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(LEGISLATION)
It’s taken 13 years to get this far, but Globe Metals and Mining has another indefinite wait to complete a feasibility study on its potentially significant Kanyika niobium project due to uncertainty about new mining legislation approved but not yet ratified by the Malawi government.

(COAL MINING)
Amid all the anti-mining activist claims of the death of coal, the push by Asian buyers for higher quality and lower emissions in its thermal and metallurgical coal imports represents more good news for Australian producers.

(COMMENTARY)
The historic election that it was hoped would end years of instability in mineral-rich DR Congo could instead lead to more uncertainty after the surprise victory of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo.

(TECHNOLOGY)

Brazilian mining giant Vale establishes new artificial intelligence centre to lead the drive to deliver significant productivity, safety and cost improvements across its global operations.

(CORPORATE STRATEGY)
The major expansion of India’s only foreign-owned and operated iron ore project has been terminated just months short of completion after new management at Australian-based IndiOre found there was no mineralisation nearby to support it.

(ZAMBIA)
Vedanta subsidiary’s mine shutdown adds credence to warnings of a drastic impacts from Zambian government grab for mining sector cash.

(MANAGEMENT)
Can African specialist Mark Bristow find a resolution that has eluded Barrick Gold executive chairman John Thornton to the damaging stand-off between its 63.9% subsidiary Acacia Mining and the Tanzanian government?

(DEVELOPMENT)
Orion Minerals keeps its Prieska zinc-copper project in South Africa on the fast track, following up a significant resource upgrade with a positive scoping study that will in turn lead to release of a bankable feasibility study in the June 2019 quarter.

(DEVELOPMENT)
In transforming its depleted openpit into an innovative, highly automated and sophisticated underground operations, Resolute Mining aims to set new standards in sustainable and responsible mining.

(DEVELOPMENT)
They’re from the government, and they’re going to reduce state charges on minerals extracted from brine. John Feary reports on the good news for the companies working to establish potash mining operations on West Australia’s many salt lakes.

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Mining Billboard

Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators