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Chile’s Codelco hiring for underground expansion of Chuquicamata

About 150 workers will be pre-selected as a result of the process, which closes on Dec. 24. They’ll join the over 1,100 employees already working on the much-needed project.

Massive Oyu Tolgoi mine to more than double gold production in 2018

Rio Tinto-controlled Turquoise Hill is also predicting costs to fall about 2.8%.

AngloGold gets going on $36 million expansion of Western Australia mine

Strategy adds 2.1 million ounces to Tropicana's business plan and extends the mine life by seven years to 2027.

Luxembourg, Japan team up to explore and mine space resources

The five-year cooperation agreement covers the exchange of information and expertise on the exploration and mining of out-of-earth resources.

BHP tightens belt, targets $1.6bn in cost-cutting at Australian operations

The world’s No.1 miner is targeting as much as $1.6 billion in productivity gains at its iron ore, copper and coal units in the country over the next two years.

Sibanye-Stillwater soars on surprise $93 million-move on DRDGold

The South African miner is exchanging a number of gold-processing assets and tailings storage facilities for a 38% stake in DRDGOLD.

Nebraska OK's Keystone XL Pipeline, but more obstacles in the horizon

State has approved controversial project but insisted on alternative route, could add further complications.

Planetary Resources readies asteroid mining technology for Dec. launch

The Arkyd-6 spacecraft includes core technology that will be used in the company’s asteroid exploration program.

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their struggle for independence.

BHP needs 120 new workers at its Olympic Dam in Australia

The mining giant will add those jobs during the next 12 months.

Sibanye-Stillwater reaches wage deal with unions at Kroondal mine

The three-year wage agreement was signed by all three unions, the company said.

Armed separatists occupy villages near Freeport's Indonesia mine

Armed separatists have occupied five villages in Indonesia’s Papua province, threatening to disrupt Freeport-McMoRan Inc’s giant Grasberg copper mine, which has already been hit this year by labor unrest and a dispute over operating rights.

AngloGold cash flow, output jump in third quarter

South African gold miner said it’s on track to meet 2017 guidance.

Copper miners to see profit grow further in 2018 — report

Profit margins are expected to end significantly higher this year, and this trend to continue over the next two years, a study by S&P Global Market Intelligence shows.

De Beers’ Victor mine closing doors in 2019

Firm has determined it's not economically viable to extend the life of the diamond mine, which can only be accessed by air year round, or by a winter road for five or six weeks in January and February.

Fatalities at SSR Mining Marigold mine in Nevada climb to two

The two employees were fatally injured as a result of contact between a haul truck and a van at the mine. Other eight individuals involved in the incident were taken to hospital with minor injuries and were subsequently released.

Sibanye-Stillwater shuts down Cooke gold mine, about 7,000 laid off

Company said it would keep its Beatrix West gold mine running for as long as it makes a profit, on average, over any continuous period of three months.

Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining

Although there have been small gains in coal output and hiring this year, driven by foreign demand, production levels remain near lows hit in 1978.

More than 2,000 miners sacked at Sibanye’s Cooke gold mine

Miners who received a termination letter will hold a mass meeting at the mine Wednesday morning.

First gold poured at Rainy River, one of Canada’s newest mines

At full tilt, New Gold's Rainy River mine is expected to produce about 325,000 ounces of gold annually, during its 14-year estimated mine life.

Canada’s Cenovus to sell Suffield assets in Alberta for $512m

The sale of the Suffield assets to to International Petroleum Corporation is expected to close before the end of the year.

Aussie consortium to spend $12m in research to boost copper production

Initiative is part of South Australia’s government strategy that aims to triple the state's copper production to one-million tonnes a year by 2030.

About 2,500 jobs on the line at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg operations

The miner warned further reductions could be in store at those operations, which employ 31,000 people.

AngloGold a step closer to selling loss-making Kopanang mine in S. Africa

The decision to offload the asset is part of a restructuring process that includes laying off about 8,500 workers, roughly 30% of the company’s workforce.

Rio Tinto's chief financial officer Chris Lynch to retire in 2018

He joined the company's board in September 2011 and was appointed chief financial officer in April 2013.