Barrick, Zijin contribute $1M after PNG landslide

Barrick and its joint venture partner Zijin Mining, both of which own the Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG), have made a financial contribution to support the communities of the region following a landslide in the mine’s neighboring community of Mulitaka. The contribution of US$1 million, or Kina 3.8 million, is not the only help the miners have…

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Freeport Indonesia raises output target

Freeport Indonesia has raised its output guidance to 3.78 million metric tons for the year as it awaits an extension of its copper concentrate export permit, reported Reuters. Deputy CEO Jenpino Ngabdi said the output target was lifted assuming the permit extension is approved, which the government has promised. The miner also raised its 2024 refined copper output target to…

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Trident picks up trio of Vietnam REE mines

Korean-based Trident Global Holdings has acquired the rights to three significant rare earth element mines in Vietnam, and is planning to develop all of them in collaboration with the Hung Hai Group. Trident, which will also undertake processing of these mines, said it is planning to secure the manpower, capital, technology, equipment, and other support for them as it plans…

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China Gold resumes operations at Jiama

China Gold International Resources Group has resumed the second phase of processing plant operations at its Jiama copper-gold polymetallic operation in Tibet following an approval from the region’s government. The restart was marked 30 May; Jiama had been suspended since 27 March 2023 due to a tailings overflow at the Guolannggou dam. During the stoppage, the company actively carried out…

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China encourages digitalization of coal production

China’s National Energy Administration said the country vows to further accelerate the “intelligent construction” of coal mines.  The agency encouraged all coal-producing provinces, coal industry management departments, and relevant central enterprises to step up efforts to promote the intelligence transformation of major production processes at coal mines, and to support the stable supply of coal.  Additionally, the agency advocated for…

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Barrick’s Porgera operating despite landslide

Barrick has reportedly confirmed that its Porgera gold operation in Papua New Guinea is running without restriction after a significant landslide hit the Enga province. A Reuters report said Barrick is reporting a 40-day fuel supply for the operation. The company has also offered its support to the survivors of the mountainside collapse, which happened 30 kilometres (18.64 miles) away.…

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Ok Tedi hosts mining minister

Ok Tedi Mining hosted the Minister for Mining and Member for Kundiawa Gembogl, Dilu Muguwa, on his first official visit to its Papua New Guinean mine on 13 May. Muguwa was joined by the Minister for Works and Highways and Member for Telefomin, Solan Mirisim. The visit provided both ministers an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the open-pit…

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Sandvik opens new Malaysian production facility

Sandvik has inaugurated its new underground load and haul production unit in Malaysia with the assembly of a Toro LH517i loader. “This expansion marks a significant milestone for Sandvik,” said Patricio Apablaza, president of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ Load and Haul division.  “This production unit enables flexible manufacturing of both conventional diesel and battery-electric loaders and trucks while adhering…

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Siana operations paused after mudslide: TVI Pacific

TVI Pacific said mining operations at the Siana gold mine in the Philippines has been voluntarily suspended as a result of an unforeseen failure of the embankment of Tailings Storage Facility 3 on 11 May.  A total of 29 community homes have been damaged by a subsequent mudslide that occurred and mine operator Greenstone Resources has taken precautionary measures to…

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The New Cat® 16 GC Motor Grader: Delivering Economical Haul Road Maintenance

While it can require considerable effort, keeping haul roads smooth, appropriately graded and clear of debris can have a significant impact on costs and productivity. Motor graders, the machine of choice for haul road maintenance activities, have a direct impact on how productively and safely other machines can operate. Good road conditions also reduce truck maintenance, lower fuel costs, increase…

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