The market is closely watching the opening of Oyu Tolgoi, as fears about copper supply for the rest of 2013 continue to increase, affecting the red metal's price.
Company is said to have invited reporters to attend a ceremony at the mine this Friday to celebrate its first shipment.
Government will also introduce new environmental laws.
China hosts less than 5% of the world's known gold reserves, while domestic mines are often readily exhausted.
The new law can be the solution cash-strapped state-owned developer of Tavan Tolgoi has been looking for years.
Its flagship coking coal mine in southern Mongolia is running again.
CEO Sam Walsh told Rio Tinto investors approvals for shipment of material from the controversial Mongolia mine are expected "in the next couple of weeks."
Turmoil abounds prior to the June 26 vote in Mongolia.
Rio Tinto's hand strengthened in bitter negotiations over future of TRQ's massive mine after S&P cites mining policy as a reason for country's credit downgrade.
The company reported 50,000 tonnes of uranium in inferred resources.
The giant miner revealed, however, a spike in first-quarter production, which sent the shares up 1.9% to 3,028p in London and received a pre-market gain estimated in 4.6% to $46.40 this morning in New York.
Rumours suggest Rio’s sale of a majority stake in Ivanhoe Australia will trigger a full takeover of the company.
Mongolian state representative on Oyu Tolgoi board may be jockeying for position ahead of presidential elections.
The mine is currently operating under a temporary month-to-month budget from Rio's coffers
Mongolia wants six issues resolved before agreeing on construction funding.
The Law with the Long Name enacted in 2009 abruptly cancelled 200 mining and exploration licences.
Won't vote on World Bank funding of $4.5 billion debt package sought by Rio Tinto.
Vancouver company calls ongoing negotiations with Mongolia government productive.
Dispute over taxes, costs and revenues intensify.
Vancouver's Entrée Gold can't mine near the massive copper-gold project or Mongolia will "lose its share of profits".
Mongolian president Elbegdorj delivers stinging rebuke to 'irresponsible' Rio over Oyu Tolgoi's runaway costs of $24bn.
The giant copper-gold mine is one of the richest prizes in mining and the Mongolian government has long coveted more of it.
Mongolia is planning to cancel China coal-supply contract, and has delayed Tavan Tolgoi's IPO.
Tavan Tolgoi's high-quality coal is being sold to cheaply says CEO.
That and fighting off BHP's advances.
"The impact of the draft law on the minerals industry will be to halt current minerals exploration and development in Mongolia and greatly discourage any future investment."
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