Canadian Mining Journal

Australia, NZ & South Pacific

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    EXPLORATION: Junior companies get $100M tax break in Australia

    September 5, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – The Australian government has announced a new A$100-million (US$80 million) Junior Mineral Exploration Tax Credit to boost investment and mineral discovery. The move was announced by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull at a Liberal Party conference in Perth last

  • COPPER-GOLD: Freeport caves in to Indonesian government over Grasberg interest

    August 30, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA – Freeport-McMoRan of Phoenix, Ariz., has agreed to give up control of the world’s second largest copper mine, Grasberg, to the Indonesian government. The announcement comes after escalating public outrage at foreign ownership of the mine. In January the

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    COPPER-GOLD: Oz Minerals okays $900M+ mine at Carrapateena

    August 24, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA – Oz Minerals of Adelaide has given the go-ahead to this country’s largest undeveloped copper project – the A$916 million Carrapateena project. The first phase of work will begin next month with first production planned for late 2019.

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    NICKEL: First Quantum to put Ravensthorpe on care and maintenance

    August 9, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Toronto-based First Quantum Minerals has decided to puts its Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Western Australia on care and maintenance at the end of this month. Low nickel prices are to blame. The company expects to spend US$10 million

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    GOLD: Kirkland Lake doubles underground ounces at Fosterville

    July 27, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Toronto-based Kirkland Lake Gold has released a mid-year update of reserves for its Fosterville gold mine in Victoria state. Not only has the number for the underground contained ounces in reserves jumped 110% to 1.03 million oz. after

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    BLASTING: Cloud puts MineExcellence blast technology at fingertips

    July 24, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – MineExcellence provides an integrated cloud and mobile based technology platform for blasting that makes it readily accessible to an average blaster. This platform takes an integrated view of blasting. It enables an average blaster to not only design

  • Gold: Lion One ready to build at Tuvatu

    June 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Lion One Metals Limited is pleased to announce important news on the continued progress of the development of its 100% owned and fully permitted Tuvatu Gold Project in Fiji.  The Company has issued a tender for underground mining services and

  • Software: RPM’s HAULSIM 2.5 features fleet planner, cornering speed optimization

    June 22, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Australia – Brisbane-based RPMGlobal has released HAULSIM 2.5 – mining’s digital twin for mine haulage network optimization, truly revolutionizing haulage outcomes. The release of HAULSIM brings functionality that is not available in any other mine haulage software for mining –

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    ASSAY: New gold standard in mineral analysis

    June 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    HIGH-POWERED x-ray technology from Australia is set to increase the efficiency of assessing ore grades and reduce the mining industry’s environmental footprint. South Australian company Chrysos has developed a gold analysis process that is up to three times more accurate than conventional

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    GOLD: Kalgoorlie talks between Barrick, Chinese break down

    April 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Talks between Barrick Gold of Toronto and China’s Shandong Tyan about a 50% interest in the Kalgoorlie gold mine, known as the Super Pit, have broken down both sides say. The mine, located 700 km northeast of Perth,

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    GOLD: KLGold first quarter output tops 130,000 oz.

    April 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Kirkland Lake Gold reports that it produced 130,425 oz. of gold in the first three months of 2017. That means the company is on track to meet its 2017 guidance of 500,000 to 525,000 oz. of gold. The

  • GOLD: Barrick’s sale of Super Pit hits financing snag

    February 9, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Barrick Gold of Toronto plans to sell its 50% interest in the Kalgoorlie gold mine, including the Super Pit, appears to have hit a snag. Minjar Gold, a Chinese company willing to pay US$1.3 billion, is having