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Strike forces First Quantum to halt operations at Guelb Moghrein mine in Mauritania
19 September 2014 A strike by unionised employees has forced First Quantum Minerals to temporarily halt operations at its Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in...

Gold Fields plans to purchase new low-cost gold mines
19 September 2014 South Africa-based Gold Fields is planning to buy new gold mines that are already in production, with the aim of increasing its...

Deals this week: Santacruz Silver Mining, Minera Gold, Pacific Ridge and more
19 September 2014 Santacruz Silver Mining has signed a pre-paid silver purchase agreement with JMET to sell 4.635 million ounces of silver for $28.4m until August...

Uranium Energy reveals PEA results of Anderson project in Arizona
18 September 2014 Uranium Energy has received the results of the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Anderson project near Phoenix,...

PotashCorp may increase production capacity at Canadian mines
18 September 2014 Canada-based Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) may increase production at its Canadian mines from around 9.2 million tonnes (Mt) this year to 11Mt of potash a year by...

Stamigold to expand production at Biharamulo gold mine in Tanzania
18 September 2014 Tanzania's state mining (SMC) subsidiary Stamigold is planning to expand production at its Biharamulo gold mine to reach 40,000oz of gold in...

China to ban import and sale of low-quality coal in country
17 September 2014 China is set to ban the import and sale of coal containing high ash and sulphur levels from 2015 with the aim of tackling air pollution in the country, according to the National Development...

Jharkhand Government in India closes Hindalco’s five bauxite mines
17 September 2014 The Jharkhand Government in India has closed five of Hindalco Industries' bauxite mines under the central government's directive to shut down mines operating under temporary...

Vital Metals completes feasibility study for Watershed project in Queensland
17 September 2014 Australia-based Vital Metals has completed the definitive feasibility study (DFS) at its Watershed tungsten project in Queensland, which confirmed that the mine is technically feasible...

Escondida copper mine workers union call for strike in Chile
16 September 2014 A labour union at Chile's Escondida copper mine Sindicato No. 1 has called for a strike from 22 to 24 September over demands to improve working conditions at the...

AngloGold drops plans to demerge non-South African assets
16 September 2014 Mining giant AngloGold Ashanti has dropped its plans to demerge some of its non-South African assets and create a new UK-listed company after shareholders expressed concerns about aspects of...

Russia and Zimbabwe to jointly develop new platinum mine
16 September 2014 Russia and Zimbabwe are to sign a deal to jointly develop a new platinum mine in the Darwendale district of Zimbabwe, Russian trade minister Denis Manturov and Zimbabwean foreign...

Anglo American puts Peace River Coal operations in Canada under maintenance
15 September 2014 Anglo American will put one of its Peace River Coal operations, Trend mine, on care and maintenance after being affected by a series of issues, including declining prices of metallurgical...

Barminco extends mining contract with Western Areas in Australia
15 September 2014 Australia-based Barminco has extended its mining contract with Western Areas for the Spotted Quoll and Flying Fox nickel mines in Western...

Mongolia resolves tax dispute with Rio Tinto by reducing tax claim
15 September 2014 The Mongolian Government has resolved its tax dispute with Rio Tinto by reducing its tax claims from $130m to $30m, clearing the way for the $4bn expansion of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold...

AMCI and POSCO sign deal to support $7bn iron ore project in Australia
12 September 2014 South Korean steel giant POSCO and private investor American Metals & Coal International (AMCI) have agreed to support China's Baosteel and Australian transport and logistics firm Aurizon to...

Grupo Mexico to spend $151m on toxic spill clean-up at Buenavista copper mine
12 September 2014 Grupo Mexico and its subsidiaries have agreed to spend $151m to clean-up the toxic spill at its Buenavista del Cobre copper mine in Sonara last...

Deals this week: Fresnillo, Vanguard Mining, Taseko Mines and more
12 September 2014 Fresnillo has signed an agreement to buy a 44% stake in the Penmont joint venture (JV) from Newmont Mining for $450m in...

AngloGold to demerge non-South African assets
11 September 2014 Mining giant AngloGold Ashanti is planning to demerge some of its non-South African assets into a newly created UK-based...

New Queensland mining law prevents opposition from environmental groups
11 September 2014 Queensland has passed a controversial Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014, which will prevent environmental groups from opposing proposed mining...

NSW Government invites six firms to apply for uranium exploration licences
11 September 2014 New South Wales (NSW) Government has invited six firms to apply for the right to explore uranium in the state through expression of interest (EOI)...