Jamaica Mining News

Deep-sea miner Nautilus to get $113m of escrowed funds

The sum will be given on the completion of the sale of 15% of its Solwara 1 project to an entity nominated by Papua New Guinea.

Deep-sea miner Nautilus to charter ship as floating base

The ship will accommodate as many as 180 people and is expected to be delivered by the end of 2017.

UN opens up more deep sea areas for mining, issues seven new licences

State-owned and private companies from the UK, Germany, India, Brazil, Singapore and Russia are among those to benefit from the seabed regulator’s decision.

The ocean floor is rare earth miners new frontier—report

Since 2001 the United Nations’ International Seabed Authority has issued 30 exploration permits, with other seven waiting approval soon.

Glencore Xstrata sues Jamaica-owned firm over alumina shipments

Commodities trader claims Jamaica firm won't send the alumina it still owes Glencore due to a new agreement with another firm.

Japan commences rare earth extraction in the Caribbean

Nippon Light Metals has commenced the extraction of rare earth minerals found in red bauxite mud in Jamaica's Hope Gardens, St. Andrew.

Jamaica gives the green light to rare earth feasibility study

The mining of rare earth minerals in the Caribbean nation of Jamaica has come a step closer after its government gave the go-ahead to the feasibility study for a proposed extraction project