Myanmar Mining News

At least 12 dead after coal mine collapse in India, Myanmar jade mine landslide

Two separate mining accidents in India and Myanmar have together claimed the lives of a dozen miners, though the death toll may rise as the search for bodies continues.

Investigation reveals gold mining destruction in Myanmar

RFA says 18% of the Kachin state in northern Myanmar is being mined for gold on a large scale.

Pit collapse at jade mine in Myanmar leaves at least 13 dead

It is the latest in a series of deadly accidents in recent months to hit Hpakant, where as much as 90% of the world's jade is mined, mostly illegally.

Landslide at jade mine in Myanmar leaves at least 13 dead

Dozens are believed to be buried under the waste left by the mudslide in Myanmar’s Kachin state.

Myanmar Wanbao: A new dawn for the Chinese copper miner

Documentary focuses on how Chinese mining company Myanmar Wanbao is changing and speaking the new language of a changing Myanmar.

Foreign firms’ future in Myanmar mining hangs on details

A new legal amendment has the potential to fundamentally alter the economics of mining in Myanmar and draw a new round of foreign companies to the country.

Myanmar's jade trade turns frantic

Using heavy earth-excavators and explosives, miners have been tearing into Myanmar’s northern hills in recent months, before a new government takes office next year.

Frantic search in Myanmar as deadly landslide at jade mine leaves dozens still missing

Death toll has climbed to over 100, and there are at least another 100 still missing.

Nearly 100 bodies pulled from landslide at Myanmar jade mine

Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State and an estimated 100 people are still missing, a rescue official said on Sunday.

Myanmar’s $31bn ‘secretive’ jade industry keeps fuelling rights abuses

Most of the profit goes to powerful military and ex-junta figures instead of the state coffers, a report reveals.

Myanmar’s mining investment and its discontents

Mining is the third largest recipient of foreign direct investment in Myanmar.

Myanmar opens door for Australian mining industry

A burst of $US3.6 billion ($A4.85 billion) invested in Myanmar's oil and gas sector in the past year is a green light for Australian companies involvement, Australian business representatives say.

At least four dead as landslide hits Myanmar jade mining region

At least four people have been killed in a landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar’s north, authorities said Friday.

Myanmar villagers in tense standoff over China-backed copper mine

Three people were injured after police used rubber bullets to quell protests in the same village where a woman was shot and killed yesterday, in the latest bout of violence to mar the project in recent years.

One dead, 20 hurt in protests against copper mine 
in Myanmar

The massive copper project, owned by Wanbao Mining Ltd, drew international attention in 2012 when police brutally dispersed protesters, injuring more than 100 Buddhist monks.

Myanmar’s gold workers call the government to pass mining law

The precarious conditions gold miners face daily have forced them to demand a swiftly approval of regulations.

Resource rich countries make up over 50% of the “extreme risk” jurisdictions to invest

Study also says that Myanmar is the country where the business environment improved the most last year.

Sweeping changes to Myanmar mining laws planned

Less state involvement, possible lifting of ban on ore exports and smoother licensing process envisaged for South Asian nation.

Myanmar to review existing mining and energy contracts

The move comes as the nation gets ready to sign up to the Norway-based Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

Myanmar: No incendiary weapons used on copper mine protest crackdown

The country rejected Saturday an independent report claiming security forces used white phosphorus in a crackdown on a Chinese-backed copper mine protest last November.

Chinese copper mine triggers nationwide protests led by Buddhist clergy

Brutal crackdown triggers hundreds of Buddhist-led rallies

Fatal earthquake collapses gold mine in northern Myanmar

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit northern Myanmar on Sunday, collapsing a gold mine, a bridge, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas and leaving as many as 12 people feared dead.

Myanmar poised to become new mining Mecca for Chinese investors

Chinese companies are seeking the wealth of mining opportunities that neighbouring Myanmar (ex-Burma) has to offer, as the country opens its economy to foreign investment after more than half a century of military ruling.

Australian miners seek a wealth of opportunities in a new Myanmar

Australian exploration and mining firms are readying themselves for forays into Myanmar following the end of decades of military rule earlier this year and the country's opening up to foreign investment.

Myanmar: what investors need to know

American based sanctions removed, over $2 billion invested and host to the South Asian Games.