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Xstrata wants to build global iron ore unit

Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata Plc is looking for more iron ore acquisitions beyond its current takeover bid for Australia's Sphere Minerals , Xstrata's coal and iron ore division chief Peter Freyberg said. The Economic Times reports

EPA guidance for coal mining permits impacts jobs and economic activity throughout Appalachia

“America’s coal mining communities are deeply concerned by the impact of policy announced by EPA on coal mining permits, employment and economic activity throughout Appalachia.┬áThis is a sweeping regulatory action that affects not only all coal mining in the region, but also other activities with the potential to impact Appalachian stream quality, according to EPA [...]

Newcastle congestion puts coal exports at risk

TOM Albanese CEO of Rio Tinto has warned that continued congestion at the Port of Newcastle is a danger to the future of Australia's coal exports to Asia….more at Coal Mining

Sedgman secures Sonoma contract

SEDGMAN has won a $A9 million contract to design and construct an upgrade of the Sonoma mine's coal processing plant in Queensland…more at Internationa Longwall News

MSHA gets 2010 budget boost

THE Obama presidential administration has outlined changes in its proposed Department of Labor budget for the 2010 fiscal year, including a more than $US2 million increase for the US Mine Safety and Health Administration's coal […]

China launches gas safety campaign in small mines

SHANGHAI, April 28 (Reuters) – China said it has launched a safety campaign to address the hidden danger of methane gas in small coal mines, which produce about a third of the country's coal, the […]