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Rio Tinto chiefs accused by SEC of hiding negative value of its Mozambique coal acquisition at the expense of investors over fear of damaging their own reputations after Alcan acquisition impairments. By MBM Correspondent

Decade high zinc prices has new and existing explorers/producers scrambling to list and/or raise big money to secure production on a shortage-based strong price outlook

Centennial Mining is moving ahead with its strategy of establishing multiple ore sources for its Porcupine Flat in the Australian state of Victoria by commencing production from the underground Union Hill mine. By MBM Correspondent

Glencore and its Aussie partners are in refinancing talks over the $3B they owe the world’s biggest coal terminal on Australia’s E coast.

Gemfields auction of Zambian emeralds introduces new traceability technology to world markets.

Pilbara Minerals sees a new trend emerging with Chinese automaker Great Wall's off-take and equity investment agreement at its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.

West Australian miners are using their promotional opportunities at the prestigious Denver Gold Forum to highlight the negative impacts of the 50% increase in state gold royalties.

In another expression of a new welcoming approach to the mining sector, the Kyrgyz Republic has followed up its resolution of years of disputation with Kumtor mine owner Centerra by opening the way for development by Chaarat Gold Holdings.

Processing technology specialist Alexander Mining joins Australian R&D partnership to study potential leaching breakthrough for vanadium

West Australian gold producers warn that a 50% hike in gold royalties will jeopardise employment, exploration and growth in a mining sector just beginning to emerge from a crippling downturn. John Feary reports


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