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Lynas looking to raise AUD 200 million to launch LAMP operations

Lynas Corp. plans to raise up to AUD 200 million (USD 208 million) in order to help fund the start-up of operations at its LAMP site in Malaysia.

Norilsk Nickel's board approves share cancellation

The board of directors of Norilsk Nickel has approved the cancellation of 9.96% of its shares held by the subsidiary NN Investment, top officials of Interros and UC RUSAL told Vedomosti.

Local governor stops operations at East Mining's Tulcingo mine due to lack of permits

The governor of Tulcingo de Valle, Puebla, Mexico, has informed that the exploitation of antimony at the Tulcingo mine has been suspended due to the fact that the company responsible for the mine, East Mining, has failed to provide the necessary permits.

Bolivia rejects Desarrollos Zapal's request to operate the Los Cardones gold mine

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in La Paz, Bolivia, has refused to grant authorization to Desarrollos Zapal to operate the Los Cardones gold mine.

4,500 citizens of Esquel, Argentina protest against mega-mining projects, demand halt to Yamana Gold's operations

Around 4,500 citizens of Esquel, Argentina, protested against the mega-mining projects in the province and demanded that the government cancel Yamana Gold's authorization to operate in the region.

Yamana Gold increases investment to reopen gold mine in Atacama to USD 423 million

Canadian company Yamana Gold has announced it will increase its investment from USD 315 million to USD 423 million to reopen the gold mine "Agua de la Falda", located in Atacama, Chile.

Proacon awarded MXN 100 million drilling contract for Industrias Peñoles' Naica mine

Proacon Mexico has been awarded a contract by Industrias Peñoles to carry out drilling works at the Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Village Main Reef workers down tools at Buffelsfontein gold mine

Village Main Reef Gold Mining Co. said today that workers at its Buffelsfontein gold mine launched an unprotected strike yesterday night.

China Gold examining potential takeover of African Barrick Gold

China's largest gold producer, China Gold Group, announced yesterday that it will be accelerating its overseas acquisitions to secure resources abroad.

Codelco awards OHL $91.2 million contract

Spanish construction company OHL has been awarded a USD 91.2 million contract from Codelco to develop a system to crush, transport, acid cure and stack copper oxides.

Kamchatka region to increase gold production by 10% in 2012

Gold production in Russia's Kamchatka region will increase by 10% YoY to 3.1 metric tons (mt) (99,700 ounces) in 2012, the local authorities said.

Randgold reports 3Q 2012 results; profit down 15% QoQ

Rangold Resources today reported its results for 3Q 2012. Profit totaled USD 121.3 million, down 15% QoQ but in line with 3Q 2011.

Vale receives authorization for Salobo copper project

Vale announced that it had received an operating license from IBAMA, the Brazilian environmental and renewable resources council, for its Salobo copper mine in Pará.

SA mineral resources minister warns mining firms against retrenching workers

South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu today warned mining companies against taking "unilateral action" and retrenching workers due to the costs of recent wage hikes for mining employees.

NUM says Amplats workers remain defiant

National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said today that the 12,000 dismissed striking Anglo Platinum (Amplats) workers have still not accepted the company's reinstatement offer and are continuing to strike.

Production suspended at AngloGold's Mponeng shaft due to incentive bonus dispute

A spokesman for AngloGold Ashanti said today that production at the company's Mponeng shaft has been temporarily halted due to a workers dispute over incentive bonuses from the company.

Village Main Reef workers down tools at Buffelsfontein gold mine

Village Main Reef Gold Mining Co. said today that workers at its Buffelsfontein gold mine launched an unprotected strike yesterday night.

Solidarity says Lonmin to only retrench workers as last resort

South African trade union Solidarity said today that Lonmin would only retrench workers as a last resort.

NUM calls on mineral resources department to suspend Forbes Coal's mining permit

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in KwaZulu-Natal has called on the Department of Mineral Resources to suspend Forbes & Manhattan Coal's mining license.

NUM: Amplats workers still averse to reinstatement offer

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said today that roughly 12,000 dismissed Anglo Platinum (Amplats) workers have still not accepted the company's reinstatement offer "because of the levels of intimidation in Rustenberg."

AngloGold: Tau Tona sit-in resolved

AngloGold Ashanti said today that the workers' sit-in at its Tau Tona shaft near Carletonville has been resolved.

Forbes coal workers march In protest over wages, miner deaths

Forbes & Manhattan Coal workers on strike were expected to march to the company's offices today in protest of low wages and the recent death of two fellow miners.

Antofagasta increased copper production by 11.5% in 3Q 2012 thanks to its Esperanza mine

Antofagasta Minerals recorded production of 515,800 tons of copper for 9M 2012, a 11.5% increase YoY.

Peñoles mine in Durango estimated to enter operations in 2Q 2013

Industrias Peñoles estimates that the company will carry out the first tests for zinc extraction in the Velardeña mine, located in Durango, Mexico, in November 2012.

Vale seeks partners for Potasium project in Argentina

Mining company Vale is seeking investors for its project to extract potassium in Rio Colorado, Malargue, Argentina.