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PLATINUM

Platinum strike highlighting huge potential opportunity loss for economy

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The prolonged strike of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in the platinum belt is highlighting the colossal potential opportunity loss to the South African economy should the country lose out on its platinum patrimony, which...
23rd April 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Goa to frame new mining policy after lifting of mining ban

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Close on the heels of the India’s Supreme Court lifting a ban on mining in Goa, the provincial government is working on a new mining policy to be ready by June, and aims to get operations back on the rails by September. The new mining policy...
23rd April 2014
 
 
PLATINUM

Solidarity declares platinum belt partial disaster area

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Labour union Solidarity has declared the platinum belt a partial disaster area and sent in its helping-hand organisation to assist its non-striking members in the towns of Rustenburg, Brits and Mooinooi. “Non-strikers also lose a substantial...
22nd April 2014
 
 
URANIUM

Niger could sign new deal with Areva within days – mines minister

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The government of Niger, the world's fourth largest uranium producer, is on the verge of renewing an agreement with French state-controlled nuclear group Areva, the West African nation's mines minister said on Sunday. Niger, one of the world's...
22nd April 2014
 
 
QUEBEC URANIUM SECTOR

First Nation complains no English versions of QC uranium report published

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The Grand Council of the Crees on Monday called upon the newly elected Quebec premier Philippe Couillard and his Quebec Liberal government to ensure that English versions were prepared for all documents relating to the public hearings of the...
21st April 2014
 
 
MARINE MINING

The robot is ready – so when will deep sea mining start?

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The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high-grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea (PNG) - when a wrangle over terms is solved. Beyond PNG, in international waters,...
21st April 2014
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
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