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August’s top stories: Total exits coal production, Queensland clears Abbot Point

Total pulled out of coal production and marketing following approval from the South African Government for the sale of its mining operations, University of Pretoria opened virtual and augmented mine design centre, while Queensland cleared Abbot Point coal port project. wraps-up the key headlines from August 2015.

June’s top stories: Harmony Gold 3,000 job cuts, PotashCorp bid for K+S

Harmony Gold revealed plans to cut more than 3,000 jobs at its Doornkop mine over falling prices and increasing costs, Glencore sells Australia’s Cosmos nickel mine to Western Areas, and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has made a bid to acquire K+S Aktiengesellschaft for around $8bn. wraps-up the key headlines from June 2015.

May’s top stories: China’s $16bn gold mining fund, Lonmin 3,500 job cuts

China established a $16bn fund for gold mines to increase the country’s trade influence of the metal, Lonmin planned 3,500 jobs cut across its South African mines, and Ericsson announced plans to begin a pilot project using 5G technology in Sweden to improve mine safety, wraps-up the key headlines from May 2015.

Patriot Coal files for bankruptcy protection again in US

Patriot Coal has filed for bankruptcy protection again in the US Bankruptcy Court of Richmond, Virginia, citing a drop in demand for coal.

Operations halted at Bokoni platinum mine in South Africa following protest

Operations at Bokoni Platinum Mine in South Africa have been hit after protests at the mine site by local residents.

Crocodile Gold and Newmarket Gold agree to merge

Crocodile Gold and Newmarket Gold have agreed to merge their operations, to create a new mid-tier gold producer.

Baroka Platinum considers acquiring Atlatsa’s stake in Bokoni mine

Baroka Tribal Mining’s unit Baroka Platinum is reportedly planning to acquire Atlatsa Resources’ 51% stake in Bokoni platinum mine in Limpopo province, South Africa.

Nunavut advisory board blocks Areva’s $2.1bn uranium project in Canada

The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) has recommended blocking Areva Resources Canada’s $2.1bn Kiggavik uranium mine project.

Ramelius gains approval for Kathleen Valley gold project in Western Australia

Ramelius Resources has secured the relevant statutory approvals to mine at its Kathleen Valley gold project, located 50km north of Leinster in Western Australia.

China and India may partner for seabed mineral exploration in Indian Ocean

China has offered to partner with India on seabed mining in the Indian Ocean, which is believed to host expensive minerals.