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By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Nordgold is a pure-play emerging-markets gold producer established in 2007. In 2013, Nordgold’s nine mines, located in the Commonwealth of Independent States and West Africa, produced 924 400 oz of gold Date and Place of Birth: August 22, 1966, Paarl, South Africa... 

New Australia exploration figures highlight need for incentive

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Companies are spending significantly less on mineral exploration, especially in Western Australia, new figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show. Exploration expenditure during the three months to March fell by 8.3% quarter-on-quarter and by 34.1% year-on-year to A$487.7-million.... 

Australia mineral expenditure decrease concerning – Amec

By: Leandi Kolver Australia’s total mineral expenditure decreased significantly during the three months ended December 2013, the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have shown. This was of concern to the exploration and mining sector, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies... 

Australian university receives funding for new technology

By: David D‘ Oliveira Australian federal Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister Kim Carr announced, on August 8, that the University of Western Australia (UWA) has doubled its capacity to help find new mineral ore deposits through funding for a new nano-secondary ion mass spectrometer (NanoSIMS) imaging... 

Company Announcement: GeoForum, Africa’s premier geological exchange takes place at the Turbine Hall in Newtown

By: Creamer Media Reporter This conference provides a platform for those involved in the geosciences to interact and share information on commodity explorations, developments in current mineral deposits and gain additional insight in Geoscience techniques from both academic and industry points of view. The geological... 

Noble gets new CEO

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Gold miner Noble Mineral Resources has appointed Craig Dawson as it CEO, effective from July 22. A mining engineer by profession, Dawson also holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia and is member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a Graduate Member of the... 

WA gets CCS facility

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The Australian government would be investing some A$48-million into the development of the National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL), in Western Australia. The facility would look to advance carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. 

Company Announcement: Elemental Minerals Announces Appointment of Robert Franklyn as Non-Executive Director

Elemental Minerals Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Geoffrey Franklyn as an independent non-executive director of the Company, effective immediately 

Company Announcement: Balamara Appoints New London-Based Director

Experienced mining executive and former Bannerman Resources Chairman Alastair Clayton appointed as non-executive Director ahead of London AIM listing 

Greens back ‘deeply flawed’ MRRT, but call for review

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Greens leader Bob Brown on Monday said that the party would support the passing of the minerals resource rent tax (MRRT) through Parliament later in the day, despite suggesting changes to the legislation. In a letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Brown called on the government to review the... 

Company Announcement: Mr Alastair Clayton, a highly experienced uranium executive, joins Uranex Board

Australian based Uranex Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Alastair Clayton to the Board as a Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect.  

Amec slams senate committee findings on MRRT

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The Australian Association of Mining & Exploration Companies (Amec) on Tuesday came out swinging against the findings of the Parliamentary Senate Economic Committee regarding the proposed mineral resources rent tax (MRRT). House Economics Committee chairperson Julia Owens tabled the committee’s... 

Australia opens A$31m mining centre to assist developing nations 

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Australia plans to open a A$31-million International Mining for Development Centre at an university in Perth to provide practical advisory, education and training services to developing nations, most notably African, across mining-related issues. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Tuesday that... 

Technology seen as key to future of mining – Albanese

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Finding easily accessible resources would become increasingly difficult as global demand continued to grow, but Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese said that it was premature to speculate about mineral depletion. Albanese, who was speaking at the China Overseas Investment Fair, said that the earth’s... 

Independent experts to advise on uranium mining in WA

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has employed ten independent experts to advise it on a regulatory framework for uranium mining in the state. Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore said the tender was awarded to the Australian Centre for Geomechanics, a joint... 

Company Announcement: Indigenous School Students At UNI For The Holidays

Attached please find a press release on: More than 80 Indigenous students in Years 9 to 12 will spend some of their school holidays at University instead of relaxing at home. 

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