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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.

Concessions in the air? South Africa's Chamber of Mines has agreed to new wages talks as labour unrest spreads. Ed Stoddard and Agnieszka Flak report

With the odds mounting, a rescue package that will cost 100 jobs might night be enough to save Thompson Creek.

As big brother Barrick Gold considers selling all or part of its 74% of African Barrick, the African is pushing ahead with a big new Tanzanian project. Mark Mentiplay reports

Mobs demanding the nationalisation of the nation’s major gold mine have clashed with police in Bishkek. Olga Dzyubenko reports

Despite a nightmare Sept qtr for the Norseman Gold Mine that has put the cleaners in, the fat lady is still singing. Mark Mentiplay reports.

After a three-year delay caused by the contentious Wild Rivers legislation, Cape Alumina is set to resume work on the development of its giant Pisolite Hills bauxite project

Ariana Resources has received the thumbs up for a satellite project area that may bolster production at its proposed Red Rabbit operation in Turkey

The shares and cash deal to bring Serabi’s Brazilian gold mine on stream next year will give a high powered Chilean family control of the company.

Australia’s High Court has rejected a bid by the nation’s corporate policeman to set what many consider unrealistic “continuous disclosure” rules for business

A court hearing next year may be the first indication if the South African gold mining sector faces costs of billions of dollars from the health impact of past mining practices

South Africa’s increasingly chaotic wave of illegal industrial action in the mining sector is increasing the risk of major cutbacks in operations by some of the world’s greatest miners

Xstrata has finally given the green light to the revised takeover bid from Glencore, but with strings.

The dispute that nationalised and shut down the Colquiri tin mine is over and it could be back in production this week.

Arrium has rejected a high-powered $1B Korean/Hong Kong takeover bid as undervalued

Falling prices and economic turmoil are not enough to stop Indonesia from investing in coal, with the country aiming to position itself as a top 10 world economy.

The quest to get the Texas silver project past 10 years has taken a couple of positive steps via resource upgrade and a positive scoping study.

Despite a reduced net profit, Focus has done the hard yards in 2012 to justify its quest of soon becoming a 500,000oz pa gold producer.

A war of words is continuing between the government of Guinea and one of the partners in the giant Simandou iron ore project, BSG Resources

What mining slump? For the globe’s leading mining suppliers on display at Las Vegas, the mining industry's glass is half full. Ernest Scheyder reports

The Oct 1 deadline is rushing down as Xstrata and Glencore teams – separately – struggle to make one of the world’s biggest corporate takeovers actually happen. Sophie Sassard and Clara Ferreira-Marques report

Without much recent success, Lundin Mining is looking to buy some new production.

A project minnow has won a major damages claim over a $3.78B power station in Laos, but the battle is ongoing and expected to be long running. Mining Business Media’s South East Asian correspondent reports

Lengthy investigations into the causes of a fatal accident have delayed development work for two weeks at Kingsrose Mining’s Sumatran mine

MZI is moving closer to securing the necessaries to make it a major world Leucoxene Ti02 feedstock producer. Mark Mentiplay reports

Production at an insolvent aluminium plant in Germany will continue at least until the end of the year as creditors hold out hope of finding a buyer.

Problems at a mine crucial to the fortunes of the Kyrgyz Republic have highlighted the importance of the industry to government and helped smooth the road forward for budding gold miner, Chaarat Gold

Production forecasts for Gedabek mine have been trimmed after the big winter freeze, but Anglo Asian Mining sees recovery ahead


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