Manara Minerals seeks stake in Reko Diq

Executives from Saudi Arabian miner Manara Minerals are in Islamabad, Pakistan, to continue talks about buying a stake in the country’s Reko Diq copper-gold project, reported Reuters. The news agency noted that Barrick Gold, which owns the project jointly with Pakistan, considers it as one of the world’s largest underdeveloped copper-gold areas. Located in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, Reko Diq…

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Alara kicks off production in Oman

Australian-headquartered miner Alara Resources has completed the commissioning and commenced first concentrate production from the Al Wash-hi – Majaza copper-gold mine in Oman. Mine production is expected to ramp up over the coming two to three months toward a goal of 1 million tonnes annually. The miner said shipping of the first sale, about 1,000 dry metric tons of copper…

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FLSmidth delivering grinding system to Oman plant facility 

Mining company Vulcan Pelletizing has placed an order for a range of FLSmidth mineral processing technologies to be installed at their upcoming pelletization plant in Oman. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, nor was the identification of the customer. FLS did note that the technologies will both reduce water usage and drive operational efficiency for the facility,…

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Steppe Gold acquiring Boroo Gold

Mongolia’s top gold producer is about to be formed with the acquisition of Boroo Gold by Steppe Gold, the latter announced 22 January. Steppe officials said it has entered into a binding term sheet creating a producer in Mongolia with a near-term production target of 200,000 ounces per year, including the committed ATO Gold Mine Phase 2 expansion. Boroo Gold…

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thyssenkrupp Uhde, Ma’aden, Metso make pact

Each with a eagle eye on environmental friendliness through CO2 capture, thyssenkrupp Uhde has signed a master agreement with Ma’aden (the Saudi Arabian Mining Company) for the development, engineering and licensing of a calcination plant for phosphogypsum processing. The purpose of the proposed plant, which will be located at Ma’aden’s Ras al Khair site in Saudi Arabia, will be to…

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Saudi mining company discovers gold

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) has discovered multiple gold deposits south of its existing Mansourah-Massarah gold mine in the central region of the Middle Eastern country, indicating the potential for expansion, reported Reuters. Ma’aden said that the finds, along a 100-kilometer (62-mile) strip, were the first from an exploration program launched in 2022. Samples taken indicated the presence of high…

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Kazakhstan’s worst-ever mining incident kills 45

A fire at the ArcelorMittal Kostenko coal mine on 28 October claimed the lives of 45 workers, according to media reports. Methane gas is to blame for the incident in the Karaganda region, according to Reuters and WION, which both called the event the worst in the region’s post-Soviet history. Rescuers were warned early in their effort that chances of…

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Saudi mine regulators inspect 2,000 sites

The Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources (MIM) conducted inspection tours of more than 2,000 mining sites during the month of July. According to a report in the Saudi Gazette, the agency visited 2,013 locations across different regions of Saudi Arabia, issuing a total of 101 penalties on establishments found to be violating the provisions of the Mining Investment Law.…

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