• China says it WON’T mine Antarctica but hints at ‘peaceful development of resources’
    Post time: May-23-2017

    China sought to dispel concerns about its ambitions in mineral-rich Antarctica on Monday, with an official saying Beijing has no plans to start mining in the vast continent. China‘s expanding activities in polar regions is a focal point as Beijing hosts the annual meeting of the Antarctic T...Read more »

  • Argentina to pass new mining law this week
    Post time: May-10-2017

    Argentine authorities, industry players and unions are expected to sign this week a long awaited federal mining agreement that unifies existing legislation across the country, as part of an ongoing effort to jump-start investment in the sector. The nation, once a favourite of mining investors, ha...Read more »

  • It’s liftoff! China-built plane takes to the sky
    Post time: May-05-2017

    The long-awaited China’s homegrown passenger plane C919 lifts off on its maiden flight at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Friday. Around 3,000 people witnessed the historic moment of the twin-engine, single-aisle aircraft’s debut. The C919 project was launched in 2006. Two ye...Read more »

  • SA mining act review attracts 131 submissions from farmers, miners and industry groups
    Post time: May-02-2017

    LANDOWNERS and exploration companies are among 131 groups to lodge submissions arguing their case over the current review of South Australia’s mining act. A spokesman for Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said “once submissions are consolidated” they would be made public but ...Read more »

  • Mining legislation: too much, too late
    Post time: Apr-27-2017

    The long-contested amendments to current mining legislation are becoming increasingly bogged down in errors of procedure and last-minute additions that will open them to constitutional challenge. Even if the Mineral & Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill is passed by the...Read more »

  • Modern Mining and Technology Week kicks off in Sudbury
    Post time: Apr-26-2017

    At a time when the mining industry is undergoing a sea change in technology and innovation, it’s never been more important to engage youth and educate them about the available opportunities in the sector. That was the message shared on April 21 during the annual business luncheon to kick off Mode...Read more »

  • Italian police officers walk beats on Great Wall
    Post time: Apr-25-2017

    Eight Chinese police officers will go on patrol in Italy in early June to help their Italian counterparts protect Chinese tourists, a senior police official said on Monday. The officers, selected nationwide and proficient in Italian, will patrol scenic spots in Rome, Milan, Florence and Naples to...Read more »

  • Gunnedah man wins NSW Mining Young Achiever Award
    Post time: Apr-20-2017

    Gunnedah’s Murray O’Keefe is “chuffed” after being chosen to receive the NSW Mining Young Achiever Award. The Gunnedah Shire councillor and Whitehaven Coal employee was announced as the winner at the NSW Mining Industry and Suppliers’ Awards at NSW Parliament House earlier this month. One of two ...Read more »

  • Australia greenlights Rio Tinto’s $2.45bn sale of coal mines to Yancoal
    Post time: Apr-14-2017

    Australian authorities have given Yancoal (ASX:YAL), the subsidiary of China’s Yanzhou Coal Mining, the green light to go ahead with its planned $2.45 billion acquisition of Rio Tinto’s (ASX, LON:RIO) thermal coal assets in the Hunter Valley. The Foreign Investment Review Board approved the deal,...Read more »

  • Fiore Exploration to launch drilling campaign in Chile
    Post time: Apr-14-2017

      Fiore Exploration CEO, Tim Warman, announced the beginning of the drilling campaign at the company’s Pampas El Peñón gold project in Chile, which covers land in the same geological environment as Yamana’s flagship El Peñón mine. Warman spoke to last month at the 2017 Prosp...Read more »