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Mine shaft systems division poised for growth

LARGE SCALE The 5.5-m-diameter man and material winder installed at Styldrift is showing positive results  Global manufacturer and equipment supplier FLSmidth is initiating a five- to seven-year strategic business plan that will see its mine-shaft systems business grow organically, fill gaps in the market and build the necessary skills and experience...
18th April 2014
 
BC EXPLORATION

More grassroots prospecting investment required in BC

Investment in the grassroots level of prospecting and early-stage exploration are critically needed in British Columbia to uncover new deposits that, in turn, would encourage more investment in advanced exploration and resource development, the...
14th April 2014
 
EXPLORATION

Transition Metals and Implats recognised for Sunday Lake discovery

Project generator Transition Metals and project partner Impala Platinum (Implats) were on Tuesday awarded the Bernie Schneiders Discovery of the Year Award in recognition for the Sunday Lake platinum discovery near Thunder Bay, Ontario. The award...
9th April 2014
 
Company Announcement

Mining Companies Continue to Invest in Simulation Technology PDF Available

Despite continued cautiousness and a slowdown in the mining industry, investments in operator competency, including safety and productivity, still continue to grow. Advanced training simulators are being seen as an increasingly important part of...
8th April 2014
 
PEOPLE

PotashCorp appoints former Inmet boss Tilk as new CEO

The world’s largest potash and crop nutrient producer Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) on Monday said that it had appointed former Inmet Mining chief Jochen Tilk as its new president and CEO, effective July 1, to take the reins...
7th April 2014
 
OIL & GAS

High costs driving petroleum exploration down

Oil and gas explorers were progressively prioritising value over volume, which has led to a change in exploration focus, Wood Mackenzie’s VP for exploration, Andrew Latham, told delegates at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration...
7th April 2014
 
OIL & GAS

Oil and gas contribution to GDP set to grow but competitiveness issues linger

Despite the numerous challenges facing the Australian oil and gas industry, the sector would remain one of the economy’s shining lights, Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) chairperson Rob Cole said on Monday....
7th April 2014
 
COBALT

Tesla Motors’ planned gigafactory causing a ‘buzz’ in the cobalt world

US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors’ recently revealed plans to build a new $5-billion lithium-ion battery ‘gigafactory’ had caused quite a “buzz” in the cobalt world. Tesla Motors spokesperson Liz Jarvis-Shean confirmed to...
2nd April 2014
 
RARE EARTHS

If proven commercially, Geomega’s technology could transform REE industry

Montreal-based rare earth elements (REE) development company Geomega Resources is making steady progress with research and development work on a proprietary technology that could have the power to reshape the rare earths industry. Despite it...
28th March 2014
 
RING OF FIRE

Ontario, First Nations ink RoF regional framework agreement

The province of Ontario and Matawa-member First Nations on Wednesday took an important step to move development of the province’s vast northernmost mineral wealth forward, by reaching a landmark regional framework agreement that will ensure...
26th March 2014
 
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Tenders for work in Asia
21st March 2014
 
GOLD

Osisko's Canadian Malartic to be a ‘screamer’ for some time yet

The target of a C$2.9-billion hostile takeover offer, Osisko Mining, on Thursday updated the mining plan of its flagship Canadian Malartic gold mine, in Quebec, saying that output was expected to rise and costs would decrease. The Montreal-based...
20th March 2014
 
 
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