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Iluka appoints 2 new non-executive directors to board

Iluka Resources has appointed James Hutchison Ranck and Greg Martin as non-executive directors to its board.

Russia boosted titanium, magnesium output on 11M 2012

Crude titanium output in Russia in January-November 2012 increased by 23.7% YoY, the federal statistics agency has reported.

American International Ventures to initiate construction of gold plant in Mexico

American International Ventures has established a subsidiary in Mexico, Oro De AIVN, to be responsible for its La Veta gold project, located in El Alamo, Baja California.

Escondida mine to produce 1.3 million tons of copper in 2015

BHP Billiton is currently working on the expansion of the Escondida mine, located in Chile.

Lithium Americas to invest ARS 3 billion in lithium, potasium project in Argentina

Lithium Americas has announced it will invest ARS 3 billion (USD 816.75 million) in its Caucharí-Olaroz mining project in Argentina.

Australia's Northern Minerals Ltd. secures offtake agreement for Browns Range rare earths project

Australia's Northern Minerals Ltd., formerly Northern Uranium Ltd., has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a major global mining and chemicals player for future offtake of product from its Browns Range heavy rare earths project.

Local government of Chubut refuses to approve legal framework for large mining projects

Minera Argenta, a subsidiary of Pan American Silver, has announced it will not carry out the silver and lead project "Navidad", located between the communities of Gan Gan and Gastre in Chubut, Argentina.

Jiangxi Copper required by CSRC to rectify violations

Jiangxi Copper announced that it has received a letter from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), which required the company to rectify violations in financial accounting, use of raised funds, corporate governance and internal control.

Zamin Ferrous to start exporting 18 million tons of iron in 2016

Mining company Zamin Ferrous is waiting on authorizations to initiate the extraction of iron in Valentines, Uruguay.

NALCO could call off Indonesia project over approval delays

National Aluminium Company could put a halt to its planned aluminium smelter and captive power plant project in Indonesia should it manage to get clearances and coal linkages for a similar project in Odisha.

Gold production reaches record high in Irkutsk province

Gold production in the province of Irkutsk Russia, in January-November 2011 increased by 11.9% YoY to 18.506 metric tons, the local government said.

Santa Rosa residents protest against Goldcorp, Tahoe Resources

Santa Rosa residents in Guatemala gathered in front of the Canadian Embassy last week to protest against the mining projects of GoldCorp in San Marcos and Tahoe Resources in Santa Rosa.

Antofagasta submits "Oxidos Encuentro" project for environmental approval in Chile

The project, to be located in Sierra Gorda, Chile, will involve an investment of $600 million.

China gold demand rises over 400% between 2002 and 2011

Xu Wenjun, vice secretary general of the Gem & Jewelry Assoiciation of China, said on December 6 that China's gold refining capacity had exceed 500 tons per year as of 2011. The gold consumption in […]

Newcrest sells 7.5% stake in Indonesian gold mine to PT Antam

Newcrest Mining announced the sale of its 7.5% stake in Indonesia's Gosowong gold mine to PT Antam for $160 million.

Codelco evaluating Gaby mine expansion

Codelco estimates that copper production at the Gaby mine in Chile will reach 139,000 tons in 2012 and 150,000 tons in 2013.

Government confirms Vale Mozambique to free up 10% of share capital for local investors

Government officials in Mozambique have confirmed that Vale Mozambique, the local subsidiary of Brazil's Vale SA, will make available 10% of its shares for purchase by local shareholders.

Yanacocha fined for breaking environmental laws

Mining company Yanacocha has been fined PEN 466,287 (USD 179,000) for violating environmental laws at its gold and copper mining project Conga, located in Cajamarca, Peru.

Copper miners in Chile urge for investments in Ventanas mine to prevent its closure

Mining unions in Chile have asked the government to carry out the necessary investments to guarantee production at the Ventanas copper mine.

Carrejon postpones study on diverting Columbia's Rancheria river due to weak carbon prices

Carbon mining company Cerrejon, a joint venture of BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Xstrata, has decided to postpone a study into the possible diversion of the Rencheria river, in La Guajira, Colombia.

Mid West Chamber of Commerce says Mitsubishi's Oakajee project not over yet

Mitsubishi Corp. revealed earlier this week that it is shelving work on its Oakajee port and rail project in Western Australia, cutting jobs and spending at the site.

GFMS expects China gold demand to grow 1% to 860 metric tons in 2012

Philip Klapwijk, an executive of Precious Metals Consultancy GFMS Ltd., said on November 8 that China's gold demand will increase 1% to about 860 metric tons in 2012, which will ensure it is the largest gold consumer in the world instead of India.

Toyota to invest USD 150 million in lithium mining project

Toyota has announced it will invest USD 150 million in mining company Oro Cobre's lithium mining project located in Salar de Olaroz, Jujuy, Argentina.

Real Gold Mining's Shirengou gold mine suspends production between end of October 2012 and beginning of February 2013

Real Gold Mining announced on November 9 that the Songshan District government in Inner Mongolia, China, will upgrade 10 kilovolt main electricity supply cables in the district between the end of October 2012 and the beginning of February 2013.

Zhongrun fails to acquire Australia-based Noble

Zhongrun Fails to Acquire Australia-Based Noble.