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The CCMA claims the Chamber of Mines has put wage talks in jeopardy after an official from the lobby group accused the facilitator of incompetence.
President Jacob Zuma says the state will not take sides in a wage strike that has halted output at the world’s largest platinum mines for more than 6 weeks.
Plans by billionaire owners of Hindalco and Essar Energy to mine coal in Mahan have been stalled to seek permission from villagers again.
A Guinean review into ownership of the Simandou deposit has recommended seizing mining rights owned by a venture of BSGR and Vale.
According to industry insiders, some of the changes to South Africa's minerals legislation that were passed yesterday will have a major impact on its petroleum sector.
African government efforts to force mining firms to process minerals before export may backfire as they come up against declining commodity prices.
The company says the power rationing in the DRC will not affect its Tenke mine operations in the short term.
In a wrap of PDAC 2014, we highlight standout themes and trends - from the role of private equity to controversy of permitting in Canada.
The potential political and economic fallout between Russia and the West over Ukraine and Crimea could have a major destabilising effect on the global economy and give a further boost to the gold price.
While the impact of the utility's request that key industrial customers cut power usage by 10% could have serious long term implications, miners say as yet there is little impact on production.
The deficit was $4.2 billion in October through December, compared with $5.2 billion for the prior quarter, says the Reserve Bank of India.
Coal thefts across the Indonesian archipelago totalled about $6 billion last year, a local industry group estimates.
Miners have been told to halt any project expansion requiring more power amid a shortage that will take years to resolve, government documents show.
The finance ministry says the country is holding gold coins valued at $501,390 as its only reserves, highlighting the parlous state of its finances.
The country is eyeing investments into its long-neglected gold sector as part of a strategy to rebuild its economy after a decade of political turmoil.
Alpha Natural Resources has also agreed to spend $200 million on treatment and system-wide upgrades to reduce water pollution at mining and processing plants in five states.
Alleged iron ore smuggling by Mexico’s Knights Templar drug cartel in Michoacán has reportedly netted criminals around $15 per tonne of ore exported to China, officials estimate.
South Africa is not cut out for smaller, better-paid mining sector, says mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu.
A moratorium on new mining exploration licenses in Mongolia could be lifted during the spring session of parliament, says Mongolia's mines minister.
Although construction of the Pascua-Lama project is still suspended, a Chilean court has nullified a record environmental fine imposed on Barrick.
MSHA’s funding for mine health safety enforcement largely remains intact, while the BLM expects fees on miners and explorers to “fully offset” hardrock mining program administrative costs.
The union has revised its wage demands to the world's top platinum producers, in its first major concession as a sector-wide strike rumbles on.
While there is no doubt that not every mine should be built, the manner in which the government of Canada has dealt with the issue raises significant questions.
An easing of the tensions in the Ukraine could see gold’s recent gains negated, but it is longer term factors like the state of the U.S. economy and Chinese demand which will set the gold price pattern for the year ahead.
Advocates of the "ethical gold" initiative say it is aimed at reducing the harmful impact of illegal mining in mineral-rich developing countries.
Last year, the government raised import duty on gold to a record 10% and tied gold consumption to exports of gold jewellery to bolster external finances.
More than 400 federal agents, police and military personnel raided 11 sites around the Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas and seized minerals without proper documentation.
The Kyrgyz Republic, Venezuela, the Philippines and a few Argentinian provinces are difficult environments for mining and explorations, says the latest Fraser Institute mining survey.
While in poor countries mining is seen as an engine for growth, it is least trusted in in Europe, says a survey by Edelman.
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