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It's been 45 years since Britain opened a new metal mine

Michael Allan McCrae | March 13, 2015
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Expected to hire over 200 people.

Putting Uganda on the global mining map

Diana Taremwa Karakire | March 24, 2015
Watchdog censors mining firms in Uganda for ignoring locals’ rights

Following a $75m national mineral survey, Uganda has proposed a wide range of tax breaks ahead of a planned mining and exploration licensing round.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about copper porphyries

Visual Capitalist | March 11, 2015
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This infographic covers everything you should know about copper porphyries, a deposit type responsible for about 60% of copper, 95% of molybdenum, and 20% of gold produced today.

Mongolia’s ancient silver mines highly polluting: study

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2015
Mongolia’s ancient silver mines highly polluting: study

Geologists found evidence of large amounts of silver smelting that ended up contaminating a vast area in southwest China.

Here is how metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Here is why metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.

Peru mining output falls in Nov on copper, silver, tin declines

Cihan Media Services | January 4, 2015

Peru's mining production fell 1.05% in November as copper, silver, tin and molybdenum output declined, the government said in a preliminary report.

Scientists test algae to harvest precious metals and biofuel from mining sludge

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 29, 2014
Scientists test algae to harvest precious metals and biofuel from mining sludge

If successful the technology could be used to treat many forms of environmental pollution.

Apple ‘deeply offended’ by BBC documentary on its suppliers exploiting children

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 19, 2014
How Apple’s gold watch will keep the bull market ticking

The investigative reporting piece exposed extremely poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China and Indonesia.

Obama’s conflict minerals law has destroyed everything, say Congo miners

The Guardian | December 7, 2014

When his father could no longer make enough money from the tin mine, when he could no longer pay for school, Bienfait Kabesha ran off and joined a militia.

Nickel close to month-high as Indonesia keeps ore ban

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 19, 2014
Mining in 2015: Nickel price promises much

The country effectively halted all but processed metal shipments in January in an effort to force miners to build smelters.

Space miner loses first satellite in rocket explosion

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 29, 2014
Space miner loses first satellite on rocket explosion

The affected company is Planetary Resources, the U.S.-based start-up aiming to mine asteroids.

Freeport-McMoRan's profit down 32% amid lower copper, gold prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 28, 2014
Freeport-McMoRan's profit down 32% amid lower copper, gold prices

The U.S. largest miner by market value and revenue is also dealing with a strike threat at its Indonesia's Grasberg copper and gold mine, which recently resumed operations.

Blockade lifted at Freeport Grasberg mine in Indonesia

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 3, 2014
Blockade lifted at Freeport Grasberg mine in Indonesia

Operations, however, won’t resume until at least Oct. 7.

Operations at Freeport Grasberg copper mine remain blocked

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 2, 2014
Operations at Freeport Grasberg copper mine remained blocked

Protesters are demanding management to review safety conditions following a fatal accident on Sept. 27.

Newmont ships first copper from Indonesia in eight months

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
Newmont ships first copper from Indonesia in eight months

30,000 tonnes of copper concentrate were sent out Monday.

Newmont abandons mining arbitration case against Indonesia

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 26, 2014
Newmont abandons mining arbitration case against Indonesia

Operations at the miner's Batu Hijau copper and gold mine to resume soon.

Tasmanian mining industry looks to future after closures, falling prices: ABC

MINING.com Editor | August 24, 2014
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Anxiety rising in the region.

Freeport, Indonesia make peace: copper exports to resume in August

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 25, 2014
Freeport, Indonesia make peace: copper exports to resume in August

Indonesia's top copper miner hopes next month to ramp up production and restart concentrate shipments from Grasberg, one of the world's largest copper mines.

Freeport to soon restart exports from Indonesia as gov’t offers tax cuts

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 24, 2014
Freeport to soon restart exports from Indonesia as gov’t offers tax cuts

About $500 million of exports a month have been halted in Southeast Asia's biggest economy because of the minerals dispute.

Indonesia lifts six-month ban of metal concentrate exports

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 22, 2014
Indonesia lifts six-month ban of metal concentrate exports

The shipments, the first of their kind in six months, were allowed after Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores (SILO) and Lumbung Mineral Sentosa agreed to pay the new 20% tax.

Indonesia to revoke Newmont license unless resumes output, lifts lawsuit

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 17, 2014
Indonesia to revoke Newmont license unless resumes output, lifts lawsuit

Authorities are is planning to send a letter to the Colorado-based miner saying that it has defaulted on its contract and, therefore, is “negligent."

Lundin Mining acquires Freeport-McMoRan copper mine in Chile — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 11, 2014
Lundin Mining acquires Freeport-McMoRan copper mine in Chile — report

The transaction would be worth over $2 billion.

Freeport, Indonesia reach preliminary deal over copper exports

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 7, 2014
Freeport, Indonesia reach preliminary deal over copper exports

Newmont, instead, was called to return to the negotiation table or face the consequences.

Freeport-McMoran mulls selling one of largest copper mines in Chile

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 3, 2014
Freeport-McMoran mulls sale of one of largest copper mines in Chile

Sale of Candelaria mine could raise several billion dollars, according to people familiar with the matter quoted by WSJ.com.

Copper price: Emptying warehouses spark red hot streak

Frik Els | June 26, 2014
Copper price touches 63-month low

The copper price has defied all predictions of a steep decline this year and is now honing in on 4-month high after the longest rally since 2005.

Freeport, Indonesia make headway towards settling copper exports impasse

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 17, 2014
Freeport to resume Indonesia copper exports within days

The parts agreed on basic framework for contract renegotiations for Grasberg mine.

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