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Canada’s highest court clears way for Taseko’s New Prosperity

14th June 2019 Efforts to move the New Prosperity mine project near Williams Lake, British Columbia, forward have gained traction this week, when the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) cleared the way for Taseko Mines to undertake geotechnical work at the project. The SCC on Thursday dismissed the Tsilhqot'in First... 

Ivanhoe says copper is the king of ‘green metals’

11th June 2019 Efforts to wean the world from burning fossil fuels for transportation and energy generation will drive demand for commodities for years to come, paving the way for miners of so-called green metals to play a crucial part in solving some of the planet’s biggest problems, says Canadian miner... 

Asante ‘excited’ about new mining technique at Ghana mine

11th June 2019 Ghana-focused Asante Gold is considering using a new “disrupter” mining method at its Kubi gold project, which CEO Douglas MacQuarrie says has the potential to do for narrow, hard rock mining what hydraulic fracturing did for previously uneconomic gas and oil deposits. SMD, or sustainable mining... 

Alrosa sales weaker than in previous years

10th June 2019 The world’s largest diamond miner by volume, Russia’s Alrosa, has sold about $700-million worth of diamonds less in the first five months of this year, than in the same period last year, highlighting the pressure that the diamond market is under amid a supply glut. Sales for the January to May... 

Syrah to miss second-quarter production guidance

7th June 2019 The Balama graphite mine, in Mozambique, will miss it second-quarter production guidance by about 5 000 t, as results from owner Syrah Resources’ production improvement plan took longer than expected to materialise. The Australia-based mining company said on Friday that the second-quarter... 

CEO of Armenia-focused Lydian resigns

7th June 2019 The CEO of gold developer Lydian International, Joao Carrelo, has resigned and will step down on June 12, as part of a restructuring programme for the company’s whose ability to continue as a going concern is dependent on a resolution with disputes in Armenia. Carrelo would continue to assist... 

Hecla throttles Nevada spending

7th June 2019 US silver and gold producer Hecla Mining on Thursday announced that it would curtail most development work and reduce the workforce of its operations in Nevada, which had failed to generate the cash flow that the company had hoped for. Following a review of its Nevada operations, Hecla announced... 

Australia's coal state embraces resources and renewables

7th June 2019 The future is not a choice between resources, such as coal, and renewable energy technologies, it is a commitment to both, Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Ian Macfarlane said in Friday. His comments followed a speech by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to the Committee for Economic Development... 

Ansteel’s Gindalbie buyout wins Chinese nod

7th June 2019 State-owned steel maker Angang Group Hong Kong (Ansteel) has received the necessary record‐filing notices from the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce of China for its proposed acquisition of Australian miner Gindalbie. The State Administration of Foreign... 

Highfield’s Muga receives environmental permit

6th June 2019 ASX-listed Highfield has received an environmental permit for its Muga potash project, in Spain, and will now focus on securing the mining concession, as well as construction permits required for its two-phased development that will cost a total of €541-million. The environmental permit placed... 

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