NEW ZEALAND Mining News

US, allies propose financing for power plant for Papua New Guinea gold mine

The Wafi-Golpu mine in Papua New Guinea is considered one of the world's largest untapped gold resources.

OceanaGold boosts resource at Waihi in New Zealand over 100%

The company has grown the indicated resource for its Martha project by 136% and inferred resources by 97%.

OceanaGold reports maiden resource for WKP in New Zealand

WKP contains 234,000 ounces of gold and 296,000 ounces of silver in the East Graben vein.

OceanaGold tables resource at WKP prospect in New Zealand

WKP’s East Graben vein contains 410,000 indicated tonnes grading 18 grams gold and 22.7 grams silver for 234,000 oz. gold and 296,000 oz. silver.

OceanaGold reports 2019 guidance and exploration budget

OceanaGold Corp. says its mines will produce a total of between 500,000 and 550,000 ounces of gold and 14,000 to 15,000 tonnes of copper this year.

Australia's ANZ bank closes Singapore gold vault

"ANZ has suspended its physical precious metals custody service as it does not align to our business strategy at this time"

Tasman Mining to bring historic New Zealand mine back into production

The Blackwater mine was once the most prolific mine in the Reefton Goldfield, producing 700,000 ounces of gold between 1908 and 1951.

OceanaGold allowed to resume activities at New Zealand’s Martha pit

The Martha pit was shut down in 2015 when a major slip and a rockfall affected the area.

NZ gov't plans to re-enter doomed Pike River mine to recover remains

It is now our intention to get this job done, and find out why 29 men went to work on 19 November 2010, and never came home.

Environmentalists worried about prospecting in New Zealand’s South Island

The government lifted a moratorium for prospecting permits on 7,828 square kilometres on the northern part of the South Island.

Nautilus Minerals tanks on shipbuilding contract cancellation

Fresh setback for the company’s Solwara 1 project, expected to be the world’s first seabed gold, copper, silver mine.

New Zealand coal is used for much more than just electricity generation

"Coal plays an important part in New Zealand’s export reliant economy,” Straterra CEO Chris Baker said today.

Canadian miner eyes New Zealand’s gold

Full Metal Minerals wants to buy the Puhipuhi Gold Project.

Community group in New Zealand worried about OceanaGold’s project

Mining at the site stopped in April 2015 when a major slip and a rockfall affected the area.

This Rio sale may be more than Australia can swallow: Gadfly

Rio Tinto has hired UBS AG to explore a possible initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange after planned trade sales came up short.

New Talisman Gold buys 80% of New Zealand’s Rahu Project

The New Zealand-listed company acquired 100 per cent of Newcrest NZ Exploration, a Newcrest Mining subsidiary

Kiwis protest against seabed mining

The Green Party wants to create New Zealand’s largest marine mammal sanctuary in order to stop extractive activities in the South Taranaki Bight

Seabed mining approved in New Zealand despite environmentalists’ concerns

Trans-Tasman is now allowed to recover resources from the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone

British scientists find sub-sea minerals treasure trove

They have found valuable minerals atop an underwater mountain, which is basically a huge flat-topped mound of some of the scarcest materials on Earth.

World’s first seabed gold, copper, silver mine to begin production in 2019

Canada’s Nautilus Minerals is getting closer to kicking off operations at its Solwara 1 gold, copper and silver project off the coast of Papua Guinea.

Newly found ‘ghost octopods’ at risk from deep-sea mining

This as the creature lays its eggs on the dead stalks of sponges, attached to rocky crusts, which are rich in metals like manganese.

New Zealand deep-sea life needs 'better protection' from mining, study shows

Scientist from Victoria University of Wellington says too little is known about the seafloor communities found in in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone.

US miner goes after rare earths in the Cook Islands

Texas-based Ocean Minerals says the area is also rich in scandium, a key ingredient for making an extremely light, strong, corrosion resistant, heat tolerant and weldable alloy.

Nautilus underwater project in Eastern Pacific richer than thought

Inferred mineral resources for Nautilus' CCZ project went up to 685 million tonnes from 410 million tonnes.

Nautilus Seafloor Production Tools arrive in Oman

The three SPTs are scheduled to undergo extensive wet testing at Duqm Port.