• INDONESIA - Gold mineralization extended at Bawone-Binebase

    The exploration program of East Asia Minerals in Indonesia continues to extend the areas of known gold mineralization at its Bawone-Binebase project

  • CHINA - Metso installs large waste incinerator

    Metso Minerals has played a major role in the design, engineering and installation of China"s largest waste incinerator system in Shanghai.

  • MONGOLIA - Fleet purchased for open-pit coal mine development

    SouthGobi Energy Resources has purchased a fleet of coal mining equipment for the development of an open-pit coal mine at its Ovoot Tolgoi Project in Mongolia.

  • SOLOMON ISLANDS - Axiom seeks interest in projects

    Axiom Mining has started negotiations with Axiom Bugotu Nickel to acquire a 60% interest in Solomon Islands company Bugotu Minerals (BML).

    If successful the acquisition is likely to give Axiom an interest in two nickel laterite deposits.

  • PHILIPPINES - Excellent drill results from Agata

    Excellent drilling reports continue to be received from Mindoro Resources" Agata Nickel Laterite Project.

    The latest results are from a further 11 drill holes on one long cross section in the northern laterite. The limonite horizon averages 1.01% nickel and 38.47% iron over an average thickness of 2.12 metres. The underlying saprolite horizon averages 1.20% nickel over an average thickness of 5.37 metres.

  • INDONESIA - Oxiana completes initial Central Kalimantan phase

    Oxiana Limited has completed its obligation to spend US$2.5 million in initial exploration at Kalimantan Gold"s Central Kalimantan prospect.

    By mid January, Oxiana must advise Kalimantan Gold whether it will exercise its options to take a stake in the project.

  • INDONESIA - Companies urged to showcase products and capabilities at Ozmine 2008

    Australian companies supplying to the mining industry and seeking to grow their business into Indonesia are invited to showcase their company and product at Ozmine 2008 being held in Jakarta February 19-20 at the Shangri-La Hotel.

  • INDONESIA - Second drill for Selodong prospect

    Southern Arc Minerals has secured a second diamond drill rig for exploration activities at its Selodong Porphyry copper-gold prospect in Indonesia.

  • INDONESIA - Wet weather dampens Straits Asia results

    Wet weather that forced Straits Asia Resources to declare force majeure in respect of coal deliveries from Sebuku mine adversely affected the company"s third quarter profits.

  • MONGOLIA - Additional uranium mineralization at Enger

    East Asia Minerals has intersected additional uranium mineralization in a drill program at its Enger project in Mongolia.

    The program was a follow up to promising assays encountered during the company"s 2006 drilling at the project, 150km south-east of Ulaanbaatar
  • NICKEL - Go ahead for McMahon Project

    Kambalda nickel producer Mincor Resources has approved the $23 million development of its McMahon Nickel Project in Western Australia.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - Marengo builds Yandera team

    Marengo Mining has announced three senior executive appointments as it continues to build its operational, geological and senior management team for the Definitive Feasibility Study on its Yandera Copper-Molybdenum Project in Papua New Guinea.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - Grange appoints non-executive director

    The directors of Grange Resources have appointed Douglas Stewart as a non-executive director.


  • COMPANY & PRODUCT NEWS - Publication encourages more accurate health risk assessment

    How can the mining and metals industry prove that metals and inorganic metal compounds can be produced and used safely? These issues are addressed in ICMM"s latest publication - Health Risk Assessment Guidance for Metals (HERAG).

  • INDONESIA - Ozmine 2008 presents Indonesian Mining: Redefined theme

    INDONESIA- Ozmine 2008 presents Indonesian Mining: Redefined theme

    The second OZMINE 2008 Exhibition and Conference being held in at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta on February 19-20 is shaping up to be another successful event with already of the exhibition booths for the event, taken.

  • INDONESIA - Brown Sugar Zone adds to Sangihe prospects

    East Asia Minerals has received promising gold, silver and copper drill results from the Brown Sugar Zone at its Sangihe Project in Northern Sulawesi.

  • MONGOLIA - Solomon to test uranium targets

    Solomon Resources has signed a contract with Falcon Drilling Mongolia for diamond drilling on the Dornogobi licences within the Sainshand Uranium Province of south-eastern Mongolia.

  • INDONESIA - New mineralized areas at Jelai

    A Kalimantan Gold drilling programme has defined new mineralized areas at its Jelai gold property in East Kalimantan.

    Working closely with the specialist mining consultancy, GMT Indonesia, Kalimantan Gold has drilled 16 scout holes of a 4000 metre programme using an 80 metre capacity scout rig and achieved a number of promising results.

  • BASE METALS - Bass Metals doubles inventory

    Bass Metals has doubled its base metal inventory in north-west Tasmania after announcing an initial resource estimate for the Hellyer Mine Project.

  • INDONESIA - Straits Asia acquires more Sebuku coal assets

    Straits Asia Resources plans to acquire mining, exploration and offtake rights to two coal mining areas to the north of its existing operations on Sebuku Island.

  • NICKEL - Tailings project looms as best new prospect

    Ongoing testing of old nickel tailings dams in Western Australia is increasingly likely to see the contents of the dams and the exploration ground around them emerge as Australia"s first major new nickel project in three years, with net revenue of around US$137 million a year.

  • NICKEL - Results increase prospects at Scotia Project

    Ongoing drilling at Breakaway Resources" Scotia Nickel Project in Western Australia, has intersected new nickel sulphide mineralization on the recently discovered Saints Western Contact Trend.

  • IRON ORE - Sampling returns high grades at Spinifex Ridge

    A program of outcrop rock sampling by Moly Mines has returned rich hematite iron grades adjacent to the Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

  • TUNGSTEN-MOLYBDENUM - Molyhil reserves up 98%

    An updated estimate for Thor Mining"s Molyhil Tungsten-Molybdenum Project in the Northern Territory of Australia indicates a 98% increase in overall JORC-compliant reserve to 2.15 million tonnes.

  • CENTRAL ASIA - Japan embarks on Uzbek venture

    Japan has secured a foothold in Uzbekistan with a view to obtaining supplies of its uranium.

    Uzbekistan has about 2% of the world"s known uranium resources and currently markets its production (2260 tU in 2006, from ISL mining) through Nukem.

  • CHINA - Plan to boost new reactors

    China expects large numbers of third-generation PWR reactors derived from foreign technology to be built from about 2016, after experience is gained with the initial Sanmen and Haiyang AP1000 plants.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - New CEO for East Asia Minerals

    In addition to his current responsibilities of president and director Michael Hawkins has been appointed chief executive officer of East Asia Minerals.

  • MOVERS &SHAKERS - Rio Tinto Board changes

    Following the acquisition of Alcan, Rio Tinto has appointed Yves Fortier, Paul Tellier and Dick Evans as directors.
  • MONGOLIA - Khan Resources sells Big Bend gold property

    Khan Resources has sold its Big Bend placer gold property in Mongolia to Berleg Mining Co Ltd, for US$2.5 million.

  • VIETNAM - Funds boost for Ban Phuc nickel project

    Asian Mineral Resources will use the proceeds of a Can$8.2 million private placement to progress its Ban Phuc Nickel Project in Vietnam.

  • EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

    COAL BLOCK EXPLORATION & MINING

    Vedanta Resources Plc is a London listed FTSE top 100 diversified metals and mining group with revenues in excess of USD$6.5 billion. Its principal operations are located throughout India, with further operations in Zambia and Australia. The major metals produced are aluminum, copper, zinc and lead. Vedanta has also recently acquired Sesa Goa Limited, India"s largest producer exporter of iron ore.

  • INDONESIA - East Kutai coal project shaping up

    With exploration and drilling continuing at Churchill Mining"s East Kutai Coal Project in Kalimantan, Indonesia, the first coal volume calculations are expected in January 2008.

  • URANIUM - China-Kazakh links strengthened

    Recent agreements have strengthened uranium mining and nuclear power links between China and Kazakhstan.

  • COMPANY AND PRODUCT NEWS - New Cat wheel loader

    The Cat 993K Wheel Loader is a totally new model and offers a new size class in the Caterpillar line. It is designed for tough digging and fast loading in mining operations.

  • INDIA - Decision a boost for Australian clean fuel provider

    A decision by the Indian Government to have a fifth of the country"s vehicles running by 2020 on new, lower emission hydrogen-gas fuel blends, has been welcomed by an Australian company at the forefront of developing and marketing such fuels.

  • PHILIPPINES - Further positive drilling at Agata

    Mindoro Resources has received further positive drilling results from its Agata nickel laterite project in the Philippines.

    A further 12 drill holes on one long drill cross section of the northern laterite zone at Agata show that the limonite horizon averages 1.17% nickel and 40.06% iron over an average thickness of 1.65 metres. The underlying saprolite horizon averages 1.29% nickel over an average thickness of 7.79 metres.

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  • CHROME ORE and MINES WANTED in South Africa

    A China-based company is looking to buy chrome ore and to partner or invest in chrome mines in South Africa.

    For more information about this opportunity contact The ASIA Miner [email protected]

  • IRON ORE - Abydos shows early potential

    Atlas Iron will continue exploration and economic assessment of its Abydos iron ore project in Western Australia"s Pilbara region after promising drilling results from the Trigg Deposit.

  • MOLYBDENUM - Design phase at Spinifex Ridge

    Moly Mines has moved to detailed design and planning for construction of the mine and processing facilities at the Spinifex Ridge moly-copper project in the Pilbara district of Western Australia. This follows completion of the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS).

  • ZINC - New drilling program at Emull

    Northern Star Resources will begin a new drilling program at its emerging Emull Zinc/Copper Project in Western Australia"s East Kimberley region after the latest round of drilling returned further high-grade assay results and identified a potential strike extension of the mineralized zone.

  • COPPER - Drilling planned at Winjabbie

    Uranium Exploration Australia is preparing to drill test a recently identified gravity target on its Winjabbie exploration licence in South Australia.

  • MOVERS AND SHAKERS - New non-executive director for Churchill

    Churchill Mining has appointed Faroek Basrewan, 52, as a non-executive director replacing Melissa Sturgess, who has stepped down from the Board but who remains closely associated with the company in a consulting capacity.

  • MOVERS AND SHAKERS - Mills is new ICMM chairman

    Lonmin CEO Brad Mills has been appointed ICMM chairman, succeeding Leigh Clifford, the recently retired CEO of Rio Tinto.

  • CHINA - Mining congress underway

    Nearly 2000 delegates and more than 250 exhibitors are in Beijing for China Mining 2007, Asia"s premier mining congress and exhibition, which runs for three days from November 13-15.

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Highlands Pacific to sell Kainantu share

    Highlands Pacific is selling its interest in the Kainantu Gold Mine and surrounding exploration tenements in the Kainantu region of Papua New Guinea to Barrick Gold Corporation.

    Highlands managing director John Gooding says the sale price of US$141.5 million will secure the group"s future by paying out the gold hedge program of about US$93 million, and the loan facility which totals US$19.8 million.

  • PHILIPPINES - Promising drill results at Calo

    Mindoro Resources has intersected transported clasts of copper mineralization on the Calo porphyry copper-gold prospect within the Batangas projects, Luzon Island, the Philippines.

  • INDONESIA & PHILIPPINES - Opportunities for mining suppliers

    Indonesia and the Philippines will be Austrade"s mining focus in February with two back-to-back events organized for Australian companies looking to develop and grow their business into Asia.

  • INDONESIA - Kalimantan to buy remaining KSK contract

    Kalimantan Gold Corporation (KGC) will acquire the remaining 25% interest in the Contract of Work (COW) for the KSK copper-gold porphry deposits in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

  • INDONESIA - Straits Asia aims to buy thermal coal business

    Straits Asia Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to purchase a thermal coal mining business in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Nautilus advances Solwara 1 project

    The initiation stage of Nautilus Minerals" Solwara 1 seafloor copper-gold project in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea has continued to advance aggressively.

    Progress continues despite the cessation of discussions with dredging contractor Jan de Nul.

  • LEAD AND ZINC - High grade drill results

    A drill programme at Hillgrove Resources" Wheal Ellen Prospect in the highly prospective Kanmantoo Trough, South Australia, has intersected high grade polymetallic mineralization.

  • URANIUM - Encouraging Wilora results

    Encouraging initial uranium results have been received from Uramet Minerals" maiden drilling program at the Wilora project in the Northern Territory.

  • COMPANY AND PRODUCT NEWS - Reliable power supply in China with DEUTZ

    In co-operation with energy plant construction companies in China, DEUTZ Power Systems is providing reliable power supplies through its gas engine gensets.

  • MOVERS AND SHAKERS - OceanaGold appoints Philippines chairman

    OceanaGold Corporation has appointed Jose (Joey) P Leviste Jr as chairman of its subsidiary company in the Philippines, OceanaGold (Philippines).

  • MOVERS AND SHAKERS - New chief financial officer for Southern Arc

    Southern Arc Minerals has appointed Eduard Epshtein as its new chief financial officer.

  • KAZAKHSTAN - Big increase in contained gold resourcev

    There has been a 79% increase in contained gold at Hambledon Mining"s Sekisovskoye project in Kazakhstan.

    Grade control sampling has confirmed the 79% increase compared with the geological model at 480 metre level.

  • EXECUTIVE SEARCH - Organization development in the mining sector

    By Genevieve Riviere,
    Chief Executive,
    Artemis International Executive Search

    It is interesting, but not surprising, to note that during this time of unprecedented growth and prosperity in the mining and resources sector, and amid continuous complaints of skills shortages and lack of people, how little time is spent by senior leadership teams on the strategic development of their organizations.

    In a notoriously conservative industry, with a focus on all things geological, technical and financial, companies have been slow to realize that in such a competitive people-short environment, it is not merely financial reward that will attract and retain the best expertise.

  • PHILIPPINES - Mindoro raises $3.9 million

    Mindoro Resources has raised $3.9 million in the first part of a private placement to advance its Philippines projects with the Asian Lion and Lion Selection funds being major participants.

  • COMPANY AND PRODUCT NEWS - Deutz steps up Asian presence

    Deutz Power Systems Asia-Pacific in Singapore has become the second subsidiary after China to take care of Deutz customers in Asia.

    Deutz Power Systems Asia-Pacific sells energy generation plants based on gas and diesel engines to all parts of Asia excluding China. The market reaches from Pakistan to the Philippines and from Japan to Indonesia.

  • DRA's recruitment and development program

    DRA Mineral Projects

    Is a leading South African based international Project Management and Mineral Process Plants Design Company executing various medium and large mining projects. We are seeking Design Engineers specializing in conveyors and materials handling design and drawings for our DRA India Office in VALLABH VIDYANAGAR - GUJARAT . The office is located in the buildings of Elecon Engineering who is a partner in DRA India.

  • INDONESIA - Encouraging signs for East Asia

    Encouraging gold and copper mineralization reports continue to be received from East Asia Minerals projects in Indonesia.

    At the Brown Sugar Zone of the Sangihe Project in North Sulawesi channel sampling in new trenches has extended the mineralization with 12.0 metres of 2.45 grams/tonne gold including 4.0 metres of 5.20 grams/tonne gold, and 10.0 metres of 2.65 grams/tonne gold.

  • PHILIPPINES - Construction ramps up at Alpha nickel mine

    MBMI Resources" subsidiary Narra Nickel Mining and Development continues to progress construction activities at the Alpha direct shipping nickel mine in Palawan, Philippines.

  • INDIA - Mining congress to look at exploration and expansion solutions

    More than 600 international mining professionals are expected to be in Kolkata, India in January for the 2nd Asian Mining Congress.

    The theme of next year"s event, which will be from January 17-19, is "Mineral Resources in Asian countries - Innovative Solutions for Exploration and Expansion".

  • COPPER-GOLD - High grade Cloncurry mineralization

    A significant high-grade zone of copper and gold mineralization has been discovered at Ivanhoe Mines" Cloncurry copper and gold project in Queensland.

    Ivanhoe"s executive chairman Robert Friedland says that continued drilling at the project resulted in the discovery on the western margin of the large, open ended SWAN Iron Oxide Copper Gold (IOCG) Project.

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Seafloor survey a world first

    Nautilus Minerals has completed the world"s first commercial seafloor electromagnetic (EM) survey of copper-gold massive sulphide deposits at its Solwara 1 Project in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea.

  • INDONESIA - Simberi drilling resumes

    Exploration drilling has resumed at Allied Gold"s Simberi Island gold prospects following the arrival of new drilling rigs.

    A DFM400 diamond-only rig has been commissioned at the Monun Valley prospect, where previously reported channel sampling results indicate a potential 300m south-easterly strike extension to the Sorowar Deposit.

  • BASE METALS - Excellent Hellyer drill results

    Bass Metals has had excellent results from drilling at the Southern Barite Zone, which is part of the Hellyer Mine base metals project in Tasmania.

    A diamond drill hole along strike from the historic Hellyer Mine has intersected 57.5 metres at 9.2% zinc, 4.7% lead, 94 grams/tonne silver and 2.89 grams/tonne gold, including 11.65 metres at 13.8 % zinc, 8.3% lead, 144 grams/tonne silver and 3.2 grams/tonne gold and 4.5 metres at 21% zinc, 9.7% lead, 160 grams/tonne silver and 2.4 grams/tonne gold.

  • ZINC - First concentrate from Jaguar

    The first load of zinc concentrate from Jabiru Metals" Jaguar operation has been shipped from Geraldton in Western Australia.

  • NUCLEAR ENERGY - Global nuclear partnership expands

    The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) has expanded from its core five members - USA, China, France, Japan and Russia to take in 11 more countries including Australia and Kazakhstan.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - New Sino Gold director

    Sino Gold Mining has appointed James Dowsley as a non-executive director.

    Mr Dowsley, 49, is a mining engineer with more than 25 years in the gold industry. He has extensive experience in operational management of gold mines in South Africa, as well exposure to platinum, coal and base metal operations.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - Dynasty appoints interim CEO

    With the resignation of Dynasty Gold president and CEO Brian McEwen the company has appointed Ivy Chong as CEO on an interim basis.

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