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.
Myanmar Mining News
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.
Less state involvement, possible lifting of ban on ore exports and smoother licensing process envisaged for South Asian nation.
The move comes as the nation gets ready to sign up to the Norway-based Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
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.
Brutal crackdown triggers hundreds of Buddhist-led rallies
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.
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 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.
American based sanctions removed, over $2 billion invested and host to the South Asian Games.