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UNCONVENTIONAL OIL

Australian states convinced fracking's viable but not taking concerns lightly Restricted

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While Australia is estimated to host more than 800-trillion cubic feet of gas resources, the rapidly expanding gas industry is facing a significant battle in exploiting some of these resources. During the three months to March, Australian gas...
1st August 2014
 
 
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Increased demand from Asia despite price decline Restricted

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EXPLORATION IN SAUDI ARABIA EXPLORATION IN SAUDI ARABIA
Gold explorers are looking to the underexplored territory of north-east Africa and the Arabian peninsula Gold exploration projects continue to attract significant investor interest, mostly owing to Asian markets’ increasing demand for the yellow metal, despite the commodity’s price decline, says mining consultancy The MSA Group. Although the 21%...
1st August 2014
 
 
COAL

CoAL eyes year-end for Vele plant modification construction Restricted

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With the front-end engineering and design (FEED) process, legislative compliance work and technical review for the beneficiation plant modification project at the Vele colliery, in Limpopo, expected to be completed by the third quarter of this...
31st July 2014
 
 
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Resources Watch Video Available Restricted

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Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch. This week: Mining project studies are on the increase. Kumba’s cash return to black shareholding is now at an astounding R23-billion. And, a metals mine will implement a new planning solutions system.
31st July 2014
 
 
PMG EXPLORATION

Rio and Panoramic consolidate Thunder Bay PGM exploration efforts Restricted

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ASX-listed Panoramic Resources has signed a consolidation agreement with the Canadian exploration arm of mining major Rio Tinto over platinum-group metal (PGM) assets, in Ontario, Canada. The consolidation would include Panoramic’s Thunder Bay...
30th July 2014
 
 
CAPITAL RAISING

Renaissance shakes tin to advance exploration Restricted

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Perth-based Renaissance Minerals was expected to raise some A$6-million in a heavily oversubscribed equity placement to new and existing institutional and sophisticated investors. The company would place some 92.3-million shares, at a price of...
30th July 2014
 
 
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Ivanhoe starts Kamoa construction Restricted

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Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines last week said it had started construction on the box cut for the initial portal to planned decline ramps that will provide underground access to the proposed Kamoa copper mine, in the Democratic...
28th July 2014
 
 
DRILLING SERVICES

Major Drilling expands services underground Restricted

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Canadian drilling equipment and services provider Major Drilling this week announced its entry into the underground percussive/long-hole drilling sector with an agreement to buy Taurus Drilling Services for C$27.7-million. The Moncton, New...
25th July 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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