• MONGOLIA - Positive Pre-Feasibility Study for Baruun Naran

    A positive NI 43-101 compliant, pre-feasibility study has been presented for QGX's Baruun Naran coal project in southern Mongolia.

  • PHILIPPINES - New Co-O estimate expected in April

    All drill holes completed by the end of February at Medusa Mining’s Co-O gold project in the Philippines will be included in a new interim resource estimate that is expected in April.

  • CHINA - Gold production starts at Guanzhuang

    Gold production has started at China Goldmines' Guanzhuang Gold Project, which is part of the Shenjiaya Prospect in the Hunan Province.

  • INDONESIA - Binebase returns promising gold and silver results

    East Asia Minerals Corporation's ongoing drill program at the Binebase Prospect, part of the Sangihe Property in Indonesia, continues to encounter significant, near surface epithermal gold and silver mineralization.

  • INDONESIA - Martabe approvals expected shortly

    Construction of Oxiana’s Martabe gold and silver project in North Sumatra will start on receipt of final approvals from the Government of Indonesia, which are expected by April this year.

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Frieda scoping study due soon

    A scoping study is being finalized by Highlands Pacific at the Frieda porphyry copper-gold deposit in Papua New Guinea.

    The study is examining infrastructure requirements, the geological resource model, mining options, environmental impacts, community relations and metallurgical processing options.

  • INDONESIA - Report highlights untested KSK potential

    A new report has confirmed the "untested potential" in several areas of Kalimantan Gold Corporation's KSK copper-gold concession in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

  • NICKEL - First drill hole intersects massive sulphide

    Wide‑spaced drilling at Breakaway Resources' Wildara Nickel Project in Western Australia intersected a significant broad interval of massive nickel sulphide mineralization in the first diamond drill hole.

  • IRON ORE - Long term supply agreement

    BHP Billiton and its joint venture partners have signed an agreement to supply Chinese steelmaker Baoshan Iron & Steel with an additional 94 million tonnes of iron ore.

  • MOLYBDENUM - Significant intercepts at Millennium Project

    Significant drill intercepts have been received from the first deep reverse circulation drilling program undertaken at Wedgetail Mining's Millennium Molybdenum Project in Western Australia.

  • URANIUM - 30-47 million pound exploration target at Four Mile East

    Alliance Resources has an Exploration Target Range for the Four Mile East discovery of between 30 million and 47 million pounds of contained U3O8.

  • ZINC-COPPER - Mungana construction about to start

    Construction of the treatment facility at Kagara's Mungana zinc and copper project in Queensland will start this month.

  • IRON ORE - Further thick intersections at Nullagine

    Further drilling at BC Iron's Warrigal Well iron ore deposit in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has extended the known mineralization and supported previous RC drill results.

  • IRON ORE - Pre-feasibility work under way at Yilgarn

    Polaris Metals is preparing a pre-feasibility study on the Yilgarn Iron Ore Project in Western Australia.

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    The ASIA Miner magazine and its staff are personally in attendance at more than 14 conferences and expos around the Asia Pacific every year.

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    Australia Resources China Investment 2010
    Ernst and Young tax partner Sean Van der Linden and Deloitte partner corporate finance Adrian O’Dea. Ernst and Young transaction advisory services associate director James Wear and Reserve Bank of Australia senior representative David Norman.
    Archer Exploration exploration manager Wade Bollenhagen, Archer Exploration CEO Mike Hatcher and Golden Cross Resources managing director Kim Stanton-Cook.
    South Australia Primary Industries and Resources department minerals information and promotion manager Andrew Rowett, PACE manager Miles Davies, Pace marketing staffer Tania Davies, resources and infrastructure deputy chief executive Dr Paul Heithersay and conference coordinator Anne Marie Williamson. Wugang Australian Resources Investment managing director Dr George Guo, Northern Territory Government Department of Resources senior China business adviser Guan Hua Gao and Northern Territory Government Department of Resources trade development director Adam Cunneen. G Resources Group business development manager Craig Parry, Diao Group assistant president, vice general maanger and chairman of the board Li Yi and general manager assistant Xiao Yang.
    Apollo managing director Genevieve Riviere, Tianjin Eagle engineer Mr Liang, Tianjin Eagle board chairman Youyi Zheng, South Australia Government special envoy to China Prof Alfred Huang and Westpac Bank head of Asia migrant markets and marketing Alice Wong.
    Balikpapan Expo 2010

    The 6th Balikpapan Expo in Kalimantan held from June 17-19 attracted local and international industry and suppliers. The ASIA Miner’s marketing manager Kim Cox attended the event. 
    Attending the 6th Balikpapan Expo in Kalimantan recently are from left:NTICN industry consultant Garry Ross, Industry Capability Network industry manager Mike Franks and Carcom Installations managing director Tony Copley

    The team from McLanahan Corporate attending the 6th Balikpapan Expoo are sales and marketing manager Chris Knowles and application specialist Brad Anstess The team from Nilos are export manager Jens Hamacher and business development manager Karsten Volzke.
    Titan Wheels Indonesia manager Peter Pickering and managing director Danny Kirkland attended the Balikpapan Expo. PT Bumi Ban Mandiri  Exports marketing senior manager Anshuman Singh and Indonesian representative Erich Roy Vogler of PT Globecon, an agent representative for Gemcom and technical support personnel Lastina Hutapea.
    Mines & Money Beijing 2010
    Shandong Jiuyang Group Company vice chairman Liu Ji An, Marengo Mining managing director Les Emery and Fortune Steel Resources Ltd general manager Jerry Wang. Lara Exploration president Andre Gauthier, China Mineral Holdings corporate development vice president Vivienne Wang, Lara Exploration investor relations manager Julia Maxwell and China Mining United investment department director Jerry Tsui.
    Range River Gold chairman Dr Kevin Tuckwell, Range River Gold managing director Rick Watsford and Tanami Gold managing director Graeme Sloan. The ASIA Miner managing editor Yolanda Torrisi, Beijing Suntrans Language Translations Company general manager Gao Lu and geologist Liqing Zhao. Archipelago Resources business development manager Malcolm Wilson, Eurasia Capital business development manager Leigh Yang and Beijing Rainmaker Law Firm lawyer Nannan Wang.
    Ausenco China region director Norman Ting and Albidon Ltd CEO Jian Hua Sang. The team from Yong Gui Tech, agents for Shaw Core Drill are from left: Frank Wang, deputy manager David Wang and account manager Candy Xu. Selwyn Resources president and CEO DR halan Meade, Selwyn Resources advisor Angel Zhang, HT Mining business development manager Huijuan Wen and Sino-qz Group financing and project assistant manager.
    The Ernst and Young team at Mines & Money Beijing are from left: socio Marcial Garcia Schrek, transactions partner Evgeni Khrustalev and transaction advisory services executive director Nikie Shi. More of the Ernst and Young team at Mines & Money Beijing are from left: transaction advisory services senior manager Poh Chuan Teoh, Africa transaction advisory services director Adrian Macartney and partner in charge of Ernst and Young  Guinea, Partner in charge of the mining activities in CWEA, Balkans and Mediterranea areas, French and Portuguese speaking countries in Africa Christian Mion.
    AMEC Congress – Perth, Australia
    Attending the AMEC Congress  in Perth recently are from left: Multipro IT manager Michelle Harrison, SNC Lavalin process and engineering manager Mike Wardfell-Johnson and managing director Mark Jackson. SMEC contaminated land principal Rob Dobinson, Perenia manager Tiffany Thomson and business development general manager Graeme Saunders with Dynasty Metals Australia executive director Lewis Tay. Industrial management solutions managing director Bruce Cameron, Asphar Survey business dev elopement manager Roy Justice with managing director Anthony Asphar.
    McMullen Nolan business development manager Gary Allen, Landgate account manager Mary Manov and McMullen Nolan engineer Bas Kuckelkorn. The team from Silverlake Resources are from left: chief financial officer Peter Armstrong, managing director Les Davis and exploration and geology director Chris Banasik. The team from Silverlake Resources were assisted by executive administrator Sally Coxon, business development manager Geoff Chapman and Monica Seah of accounts.
    Cube Consulting was represented by business development consultant Ronan Bray and senior business development consultant Levin Lee. Reed Resources investor relations Simon Hicks, Portable Analytical Solutions managing director Paul Martin and Portable Analytical Solutions sales manager Simon Bailey. The team from Polycom Australia are: Ellie Harris of accounts, marketing executive Dalya Robertson, regional sales manager Chris Boardman and solutions consultant Irwin Davis.
    Investor James Horburgh, CFCL Australia business development manager Garry Hall and Australia Bauxite Ltd CEO Ian Levy.
    Coaltrans Asia – Bali, Indonesia
    The Micromine team at Coaltrans Asia are from left  Indonesia manager Sampurno; corporate development manager Myke Jones and senior geological Consultant (Beijing)  Matthew Godfrey, The Schade team at The ASIA Miner stand are from left general sales manager Michael Wieland, The ASIA Miner corporate liaison manager Lanita Idrus and Schade managing director Jorg Hoffmann The IPC & Envirolaw team at Coaltrans Asia are from left is IPC consultant Dwi Wachyu , Envirolaw consultant Winarti Silberman, IPC marketing manager Desilia and Envirolaw senior consultant Ian Fraser.
    The Cargotec team at Coaltrans Asia are from left, sales manager Anders Bela Berencsy, marine sales manager Yee Joo Poo, sales manager Jonas Johansson and sales manager Raymond Ng Ling Ping. The Petrosea team are from left: personal assistant Frida, business development manager Rewina and Petrosea business development manager engineering and construction Alessio  Cristofoletto. The Laing O'Rourke team are from left: managing director Colin Davies, human capital and health, safety, environment and quality manager Jess Djamhoer and lead civil estimator Yuswill.
    The MSK team at Coaltrans Asia are from left: executive manager Indramil, Indonesia country manager, Pinaki Banerjee, marketing manager Hacken Liu, general manager Rakesh Sethi and operations executive Onna Fitri Hayani. Salva Resources team country manager Geoff Tucker, marketing manager Justin Schuh, marketing and business development coordinator Lauren Georghiou, CEO Grant Moyle and Mincom sales executive James Balzary. P & H Minepro Services mine development manager Noel Skilbeck, PT Bhakti Energi Persada president director Jeffrey Mulyono and PT P&H Minepro Services account manager Mangiring Harianja,
    Petromindo marketing officer Erni Imansyah, Micromine Beijing geological consultant Matthew Godfrey and Austrade assistant Viola.
    Asia Mining & Investment Conference 2010 – Shanghai
    The team from Techking exhibiting at  the Asia Mining & Investment Conference 2010 are from left Weir Minerals sales manager Fred Fu with  the Techking team, marketing managers Ben Zhang and Aaron Liu, president Rongsheng Sheng, sales and marketing director Ares Wang, marketing specialist Michelle Xue, marketing and sales managerJiffee Zhao. Groeneweld Asia Pacific  vice president Toon Nouwens, Ighigaki Oceania managing director Wilfried Wimmlier and Visor Capital head of investment banking managing director Stefan Scholz. Millenium Finance Corporation senior advisor to the board Nazor Ibrahim Omer, Pacific Road Corp Finance executive director David Lloyd and Kazzinc LLP asset manager Boris Eykher.
    China Railway Materials Commercial Group international business unity deputy director Wu Quanhao, vice president Liu Guoping and Amanda Hu of the international business department . IHC Mewede assistant Xiu Bo Zhao, IHC Mewede mineral processing lead engineer Willem Clements and Mongolia Development Resources general manager Tuvshin Mend.
    MBC Corp deputy general director Sergey N Garichev with project manager Alexander Perfiliev.
    Ernst and Young transaction advisory services partner Davron Rustamkulov, ABB minerals applications Pacific cluster business unit director of sales drives Matt Neurohr and Baobab Resources director Jon Crowe. Global Technology mining and metals vice president Dr Kevin Dardis, Inspectorate country manager mark Quillinan and Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) managing director Masanori Doi. Binani Group managing director Dr Vinod Junega, BEML representatives M Shivakumar and Rajneesh Gaur

    Mines & Money Hong Kong 2010

    Mines & Money Hong Kong attracted more than 700 attendees. Pictured from left are the team from Sumatra Copper and Gold geologist Robert Broke, managing director Jocelyn Waller and director of exploration Alan Flint

    Hazelwood executive chairman Mark McAuliffe and non-executive director and company secretary John Chegwidden with Henghou Industries manager Jerry Kan.

    Vincent and Partners chairman and chief executive Vincent W. Wu with Runge senior marketing executive Brenda Lin, North Asia general manager Andrew Ryan and senior marketing executive Ariel Cao.




    Frontier Mining CFO George Cole with Manhattan Corporation development and commercial director Robert Wrixon and executive chairman Alan Eggers.

    Focus Minerals investor relations manager Peter Cash and CEO Campbell Baird with Range River Gold geologist David Xue.

    Hillgrove Resources project evaluation manager Jim Kerr with Mannwest Group managing director  Ron Manners.

    Venture Minerals technical director Andrew Radonjic, chairman Mel Ashton and EXS Capital managing director Todd Pallett.

    Greenland Minerals operations manager Marty Helean, general manager John Mair with CPS Securities representative Damian Black.

    Bandanna Energy chief financial officer Matthew Scott, managing director Raymond Shaw and Hannans Reward managing director Damian Hicks.

    The team from NGM are from left exploration manager Peter Smith, chairman Dr Geoff Loftus-Hills and executive director Robert Kirtlan.

    The ASIA Miner managing editor Yolanda Torrisi is presented the book Heroic Misadventures by author Mannwest Group managing director Ron Manners at Mines & Money Hong Kong.

    The team from Hannu Coal are from left head of human resources Onon Nadmid, managing director George Lkhagvadorj Tumur and chairman Matthew Wood.
  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Production to start at Simberi

    Production will start this month at Allied Gold’s Simberi Oxide Gold Project on Simberi Island in Papua New Guinea.

  • INDONESIA - High grade gold at Aceh projects

    East Asia Minerals has encountered more surface, high-grade epithermal gold at its Abong and Collins projects in Aceh Province, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

  • PHILIPPINES – First nickel shipment from Alpha

    The Philippine subsidiary of MBMI Resource has completed its first nickel material shipment from the Alpha Nickel project in the Philippines.

  • LAOS – New gold deposit at Sepon

    Resource definition drilling has confirmed the presence of a new oxide gold deposit at the Houay Yeng prospect, which is part of Oxiana’s Sepon Gold Project in Laos.

  • CHINA - Dynasty Gold withdraws from Red Valley

    Dynasty Gold has withdrawn from the Red Valley Gold project in the Qinghai Province of China.

    The decision was made following the withdrawal of the company’s funding partner, AngloGold Ashanti, and was based on results of the 2007 drilling programme.

  • LAOS – First Phu Kham production in March

    Construction of Pan Australian Resources’ Phu Kham Copper-Gold Mine in Laos is nearing completion with production of the first concentrate scheduled for March.

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Ramu construction progresses

    Work is progressing well at the Ramu nickel-cobalt joint venture project in Papua New Guinea with commissioning scheduled for the second half of 2009.

  • INDONESIA – Drilling starts at Bulu oil project

    Australian Worldwide Exploration (AWE) has started drilling for oil at the Bulu Production Sharing Contract in the Java Sea.

  • LAOS – Expansion at copper plant

    A US$178 million expansion at Oxiana’s copper plant at Sepon in Laos will reduce cash costs by approximately 10%.

  • INDONESIA – Drill rigs moved to other Selodong sites

    Drilling rigs have been moved to other areas of Southern Arc Minerals’ Selodong Prospect following disappointing results from the latest drilling at the Blongas I and Kekalik porphyry copper-gold targets.

  • NICKEL – Unexpected bonus at Radio Hill

    Mining at Fox Resources Radio Hill Project in Western Australia has intersected unexpected massive nickel and copper sulphides up to 4 metres thick.

  • MANGANESE – Turning the table on nickel thoughts

    Drill testing of geophysical anomalies at AusQuest’s Table Hill Project in Western Australia has highlighted at least three new target areas as having good potential for additional manganese mineralization.

  • NICKEL – Outstanding intersection at Spotted Quoll

    The most recent drill hole at Western Area’s Spotted Quoll nickel prospect in Western Australia has intersected a wide zone of high grade massive sulphide at shallow depth.

  • COPPER-MOLYBDENUM – Kalman estimate shows 49.7 million tonnes

    The maiden Inferred Mineral Resource estimate for Kings Minerals’ Kalman copper-molybdenum-rhenium-gold project in north-west Queensland shows 49.7 million tonnes grading 0.35% copper, 0.06% molybdenum and 0.16 grams/tonne gold.

  • COPPER-GOLD – Heritage clearance program starts

    The heritage clearance process has been initiated at Syndicated Metals’ Mount Remarkable tenements in north-west Queensland and, provided the clearances are received, drilling is expected to start on several copper-gold targets in March 2008.

  • INFRASTRUCTURE - Port upgrade completed on time and on budget

    Rio Tinto’s US$1.4 billion port upgrade at Dampier in Western Australia has been completed on time and on budget with capacity increased by 90%.

  • URANIUM - More high-grade results at Four Mile East

    Further outstanding uranium intercepts have added weight to the emerging potential of Alliance Resources’ Four Mile East deposit in South Australia.

  • URANIUM – Drilling starts at Lake Dundas

    Air core drilling has started at Epsilon Energy’s Lake Dundas Uranium Project in Western Australia.

  • The Metso team at KCGM's Kalgoorlie operations

  • Oropa seeks more funds

    Oropa seeks more funds to become a Sumatran elephant

    Oropa Limited (“Oropa” - ASX Code:ORP) is seeking investors or joint venture partners to help advance highly prospective gold properties on the island of Sumatra .

  • CHINA – Company pours first gold at Shenjiaya

    China Goldmines has poured its first gold in China after receiving licence certificates for its eight mines at the Shenjiaya Prospect in Hunan Province

  • INDONESIA – Encouraging drilling at Binebase

    Initial drilling at East Asia Minerals’ Binebase Prospect in Indonesia has encountered significant, near surface epithermal gold and silver mineralization.

  • MONGOLIA – Ivanhoe welcomes Prime Minister’s assurances

    Ivanhoe Mines has welcomed assurances in a letter from Mongolian Prime Minister Sanjaa Bayar in which he expresses support for foreign investment and his intention to see construction of the Oyu Tolgoi Coal Project begin before the Mongolian general election in June.

  • PHILIPPINES – Joint venture negotiations for Canatuan

    TVI Resource Development (TVIRD) and Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corp (ACMDC) hope to establish a joint venture for development of the Canatuan sulphide project in the Philippines.

  • CHINA - CSH ready for commercial production

    Jinshan Gold Mines will this quarter begin commercial production from its CSH Gold Mine in China.

    To December 18 gold production reached about 27,000 doré ounces, or 19,000 ounces of gold. Silver makes up approximately 30% of each doré bar.

  • INDONESIA – Significant gold intercepts at Jelai

    Ongoing drilling at Kalimantan Gold’s Jelai epithermal gold prospect in East Kalimantan has encountered significant intercepts of gold near the surface.

    Consulting economic geologist Dr Peter Pollard says that the exploration “has met with considerable success and had enhanced the chance of delineating a major gold resource in the Jelai district”.

  • CHINA – Encouraging uranium sample results

    Initial results from a Sparton Resources’ sampling programme on various waste piles of uranium bearing coal ash from the Lincang Area in central Yunnan, China, are considered highly encouraging.

  • CHINA – Construction to start on new-generation reactor

    Construction will start at China's first AP1000 reactor at Sanmen in March, according to the State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC).

    It will be the first of four of the third-generation units at two sites in Zhejiang and Shandong provinces. Construction at Haiyang is due to start later in the year
  • CONFERENCES - Forum to discuss mining in northern Asia

    Following two successful years the Metal Mining North East Asia conference has expanded and adopted a new name – the Northern Asia Metal Mining Forum.

    The forum in Shanghai from May 14-16 will focus on mining developments in China, Mongolia, Russia and Central Asia with special emphasis on exploration and development of uranium resources in Asia.

  • COAL - BHP Billiton approves investment in Newcastle Third Port project

    BHP Billiton has approved its US$390 million investment in the Newcastle Third Port project.

    The project, managed by Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG), involves the construction of a 30 million tonnes per annum export coal loading facility with a future option to expand to 66 million tonnes.

  • IRON ORE – Drilling increases Abydos confidence

    Drilling at Atlas Iron’s Abydos Project, 100km south of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, continues to improve confidence in existing resources and indicate potential for further increases.

  • ZINC-LEAD-SILVER – Explorer 108 mineralization extended

    Additional drilling at Westgold Resources’ Explorer 108 zinc-lead-silver prospect in the Northern Territory has extended the strike length of mineralization.

    Strike length is now 500 metres and the results have continued to confirm significant thicknesses of mineralization.

  • IRON ORE - Rio Tinto to buy three new carriers

    Rio Tinto will purchase three 250,000 deadweight tonne ore carriers to transport iron ore from its mines in the Pilbara in Western Australia to customers in China and elsewhere. It has also reserved rights on another two similar vessels.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS – New OceanaGold company secretary

    OceanaGold has appointed Matthew Salthouse as company secretary and general counsel.

    Matthew Salthouse was previously company secretary and legal counsel at Drivetrain Systems International, a multi-million dollar exporter of automotive components. Before joining Drivetrain, he was employed as a Senior Associate at Chambers & Company where he consulted on various merger and acquisition matters for large scale mining and resource companies.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS – Allied Gold appoints new chief executive officer

    The Board of Allied Gold has appointed Richard Johnson as chief executive officer.

    Richard Johnson held various production management positions in Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Co (JCI) at its gold and platinum mines between 1973 and 1979. While with JCI, he also worked in the group’s finance division responsible for financial modelling and valuation of new capital projects.

  • Story of the Month

    Mamberamo Indobara is seeking investors to help develop large coal reserves in the Mamberamo Raya Regency in Papua Province , Indonesia .

    Based on geological research conducted by the Mining Department of the Province of Papua there are large reserves of anthracite coal in the majority of the Mamberano Raya Regency. There are also gold, natural oil and gas, copper, nickel and marble resources.

  • KAZAKHSTAN - Gold production begins at Sekisovskoye

    Hambledon Mining has started production at its Sekisovskoye gold project in Kazakhstan.

  • MONGOLIA - Oyu Tolgoi agreement a priority

    Mongolia’s Prime Minister Sanjaa Bayar has made the finalization of an investment agreement with Ivanhoe Mines for the construction of a copper and gold mine at Oyu Tolgoi one of his government’s major priorities.

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA - World first seafloor massive sulphide resource

    A mine plan drilling trial using new remotely operated deep sea drills at Nautilus Minerals’ Solwara 1 Prospect in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea has resulted in completion of the world’s first NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate for a seafloor massive sulphide system.

  • CHINA - Drilling extends Dadiangou mineralization

    Phase II diamond drilling program at Jinshan Gold Mines’ Dadiangou Gold Project in Gansu Province, central China, has extended the mineralized length of the Dadiangou Main Zone (DMZ) to more than 3km.

  • PHILIPPINES - Contained nickel resource up 163%

    A new resource estimate for Rusina Mining’s Acoje and Zambales Chromite Mining Corporation (ZCMC) projects in the Philippines has increased the contained nickel resource by 163%.

  • INDONESIA - Straits Asia acquires additional Sebuku coal licences

    Straits Asia Resources is acquiring mining, exploration and offtake rights to two coal mining areas to the north of its existing operations on Sebuku Island, Indonesia.

  • MONGOLIA - QGX submits Golden Hills and Undur Tsagaan documents

    Reserve estimates and supporting documents for QGX’s Golden Hills copper-gold-silver and Undur Tsagaan tungsten-molybdenum projects have been submitted to the Minerals Resource Council of the Mongolian government for registration.

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA - New estimate on the way for Yandera

    A revised resource estimate is being calculated for Marengo Mining’s Yandera Copper Molybdenum Project in Papua New Guinea following completion of a diamond drilling program.

  • CHINA - Governments endorse Asia Now's program

    Asia Now Resources has received strong government support for its Beiya and Habo gold and base metal exploration projects in Yunnan Province, China.

  • CHINA - Jinfeng production affected by power restrictions

    Power may not be available to Sino Gold’s Jinfeng operations until after the Chinese New Year holiday, possibly around February 21.

    The company had previously been advised by authorities that work to the power lines and supply would be completed by January 28.

  • NICKEL - First production from Carnilya Hill

    Mincor Resources has brought its seventh Kambalda nickel mine, the $28 million Carnilya Hill Project, into production on schedule and just 19 months after its discovery.

  • ZINC-COPPER - Fox repays project loan to Sinosteel

    Fox Resources has repaid a $4 million project loan provided by Sinosteel Australia for zinc concentrates from the West Whundo copper/zinc project in Western Australia.

  • ZINC-COPPER-SILVER - High grade intersection from Victoria prospect

    The first diamond drill hole completed at Kagara’s Victoria prospect near Chillagoe in far north Queensland has returned a high grade zinc intersection.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - New Nautilus director

    Nautilus Minerals has appointed John O" Reilly to its Board as a non executive director.

    John O"Reilly brings a wealth of expertise having more than 40 years experience in the international mining industry. This includes 19 years with Rio Tinto, including head of technology and head of gold and other minerals, based in London, and a secondment to the Lihir Management Company as managing director.


    Michael Catchpole is the new chief executive officer of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM). He brings extensive experience in business and association management, and in government, media and community relations to his new role.

  • COMPANY & PRODUCT NEWS - Banks spell out partnership benefits

    Capital from the sale of 20% of South Africa’s Standard Bank to China’s largest bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), will be utilized for accelerated organic growth, to support investments, to build critical mass in key markets and to establish a Global Growth Fund for private equity investments. Additional funds have been set aside for strategic capital reserves.

  • Projects

    Oropa seeks more funds to become a Sumatran elephant

    Oropa Limited (“Oropa” - ASX Code:ORP) is seeking investors or joint venture partners to help advance highly prospective gold properties on the island of Sumatra .

    The company is at the crossroads at its 75% owned Pungkut gold project, with the Sihayo and Sambung prospects almost at the scoping study stage and exploration ready to be stepped up at the nearby epithermal Hutabargot Julu prospect, which has the potential for ‘company-making’ bonanza grades.

    For more information contact   [email protected]

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    Indonesia business development services

    With extensive networks in government, non-government and business organizations throughout the region, matched with our people and professional skills, we are able to offer clients :-

  • Contractors

    We currently have a contracting company based in India who specialises in iron ore.

    They are seeking a contractor who specialises in coal to form a joint venture and develope coal mining projects in India.

    For all details contact [email protected]

  • NICKEL - Production to increase at Flying Fox

    Western Areas is on track to ramp up production later this year at the Flying Fox prospect, part of its Forrestania Nickel Project in Western Australia.

    The company aims to lift production at the T1 ore body to 20,000 tonnes per month at an average grade of more than 4% nickel. This will enable Western Areas to meet the target of about 8000 tonnes of nickel concentrate in 2008.

    The increase in production is expected to begin early in the June quarter and will come from two large stope blocks which contain than 180,000 tonnes of ore at 5.1% nickel.

  • IRON ORE - 45% increase in Marillana sector estimate

    An initial resource estimate for the North-West Sector of Brockman Resources Marillana Iron Ore Project shows 43.5 million tonnes of ore grading 57.6% iron, a 45% increase on the previous mineralization estimate.

    The estimate was made following completion of the initial RC drilling programme at Marillana, which also identified significant new mineralization at Rockhole Bore and Abalone.

  • ZINC-LEAD-SILVER - New resource at Manbarrum

    Drilling at TNG"s Manbarrum Zinc-Lead-Silver Project in the Northern Territory has confirmed the presence of an extensive zone of new mineralization.

  • INDONESIA - Gold and silver system discovered

    SouthGobi Energy Resources has discovered an encouraging low sulphidation epithermal gold and silver system on its 90% owned project in Java, Indonesia.

  • VIETNAM - Mining Licence granted for Ban Phuc

    Asian Mineral Resources has received a licence allowing the mining of nickel, copper and associated minerals at its 90% owned Ban Phuc Project in Vietnam.

  • INDONESIA - Churchill to expand East Kutai drilling

    Churchill Mining will use a UK£10 million capital raising to expand the drilling program at its East Kutai Coal project in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Seafloor Mining Tool contract awarded

    Nautilus Minerals has awarded a contract worth about UK£33 million to UK company Soil Machine Dynamics for the design and build of two Seafloor Mining Tools (SMTs) for its Solwara 1 Project in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea.

  • INDONESIA - Martabe gold and silver project to proceed

    Oxiana will develop the Martabe gold and silver project in the Indonesian Province of North Sumatra.

  • MONGOLIA - Metallurgical studies begin at Undur Tsagaan

    Independent metallurgical testing of tungsten-molybdenum sulfide ores has started at QGX Ltd"s Undur Tsagaan project in eastern Mongolia.

  • CHINA - Sino Gold acquires Eastern Dragon stake

    Sino Gold has acquired a 72% interest in the Eastern Dragon gold-silver deposit in Heilongjiang Province, northern China.

  • URANIUM - Areva in major China deal

    After more than a year of intense negotiation, an 8 billion euro agreement has been signed with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGNPC) involving the sale of two of Areva"s 1600 MWe EPR reactors plus 12 years supply of fuel and other services.

  • WOMEN IN MINING - Single port of call for networking needs

    The Women in Mining Community Portal has built and launched the global Women in Mining website - www.womeninmining.net

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - BHP Billiton Board appointment

    BHP Billiton has appointed Westpac Banking Corporation managing director and chief executive officer Dr David Morgan as a non-executive director to its Board.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS - New Dynasty Gold appointment

    The appointment of Larry Kornze as Dynasty Gold"s vice-president of exploration will assist the company advance its existing projects and evaluate new projects both inside and outside of China.

  • COMPANY AND PRODUCT NEWS - Intertek opens petroleum laboratory

    Leading testing and inspection service provider Intertek has opened a new petroleum laboratory in the Universal Terminal on Jurong Island, Singapore.

    Universal Terminal is Asia"s largest commercial oil storage facility and is co-owned by Singapore Oil Trading Firm, Hin Leong and PetroChina.

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