Myanmar Mining News

Massive base metals mine in Myanmar to start production in 2021

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.

More than 50 believed killed in collapse at Myanmar jade mine

Deadly landslides and other accidents are common in the poorly regulated mines of Hpakant.

Asia’s mining sector offsets risk with reward — report

Mongolia has emerged as an investment hot spot for untapped reserves.

China becomes world's biggest importer of rare earths – analysts

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.

Tin's bright electric future poses supply problem

Research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) projected that tin could be the metal with the most to gain.

Mining in the Mekong: Myanmar to outperform, Thailand to underperform – report  

Myanmar is expected to lead in the Mekong region for mining industry growth, driven by the high production growth of tin, lead and coal.

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 15, injures 45: official

This is the latest disaster in the Hpakant jade mining region.

Sales at Myanmar’s jade expo lower than last year

More than 6,000 pieces of jade were exhibited

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.