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MINING MARIJUANA

‘Zombie’ juniors betting high hopes on medical marijuana

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Failing resource juniors look to medical marijuana for a life line. During the last several months a group of entrepreneurial junior mineral explorers have floated the idea of broaching the fledgling medical marijuana industries of Canada and the US, keeping some of their penny stocks afloat amidst a moribund...
17th April 2014
 
 
GRAPHITE

Chinese flake graphite consolidation could alter global supply structure

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China has revealed plans to consolidate operations in the world’s most prolific flake graphite producing region – the Heilongjiang province, where most of the world’s battery raw material comes from – that could significantly alter the...
17th April 2014
 
 
POTASH

Muskowekwan First Nation votes to approve on-reserve potash project

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Project developer Encanto Potash on Wednesday reported that the Muskowekwan First Nation (MFN) had voted with a strong majority in favour of continuing to develop the first producing potash mine on First Nation land – the MFN’s reserve,...
16th April 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Campaign under way to pay unclaimed R5bn to 200 000 ex-mineworkers Video Available

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Teba CEO Graham Herbert (right) and Martin Creamer JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – A campaign is under way in the mining industry to find more than 200 000 former mineworkers who are owed at least R5-billion in unpaid provident fund, occupational disease and service-award claims. Disabled or...
16th April 2014
 
 
GOLD

Much more to come in China’s already ‘breathtaking’ gold story

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The scale, scope and speed of the development of the gold market in China to date has been “quite breathtaking” – and there is still a lot more to come, World Gold Council investor relations manager John Mulligan indicated on Tuesday...
15th April 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Macua calls for Zuma to send MPRDA back to Parliament

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President Jacob Zuma Mining Affected Communities United in Action (Macua) is calling on President Jacob Zuma to send the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill back to Parliament for proper community participation, the organisation...
15th April 2014
 
 
GOLD

Strong demand from gold-hungry China in next 4 years – World Gold Council

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Private sector demand for gold in China is poised to increase by 25% from the current level of 1 100 t/y to at least 1 350 t/y by 2017, the World Gold Council (WGC) said on Tuesday. Last year saw China become the world’s largest gold market...
15th April 2014
 
 
BC EXPLORATION

More grassroots prospecting investment required in BC

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Investment in the grassroots level of prospecting and early-stage exploration are critically needed in British Columbia to uncover new deposits that, in turn, would encourage more investment in advanced exploration and resource development, the...
14th April 2014
 
 
 
 
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