Freeport receives export authorisation

Freeport McMoRan has received initial authorisation to restart copper concentrate exports from Grasberg mine in Papua Province, Indonesia. The company is now obtaining a full export permit from Indonesian authorities.

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Study supports near-term Nuurstei potential

An independent conceptual mining study has confirmed the potential for near-term development of the Nuurstei Coking Coal Project in northern Mongolia. The study for the Ekhgoviin Chuluu Joint Venture (ECJV), which is owned by Aspire Mining and Noble Group, was completed by specialist coal engineers, Bluefield Advisory.

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Green Dragon Gas CBM plan approved

The development plan for the Qinshui Basin Chengzhuang Cooperative CBM Block (GCZ) of China-focused coal bed methane (CBM) gas group Green Dragon Gas has been approved by the Consultation Centre of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).

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Red 5 suspends Siana mining operations

Red 5 Limited and its Philippine-affiliated company, Greenstone Resources Corporation, have notified the Philippines Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) that mining operations at the Siana Gold Project in the Philippines will be suspended with immediate effect. The company says the current uncertainty regarding regulatory and government mining policy in the Philippines has had considerable impact on the Siana operations.

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