Lydian Received Approvalfor Amulsar in Armenia

Lydian International Ltd. has received approval of the Mining Right for the Amulsar gold project. This represents the final stage of the mining permitting process and grants the company the right to develop the Amulsar project in line with the parameters detailed in the feasibility study. Although Lydian has received various permits in the past, this is the first time that the company will have a Mining Right and EIA aligned with the underlying assumptions of its feasibility study and pending ESIA.


Processing Resumes at Caijiaying in China

Commissioning of the significantly refurbished and upgraded processing facilities at Griffin Mining's Caijiaying zinc-gold project in Henan Province is under way. This process follows the suspension of processing announced on August 13, to provide for the expansion. Two 350,000-metric-ton-per-year (mt/y) primary ball mills, new and larger flotation cells, and increased storage and handling facilities are being commissioned using the crushed ore available.


Oyu Tolgoi Owners Continue Shareholder Talks

Oyu Tolgoi mine operator Turquoise Hill Resources, its parent Rio Tinto and the government of Mongolia reportedly are working together to resolve unsettled shareholder matters and finalize project finance to develop the underground mine at the copper-gold project. TurquoiseHill and Rio Tinto issued a statementsaying they have made an offer to thegovernment to resolve these matters in a manner the company believes "is beneficial to all stakeholders."


China Gold's CSH Mine Set to Double Production

New comminution plant equipment at the  CSH mine.China Gold's CSH Mine Set to Double Production China Gold International Resources Corp. (CGIR) reported that test production runs at the second 30,000-mt/d heap leaching and processing system at its Chang Shan Hao gold mine (CSH mine) in Inner Mongolia, China, have been completed, and the results are in line with expectations. The facilities entered commercial production in October.


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