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MINING SERVICES

Brierty wins Rio contract at West Angelas

Mining giant Rio Tinto has awarded a A$9.9-million contract to civil and mining contractor Brierty at its West Angelas iron-ore mine, in Western Australia. Brierty and its joint venture partner Karlayura Construction Services would construct some...
22nd April 2014
 
GRAPHITE

StratMin starts commercial production

Aim-listed StratMin Global Resources on Monday said production at its Madagascar-based Lohorano plant was now consistent at one shift a day, after the installation and calibration of a scrubber last month. Following a series of trial production...
14th April 2014
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

St Barbara evacuates mine

Gold miner St Barbara has evacuated some 200 personnel at its Gold Ridge operation, in the Solomon Islands, following torrential rains. The miner said this week that extreme rainfall, which had subsequently developed into Tropical Cyclone Ita,...
9th April 2014
 
BASE METALS

Taseko reports rising output at BC mine

Base metals producer Taseko on Friday reported that it had lifted copper output at its Gibraltar mine, in British Columbia, by 49% to 34.5-million pounds and molybdenum output by 59% to 566 000 lb since the first quarter 2013. During the three...
4th April 2014
 
Mining Services

Underground comms system launched

An Ethernet-capable underground communication system, which can ensure improved and dependable underground communication for deep-level mining operations, was introduced to the local mining industry in January, says mining equipment supplier...
4th April 2014
 
PROXY BATTLE

Clarke Inc proposes three Sherritt board nominees

In its attempt to shake up the board of diversified miner Sherritt International, Halifax-based investment firm Clarke Inc on Thursday named its three nominees for election to the Sherritt board at the Toronto-based mining company’s annual and...
3rd April 2014
 
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Bumi Barito mineral coal project, Indonesia Restricted

Cokal is focused on obtaining its final forestry approval, which will enable construction to start.
28th March 2014
 
COPPER

Construction of Copper Mountain’s secondary crusher on schedule

SX-listed Copper Mountain Mining on Tuesday said that construction of the new permanent secondary crusher at the Copper Mountain mine, located in southern British Columbia, continued to move forward as planned and on schedule, and orders for all...
26th March 2014
 
COAL

Aussie junior upbeat about coal prospects as Trans-Kalahari rail deal is signed

The share price of coal junior Walkabout Resources spiked by 12.5% on Monday following the signing of the Trans-Kalahari railway line bilateral development agreement, between the governments of Botswana and Namibia. Walkabout MD Allan Mulligan...
24th March 2014
 
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Husab uranium project, Namibia Restricted

Mining operations on Swakop Uranium’s Husab site will start in the first quarter of 2014, as scheduled.
14th March 2014
 
MINING INDABA REVIEW

Auto supplier promotes new heavy-duty vehicle at indaba

MINING SPECIFIC The Ford Ranger mine site heavy-duty double-cab pickup was developed in conjunction with mining houses and RMA Automotive South Africa Modified light- and heavy-duty vehicles and fleet solutions supplier RMA Automotive (RMAA) showcased its latest mine site vehicle modifications and fleet solutions at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, which took place in Cape Town, last...
7th March 2014
 
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Pebble copper/gold/molybdenum project, US Restricted

US environmental regulators have moved to block development of the Pebble mine, citing potential "irreversible harm" to the Alaska's salmon fishery.
7th March 2014
 
 
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