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A team of big hitting Chinese investors are underwriting an accelerated exploration program to get Hawthorn into production within a year. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Iron ore prices had their largest jump ever on the back of China’s infrastructure spending plans, but will the good times last?

A successful geophysical survey has exceeded the expectations of Noricum Gold at its Rotgülden precious metals project in Austria, where 40 fresh targets have been identified

Glencore says its upwardly revised bid for Xstrata won’t change, but a lot can happen before the new Sept 24 deadline. Clara Ferreira-Marques reports

Junior Canadian gold explorer Pacific Rim needs to find more money to continue its El Salvador and US aspirations.

Aurizon’s new gold option could be just what it needs after cutting its production outlook and deferring a major project.

Coalspur posts another loss as it cranks up the giant Vista thermal coal mine for production in 2015

A dramatic last-minute switch has salvaged Glencore’s merger with global miner Xstrata for the moment, but the international commodities trader still has many hurdles to overcome. Clara Ferreira-Marques and Emma Farge report

The introduction of an ETF underpinned by junior mining equities could help investors gain exposure to a highly leveraged industry segment without the usual risk

A last minute change of course may have salvaged the merger of two global giants, but many issues still need to be resolved. Clara Ferreira-Marques and Emma Farge report

Cash strapped Straits Resources has launched a multi-million dollar resuscitation plan that could cost its major asset and split its operations. Mark Mentiplay reports

A big new US shareholder and 1st time Australian investor completes Centaurus’ $26M capital raising.

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart says expensive workers are making Oz too expensive for export-focused businesses.

Iron ore producers can take heart from a new Reserve Bank study that says China’s demand for steel for homes wont peak until 2024.

The gold price looks likely to pass through $US1800/oz this year on its way to bigger and better things in early 2013, though further drama in Europe could slow its progress. Chris Cann reports

Transitional mining won’t hurt Way Linggo’s full year 40,000oz gold and 1/4Moz silver.

Resources boom over, but commodity prices remain at historic highs with investment yet to peak, says Australian Govt forecaster

The decision to keep a regional government-run coal mine open has ended a three week blockade at the mine, but with more than 100 disputes ongoing it is not sunny skies ahead for Italy.

Fortesue is cutting jobs and deferring growth plans to reduce costs as market uncertainty and falling iron ore prices take their toll.

Acoje nickel project feasibility study pre-empted by take-over bid.

After many years of stagnation, Portugal is backing a revival of its resource industry to revive its economy

West and Central Africa are shaping up to be "the next Pilbara" as the world’s miners seek new and diversified sources for iron ore. Rebekah Kebede reports

Angel Mining has been given clear objectives to meet if it is to successfully secure the funds needed to develop its flagship base metals operation in Greenland

While South African mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has been drumming up investment support for her country's mining industry at a major conference in Australia, events at home have been undermining her message. John Feary reports

London-listed Hambledon Mining will continue its battle for a partial refund on $US5.4M of environmental and social fees despite a set-back in a local court. Chris Cann reports

2nd half global iron ore demand down, but supply up, warns big Chinese steelmaker

Resource nationalism has come to symbolise social justice on the road to societal transformation

Mines minister Yamfa Mukanga spoke at Africa Downunder in Perth about the need for diversification and downstream processing opportunities in Zambia's mineral industry.

A new focus on Africa has been sparked by China’s aim to get 50% of its iron ore from Chinese-owned mines by 2015

Claims that the Australian mining boom is dead are contradicted by newly released national investment data. Wayne Cole reports


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