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JV partners Ntsimbintle Mining and Jupiter Mines will begin feasibility studies following positive base case scoping study outcome for expansion of South Africa’s largest manganese mine.

Coal faces a perfect storm with public opposition continuing to grow, many countries mulling stronger climate and environmental policies, and renewables and natural gas becoming more competitive, but the International Energy Agency says it’s too early to suggest it’s the start of a lasting trend.

Renowned mining journalist, author and commentator Ross Louthean reports on the end of a feud at Broken Hill, the historic home of many of Australia’s most colourful mining characters and events – the belated resolution of the confrontation between the partners in the Thackaringa cobalt prospect.

The long mining and processing history of the Australian outback city of Kalgoorlie nears a new step with the selection of a development site for a major rare earths downstream facility by Lynas Corporation alongside a proposed lithium hydroxide project.

Analyst flags Dec 2019 qtr Australian gold output rise after Sept qtr fall as local gold mine control doubles to 60% from 2002

Australian engineer NRW is set for a significant step up in the range, geographical spread and scale of its operations with the $310M agreement to acquire BGC Contracting, the national mining and construction arm of the giant private business left by WA entrepreneur Len Buckeridge. John Feary reports

Australian diversified miner Metals X has called a halt to its valiant campaign that sought to make a silky smooth copper producer out of a sow’s ear of a mine.

South Africa’s major platinum producers have averted fears of a repeat of the disruptive strikes of five years ago with the signing of new three-year wage settlements with their representative unions.

Fortescue Metals Group misses out as Chinese-backed consortium wins international tender for mining rights over Guinea’s massive Simandlou Block 1 and 2 iron ore deposits.

Base Resources warns a Madagascar government order suspending work on its Toliara mineral sands project could undermine its efforts to build community support for one of the world’s most exciting development projects.


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