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(PRODUCTIVITY) Gold Fields is making another attempt to stem the cash burn at its South Deep mine in South Africa, announcing restructure plans that will see it cut workforce numbers by 28% while it seeks to transform it into a modern, mechanised operation.

In wide-ranging criticism of the corporate performance of his company and across the mining industry, Barrick chief John Thornton sees Chinese partnerships as the most likely route for gold giant to build a global copper company.

Increasing resources and growing confidence in its mining studies have encouraged Consolidated Resources to adapt a staged development strategy that will see the historic Plomosas zinc-lead-silver mine back in production by the end of this year.

Quick Graphmada graphite ramp-up has Bass Metals on track to become a material producer of industrial concentrates from its new Madagascar project.

Australian miner New Hope's confidence in the continuing demand of Asian power generators for thermal coal lies behind its planned $860M acquisition of Wesfarmers Resources' 40% stake in the Bengalla coal mine.

BHP is moving quickly to feed an increasing nickel need for electric cars as new technology moves to cut cobalt/manganese requirements

(CONFERENCES) The turnaround in the situation of the Australian gold mining sector is credited for the revival in enthusiasm for the annual Diggers & Dealers forum this week, but it's about much more than gold.

Angola seeks to attract the world's diamond miners again by freeing up restrictions on project ownership levels and marketing of product.

(SPECIALTY METALS) Specialty commodities-focused mining and exploration company Pioneer Resources gives the go-ahead for construction of Australia’s first mine producing the rare and highly valuable metal caesium.

(LOGISTICS) Ironbark Zinc expects to gain vital 'proof of concept' evidence with the visit of a pioneering cargo ship to the site of its planned 200,000tpa Citronen zinc project on Greenland's Arctic Ocean coast.


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