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Kyrgyzstan launches gold venture with China

This is the second major gold project launched after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Zimbabwe misses first half tax target

Mining royalties and value added tax plunged, reflecting a struggling economy.

Mozambique’s coal rush is officially over

‘At this stage Mozambique is not a coal story any more.’

Freeport may cut output at small N. American mines

The company has announced a cost and spending review amid weak commodity prices.

BHP plans to shed around 100 HQ jobs

The job cuts will gradually see the number of staff in Melbourne drop.

Indonesia, Freeport agree 6-month export permit extension

The country may also lower Freeport’s export tax to 5% from 7.5%.

Ivory Coast power cuts boost Tongon mine costs

Randgold CEO says the persistent power cuts have adversely affected operational costs and output at its Tongon mine.

Rwanda signs mining concessions with 6 firms

Five of the companies awarded concessions are owned locally and one is Indian owned.

SA mines agree to scrap labour brokers after protests

Mine owners in the SA province of Limpopo have agreed to scrap the use of labour brokers to recruit workers.

UN urges Canada to probe mining abuses abroad

Committee voices concern about ‘allegations of human rights abuses by Canadian companies operating abroad.’

Bloodshed seen if strike called at SA gold mines

A pay strike at South African gold companies could result in more violence at the mines.

Arizona Apaches protest planned copper mine

Protested at the US Capitol on Tuesday against a proposed $6 billion copper mine.

Discount brokers turn to apps to wean Indians off gold

Gold’s reputation as a safe haven has been tarnished by dropping prices.

Mines minister appeals for calm after platinum belt protests

Operations affected by disruptions have not yet been disclosed.

Mines minister appeals for calm after platinum belt protests

Operations affected by disruptions have not yet been disclosed.

Arrest warrant issued for ex mining mogul Tinkler

Nathan Tinkler failed to appear in court for questioning over the collapse of his beloved Patinack Farm.

Kenya’s chamber of mines seeks lower power charges

Mining companies want to benefit from ‘cheap, reliable and quality power.’

AMCU sees gold miner pay offer trailing inflation

SA union says five-year pay offer tabled by producers wouldn’t keep pace with inflation.

Zimbabwe’s desperate gold rush poisons children with mercury

Number of women and children in illegal gold mining has grown over the past 5 years.

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