Asia

Thai Government Lifts Suspension of Chatree Mine Recently, representatives of Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd. met with representatives of the Royal Thai Government to discuss a possible settlement of...
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Africa

DFS Supports Development of Ivanhoe’s Platreef Project Ivanhoe Mines has released positive results from an independent definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the planned first phase of its Platreef...
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Latin America

BHP Approves Investment to Expand Life of Spence Copper Mine In mid-August, BHP approved a $2.46 billion Capex investment for the Spence Growth Option (SGO) at the Spence open-pit copper mine in...
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Leading Developments

American Creek Resources Ltd. has initiated an exploration program on its Dunwell Mine group of properties, located in the “Golden Triangle,” 7 kilometers (km) northeast of Stewart, British...

US & Canada

Newrange Starts Geophysical Surveys at Pamlico in Nevada MPX Geophysics has started flying high-resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric surveys at Newrange Gold’s high-grade Pamlico gold...
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Europe

Boliden: Mine Production Attains Record Level Boliden’s first quarter report was characterized by strong levels of mined production and stable production at the copper smelters. “The metal prices...
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Australia & Oceania


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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