• Las Bambas starts copper operations

    HONG Kong-listed MMG, a subsidiary of state-owned mining conglomerate China Minmetals, has started commercial operations at the Las Bambas Copper Project in Peru. The project is the largest overseas mining acquisition ever made by the Chinese.

  • Minco focus on Fuwan permitting

    MINCO Silver continues to focus on finalisation of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report and permitting process in order to apply for a mining licence for the Fuwan Silver Project in southern China. The company has also applied for a renewal of the Mining Area Permit which expired earlier this year.

  • Silvercorp achieves head grade increase

    SILVERCORP Metals has attributed a significant increase in head grades of silver, lead and zinc at its Chinese operations to a new internal ‘Enterprise Blog’ system. This is an internet social media system that makes the distribution and flow of work-related knowledge and information easy and transparent for parties at different locations.

  • New Era reduces activity levels

    NEW Era Minerals is operating with reduced activity levels in order to control costs and maintain cash balances. This also applies to the company’s Suyeke North Nickel Project in Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region with no planned or budgeted works.

  • GobiMin seeks Sawayaerdun licence

    GOBIMIN has submitted the first of three Chinese standard geological reports required to convert the exploration licence of the Sawayaerdun Gold Project in Xinjiang Province into a mining licence. If the process goes well, a mining licence would be obtained by the end of 2017.

  • Eldorado project transactions advance

    ELDORADO Gold expects to close the two transactions relating to the sale of its Chinese mining assets by the end of the year. The company says the sale of the Jinfeng, White Mountain and Tanjianshan mines as well as the Eastern Dragon development project for a total of US$900 million will result in an even stronger balance sheet.

  • Caijiaying operations ramp back up

    GRIFFIN Mining expects operations to return to normal during the second half of 2016 at the Caijiaying precious and base metals mine. This follows a fatality at the mine in October 2015 which resulted in operations being shut down for five months.

  • New mill for Yulong Copper Project

    WESTERN Mining’s subsidiary Tibet Yulong Copper Co is commissioning a new crushing mill and control systems at the Yulong Copper Project. The new facilities are expected to improve production and overcome issues caused by cold weather in the elevated area of Tibet in which the mine is located.

  • Majestic seeks Songjiagou potential

    OPTIMISATION of operations is the ongoing focus of Majestic Gold at the Songjiagou Gold Project in Shandong Province. The company aims to achieve this through implementing a grade control program as well as developing an optimised mine plan.

  • Jiama expansion nears completion

    CHINA Gold International Resources expects to complete construction of stage two of the expansion project at Jiama Copper-Polymetallic Project in Tibet Autonomous Region by the end of the year. The expansion will increase daily production capacity from 6000 to 50,000 tonnes.

  • Jiama expansion work continues

    CHINA Gold International Resources Corp expects to complete stage two of the processing plant upgrade at the Jiama Copper-Gold Polymetallic Project in Tibet Autonomous Region during the second half of 2016. Total daily processing capacity will increase to 50,000 tonnes upon completion of the two-stage expansion.

  • Eldorado sells Chinese properties

    ELDORADO Gold, the largest foreign-owned gold miner still operating in China, is exiting the country after agreeing to sell its three operating projects and one development project. The Canadian-based miner has been operating successfully in China for 11 years.

  • Ovoot railway part of new corridor

    Aspire Mining has welcomed the signing of a trilateral agreement between China, Russia and Mongolia that establishes a number of trade and cooperation initiatives between the trio, including a new rail corridor between Russia and China through Mongolia.

  • Zhangbei vanadium battery commissioned

    SPARTON Resources’ Chinese subsidiary Jiujiang Sparton Vanadium Trade and Tech Co Ltd (JJSP) has received notification that commissioning of the Zhangbei Project’s 8 Megawatt Hour Vanadium Flow Battery has been officially approved. An acceptance letter was received on February 22 from the battery’s owner, State Grid North China Company Limited.

  • CSH increases gold production

    CHINA Gold International Resources expects to increase total gold production from its Chinese operations to about 235,000 ounces in 2016 while copper production is expected to be steady at about 38.6 million pounds. Most of the increase in gold production will be from the Chang Shan Hao (CSH) Gold Project in Inner Mongolia.

  • China Gold expects increased production

    China Gold International Resources expects to increase total gold production from its Chinese operations to about 235,000 ounces while copper production is expected to be steady at about 38.6 million pounds. Most of the increase in gold production will be from the Chang Shan Hao (CSH) Gold Mine in Inner Mongolia.

  • Eastern Dragon preparations continue

    ELDORADO Gold is continuing the final stages of development work on its fourth operating project in China, Eastern Dragon. The company aims to begin production at the Heilongjiang province gold and silver project in the first half of 2016.

  • Northern Mining acquires gold interests

    EMERGING Australian resources exploration and development company Northern Mining has acquired a 49% stake in Northland Resources Limited which has gold mining interests in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of western China and interests in Inner Mongolia, northern China, for a total of Aus$7.25 million.

  • China establishes gold mining fund

    China has established a fund that is expected to raise about US$16 billion for gold-related investment as part of its Silk Road initiative to develop trade and transport infrastructure across Asia and beyond.

  • Silvercorp improves Ying production

    IMPROVED dilution control led to increased June quarter production at Silvercorp Metals’ Ying Mining District operations in Henan Province. These measures resulted in a 10% increase in silver head grade to 250 grams/tonne and an 8% increase in lead head grade to 3.6%.

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