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500 residents evacuated after alarm over stability of tailing storage dam at a third Vale iron ore mine in Minas Gerais

The appointment of New York-based lawyers to advise on its investigations and responses to the the January 25 disaster that has cost over 300 lives illustrates Vale is preparing for a long and difficult legal battle over the Feijão iron ore mine collapse.

Major Australian report calls on mining companies to broaden their strategic outlooks as they face an ever-changing and increasingly disruptive market.

Coming just over three years after the Samarco tragedy, the even greater disaster emerging at its Feijão iron ore mine is set to create a reputational crisis for Brazilian mining giant Vale.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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