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11 killed in two gold mine accidents in central China – Xinhua

27th March 2017 Accidents at two neighbouring gold mines in central China's Henan province killed 11 people on Friday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities. Thick smoke engulfed a pit at the Qinling gold mine of China National Gold Group in Lingbao City on Friday morning, trapping... 

Glencore to halt operations at two Australian coal mines due to cyclone

27th March 2017 Glencore said on Monday it was halting operations at its Collinsville and Newlands coal mines in Australia ahead of Cyclone Debbie's arrival in northern Queensland on Tuesday. "We are preparing to temporarily suspend production at our Collinsville and Newlands coal mines but do not envisage any... 

BHP Billiton shuts South Walker Creek coal mine ahead of Cyclone Debbie arrival

27th March 2017 Mining giant BHP Billiton said on Monday it was suspending operations at its South Walker Creek coal mine in Queensland with Cyclone Debbie expected to bear down on Australia on Tuesday close to the site. "BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal (BMC) South Walker Creek Mine is close to the official warning... 

Glencore bond tanks and scuppers Anglo's return

25th March 2017 Anglo-Swiss miner Glencore sold its first US dollar bond in two years on Tuesday, but the deal tumbled after pricing as a global sell-off added to a backlash against the deal's tight spread. The $1-billion ten-year trade is the company's first since April 2015, and follows a recovery in... 

Escondida outcome seen as disaster for BHP as workers return

25th March 2017 The end of a historic strike at Chile's Escondida copper mine, the world's biggest, has left its owner, BHP Billiton, nursing an estimated $1-billion loss and probably in a weaker position for negotiations in a year or so, company and industry insiders said. On Thursday, the 2 500-member union... 

Brazil's Vale says US court annuls most of class action over dam disaster

25th March 2017 Brazilian miner Vale said on Friday the US District Court for the Southern District of New York annulled the majority of a class action lawsuit against the company and executives over the collapse of a tailings dam in Brazil in 2015. The only parts of the case that remain ongoing are linked to... 

Argentina says Enirgi, Orocobre to invest $880m in lithium

24th March 2017 Miners Enirgi Group Corporation and Orocobre will expand their production of lithium in Argentina with investments of $720-million and $160-million, respectively, Argentina's government said on Thursday. Argentina is the world's No. 3 producer of lithium, a hotly demanded material used in car... 

Australian group lines up China backing for new iron-ore rail, port infrastructure

24th March 2017 China State Construction Engineering Corp has tentatively agreed to build a new port and rail line for a yet-to-be-approved iron-ore mine in Western Australia, according to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with privately-owned New Zealand firm BBI Group. The MoU, tied to a A$6-billion... 

Freeport-McMoRan sees no material impact on output from Peru strike

24th March 2017 Freeport-McMoRan said Thursday that a nearly two-week strike has not materially impacted production levels at its Cerro Verde copper mine in Peru, the country's biggest, though the union said output has been cut in half. The union is preparing to skirt an order by the labour ministry to return... 

Escondida workers to end strike as they opt for old contract

23rd March 2017 The strike at Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, will end after workers decided to invoke a legal provision that allows them to extend their old contract, the union said on Thursday. The workers said they would present their decision to the government on Friday and return to work on... 

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