• KAZAKHSTAN - Production begins at Ognevka

    Hambledon Mining has started production at its Ognevka treatment plant in East Kazakhstan.

  • MONGOLIA - Centerra Gold negotiates amended Boroo agreement

    Centerra Gold has negotiated an amended agreement with the Mongolian Government that reaffirms its rights to exploit the Boroo gold deposit.

  • INDONESIA - Kalimantan Gold signs agreement on coal prospects

    Kalimantan Gold Corporation is set to play a part in Indonesia"s burgeoning coal market after signing an agreement with the Indonesian-based Jhoswa Group, designed to earn the company an interest in a number of coal prospects.

  • TONGA - Nautilus expands exploration interests

    Nautilus Minerals has been granted 16 offshore exploration licences covering 77,552sqkm of territorial waters of the Kingdom of Tonga in the western Pacific Ocean.

  • PHILIPPINES - Didipio plant construction to start

    With the completion of an access road to all-weather status OceanaGold is about to start plant construction at its Didipio gold and copper project in the Philippines.

  • CHINA - Sparton will evaluate uranium in Lincang area

    Sparton Resources will evaluate the extraction of uranium from waste material produced from a germanium production plant in the Lincang Area of Yunnan Province, China.

  • MONGOLIA - Sale boost for East Asia prospects

    In a letter to shareholders East Asia Minerals" president Michael Hawkins has declared the $83 million sale of Mongolian uranium properties as being the largest ever case sale for exploration stage properties on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • INDONESIA - Petrosea secures Ithabi Bara Utama coal contract

    Engineering and construction company Clough Limited"s Indonesia subsidiary, PT Petrosea Tbk has been awarded a US$145 million long term alliance mining contract for PT Ilthabi Bara Utama.

  • INDONESIA - Straits Asia signs US$230 million agreement to fund acquisitions

    Straits Asia Resources has signed a US$230 million agreement with Standard Chartered Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation to part-finance purchases of additional mine concession areas in Northern Sebuku Island and the Jembayan Coal Operation in Indonesia.

  • IRON ORE - High grade magnetite discovery at Karara

    Testing at Gindalbie Metals" Karara Iron Ore Project in Western Australia has confirmed the presence of an extensive zone of high-grade magnetite mineralization beneath the existing hematite resource.

  • COPPER - Redbank to fast-track project

    Emerging copper producer Redbank Mines has outlined plans for a $19.4 million staged development of its Redbank Copper Project in the Northern Territory starting with a low-cost oxide operation within 12 months.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - URS appoints new WA regional manager

    URS has appointed Bert Prinsloo to the position of Regional Manager - Western Australia and Singapore.

    Bert Prinsloo is a professional engineer with 28 years experience in civil and transport engineering, master planning and has led multi-disciplinary teams. He has extensive management experience in the commercial and relationship aspects of consulting engineering complemented by coaching, project management and team facilitation skills.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - Jinchuan joins Allegiance Board

    Allegiance Mining has appointed Jinchuan Group vice president, vice chairman and chief financial officer Shi Peirong, as a director.

  • COMPANY & PRODUCT NEWS: New GPS system seeking Asia Pacific users to test accuracy

    LogicAll Solutions (LAS) has developed a new mapping engine, the LAS TerraRover Rambler, and has a low level application on offer, free, which they are seeking to test in the Asia Pacific region.

  • COMPANY & PRODUCT NEWS - Thermo Fisher demonstrates Niton XL3 500 capabilities

    Thermo Fisher Scientific"s Niton XL3 500 Series analyzer represents the state-of-the-art in elemental analysis for geochemical applications. It allows the user to perform rapid, on-the-spot screening for qualitative elemental identification with the simple pull of a trigger.

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