• CHINA - New employment laws meeting discussion

    China"s New Employment Contract Law - "Being Prepared and Aware" is the topic of this month"s meeting of the China International Mining Group (CIMG) in Beijing at the Swissotel Function Room 8 from 5pm-7pm on Thursday, January 31.


  • INDONESIA - Ozmine prepares mining firms for boom

    An Austrade-organised trade event in Jakarta next month will give Australian mining supply and servicing companies an insider"s view on market opportunities in Indonesia and a chance to showcase their capabilities directly to an industry audience.

  • KYRGYZ REPUBLIC - Modeling begins at Savoyardy

    Further diamond drilling results from Kentor Gold"s Savoyardy Gold Project in the Kyrgyz Republic confirm the potential of Soviet results obtained in the 1970s.

  • COMPANY & PRODUCT NEWS - Tailings, from concept to closure

    By John Phillips, senior manager, GHD, Perth

    It is frustrating that despite modern engineering, tailings storages continue to wreak havoc through failures or spillages. Very few of these incidents have been due to poor design or highly complex technical difficulties. The majority were due to simple causes, were preventable and should never have happened.

  • LAOS - Sepon copper operation to be expanded

    Oxiana will expand capacity at its Sepon Copper operation in Laos by one-third.

    Capacity at Sepon will be increased from 60,000 tonnes per annum to 80,000 by 2010. The estimated capital cost is US$178 million and overall life-of-mine cash operating costs will be reduced by about 10%.

  • PHILIPPINES - Positive results from Anoling

    Diamond drilling continues to return encouraging intersections at Medusa Mining"s Anoling Gold Project in the Philippines.

    Significant intersections for recent holes include 0.7 metres @ 11.16 grams/tonne gold, 0.6m @ 14.28 grams/tonne, 3.35m @ 13.14 grams/tonne and 2.6m @ 7.27 grams/tonne.

  • INDONESIA - Additional gold targets in Abong area

    East Asia Minerals Corporation has defined additional surface, epithermal gold drill targets in the Abong area of the Barisan Property in Aceh Province, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

  • INDONESIA - Bawone drilling still showing promise

    Drilling at the Bawone Prospect, part of East Asia Minerals" Sangihe Project in Indonesia, continues to intersect significant gold mineralization.

  • LAOS - Phu Kham expansion is accelerated

    The earlier delivery of a ball mill will see the completion date for the expansion of Pan Australian"s Phu Kham Copper-Gold Mine in Laos brought forward by six months.

  • INDONESIA - Finance plan for copper pilot plant

    Finders Resources aims to raise funds to construct a heap leach SX-EW pilot plant for the Wetar Copper Project in Indonesia.

  • INDONESIA - Oxiana withdraws from Kalimantan option

    Oxiana will not exercise its option at Kalimantan Gold"s KSK Contract of Work (COW) in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

  • GOLD - Australian output is stable

    Gold output in Australia remains relatively stable with 2 million ounces produced in the three months to September 30, 2007, according to Melbourne mining consultants Surbiton Associates.

    Surbiton"s latest report on the Australian gold mining industry says that output for the period was about 33,000 ounces less than in the June quarter 2007 and was the same as in the September quarter 2006. Quarterly production has remained relatively stable for two years
  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - Marengo PNG appointment

    Marengo Mining has appointed Sam Akoitai to the board of its Papua New Guinea operating subsidiary, Marengo Mining (PNG) Limited, the holding company for its Yandera Copper-Molybdenum Project.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - New OceanaGold director

    OceanaGold Corporation has appointed Jose (Joey) P. Leviste Jr to its Board. Joey is chairman of OceanaGold"s subsidiary company in the Philippines, OceanaGold (Philippines) Inc, and has been a director of the Philippines company since OceanaGold"s merger with Climax Mining in 2006. He was also a director of the Climax Mining Filipino subsidiary

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