Asia

Alacer Gold’s board of directors has approved development of the Çöpler sulphide project at its 80%-owned Çöpler gold mine in Erzincan province, eastern Turkey. The Çöpler mine has been processing...
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Africa

Hummingbird Resources started mobilizing for construction of its Yanfolila gold project in south-west Mali in mid-April, with earthworks scheduled to begin before the end of the month. Initial...
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US & Canada

Coeur Mining has announced an updated and re-scoped mine plan and a preliminary economic assessment for its Kensington gold mine in southeast Alaska. The new plan incorporates mineralization from...
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Brazil's largest mining state, Minas Gerais, imposed a new tax of 2.18 reals ($1.17) per metric on iron ore and other mined ores. For iron ore, it amounts to about 1% of the current price for prompt delivery. It was the second tax levied on the mining industry by a regional government in December. Brazil's Para state, home to of Vale’s Carajas system, imposed a tax of 6.45 reals on iron ore. Legislators in Minas Gerais justified the tax, according to Latinominería, claiming that mining companies should contribute more to the cost of policing their operations.According to Reuters, Vale said the tax was illegal and said it was seeking to contest it.

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