State mining rights falls short in Chilean vote

A proposal to give Chile exclusive mining rights over lithium, hydrocarbons and rare earth metals as well as majority ownership of copper mines in the country has failed to pass the constitutional assembly, reported Reuters.  The proposal, which faced strong opposition from the country’s mining industry, needed a supermajority of 103 votes to be included into the draft of a…

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Epiroc awarded US$16M Turkey equipment order

Epiroc will be doing the drilling at three underground copper mines in Turkey thanks to a SEK 140M (US$16.1 million) equipment order from Eti Bakir. The variety of drill rigs, mine trucks and loaders will be used to boost production and safety at the Kastamonu Küre, Artvin Murgul and Siirt Madenköy operations as each undergoes an expansion. The customer also…

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