FLSmidth to deliver HPGRs to Asia Pacific customer

FLSmidth said it has received an order to supply comminution technologies to upgrade an undisclosed customer’s copper concentrator at a mine in the Asia Pacific.  The order, valued at DKK 300 million (US$43.3 million), includes the delivery of two High Pressure Grinding Rolls Pro, which FLSmidth described as being “among the most energy-efficient comminution technologies available.” The order also includes…

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Licence extension paves way for Panguna redevelopment

Bougainville Copper has confirmed that the Bougainville government awarded a five-year extension of the company’s exploration licence for the Panguna copper project in Central Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea. The extension clears the way for the miner to increase its activities in the Panguna project area in accordance with the Bougainville Mining Act of 2015. “Panguna promises…

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Korean miner to file lawsuit against Panama

State-run Korea Mine Rehabilitation and Mineral Resources (KOMIR) is seeking 1 trillion won (US$747.1 million) from the government of Panama over expected losses from the shutdown of the Cobre Panama copper mine, reported The Korea Economic Daily. KOMIR had acquired a 10% stake in Minera Panama, a subsidiary of First Quantum Minerals, in 2009. Minera Panama is the operator of…

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Regulator orders Russell Vale to cease mining operations

The New South Wales Resources Regulator has prohibited Wollongong Resources’ Russell Vale Colliery to mine coal due to ongoing safety concerns, reported ABC News. The Mining and Energy Union told the news service that there have been at least five significant frictional ignition events at the underground mine in the past eight months. “The prohibition notice will remain in place…

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K92 taps Medilek for COO, president seat

Canadian-based, Papua New Guinea-focused K92 Mining has appointed David Medilek as its president and chief operating officer. Medilek joined K92 in 2019 and was most recently president. Prior to that he was the company’s vice president of business development and investor relations. His career has also included positions with Macquarie Group, Cormark Securities and Barrick Gold. K92 has also selected…

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Possible negligence led to deadly smelter fire: Indonesia

The Indonesian government said there was a strong indication of a standard procedure violation and negligence in the implementation of safety requirements that allegedly led to a deadly fire at a nickel smelter in December, reported Reuters. The fire broke out on 24 December at a smelter furnace operated by Tsingshan Stainless Steel Indonesia, a unit of China’s Tsingshan Holding…

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Shandong Gold Group enters order with Epiroc

The Epiroc Scooptram ST1030 loader is at the heart of a large equipment order placed by Shandong Gold Group in China for use at three of its operations in the country. Epiroc confirmed the deal specifically includes the Minetruck MT2200 hauler, Scooptram ST1030 and Scooptram ST3.5 loaders, Boomer 282 face drilling rig and Boltec S1K rock reinforcement rig to expand…

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India sees success in coal auction

Since launching in June 2020, India’s Commercial Coal Mine Auction has successfully sold 91 coal and lignite mines. Six of these mines have already started producing coal and three more are expected to begin production in a couple of months. The Ministry of Coal has so far completed seven rounds of the transparent online auction. It said the ongoing eighth…

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Operations restart at CSH gold mine

China Gold International said overall operations at its CSH gold mine in Inner Mongolia have returned to full production, effective 3 January, following slope maintenance. The Canadian-based miner reported in November that the mining rate was reduced at the end of the third quarter and into the fourth quarter in order to enhance the management and maintenance of open pit…

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