Copper Miners Take the Stage at Perumin 2017

As a mining country, Peru has long been associated with gold mining until recently. With a major expansion at Cerro Verde and the commissioning of the Las Bambas mine, Peru is now ranked as the second largest copper producer behind Chile, it’s longtime southern rival. Executives from both copper mines made presentations this week at the Perumin 2017 Mining Convention, which took place at the National University of San Agustín in Arequipa.

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Minnesota Releases Draft Dam Safety Permits for PolyMet Project

Late last week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released two draft dam safety permits and a draft public waters work permit for public review and comment. These are two of the major permits Polymet Mining needed to build and operate its NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project in northeastern Minnesota. The draft public waters work permit is required for a culvert extension to widen Dunka Road, the connecting road between the plant and mine site.

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Greece Grants Some Permits for Eldorado

Following the announcement last week that it planned to suspend investments in its Greek gold mining operations, Eldorado Gold said it has entered into “constructive dialogue” with the Greek Ministry of Energy and Environment (MoE) with respect to the development of Hellas Gold’s, Kassandra mine, located in Halkidiki. The Kassandra assets, which include the Skouries and Olympias projects and the Stratoni mine, were permitted under one single Environment Impact Study (EIS) approved in 2011 by the Greek state.

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Cadia East PC1 Production Begins Again

The remediation and upgrade work required to recommence use of Cadia East’s Panel Cave 1 (PC1) crusher chamber has been completed to a standard consistent with Newcrest’s emphasis on safe, strong and sustainable operations. Extraction of ore has now recommenced from two extraction drives in PC1.

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