Asia

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

Australian junior development company Vital Metals has initiated a scoping study to assess the viability of developing an open-pit mining and processing operation on its 100% owned Kollo gold...
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Latin America

Endeavour Silver has entered into a definitive agreement with Canarc Resource Corp. to acquire a 100% interest in Oro Silver Resources, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canarc. Oro Silver owns the El...
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Leading Developments

Rio Tinto’s new CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques unveiled a new executive team that represents seven nationalities and is as diverse as it is experienced. Each new team member has more than 20 years of...

US & Canada

Alcoa announced in early May a new agreement with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) that will improve the competitiveness of Alcoa’s Intalco primary aluminum smelter in Ferndale, Washington, and allow...
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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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