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(COMMODITY TRADING) Bitcoin has been described as 'digital gold' by those in the know, but now Goldcorp has fed actual gold into the newest manifestation of trading technology by depositing 3,000oz of production from its Red Lake complex in a new blockchain.

(SOVEREIGN RISK) International producers and explorers operating in DR Congo have told the government they are prepared to pay higher royalties in their combined response to its controversial new mining code.

(LOGISTICS) The loading of the MV Magnus Oldendorff with up to 200,000wmt of 66% Fe iron concentrate at Pointe-Noire in Quebec completes a historic milestone for Champion Iron.

(MARKETING) World No 4 iron ore producer Fortescue resigns itself to more buyer discounts on its below-premium product amid subdued Chinese activity and global trade tensions.

(MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS) Titan Minerals and Andina Resources, two Australian companies with strong focus on SE Peru, have reached agreement on an all-shares transaction to combine their overlapping and complementary assets.

(PROCESSING) Middle Island Resources is launching more trials of ore sorting technology before it resumes drilling to generate a mineral resource at the Two Mile Hill deposit in Western Australia.

(ENVIRONMENTAL) Anti-coal mining activists proclaim a UK minister's rejection of a small coal mining development in NE England is vindication for everyone calling for fossil fuels to be left in the ground.

(LOGISTICS) Aspire Mining says its preliminary review of a draft feasibility study shows it confirms the financial viability of its plans for a 574km railway that will open export markets for its Mongolian coal projects.

(ENVIRONMENTAL) Moreton Resources plans to challenge the legality of an $A11.5M state government demand to repair past environmental damage to its Granite Belt silver mine site in Queensland, Australia.

(SOVEREIGN RISK) Katoro Gold takes a pause to reflect on Tanzania's new mining legislative and regulatory changes before it reaches critical decisions on its feasibility study-stage Imweru gold project.

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Mining Billboard

Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators