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An earlier peak to Australia’s mining boom, possibly next year, is the major contributor to a small reduction in the Reserve Bank’s 2013 growth rate predictions.

There’s at least one more court case to come, but after months of delays Lynas says it is finally able to schedule a start of operations at its Malaysian plant in December

Production and expansion at London Mining's Marampa iron ore operation in West Africa remain on track, though a higher than expected capital expenditure figure for the final stage of development has taken some of the gloss off results

The Hochschild bid for Andina is aimed at the 6.6Moz-plus Dorado Gold Project in Chile’s growing Maricunga glold belt. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Lynas has won another round in its battle to get its ready-and-waiting Malaysian rare earths plant into production

After surviving a bid to dump its board, coal miner Whitehaven has secured the finance it needs for its most valuable project.

The battle of the Canadian gold giants shows what it takes to be a great mining company. Julie Gordon reports.

It’s business and it’s personal as the big guns marshal their resources for BHP’s Guinea assets, particular Mt Nimba iron ore. Clara Ferreira-Marques and Silvia Antonioli report.

Randgold Resources has reported a varied set of third quarter production figures but, as always, has stayed true to its public forecasts

The 3 men tasked with retrieving at least some of the bodies from the Pike River Coal Mine explosion admit to being shocked by the royal commission’s findings

Deals being done by some of South Africa’s leading miners for industrial peace may be creating the conditions for even more disruption

A successful Supreme Court challenge to Indonesia’s attempts to ban unprocessed minerals exports, has re-opened the door to junior miners. Yayat Supriatna and Fergus Jensen report.

International fears over the unsafe shipment of high moisture Sierra Leone iron ore could threaten the country’s fledgling industry. Jonathan Saul and Simon Akam report.

It is not often you hear about a country’s tax regime adding value to a mining project, but that’s what’s happened to World Titanium.

The company and a govt dept have been targeted in the Pike River tragedy royal commission that failed to pinpoint the cause of the explostion that killed 29. Ross Louthean reports.

Cutting edge lithium producer Galaxy has attracted a new major shareholder as it cranks up its 2nd project in South America. Mark Mentiplay reports

Centaurus Metals’ Jambreiro iron ore mine is shaping up as an exceptionally low-cost operation robust enough for every price cycle

Independent Windimurra technical study has some comfort for Atlantic as it frees up more development cash

Big US coal producer Alpha Natural typifies the plight of the global market and the tough measures required before things improve.

Latest results from a continuing FS indicate the Asmara project could be in production in 2015 at a reduced capital cost and better economics

Simandou probe highlights growing tensions for miners in Guinea

New plant will help meet non-Chinese market demand for heavy rare earths. Robin Paxton reports

The fledgling iron ore derivatives market faces swaps confusion over Commodity Futures Trading Commission decision. Silvia Antonioli and Manolo Serapio Jr report

The controversial Assaubayev family is part of African Resources, the company formed to acquire control of Kazakhstan gold producer Hambledon Mining.

Anti-nuclear campaigners are starting to jump into a growing dispute between Paladin Energy and a local community groups in the area of its Kayelekera mine in Malawi

A new legal challenge wants the Sukari gold mine in Egypt shut and wants to know where all the gold is.

The loss of $2B worth of projects has cut Fluor’s 2013 earnings estimates as the tough times continue.

New mining ventures face compulsory 35% government share and higher royalties. Jonny Hogg reports

Financially challenged Coal of Africa has received the 1st part of a $100m Chinese revival/development package for its South African coal mines.

Glencore says it’s doing OK in tough time that are not going to get better any time soon.


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