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Dogs are barking

‘Every dog has its day’ sounds a bit harsh but when it comes to those base metal resource sector companies focused on zinc, it would have some resonation. Potential big zinc project developer Ironbark Zinc Ltd is certainly feeling the love at the moment, as is Mungana Goldmines Ltd. Full story...

Angst at OT undermines recovering Mongolia

Majority Oyu Tolgoi owner Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd is not the only combatant in the Mongolian government’s most recent stoush over taxes at the world class copper-gold development. An equally dangerous enemy is time. Full story...

Uranium’s mixed outlook picture

The long dark winter for uranium producers, developers and explorers could be set to continue for some years yet but proponents of the energy commodity remain adamant its time will ultimately come. Full story...

Kenya attacks underscore security risks

Sophisticated and relatively large-scale attacks on civilians in coastal regions in June and July 2014 point to a further deterioration in Kenya’s security situation. The assaults – almost all of which have been claimed by Somali militant group al-Shabaab – have killed over 98 people since June 2014, according to the Maplecroft Terrorism and Security Dashboard. Full story...

Could 2D material fuel 3D printing boom?

The purchase of a graphene sample by a 3D printing company this week highlighted the potential for one of the mining world’s newest products to power disruptive technology. Full story...

MJ’s LinkedIn group hits 10,000 members

Today, Mining News & Networking, Aspermont’s LinkedIn group dedicated to the mining industry, reached a landmark with the arrival of its 10,000th member Full story...

To delist, or not to delist

Bullabulling Gold Ltd and Talvivaara Mining Company plc have said they plan to delist from the London Stock Exchange. These stories provide media-grabbing headlines. But are many mining companies leaving the London market and, if so, why? Full story...

Zacatecas biosphere won’t hit miners, Conanp says

A planned biosphere reserve in Mexico’s Zacatecas state will not impact mining companies and their respective operations, according to the country’s head of protected natural areas commission (Conanp), Luis Fueyo. Full story...

One giant leap for GHD

GHD, an Australia-based project management and engineering consultancy with global reach, has just got bigger by swallowing smaller rival CRA to create a firm with turnover of more than A$1.5bn (US$1.4 billion). One of its biggest priorities is to fatten up its mining-industry client book as it looks to lock in synergies and expand its geographic footprint. Full story...

Telco looks for stronger mining connection

When he looks at a map of the world, Tim Passingham sees significant gaps in continental fibre-optic telecommunications networks, and not surprisingly plenty of empty territory around the major mines of the future. Yet he doesn’t see big holes in the strategic visions many top miners have for high-tech remote operations centres and ‘connected’ sites. Full story...

The key to exploration success

When so many companies and their geologists struggle to make any sort of discovery through their corporate life, how is it that Sirius Resources NL was this week reporting a potential second significant-looking discovery? Albeit with ‘potential second’ being the operative words. Full story...

Carvill speaks up for Kenmare

Michael Carvill, the 53-year old Irish founder and CEO of mineral sands producer Kenmare Resources Plc, doesn’t mince his words. “With these prices, I don’t believe any single titanium mineral sands miner is producing a healthy EBITDA from their mineral sands activity. Full story...
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Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
Midway Gold is an emerging, near-term gold producer on track to bring its first million-ounce project, the Pan mine, to production in 2014
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