INDONESIA - Additional gold targets at Miwah
The reprocessing of historical airborne data has enabled East Asia Minerals to identify new high-potential gold targets at its Miwah gold prospect in northern Sumatra.
Initial prospecting and sampling has also begun near the recently discovered Sipopok gold prospect, 1.5km northeast of Miwah. More news
KAZAKHSTAN â€“ Focus on two advanced gold projects
Central Asia Resources is focusing immediate exploration efforts on two of its six Kazakhstan gold prospects - Alyntas and new Dalabai tenement.
It will accelerate the investigation of Dalabai, which it purchased late last year, on a number of fronts, including extension drilling, metallurgy test work and feasibility studies. More news
PHILIPPINES â€“ Co-O phase I expansion nears completion
The Phase I expansion project at Medusa Miningâ€™s Co-O Gold Project in the Philippines is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2009.
The expansion will raise gold production at Co-O to 60,000 ounces/year.
A total of 1665 metres of development was completed in the first quarter and the Agsao shaft produced its first development ore. More news
PAKISTAN â€“ Block VI coal feasibility study under way
Oracle Coalfields, the developer of the 1.4 billion tonne Block VI coal deposit in southern Pakistan, has appointed Wardell Armstrong International to carry out the Environmental/Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) on the project.
The ESIA will form part of the Bankable Feasibility Study on the project.
Block VI is on the Thar coalfield in the eastern Sindh province and hosts a JORC-compliant resource of 1.4 billion tonnes of which 371 million tonnes are in the proven category. More news
CHINA â€“ Nuclear reactor work under way
The first concrete has been poured at Sanmen for the construction of Chinaâ€™s first AP1000 nuclear reactor.
Despite difficulties in arranging the ceremony, work went ahead at the end of March, so the reactor is now properly under construction. More news
CHINA â€“ Zinc and fluorite revenues down
REVENUE decreases from zinc and fluorite processing operations resulted in China Shen Zhou Mining and Resources recording a decrease of 50.27% in overall revenue during 2008.
Net revenues for 2008 were $7.14 million, compared to $14.35 million in 2007.
The biggest impact was from Qianzhen Mining, whose zinc processing operations were affected by a shortage of ore supplies and sharp decrease of the price of metals. This resulted in a reduction of revenue of 82.36% or about $5.83 million compared to 2007. More news
GOLD â€“ Ivanhoe farms-in to Tennant Creek projects
Emmerson Resources has signed an exploration farm-in and joint venture agreement with Ivanhoe Australia to fast track the discovery of potentially world-class gold and gold-copper deposits at the Tennant Creek Mineral Field in the Northern Territory.
Ivanhoe will be involved in aggressively advancing the large number of high quality gold-copper targets identified by Emmerson within its extensive tenement package.
It will fund expenditure of $18 million on exploration over a three year farm-in period to earn a 51% interest in the majority of the tenement package. More news
GOLD â€“ â€˜Much betterâ€™ year in 2009
Australiaâ€™s gold sector can expect a recovery in 2009 as it shakes off negative impacts that have weighed heavily in recent years despite the metalâ€™s rising price.
Addressing a recent conference Hartleys Limitedâ€™s lead director, corporate finance, Grey Egerton-Warburton, said the Australian gold industry had changed significantly in the past few years with fewer local operations. More news
IRON ORE â€“ Strong drilling results from Wodgina
Atlas Iron has received some outstanding exploration drilling results from the Wodgina Iron Ore Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Selected results include 68 metres from surface @ 60.0% iron and 0.08% phosphorus, 46 metres from 18 metres @ 60.6% iron and 0.03% phosphorus, 36 metres from 20 metres More news
CONFERENCES â€“ Helping mining industry rise to the challenge
The fifth AMEC National Mining Congress in Perth during May aims to help the mining industry rise to the challenges presented by the global financial crisis.
It is, therefore, appropriate that the theme of the congress is â€˜Rising to the Challengeâ€™.
The congress is organised by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies and this year will be held at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre on May 21 and 22. More news
MOVERS & SHAKERS â€“ New president and CEO for Southeast Asia Mining
Southeast Asia Mining Corp has appointed its chairman Kerry Smith as new president and CEO.
The appointment of the chairman to these positions follows the resignation of John Steele, who will focus his efforts on the companyâ€™s Thailand subsidiary, Geotai Mining and Exploration. More news
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