PRECIOUS METAL Mining News

Atco wins Detour Lake bid to build mining camp to house 1,000 people

CALGARY, Alberta – ATCO Structures & Logistics (ASL) has been awarded a contract to build a 1,000-person mining camp accommodation facility for Detour Gold Corporation (“Detour Gold”) at its Detour Lake gold property in northeastern […]

Highlights from the ninth annual London Gold Conference

Recently RBC Capital Markets held its ninth Annual Gold Conference in London - hosting CEOs of the world’s largest gold companies. RBC reports the reoccurring themes from its ‘In Conversation With’ forum and audience polls.

Irish debt crisis unlikely to trigger repeat of Spring gold rally

Analysts say that even though Europe seems once more on the edge of financial crisis, a stronger dollar is creating too much of a deterrent for investors seeking an alternative to the euro. Read more

Dual-purpose conveyor has high safety, control standards

A conveyor belt designed
 to carry 2,000 to 3,000 
 people a day and 480 t/h of rock at major platinum-mining company Anglo Platinum’s (Angloplat’s) Bafokeng Rasi-mone platinum mine, in Rustenburg, has high safety standards and […]

Anglo sells steel units to Australia’s OneSteel for $932m

Mining major Anglo American (Anglo) would sell its Moly-Cop and AltaSteel to Australian company OneSteel for $932-million. The two businesses, which are part of Anglo's Scaw Metals, make steel balls and rods that are used […]

Green light for big new Australian gold project

The two companies proposing to develop Australia's biggest grass roots gold project, Tropicana, today jointly approved the project's development. Read more

New Conveyor Idler Aligner Delivers Improved Safety, Precise Adjustment

A new conveyor idler aligner featuring a safe and effective method to manually fine tune OEM-style self-adjusting idlers has been introduced by Martin Engineering. Read more

Banro Updates Mine Construction Progress at its Twangiza Gold Project

Banro Corporation  (NYSE AMEX – "BAA"; TSX – "BAA") reports that construction of its wholly-owned Twangiza "Phase I" gold mine in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, is proceeding quickly and that the […]

Gold recovery operations improved by new control systems

Electrical and automation 
equipment supplier Elquip Solutions has been contracted to install electronic equipment manufacturer Hitachi’s EH 150 programmable logic controller (PLC) and the EHV central processing unit (CPU) at gold miner DRDGold’s Ergo mine […]

Jiama Project to Optimize MultiMetal Separation Technology

China National Gold Group Corporation has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Nonferrous Metals Society of China (NMSC) in Beijing to collaborate on development of multimetal separation technology, as well as academic and personnel exchange. Read the […]

Will South Africa nationalize its gold and platinum mines?

The possibility of possible nationalization of South Africa's key mining sector rumbles on. Is this likely to happen? Julian Phillips looks at the politics behind the rhetoric. Read more

Perilya announces binding pre-bid agreement to take over Globestar Mining

The all-cash offer values the Canadian listed miner, which among others holds the Cerro de Maimón copper-gold-silver project in the Dominican Republic at C$184m. Read more

10 tph Modular Plant for Morning Star Gold

In early 2010, Gekko Systems was contracted to design and manufacture a 10 ton-per-hour pre-concentration modular gold plant for Morning Star Gold to install at its  Woods Point Gold Project, located in Victoria’s historic eastern […]

Rio Tinto announces trial of a new tunnelling system partnering with Aker Wirth

The first of three new underground excavation systems is now ready for full scale performance verification trials at Northparkes’ copper and gold mine in the Central West of New South Wales in 2012. Read more

Barrick selects Maptek™ technology for Pascua-Lama project

Barrick has selected the Maptek Vulcan™ mine planning and scheduling tools for implementation at the new Pascua-Lama project in South America. The open pit gold–silver project, straddling the border between Chile and Argentina, is the […]

Barrick Gold to deploy inthinc driving safety system worldwide

SALT LAKE CITY — SEPT. 22, 2010 — inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global company centered on telematics, fleet solutions and driving safety, today announced that Barrick Gold Corporation will invest $16 million to install waySmart™ […]

Gold Fields CEO says Philippines "definitely opening up" to major mining companies

As Gold Fields announced this week it would invest $120 million to determine if the company should acquire a 60% interest in the Far Southeast gold-copper deposit, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland noted "the Philippines […]

Arian Silver Commences Silver Production

Arian Silver Corporation, a silver exploration and development company with a focus on projects in the silver belt of Mexico, says that all necessary contracts are now in place for the proposed silver production operation […]