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    COPPER: Oyu Tolgoi underground costs jump 35%, says Rio Tinto

    July 16, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONGOLIA – Big mining projects come with big price tags, and the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in the South Gobi area is no exception. The operator and 50% owner Rio Tinto says the cost to complete the underground portion of

  • COPPER-GOLD: Court awards $5.8B to Barrick, Antofagasta JV for Reko Diq

    July 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PAKISTAN – The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has awarded US$5.84 billion in damages to Tethyan Copper Co. following what was deemed an unlawful denial of a mining lease for the Reko Diq copper project.

  • URANIUM: Cameco awarded $40.3m in damages in TEPCO contract dispute

    July 15, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    SASKATOON, Sask. – A tribunal of international arbitrators ruled in favour of Cameco Corporation in the miner’s contract dispute with Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, TEPCO. According to a corporate press release, the tribunal rejected TEPCO’s assertion that it had

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    Japan Gold drills Ohra-Takamine gold project

    July 10, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Japan closed all 76 of its gold mines during World War II and reallocated personnel to base metal mines and factories. After the war, it only re-opened 12 of the mines, leaving the other 64 closed to this day. It

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    Odds ‘n’ Sods: Dodging drug smugglers in Western Pakistan

    June 4, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    Western Pakistan is a fascinating place. It’s remote, arid, tribal, and these days, a Taliban stronghold — not the friendliest of spots for westerners planning on coming home still attached to their heads. It was slightly safer when I was

  • WATER TREATMENT: BQE Water to supply first SART plant in China

    May 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHINA – BQE Water was awarded a contract to proceed with the implementation of a SART p lant at a gold metallurgical facility owned and operated by Shandong Zhongkuang Group located in eastern China. The contract was awarded following the

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa launches new Zarya pipe

    April 18, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa,  announced this week the launching of diamond production at its Zarya pipe in Yakutia, eastern Russia. The new 300-meter deep deposit, operated by the Aikhal Mining and Processing Division and

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    DIAMONDS: Firm develops technique to detect rough and polished lab-grown yellow diamonds

    March 26, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    HONG KONG – A Hong Kong-based developer of tech systems for detecting lab-grown, imitation and treated diamonds has created a new device aimed at amplifying the range of detectable merchandise to include all rough and polished stones in the lower

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    GOLD: Kyrgyz and Turkish miners join forces to develop gold projects in Central Asia

    March 18, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    KYRGYZ REPUBLIC – Kyrgyz gold producer Chaarat and Turkish mining and mine construction contractor Çiftay İnsaat Tahhüt ve Ticaret signed a binding term sheet on March 18 to enter into a joint venture with the idea of collaborating on the

  • IRON ORE: Black Iron inks MOU with Glencore on Shymanivske project

    February 20, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    UKRAINE – Black Iron and Glencore are in talks to finance construction of the junior’s Shymanivske iron ore project and have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to begin formal negotiations on the financing and offtake package. The companies envision an investment

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    EXPLORATION: New survey system from HPX goes to China

    February 19, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Robert Friedland, Chairman and CEO of High Power Exploration Inc. (HPX), and Eric Finlayson, president, announced on Feb. 18 that the company has entered into lease and technical assistance agreements with Shandong Yantai Xintai Gold Mining Co., a

  • GOLD: BQE Water signs two Chinese contracts

    February 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SHANDONG PROVINCE – Vancouver’s BQE Water has signed a pair of contracts to complete feasibility studies to install the equipment for its SART process and to modernize cyanide destruction for two of the top 10 gold producers in China. These