• Report highlights Talang Santo potential

    THE outstanding potential of Talang Santo mine within Kingsrose Mining’s Way Linggo Gold Project has been highlighted by an independent report, which states says that a series of conventional practices will significantly increase production rates. It recommends an overhaul of mine planning and scheduling methods.

  • TVI granted approval to develop Balabag

    TVI Resource Development (Phils) (TVIRD) has received approval for the Declaration of Mining Project Feasibility (DMPF) at the Balabag Gold-Silver Project in Zamboanga del Sur province, the Philippines. It was the last major permit required to initiate the development, construction and operation of the mine.

  • Water impacts Talang Santo production

    PERFORMANCE at Kingsrose Mining’s Talang Santo Gold-Silver Project has been impacted by water management issues along with a reduction in effective working areas within the mine driven by delayed access to 5 Level. Kingsrose has subsequently revising its guidance for 2016 from 27,000-35,000 ounces down to 19,500-21,500 ounces.

  • Improved economics for Awak Mas

    ONE Asia Resources has updated a prefeasibility study (PFS) for the Awak Mas Gold Project in South Sulawesi. The revised PFS shows improved economics for the main deposit and two satellite deposits as well as material improvements in capex, cash cost and net present value (NPV).

  • Danusa funds Trenggalek drilling

    ARC Exploration’s joint venture partner at the Trenggalek Gold Project, PT Danusa Tambang Nusantara, is undertaking a diamond drilling program. The drilling is designed to test for mineralised extensions to parts of the large Sentul and Buluroto epithermal gold vein systems that were previously tested with scout diamond drilling by Arc in 2010/11.

  • Drilling program under way at BKM

    A RESOURCE definition drilling program is under way at Asiamet Resources’ Beruang Kanan Main (BKM) Copper Project in Central Kalimantan. The aim of the drilling is to enable the company to post an updated resource estimate before the end of the third quarter.

  • Underground mining option at BBM East

    Underground mining is growing as an option for Cokal Limited’s Bumi Barito Mineral (BBM) East coking coal block in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. An updated scoping study has outlined that this would be the way forward for the block.

  • Enel awarded Indonesian geothermal tender

    The Enel Group’srenewable energy division Enel Green Power (EGP), in consortium with Indonesian geothermal developer PT Optima Nusantara Energi (ONE), has been awarded the exploration and development licence for the 55 MW Way Ratai geothermal power project in Lampung province of Indonesia.

  • Funds to unlock Talang Santo value

    Kingsrose Mining has secured firm commitments totalling around A$8.5 million under a two-tranche share placement. Proceeds will be applied primarily to ongoing mine development at the operating Talang Santo Gold Project in South Sumatra, Indonesia.

  • Arc to resume drilling at Trenggalek

    Arc Exploration Limited expects to resume drilling this month at the Trenggalek Gold Project in East Java, Indonesia. Drilling was stopped in early June at the commencement of the Islamic fasting month.

  • Newmont to sell Indonesian assets

    Newmont Mining Corporation has entered into a binding share sale and purchase agreement with PT Amman Mineral Internasional (AMI) to sell its 48.5% interest in PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (NNT), which operates the Batu Hijau copper and gold mine in Indonesia.

  • East Asia in new Sangihe sale agreement

    East Asia Minerals Corp has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with Core Mining Pte Ltd of Singapore which may result in the sale of the Sangihe Gold Project in Indonesia.

  • Tujuh Bukit production by year-end

    PT Merdeka Copper Gold expects to begin operations at the Tujuh Bukit Copper-Gold-Silver Project in East Java, Indonesia, by the end of the year. Development is around 40% complete and the company expects completion by December.

  • Study examines iron plant feasibility

    Work on a definitive feasibility study with Outotec for Indo Mines’ proposed iron making facility at Kulon Progo in Indonesia to produce pig iron and vanadium by product continues.

  • Sihayo to revisit feasibility study

    Sihayo Gold intends to use some of the proceeds from a pro rata non-renounceable entitlements offer to optimise a 2014 feasibility study on the Sihayo/Sambung project in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

  • Churchill ruling expected in September

    Churchill Mining PLC has been informed that a ruling on its ongoing tribunal with Indonesia is expected in September. The AIM-listed company has been in dispute with the Indonesian Government regarding a decision to revoke the licences covering the East Kutai Coal Project in Kalimantan.

  • Antam and Inalum plan alumina refinery

    PT Aneka Tambang (Antam) and PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) have signed a joint venture agreement (JVA) to develop a smelter grade alumina refinery (SGAR) in conjunction with Aluminium Corporation of China (Chalco). The plant is likely to be built in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

  • New Trenggalek drilling program

    ARC Exploration’s new exploration partner PT Danusa Tambang Nusantara has started a new phase of drilling on the Trenggalek Gold Project in East Java. The program is targeting epithermal gold vein systems on the Sentul and Buluroto prospects.

  • Tembang above nameplate capacity

    THE processing plant at Sumatra Copper & Gold’s Tembang Gold-Silver Project in southern Sumatra operated an annual rate of 460,000 tonnes during January, which was 15% above nameplate capacity. As a result the company processed 39,065 tonnes of ore for 2025 ounces of gold and 54,374 ounces of silver during the month.

  • Asiamet optimistic over BKM study

    ASIAMET Resources is confident that a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) being carried out on its Beruang Kanan Main (BKM) deposit in Kalimantan will demonstrate the project’s viability even at current low metal prices. The PEA began in January and is advancing well in line with plan and budget with completion due by the end of March 2016.

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