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Analysts say increased royalty rates on minerals including iron ore, copper and bauxite will raise costs for miners and metal producers.
The country’s biggest refiner, MMTC-PAMP India, reckons controls on gold imports will probably be permanent.
Clive Palmer was rebuked for a tirade against China, in which he said its government wants to take over Australia’s resources.
British Columbia’s mines ministry has ordered independent review of all mine tailings dams in the province to be completed no later than December 4th.
An internal mining industry memo reportedly says the B.C. government may order independent inspections of 60 mine tailings sites in the province.
Political headaches involving the Bougainville Government have Rio Tinto reconsidering its options for the big Panguna copper/gold mine, shut down some 25 years ago.
Peru hopes to ease local opposition to the stalled Santa Ana silver mine and avoid a costly legal battle.
After 6 years as the chief spokesman for the Nevada Mining industry in an increasingly hostile political and financial environment, Tim Crowley has decided to move on.
The expansion of the Oyu Tolgoi mine will resume once the outstanding shareholder issues, including tax claims, are resolved.
Cyril Ramaphosa says Lonmin, unions and the government were all to blame for the deaths of 44 miners at the Marikana mine in 2012.
Domestic coal shortages are prompting India’s National Aluminium to plan construction of its $3bn smelter complex abroad, possibly in Iran.
Alaska’s senior U.S. senator asked the U.S. Secretary of State to encourage Canada to formally investigate potential transboundary rivers impact of mining disasters.
The country effectively halted all but processed metal shipments in January in an effort to force miners to build smelters.
Newspaper reports say South Africa’s department of mineral resources sent Gold Fields a letter expressing concern about its social and labour plans.
The steelmaker has been working on an expansion project that will increase exports to 15 million tonnes of iron ore.
The gold miner, active in Liberia and Cameroon, added there were no reported or suspected cases of the virus across its operations.
A top ranking customs official deaths of unnatural causes, but it's unclear if the death is linked to port fraud inquiry.
Production at its Grasberg mining complex is already back to normal levels, says Freeport Indonesia CEO Rozik Soetjipto.
Gary Goldberg says Newmont will seek interim injunctive relief from the international arbitration panel to reopen the Batu Hijau mine.
MCC shut its Ramu nickel/cobalt mine this week after it was attacked by villagers on Monday.
Head of the Colombian Mining Association says clearer mining rules could add 1.5% points to Colombia growth each year.
More than 15,000 Oregonians have signed a petition advocating the withdrawal of lands, located in SW Oregon watersheds, from mining and exploration.
The massive mine tailings spill at Mount Polley is already generating anti-mining project buzz among environmental and Aboriginal groups.
Sierra Rutile has begun screening its workers for early signs of Ebola, put travel restrictions in place and limited access to its West African operations.
The first environmental plan for the Tia Maria project was rejected during the previous presidential administration.
Peru’s Supreme Court has apparently announced its decision that Doe Run must pay $163 million under its contractual obligations at the La Oroya complex.
The dwindling ranks of geosciences professionals has impaired mining companies’ ability to quickly respond to surges in precious metals prices.
The government issued a stern warning to Gecamines last year against selling the country's assets without its approval.
Vedanta can offer up to $3.5b to buy residual stakes in mines it already owns.
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