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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Barrick starts Porgera recommissioning

Barrick Gold said it has begun recommissioning the Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea following the formal completion of a commencement agreement.  Porgera, an open pit and underground gold mine, has been in care and maintenance since April 2020. Barrick said it anticipates mining and processing to restart in the first quarter of 2024. The equity in the mine…

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Metso adds new South Korean distributor

Metso has signed an agreement with Future Tech Service (FTS) to strengthen its Asia-Pacific distributor network. The partnership enables FTS to deliver Metso crushing equipment and services exclusively in South Korea. “In taking our Korean business to an exciting new direction, we are especially pleased to be teaming up with the FTS team. Customers can expect a high degree of…

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China expands rare earth tech ban

China, the world’s top processor of rare earths, has added technology to make rare earth magnets to its “Catalogue of Technologies Prohibited and Restricted from Export,” which aims to protect national security and public interest, reported Reuters. “This should be a clarion call that dependence on China in any part of the value chain is not sustainable,” said Nathan Picarsic,…

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India Coal Ministry issues vesting orders for six mines

The Coal Ministry of India has issued vesting orders for six coal mines and agreements for two mines, bringing the agency’s total so far to 80 under its commercial auction scheme. The ministry said the orders were issued on 14 December; out of the six coal mines whose vesting orders were issued, two coal mines are fully explored mines and…

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Peabody’s North Goonyella now Centurion

Global coal miner Peabody Energy has succeeded in expanding its holding at its North Goonyella operation in Queensland, and to mark the growth is renaming it the Centurion mine. Peabody officials said the change comes after the company reached an agreement to acquire a large portion of the Wards Well coal deposit, situated adjacent to the existing North Goonyella complex.…

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Scania India partners with PPS Motors

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Scania Commercial Vehicles in India has inked an exclusive partnership with PPS Motors, giving the latter the role of its sole representative for the OEM’s mining tippers in India. Scania officials said the pairing will ensure it has Pan India coverage for its sales and service operations. “The company provides tailor-made solutions by detecting, analyzing, and continuously optimizing critical points…

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Barrick restarts production at Porgera

Following an agreement on new ownership structure, Barrick Gold announced that its Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea will resume operations this month with first gold to be poured in Q1 2024. “It’s been a long journey but in the process we have secured the buy-in of all the stakeholders and we look forward to steering the mine back to…

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