Leading Developments

BHP Billiton announced the shipment of its billionth ton of iron ore to China last week in a Shanghai ceremony attended by industry associations, partners and suppliers; the Melbourne,...

Latin America

Canadian junior company NGEx Resources reported the results of a positive preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of its 60% owned Los Helados copper project in the Atacama Region of northern Chile....
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Africa

London Mining, owner and operator of the Marampa iron ore mine in Sierra Leone, announced on October 16 that, “Following a longer than expected period of negotiations between the senior lenders and...
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Asia

After a six-year wait, India’s largest iron ore miner, NMDC Ltd., has gained access to new iron ore reserves in the central Indian province of Chhattisgarh, an official in the ministry of mines...
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US & Canada

Areva Resources Canada and Cameco announced in early October that the McClean Lake mill had begun producing uranium concentrate from the high-grade Cigar Lake mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The...
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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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