Latin America

Coeur Mining has announced an updated and re-scoped mine plan and preliminary economic assessment for its Palmarejo silver and gold operations in southwestern Chihuahua state, Mexico. Under the new...
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Africa

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) announced on July 21 that it is offering for sale its Rustenburg and Union mines and its interest in the Pandora joint venture in South Africa. The company is also...
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Asia

Alrosa has commissioned the Udachny underground diamond mine in the Sakha Republic, eastern Russia, at the site of a surface mining operation that began in 1971. Upon reaching its design capacity of 4...
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US & Canada

Cameco reported in mid-July that ground freezing at the Cigar Lake uranium mine project in northern Saskatchewan was not advancing as quickly as expected in some localized areas of the mine. As a...
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Platinum Strikes: Mediation but no Settlement

Strikes by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) against South Africa’s top three platinum mining companies—Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, and Lonmin—were in their 17th week in late May. A new round of talks between the companies and the union, mediated by South Africa’s Labour Court, was initiated on May 21; but, at the end of the day on May 24, the companies issued a joint statement saying no agreement had been reached.

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