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The maiden JORC resource on the smallest target at Apollo's Commonwealth Hill iron project is sufficient to support early development work.

Big US coalminer Arch is to close several of its coal mines, cut production at others and layoff 750 as plummeting coal consumption bites. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Integra’s Randalls Gold Project is back on stream and its likely more early underground ore will add to 2013’s 100,000oz guidance. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Nationalisation puts Bolivian mining investment in question. John Feary reports

Poor ground conditions, industrial troubles and finally stagnant PGM prices have forced the closure of another South African platinum mine

South African coal miner Continental Coal has seen its share price plunge from 28c to 11c in 4 months. Mark Mentiplay reports

The figures are dramatic but the reasoning behind Rio Tinto’s $US6.2B investment in Chinese demand for iron ore is reasonable ... even conservative

The scourge of lower production and higher costs hits Vatukoula Gold Mines. Mark Mentiplay reports

Rambler Metals moves towards commercial operations at Ming copper-gold mine

A minor court in eastern Russia derailed the Magnitogorst-Flinders Mines transaction. Can a semi-judicial body in Australia put it back on track?

The $A6.4B Alpha Coal Project is closer to a final green light after the feuding Queensland and Federal governments get together on a new approvals agreement. Mark Mentiplay reports

A 236% reserves/resources has failed to avert a half million dollar loss for Canadian Claude Resources

In the end it was a clear-cut decision, with share, note and debenture holders of cash-strapped First Uranium giving overwhelming support to asset disposals

Castlemaine on track for 50,000oz pa from its Ballarat Project by year end

A new credit facility has cleared the way for Canadian Crocodile Gold to crank up its new Aussie assets.

Starting small is predicted to bring big advantages for Nkwe Platinum’s Garatau project in South Africa’s Bushveld complex

US company Eastern Resources kicks off its steep climb to 500,000oz pa gold equivalent production later this year. Mark Mentiplay reports

Australia’s new Jobs Board seems designed less to find skilled workers for resource projects than to deflect criticism of the government

MMC Norilsk expects to have its big Chita Copper Gold Project in production in 2016. Mark Mentiplay reports

A big new Australian mineral sands company will emerge from Tronox’ acquisition of Exxaro’s sands operations. Mark Mentiplay reports.

A new counter player has entered the fray in First Uranium’s bid to sell off its major assets for $405M.

An innovative approach to project selection has led Cleveland Mining to Amapa in Brazil

Aurizon decides to wait, despite an upgraded 1.66Moz on just part of its Joanna Gold Project. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Bigger promises to be better for Vista Gold at Mt Todd

A final environmental decision on Gina Rinehart’s big new Alpha Coal Project is unlikely until towards the end of this year following the escalating battle between the Queensland and Federal govts. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Decisions on the new Anketell Point deepwater port hold the key to the West Pilbara iron ore project

Delaying environment disputes between the Queensland and Federal govts threatens to cost Gina Rinehart’s big new Alpha Coal Project. Mark Mentiplay reports

Condor Resources’ La India Gold Project in Nicaragua is shaping up as a winner with big recent resource upgrades and more to come. Mark Mentiplay reports

Two disputes are threatening to delay the development of Nautilus Minerals’ pioneering seafloor mineral exploration off the PNG coast

Delaying environment disputes between the Queensland and Federal govts threatens to cost Gina Rinehart’s big new Alpha Coal Project. Mark Mentiplay reports

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