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South Africa aims to finalise mining charter in June, minister says

The charter lays out requirements for black ownership levels and other targets.

Chile copper mine Sierra Gorda closes following fatal accident

Roberto Venegasa, an employee of equipment supply firm Finning, died during routine maintenance work at the mine, the company said.

Anglo American to spin off unit to encourage platinum demand

The World Platinum Investment Council sees oversupply in the platinum market of 180,000 ounces in 2018.

Polish miner KGHM's first-quarter profit down 38 pct on sales decline

Net profit for the first three months of the year stood at 439 million zlotys ($121.08 million), compared with the 453 million zlotys expected by analysts.

Argosy seeks project financing for Argentina lithium site through pilot sales -exec

Argosy's Rincon project in northern Argentina will start producing 500 tonnes per year of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) next month.

Materials buoy Aussie shares as BHP hits highest since August 2014, NZ at record

BHP shares rose nearly 2 percent, hitting their highest in about 45 months.

Shanta Gold to expand search in Tanzania, as new laws deter others

Shanta Gold will conduct further exploration near its main mine in Tanzania after cutting costs in the past year to cope with tougher mining laws.

Strike shuts off 1.2 mln T bauxite output at Guinea SMB mine

The company had already lost between one million to 1.2 million tonnes of scheduled bauxite production because of the strike.

Lonmin cuts H1 loss and trims spending ahead of Sibanye merger

The proposed deal with Sibanye is conditional upon Lonmin retaining a positive cash balance by the time it is to close in the second half of the year.

Glencore, Barrick expect prospecting licence for Tanzania nickel project

Tanzania is seeking a bigger slice of the pie from its vast mineral resources by overhauling the fiscal and regulatory regime of its mining sector.

China's steelmaking raw materials extend gains on firm demand outlook

The price of steelmaking raw materials in China rose for a second session on Monday on optimism that steel mills will replenish stockpiles as steel production increases and as iron ore inventories at ports decline.

Thor Explorations aims to lead Nigeria's new mining pack

Thor Explorations' Segilola project would be Nigeria's first large-scale gold mine, and it's expected to come online in early 2020.

Gold miner in Honduras must stop exhuming bodies from cemetery – lawyer

The Honduran subsidiary of Aura Minerals has angered the citizens of the town of Azacualpa by removing over 350 corpses from a cemetery to make space for its San Andres open-pit gold mine.

Two of three missing Polish miners found dead -JSW

One man is still missing at the Zofiowka mine in southern Poland.

Votorantim swings to profit on higher metal prices

Votorantim said profit was also boosted by sales growth in its aluminum and cement businesses.

NuevaUnion gold and copper project to deliver EIA by end of 2018 -source

The project joins two mines - one belonging to Goldcorp and the other to Teck Resources.

India's thermal coal imports rise over 15 pct in Q1 – trader

India's rising coal imports are contributing to higher demand across Asia this year.

Louis Dreyfus completes $466 mln sale of metals unit to Chinese fund

The metals business is one of the largest copper, zinc and lead concentrates merchants worldwide, according to Louis Dreyfus.

S.Africa's Solidarity union seeks at least 10 pct wage hikes in gold sector

Companies have said the cycle of double-digit, above-inflation pay hikes cannot be sustained, unless prices rise considerably.

Impala Platinum seeks tenders for Marula tailings facility

The world’s second-largest platinum producer posted an ad on Friday in the local Mail & Guardian newspaper seeking tenders for the project.

U.S. producers hurt by Chinese steel wheel imports – trade panel

The alleged dumping margins ranged from 12.1 percent to 231.7 percent, and U.S. imports of the products from China in 2017 were estimated to total $388 million.

No casualties in fire at Russia's Raspadskaya coal mine, Evraz says

Evraz, which controls Raspadskaya, said all miners had been evacuated and that the blaze is thought to have started in the mine's technical equipment.

Israel Chemicals first quarter boosted by higher potash sales, capital gain

ICL, which also produces about a third of the world’s bromine, is the world’s sixth-largest producer of the fertilizer ingredient.

Asia coal industry sees blue skies, ignores storm clouds: Russell

While there may be scope to be bullish on the short- to medium-term outlook for coal, the risk factors for the industry appear to be mounting.

Weak mining, manufacturing data put pressure on South Africa recovery

Mining production in March suffered its sharpest fall in two years and industrial output dropped, Statistics South Africa data showed on Thursday.