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(LITIGATION)
Negotiating the minefield that represents key legislative and regulatory issues of Tanzania’s mining regime shapes as a big test for Graphex Mining following the release of an updated PFS outlining significantly improved economics for its Chilalo graphite project.

(BUREAUCRACY)
A significant step in Rio Tinto’s strategy to streamline its portfolio, the $US345M sale of downstream aluminium operations in northern Europe to Norsk Hydro, has been terminated due to its failure to obtain timely approval by European Commission competition authorities.

(MARKETING)
Angola’s introduction of new, more transparent diamond sales regulations have encouraged Lulo diamond concession partners Lucapa, national agency Endiama and private company Rosas & Petalas to assemble a selection of large and premium-value stones for its next sale.

(LITIGATION)
Intra Energy claims under-performance by leading Tanzanian contractor Caspian led to the denial of payments and a legal dispute over the Tancoal Energy thermal coal mine.

(INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS)
Employees at the West Australian operations of Alcoa have rejected a “generous” company offer to end an 18-month stand-off over a new enterprise bargaining agreement.

The Philippines is introducing a string of new nickel mining curbs this week as the imposition of environmental protection legislation cranks up

New study dismisses nay sayers big gold production drop predictions on Aussie FY18 gold production up 12t on FY17.

(CONTRACTING)
Engineer RCR Tomlinson is adopting a new strategy favouring alliance-style contracts over the more risky EPC projects and tightening its financial monitoring after blowouts on two solar farm construction and operation projects cost it over $A90M.

Red Eagle Mining launches $50M raising-led restructure to head off a negative $100M in working capital and a crippling $60M credit facility that have shut its gold mining operations. By MBM’s North American correspondent

(EXPLORATION)
Millennium Minerals hails new integrated targeting approach that validated the use of 3D magnetic inversions to identify a significant new exploration target in previously untested ground at its Nullagine gold project in Western Australia.

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Mining Billboard

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