Southern Copper to use ‘greatest efforts’ to build Peru mine

Farmers concerned that the mine will pollute local waters marched this week in the Tambo Valley.

Home is where the mine is

Gold miners put workers’ accommodation high on the agenda.

No mineral royalty hike for Western Australia

Minister Bill Marmion made the announcement after the state conducted a review of its royalty system.

Underneath the chrome

Why Franco-Nevada is playing in the Ring of Fire.

Guinea cancels tender for ex-BHP bauxite permits

The government did not give any reason for cancelling the tender.

Chile mines begin to reopen after heavy rains

Torrential rains in northern Chile since Tuesday have flooded towns and made roads impassable.

Rio CEO to visit troubled Oyu Tolgoi mine

Sam Walsh will visit the Mongolian mine on Sunday, says two people familiar with the matter.

Zambia signals aim to change mining royalties

President Edgar Lungu has directed the finance and mining ministers to change mining royalties by April 8.

Mongolian court upholds $18m fine on SouthGobi

Appeals court has upheld a fine worth nearly $18 million for tax evasion on Toronto-listed SouthGobi.

U.S. SEC spent $2.75m on conflict mineral rules

Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White, revealed this month.

Kenya sees mining law boosting investment interest

The Mining Bill is expected to be passed before the fiscal year ends on June 30.

Was Nevsun’s Bisha mine bombed by Ethiopia?

Nevsun says ‘act of vandalism’ took place at the mine.

Chile court rules Barrick project did not harm glaciers

Environmental Court says the halted Pascua-Lama project has not damaged glaciers within its “area of influence”.

Investors fear for Mongolia’s finances

Despite its vast reserves of gold, copper and coal, weak commodity prices have weighed heavily on finances.

South Africa’s mining strike season beckons

Uncertainty surrounds outcome of wage negotiations.

India’s upper house passes bill to auction mines

India’s mining sector has been mired in controversy over the illegal allocation of resources.

Freeport Indonesia blockade enters 5th day

Output is still halted, but maintenance workers were allowed into the Grasberg site by protesters.

Mayor of small Peru mining town assassinated

Alberto Roque was mayor of Mara, a small Andean town near the proposed $7 billion Las Bambas copper project.

Newmont to get Indonesia export permit extension

Newmont’s copper export permit will be extended for 6 months on Wednesday, says a mines ministry official.
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