Turkey Mining News

Centerra Gold announces US$150M financing for Oksut project

OMAS will use the Facility to finance a substantial portion of the construction, development and operation of the Öksüt gold mine and its related infrastructure in the Kayseri region of central Turkey.

Turkey halts gold project after protests, violence increase

Over the weekend, Turkish riot police fired tear gas and used sticks to disperse around 2,000 protesters who gathered close to the project site.

ISIS, Turkey and oil – the bigger picture: interview with Pelicourt

Robert Bensh—managing director and partner at Pelicourt, a Western-owned oil and gas company discusses navigating tricky conflict zones.

Turkey approves environmental assessment for Centerra’s Oksut project

Construction of the gold mine, located in the south-central Kayseri province, should start in early 2016, followed by production by mid-2017.

Canada’s Eldorado Gold buys 15% stake in Integra Gold

Deal will give Integra up to a $27 million-cash injection, allowing it to move forward with its Quebec-based Lamaque gold project.

Watch Turkey for world’s next top gold projects –mining law, people, and infrastructure are improving: Han Ilhan, Aldridge Minerals

Turkey is partially located on a geological structure that may yield gold discoveries (Steve Todoruk, at Sprott Global Resource Investments, recently brought one project to our attention).

Video: What’s next for 2015's most promising discovery

Arguably the most exciting gold discovery of 2015 belongs to London listed Mariana Resources at the Hot Maden project in Eastern Turkey.

Turkey coal mine disaster trial to begin in April

Dozens of suspects arrested after the mine disaster that shook Turkey last year will stand trial beginning next month.

Why this new gold find interests me as a speculator: Steve Todoruk

A little-known gold exploration company in Turkey is attracting the interest of speculators in the junior resource sector.

How Pilot Gold CEO Matt Lennox-King manages risk

Matt Lennox-King is the CEO of Pilot Gold, one of the leading mineral exploration companies.

Turkey’s gold imports down, but bullion still ‘key’ to the local economy — WGC

Despite the rosy picture painted by the industry body, official figures show that Turkey bullion imports more than halved last year.

Eldorado Gold down 18% on awful outlook

Vancouver gold miner forecasts minimum 80,000oz dip in output this year even as costs at mines in Greece, Turkey and China surge as much as 28%.

Mine accidents in Turkey claimed 361 lives in 2014

Before the infamous Soma disaster, which claimed the lives of 301 workers, there had been 1,308 fatal accidents in the industry since 2000, a new report shows.

Landslide halts rescue efforts at Turkish mine

Over 500 rescue personnel, two planes, three helicopters, 25 ambulances and 97 other vehicles continue to carry out the search and rescue work.

No more mine deaths in Turkey

Twenty workers have either been rescued or escaped on their own from the flooded coalmine, but hopes are fading for the remaining 18 trapped underground.

Hopes for workers trapped in Turkish coal mine quickly fading

Water levels inside the mine keep rising and rescue crews had made no contact with the trapped workers.

At least 18 Turkish miners trapped in coal mine after collapse

Initial media reports said the collapse occurred after water that had built up inside the mine coursed into areas where the workers had been located.

Soma mine was death trap, report shows

A scathing official report into the Soma mining disaster in Turkey has revealed a catalogue of negligent practices and a complete disregard for worker safety.

Miner killed in Turkish coal mine

Mining accidents are common in Turkey, where poor safety conditions have cost 3,000 lives since 1941.

Low-cost transcontinental gold

Turkey has seen steady growth in gold production over the last decade or so. It is now host to 7 commercial-scale mines.

Turkish miner, Lonmin to explore for gold, silver in Ireland

Turkish gold miner Koza Altın has established a wholly owned subsidiary in Britain to undertake mining activities abroad.

First Nevada now Turkey discovery boosts Pilot Gold shares

Vancouver junior's stock pops after discovering new copper-gold porphyry in Turkey, bringing gains this year to 74%.

Turkish mine disaster: Town under uprising lockdown, dozens arrested

At least 36 people were arrested over the weekend in connection Turkey's worst-ever mining disaster.

Turkey mine explosion: Grief, anger, violence mount as death toll climbs

Attempts to rescue trapped miners after a fire in a Turkish mine continue Thursday morning after a break of four hours. So far there are at least 282 people dead and 142 remain unaccounted for.

Turkey mine explosion: Over 230 dead, smoke hindering rescue efforts

Fire is still blazing inside the mine, 18 hours after the blast, and hundreds remain trapped underground.