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It’s temporarily a train to nowhere, but the first ore cargo from the Karara mine represents a breakthrough for the long-held hopes of a new iron ore province in the Midwest region of Western Australia

IAMGOLD says its focus on quality assets is working despite a June quarter blip when higher mining costs cut earnings from continuing operations by 29%

Minera IRL remains confident of mid-tier gold production status in a few years, despite cash flow decline.

Indonesia looks set to slash Malaysia Smelting’s 70% stake in a big tin J/V.

Higher gold prices lifted Newcrest to record profit for 2011-12 as it prepares to commission two major growth projects. John Feary reports

Miners from Canada’s Labrador Trough have teamed up with CN to fund a feasibility study into multi-user rail and port infrastructure

Latest Cambodian Govt figures on mining sector earnings and investments just don’t add up.

A compromise offer may protect Rio Tinto Alcan from a substantial European Commission fine over alleged antitrust behaviour

The costs of developing the Mt Milligan copper-gold project in British Columbia have been cited by Standard & Poor’s as it lowers its assessment of Thompson Creek Metals

The timing of expected policy easing becomes more critical as Chinese demand for iron ore points to slowing growth. Fayen Wong reports

New furnace fires Jubilee Platinum to record production and higher profits

Foreign gold, platinum and diamond miners may find themselves more welcome in Russia, if draft legislation goes ahead. Polina Devitt and Alexei Anishchu report

Markets have been worried by continuing unrest by Touareg nationalists and Islamist militant groups in Mali, but it hasn’t stopped miner Randgold Resources posting record production. Sarah Young reports

Move over BHP, Xstrata and all ... Epic Resources wants to join you in Colombia’s booming coal mining sector

A 34% drop in first half earnings has not shaken Rio Tinto’s belief that the green shoots of recovery are starting to sprout in China

It was once Australia’s largest thermal coal exporter, but the Blair Athol mine in central Queensland will slip quietly into history before December this year

There has been a clarion call for some serious back-to-basic changes to meet global minerals demand. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Cutting debt and getting its Solomon iron ore hub on stream, the current focus for FMG. Mark Mentiplay reports

West Africa continues to attract world miners, and Endeavour Mining’s new takeover ensures it will be one of the major players in the region

Just over two weeks after being kicked off its valuable Indonesiia mine. Intrepid Mines is still confident it will be ultimately returned to the company

CEO equivocal on Glencore deal outcome as market turbulence sends Anglo-Swiss miner’s H1 EBITDA down 31%. Clara Ferreira-Marques reports

Expansion, remedial work and new projects are key to Kingsgate’s step up into the big league. Mark Mentiplay reports.

A fresh approach and application of cash has brought a turnaround at a previously neglected area within one of Australia’s major mining centres

Partners in one of world mining’s most innovative current projects, Australian companies Minemakers and UCL seem more intent on their corporate battle. John Feary reports

The green shoots of recovery are already appearing in China, former IMF chief tells mining sector leaders. John Feary reports

In the current gloomy commodities investment market, it’s a mining marriage made in heaven. Mark Mentiplay reports.

The biggest rare earths player outside of China is down and looking for more cash.

Heavy rains have shut the declining Padcal gold/copper mine as it seeks to extend mine-life beyond 2020.

Top BHP executives Marius Kloppers and Mike Yeager will feel the pain of asset writedowns in their pockets when it comes to bonus time

Acquisition of First Uranium’s final asset is a key component in ambitious plans for a major uranium-gold-sulphur operation