Angkor Gold: A gold standard for CSR

Education is a clear priority for Angkor Gold. Each academic semester 240 students are involved in programs assisted by the company.By Joseph Kirschke, news editor-mining, E&MJ

BANTEAY, Cambodia: Accessing this village eight hours north of Phnom Penh is daunting on the best of days, not least during the rainy season. On the main artery from the capital, buses, cars and tractor-trailers alike can be seen moored in the mud, all resembling helplessly grounded ships. Another 30-minute ride can foil the hardiest off-road vehicle at the gruelling final stretch.

 

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China plays big role in Eldorado success

Eldorado-TJS-winterELDORADO Gold is one of few foreign mining companies that have been successful in China - the world’s largest consumer of mineral resources, the world’s primary gold source, a major coal miner and a leading producer of many other minerals. With most large mining operations run by state-owned enterprises, and large amounts of patience, determination and exploration expertise needed, along with a large bucket of cash, it is not hard to see why this is the case.

 

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Drilling

NEW CAT MD5150C TRACK DRILL • NEW CORE ORIENTATION SYSTEM • PT ATLAS COPCO EXPANDS ITS LINE • WATPAC TRIALS ATLAS COPCO 'GREEN' RIG • SANDVIK RIG REBUILD REDUCES COSTS • DRILL DESIGNED FOR IRON ORE AND COPPER

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Common sense prevails at Bronze Fox

A Major Drilling RC Schramm drill rig in operation at the Bronze Fox Copper Project during June.

By John Miller, editor, The ASIA Miner

KINCORA Copper is adopting a common sense approach to surviving in difficult global economic conditions and to weathering the storm that has hit the mining industry in Mongolia. The Canadian-listed company is taking measured steps towards advancing its highly prospective Bronze Fox Copper Project in the prolific South Gobi region and this appears to be bearing fruit.

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