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NUM wants restrictions on chrome exports to China

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) - South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Friday called for “urgent” restrictions on chrome exports, particularly to China. The union’s national executive committee said in a statement that China was

WA Premier won’t extend Oakajee deadline

PERTH (miningweekly.com) - Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett reportedly refused to extend a December 31 deadline for a final decision on the development of the multi-billion-dollar Oakajee port and rail infrastructure project. Local media on

Aphrodite launches scoping study for WA gold project

PERTH (miningweekly.com) - The board of ASX-listed Aphrodite Gold has approved the start of a scoping study at the Aphrodite gold deposit, in Western Australia. The scoping study would examine the staged development of the deposit through an initial
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Xstrata to develop south decline at Helena mine

Diversified miner Xstrata Alloys was progressing the ramp-up of its Helena chrome mine, in Mpumalanga, with the development of a south decline underground, the company said.