in Calabar, Nigeria, have been released....

Lithium Australia and Pilbara Minerals to advance Sileach technology for lithium production 28 June 2016 Lithium Australia and Pilbara Minerals have signed an agreement to advance Sileach technology for potential future production of low-cost lithium carbonate in Western Australia (WA)....

Alcoa makes first shipment of Western Australia bauxite to Chinese refinery 27 June 2016 Alcoa of Australia has started the first shipment of 47,000t parcel of Western Australia (WA) bauxite as part of an export trial approved by the state government last year....

Shanta Gold gets approvals for underground project at New Luika Gold mine in Tanzania 27 June 2016 Shanta Gold has announced that its New Luika Gold mine in Tanzania has secured all necessary approvals for its underground project....

Imperial Metals to resume operations at Mount Polley mine in British Columbia 27 June 2016 Imperial Metals has received authorisation from British Columbia's Ministry of Energy and Mines and Ministry of Environment to return Mount Polley mine to normal operations....

Report: Brazil's precious metal mining industry could be hit by fall in gold and silver 24 June 2016 Gold production in Brazil is expected to drop over the next five years to reach 2.6 million ounces (Moz) by 2020, with silver production also predicted to fall to 707,007oz, according to a...

Centerra Gold’s Kumtor mine in Kyrgyz Republic receives MAE permit 24 June 2016 Canadian company Centerra Gold's Kumtor operation in the Kyrgyz Republic has received its 2016 maximum allowable emissions (MAE) permit from the Kyrgyz Republic State Agency for...

Deals this week: Perseus Mining, Dundee Precious Metals, Barrick Cortez 24 June 2016 Perseus Mining has agreed to raise up to A$102m ($75m) from two deals, comprising a private placement of shares and a separate entitlement offering....

Militants kidnap seven Macmahon mine workers in Nigeria 24 June 2016 Seven workers from Australian mining and engineering company Macmahon have been kidnapped from its operations in Nigeria....

SUEK buys five new Scania trucks for Apsatskiy coal mine 23 June 2016 Russia-based Siberian Coal Energy (SUEK) has purchased five new Scania (Sweden) trucks for its Apsatskiy open-pit mine....

Cameco and Areva to develop uranium resources in Athabasca Basin 23 June 2016 The Athabasca communities, Cameco and Areva Resources Canada have signed an agreement built on the existing impact management deal established in 1999 to develop uranium resources in...

Telstra launches new mining services department 23 June 2016 Australia-based Telstra has launched a new mining services department following the acquisition of mine industry communications technology business from CBO Telecommunications....

University of South Australia and Centrex Metals research into cutting mining costs 22 June 2016 The University of South Australia has formed a collaborative research funding partnership with Centrex Metals to use molten salt technology that is expected to reduce energy and water usage,...

New Jersey Mining gets permits to begin open-pit operations at Golden Chest mine, US 22 June 2016 New Jersey Mining (NJMC) has received the necessary permits to start small-scale open-pit mining operations at its 100%-owned Golden Chest mine near Murray, Idaho, US....

Base Titanium gains licence to explore Kwale mineral sands operations in Kenya 22 June 2016 Australia-based mining firm Base Titanium has secured a licence to explore an expanded area of land surrounding its Kwale mineral sands operations in Kenya....

Rio Tinto to streamline product group structure 21 June 2016 Rio Tinto has announced plans to adjust its product group structure in an attempt to create further efficiencies and help optimise performance....

Kinross Gold suspends operations at Tasiast mine in Mauritania 21 June 2016 Canadian-based Kinross Gold has temporarily suspended mining and processing operations at its Tasiast mine in Mauritania....

Australian mining industry starting to recover, says report 21 June 2016 Australia's mining industry is showing signs of revival for the first time in three years, yet this is expected to be restricted if current government regulations remain, according to a new...

Atlas Copco to deliver autonomous drill rigs for BHP Billiton's iron ore mines 20 June 2016 BHP Billiton has ordered autonomous upgrade packages for 18 drill rigs for its iron ore mines in Western Australia from Sweden-based Atlas Copco....

EPA approves Hinckley Range’s Wingellina nickel project in Australia 20 June 2016 The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) of Western Australia has recommended that the environment minister conditionally approve Hinckley Range's Wingellina nickel project....


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