All articles by Divya Tirumalaraju

Divya Tirumalaraju

AngloGold Ashanti closes South African mine after 164 contract Covid-19

AngloGold Ashanti has temporarily closed its Mponeng mine in South Africa after 164 workers tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus infection.

Iconic Minerals secures approval for drill hole in Nevada, US

The Division of Minerals in Nevada, US, has granted approval to exploration company Iconic Minerals to drill a deep hole at the Bonnie Claire Project in the state’s southern region.

Coal mine accident kills six people in Georgia

A collapsed coal mine ceiling in west Georgia has resulted in the deaths of six miners, while injuring three others.

Orion gets two prospecting rights for Prieska strike extension

Orion Minerals subsidiaries Vardocube and Bartotrax have secured prospecting rights for strike extensions at important contiguous areas around the Prieska zinc-copper deposit located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Teck Resources raises stake in Quebrada Blanca to 90 percent

Canadian mining company Teck Resources has raised its stake in the Quebrada Blanca copper mine to 90% by acquiring Chilean company Inversiones Mineras, which held a 13.5% stake in operating company Compañía Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca (QBSA).

Anglo American ceases iron ore project in Brazil over pipeline leak

Anglo American has temporarily suspended the Minas-Rio iron ore project in Brazil to carry out a complete check-up of the associated 529km pipeline following a reported leak.

OZ Minerals’ A$916m Carrapateena project receives final approvals

Mining company OZ Minerals has obtained final approval from the state and federal governments for its A$916m Carrapateena copper gold project, located nearly 160km north of Port Augusta in South Australia.

Cleveland-Cliffs to build new $700m HBI plant in Ohio, US

US-based iron ore mining company Cleveland-Cliffs is set to build a new plant, valued at $700m, for the production of hot-briquetted iron (HBI) in Toledo, Ohio.

Australia allocates A$50m for exploration and drilling research

The Government of Australia has awarded a A$50m grant for exploration and research in order to better equip the mining and resources sector to deal with future challenges.

February’s top news stories

British Columbia (BC) established a 12-member mining jobs taskforce in an attempt to strengthen the industry in the province by helping ensure job security and viable mines. New Century Resources selected National Pump & Energy (NPE) and Paragon Tailings as the preferred contractors for hydraulic mining service works at the Century zinc mine tailings deposit in Queensland, Australia. wraps up the key headlines from February 2018.