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Xstrata approves US$649m Canadian nickel projects

Xstrata plc has approved two nickel projects in Canada totalling US$649 million. A US$530 million...

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02 AUGUST 2011

Australia: Performance under pressures

Over the past six months the attention of the Australian minerals sector has been dominated by political...


22 JULY 2011

Brazil: strength to strength

Last year was a good year for Brazil, and it proved to be the best of the recent booming years so far...

No limits

AUSTRALIA’S first coal-centric training facility is expected to begin construction in about two years....


13 JULY 2011

White-collar protest

THE Hunter Valley anti-mining protestor no longer just comes sporting dreddies and chaining themselves...


07 JULY 2011

Turning tides

ANNOYING and money wasting is how many in the coal industry view the antics of anti-coal protestors in...


07 JULY 2011

Hodges joins African coal rush

JUNIOR explorer Hodges Exploration is well aware of the challenges facing coal aspirants in southern...


07 JULY 2011

Minmetals invests

China Minmetals Corp has bought a stake in Sama Resources Inc, a West African nickel-copper explorer....


01 JULY 2011

New phase for failed bolts investigation

A DECADE ago a few Australian underground coal mines started finding failed roof bolts due to stress...


27 JUNE 2011

View from above

SATELLITE data could prove an invaluable tool for assessing subsidence and rehabilitation for mining...


27 JUNE 2011

Indonesia: a country of contradictions

Indonesia's GDP expanded 6.1% in 2010, compared with 4.5% in 2009. The World Bank forecasts 6.4% growth...


24 JUNE 2011

Drilling may change Xanadu story

LESS than 24 hours after formally completing its acquisition of the Nuurstei coking coal prospect in...


23 JUNE 2011