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HEALTH & SAFETY

Freeport Indonesia workers blockade mine after deadly accident

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Workers at Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Indonesian unit are blocking access to the mine site, union and company officials said on Wednesday, to protest against the number of fatal accidents at one of the world's biggest copper mines. Open-pit mining at...
1st October 2014
 
 
COAL

South Pacific flotilla to protest climate change inaction at Australia coal port

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Protesters from 12 South Pacific nations plan to block ships entering and leaving Australia's Port of Newcastle, the world's largest coal export terminal, this month to highlight effects they say climate change is having on their islands. Some...
1st October 2014
 
 
COAL

NSW commission approves BHP coal extension project

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Mining giant BHP Billiton on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) to approve a modified extension of the existing Mt Arthur opencut operation. The extension would see BHP extract an addition...
1st October 2014
 
 
OIL & GAS

Eden to merge UK assets with JV partner UKOG

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ASX-listed Eden Energy is considering merging its UK gas and petroleum assets with its UK joint venture (JV) partners, owned by UK Onshore Gas (UKOG). Eden said on Wednesday that it would transfer its 13 petroleum and development licences in...
1st October 2014
 
 
OIL & GAS

Coal seam gas a viable option for NSW, chief scientist report finds

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The New South Wales chief scientist and engineer has found that coal seam gas (CSG) was a viable option for the state, despite the perceived risks. In her report, which took about 19 months to complete, Professor Mary O'Kane pointed out that many...
1st October 2014
 
 
COAL

Sedgman wins Cockatoo contract

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Junior coal miner Cockatoo Coal has awarded a A$36.7-million contract to project house Sedgman for the expansion of its Baralaba coal mine, in Queensland. Cockatoo recently completed the first phase of the Baralaba expansion project, which saw...
1st October 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE

Tawana clears another hurdle in Liberia

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Junior iron-ore developer Tawana Resources has crossed another hurdle in the development of its Mofe Creek project, in Liberia, having been granted permission to progress its environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA). “The approval to...
1st October 2014
 
 
GOLD

Ramelius hits production targets

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Gold miner Ramelius Resources has achieved its production target for the three months ended September, with the miner producing 22 336 oz of gold during the period. This was compared with the June guidance of between 21 000 oz and 23 000 oz.
1st October 2014
 
 
GOLD

Ord River upgrades K2 resource

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Gold hopeful Ord River Resources has reported a 28% increase in the resource at the K2 deposit, which forms part of its Plutonic Dome gold project, in Western Australia. The K2 resource increased to 415 000 t, grading 7.7 g/t gold for 103 000 oz...
1st October 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE

Indo hopes for lower costs at pig iron project

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The share price of junior Indo Mines toppled slightly on Wednesday on news that its 70%-held Indonesian pig iron project was considered uneconomical. The ASX-listed company told shareholders that a prefeasibility study into the technology option...
1st October 2014
 
 
HIGH COURT

Axiom's legal woes continue

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ASX-listed Axiom is facing another legal battle in its efforts to start mining at a nickel discovery in the Solomon Islands. A week after winning a three-year court battle against Japanese giant Sumitomo Metal Mining allowing Axiom to start the...
1st October 2014
 
 
MINERAL SANDS

Australian Zircon puts price on mineral sands project

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ASX-listed Australian Zircon on Wednesday revealed that it would be required to contribute A$338.4-million towards the construction of its 80%-held WIM150 mineral sands project, in Victoria. The project has a proven and probable ore reserve of...
1st October 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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