Bawdwin will be the world’s No. 3 producing lead mine and the tenth largest silver operation. It’s also set to become a significant zinc producer.
Myanmar Mining News
Deadly landslides and other accidents are common in the poorly regulated mines of Hpakant.
Mongolia has emerged as an investment hot spot for untapped reserves.
For least seven key rare earths - including praseodymium, used in magnets, and yttrium, used in ceramics - China was a net importer in 2018 for the first time in more than 30 years.
Research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) projected that tin could be the metal with the most to gain.
Myanmar is expected to lead in the Mekong region for mining industry growth, driven by the high production growth of tin, lead and coal.
This is the latest disaster in the Hpakant jade mining region.
More than 6,000 pieces of jade were exhibited
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.
RFA says 18% of the Kachin state in northern Myanmar is being mined for gold on a large scale.
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.
Dozens are believed to be buried under the waste left by the mudslide in Myanmar’s Kachin state.
Documentary focuses on how Chinese mining company Myanmar Wanbao is changing and speaking the new language of a changing Myanmar.
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.
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.
Death toll has climbed to over 100, and there are at least another 100 still missing.
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.
Most of the profit goes to powerful military and ex-junta figures instead of the state coffers, a report reveals.
Mining is the third largest recipient of foreign direct investment in Myanmar.
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 people have been killed in a landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar’s north, authorities said Friday.
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.
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.
The precarious conditions gold miners face daily have forced them to demand a swiftly approval of regulations.
Study also says that Myanmar is the country where the business environment improved the most last year.