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A 2012 loss ahead of the wave on industrial unrest that swept South Africa, has Sylvania preparing for another tough year.

US miner Santa Fe is set to take over Aussie explorer International Goldfields in an all-share deal with a few bucks on the side. Mark Mentiplay reports

NOVAGOLD has deferred to the size of its flagship Donlin Gold Project to defend its falling share price and latest $21.5M qtr loss

An extra multi-million dollar shipment from the MZI’s Tiwi Islands mineral sands project, further underwrites its flagship Keysbrook project. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Steel futures and iron ore prices are up on more Chinese stimulus hopes, but traders remain cautious. Manolo Serapio Jr reports

Bringing the Catherwood mine into production is the latest step in the ultimate development of Phoenix Gold’s 2.24Moz Castle Hill Project

Dual-listed gold producer Centamin will not let a below-par set of third quarter production numbers dampen its full year expectations or its major expansion plans

Rio Tinto is girding for another round of cost cuts, this time in its operational areas, as it cuts its China growth expectations.

Rare, highly rated BHP Billiton Oz bond welcomed back over-subscribed after 11 years. Cecile Lefort reports.

The man behind the $830M Discovery Metals bid has seen new low-priced stock in his China Molybdenum nearly triple before being put in a trading halt.

As part of its strategy to boost production from its Mt Magnet gold operations, Ramelius is bringing a new supply on stream in early 2013.

Reorganisation to result in job reductions at Pilbara iron ore operations

The rolling maul of industrial disputation in South Africa threatens to engulf municipal workers. Agnieszka Flak and Sherilee Lakmidas report

Sierra Leone producer lifts full year guidance after record rutile/ilmenite production.

A zinc powerhouse across reserves, mined ore and metal production is the striking feature of the proposed merger of global trading and mining heavyweights, Xstrata and Glencore

As time passes and costs rise, the investment pressure on the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project is increasing, possibly to breaking point. Sonali Paul reports

Latest test work has shown a return to gravity CIL processing may be the best option to get Matilda waltzing again.

Escalating costs for the proposed West Pilbara iron ore project in Australia are setting a poser for joint venture partners Aquila Resources and American Metals and Coal International. John Feary reports

The Canadian gold producer is looking for upgraded Cote Gold Project to lift its 1Moz pa production profile.

Some miners are taking a hard line as the industrial disputation continues to devastate South Africa’s economically crucial mining sector

Shares lag as uranium spot price hits new 2-year low. Julie Gordon reports

Measures to tackle a growing fund shortfall raise the fear they will kill Kenya’s major growth sectors, including mining. Duncan Miriri reports

New technology and more resources is shifting Wonarah’s phosphate focus to a bigger fertiliser operation. Mark Mentiplay reports

In a clear indication of the deterioration in the market for high quality iron ore products, Vale has shut down 3 of its iron ore pelletising facilities. Jeb Blount reports.

The Australian nickel industry – and resources sector generally -- is feeling the brunt of the escalating cost of doing business there, says top lobby group

South Africa’s wildcat mine strikes have spread to wider industry, with Toyota Motors shutting its Durban plant

Resources exploration expenditure is down and more money is leaving Aussie for greener pastures, says top lobby group.

The first privately owned mining company in the Sultanate of Oman has emerged as the game-breaker in the standoff between the two senior partners in one of the world’s most innovative mineral projects, the hunt for phosphate beneath the sea 60km off the African coast

New Botswana copper mine puts Australian company Discovery Metals in Chinese sights. Mark Mentiplay reports

The nickel planets are aligning for better prices, according to Australia’s 3rd largest producer.

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