Indonesia Mining News

Musings on the Record Price of Copper

The spot price of copper jumped to $4.40 on December 31, exceeding previous highs set daily over the past week. Today we discuss copper’s meteoric price rise during the past five months, dissect current supply […]

Tin constraints looming

The global tin market is generally driven by producers in Indonesia, China and Peru. The production of the silverly, malleable metal – used for things like steel-plating – has been in decline in these markets, in part because poor weather has challenged operating conditions and undermined transport.

Heavy rains abate, Indonesian Bangka tin output returns to normal

Heavy rains that constrained production at Bangka island have eased, allowing normal tin output to be restored. Production expected to fall this year due to fall in investment and dwindling resources. Tin output in Indonesia's main tin producing area

Sasol abandons plans for Indonesian coal to liquids project

South African oil from coal pioneer, Sasol, is dropping plan for a Coal to liquids (CTL) project in Indonesia to concentrate on Gas to liquids opportunities.

Batu Hijau parent company NNT fights new local govt. mining tax

Two cash-strapped Indonesian provincial and regional governments are using different approaches to extract more revenue out of the Batu Hijau gold mine.

Indonesia's December tin exports down 9.2% on last year

2010 tin ore supply curtailed by heavy rain and floods. Analysts expect reduction in exports to continue in 2011. JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's refined tin exports fell 9.2 percent in December 2010 from the same month in 2009 while the full-year

SITECH Technology Dealers Established in Philippines and Indonesia for Heavy and Highway Contractors

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that SITECH® Technology Dealers have been established in the Philippines and Indonesia. SITECH Philippines and Indonesia join the premier network of SITECH dealerships—the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor.

New Indonesian Gold Mine Expected to Produce in 2011

Hong Kong-based G-Resources Group Ltd. (1051.HK) is on track to becoming a significant gold producer in Asia, with construction already started on the Martabe gold and silver mine in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

30 Million Tonnes per Annum East Kutai Coal Project Feasibility Study Returns Pre-Tax NPV of US$1.8 Billion

Churchill Mining PLC and its Indonesian partners the Ridlatama Group, have completed a feasibility study on the 2.73 billion tonne (“bt”) East Kutai Coal Project in Indonesia. Read more

Gemcom Opens New Office in Indonesia

PERTH, Australia and JAKARTA, Indonesia – June 22, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that it will open an office in Jakarta, Indonesia on […]

BHP Billiton Finalises Joint Venture Arrangements for its Indonesian Coal Project

BHP Billiton confirm the formation of the new joint venture for its Indonesian Coal Project (ICP) with a subsidiary of PT Adaro Energy TBK (Adaro) following the completion of Government approvals. Adaro has acquired a […]

Sandvik feeder breaker supports fast-growing mining market

Sandvik Mining and Construction has been awarded an order for a project comprising the CR310/14-16 feeder breaker, including a wing wall to be installed in the PT.GH EMM Indonesia open lignite coal mine for primary […]

Sustainable development of coal seam gas projects

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), an engineering and project delivery firm, says an upfront investment in environmentally and socially sensitive design is likely to pay dividends for the coal seam gas (CSG) sector. SKM: “CSG is an important growth industry for Australia and Asia, particularly China, India, and Indonesia. It has the potential to underpin significant [...]

Good belt cleaning reduces Grasberg copper and gold losses

The April issue of IM includes the penultimate article on PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) and looks at oreflow to the concentrator and overburden handling. Obviously an operation of this size employs hundreds of kilometres of conveyor belt. Cleaning those belts properly is vitally important and relies on Martin Engineering belt cleaners.

Metso's innovative research and development has taken their line of cone crushers to the next level with the Nordberg MP1250

Metso's innovative research and development has taken their line of cone crushers to the next level. With the Nordberg MP®1250, Metso is providing up to 30% increase in capacity as a result of advanced crushing […]

Rio Tinto Indonesian unit receives permit for nickel operation

The long-awaited permit for a nickel project in Sulawesi worth $2bn is the first to be issued under new Indonesian mining law

Mine Light Bar Takes Industry by Storm

Known as the Mine Safety IP66 Light Bar, it was designed and developed by Motion Perfection Industries (MPI) – a 12-year-old company with a product range of 2,000 items and more than 500 outlets in […]

Sykes Group exhibit product range world wide

Group is involved with mining on an international scale, and recently attended the Indonesian Mining show in Jakarta to showcase products suitable for many of Indonesia's large mining projects, where large rainfalls

Indonesia expects big rise in mining investment in 2010

Indonesia anticipates a boost to mining investment next year as new mining regulations bring more certainty, but some overseas companies not so sure.

PT Freeport Indonesia to build Papua's first cement plant

Freeport-McMoRan plans to build a cement plant to meet both the needs of the Grasberg mine and the infrastructure demands for the province of Papua.

Komatsu, Adaro and United Tractors go green

Komatsu, Adaro Energy and United Tractors (UT) have executed a basic agreement to jointly advance the Bio Diesel Fuel Pilot Project in Indonesia.

Komatsu bags US$224 million order

Komatsu has recently won a contract worth US$224 million to provide coal-extraction equipment to an Indonesian mining company.

New helicopter supports Freeport Indonesia operations up and down the mountain

Air traffic at PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) Jobsite has increased for the next six months due to the addition to the air fleet at Jobsite of a new helicopter operated by Nyaman Air. Among other tasks, this helicopter will transport employees and their families to Tembagapura, the mine town, which is the subject of International [...]

Seven Indonesian tin smelters restart production

According to a industry official, the smelters shut temporarily after a crackdown on illegal mining resulted in a shortage of ore

Rockslide forces closure of Newmont's Indonesian gold and copper mine

The Indonesian gold and copper mine of U.S. company Newmont remained closed Wednesday after a rockslide last week, a spokesman said.