Category: Asia

Zijin Mining Seeks Tier 1 Status

In September, Zijin Mining convened its Sixth Science and Technology Symposium where Chairman Chen Jinghe highlighted the company’s global development over the past 20 years with scientific and technological innovation as a...

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India Will Frame National Mineral Index

By Ajoy K. Das India’s Ministry of Mines has commenced the process of framing a National Mineral Index (NMI) of various minerals, but the mining industry has opposed some of the benchmarks being considered in evolving such an...

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Steppe Gold Starts Up ATO Mine in Mongolia

Steppe Gold has started production and initiated gold and silver sales from its ATO open-pit, heap-leach mine in eastern Mongolia. As of mid-May, the company had sold 5,233 ounces (oz) of gold and 1,372 oz of silver in two...

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Indian Miners Seek Government Bailout

By Ajoy K. Das With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing the Indian mining industry to a grinding halt, miners across the country have sought a bailout package for survival of the industry. “The spread of COVID-19 has created an...

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Kazatomprom Decreases Operations at Uranium Mines

JSC National Atomic Co. Kazatomprom is reducing operational activities across all of its uranium mines for an expected period of three months due to the risks posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to...

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Rusal Invests in Modernizing Smelters

RUSAL, a Russian aluminum producer, will invest RUB 5.2 billion ($86 million) this year in modernizing its Sayanogorsk and Khakas aluminum smelters. The largest projects will be carried out in the Khakas casthouse and the...

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Former Mongolian Prime Minister Faces Charges

Former Prime Minister of Mongolia Chimediin Saikhanbileg is currently facing four charges stemming from his role in negotiating a 2015 agreement with mining firm Rio Tinto for the development and foreign investment in the Oyu...

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Alamos Suspends Activities in Aegean Region

Alamos Gold Inc. reported that it has suspended all construction activities on its Kirazlı project pending the renewal of its Turkish mining concessions which expired on October 13, 2019. Although the mining concessions have not...

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