• Weir provides a sustainable solution to tailings dewatering

    With increased scrutiny and pressure to improve tailings management, it is more important than ever to look at different methods to improve this process. An important component of a responsible tailings management strategy is tailings dewatering.

  • Uzbekistan toys with listing large energy, mining firms

    As reported byReuters,Uzbekistan could soon sell shares in some of its biggest state companies, including energy firm Uzbekneftegaz and gold and uranium miner, Navoi Mining and Metallurgy Combine.

  • Centerra Gold reports two missing after rock movement at Kumtor

    In early December 2019, Canadian gold miner Centerra Gold reported a substantial rockslide at the Lysii Waste Rock Dump, Kumtor Mine, located in the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • ‘Water and Mining’ Data Hackathon sparks a range of innovations

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with BHP Foundation and Unread Media, hosted the ‘Water and Mining’ Data Hackathon at the Hub Innovation Centre in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

  • Mongolian Parliament passes resolution on Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi

    Rio Tinto has noted the unanimous approval by the Mongolian Parliament of a Resolution that instructs the government to look for ways to improve the implementation of the Investment Agreement of 2009, the Amended & Restated Shareholder Agreement of 2011 and to improve the Underground Mine Development & Financing Plan of 2015.

  • Snapshot of the Indonesian mining industry

    By Ian Wollff

    In the first five-year term of President Jokowi, the Indonesian Mines Department has been successful in cleaning up the administration of the mineral and coal industries (Minerba). Of particular note is the Clean and Clear program that brought order into the Districts issuance and management of the smaller IUP tenements.

  • Bass in three-pronged push to expand current Indonesian oil output and build broader Asian energy business

    Australian-based, Indonesian oil producer, Bass Oil has provided a monthly operations update for February 2019, with ambitious outlook and plans for the remainder of the year.

  • Angkor pursues oil and gas opportunities in Cambodia

    The North-American minerals company,Angkor Gold is actively pursuing oil and gas opportunities in Cambodia in addition to its ongoing mineral exploration projects.

  • Consumers should not pay the price for risky coal deals

    By Sara Jane Ahmed

    The rapid drop in the cost of renewable energy has opened new possibilities in energy systems around the world, including the Philippines. Coal has become a liability, both in terms of its high cost to consumers and the environment, as well as the negative financial consequences for banks and investors.

  • Six foreign-controlled miners to start divestments

    Six foreign-controlled miners operating in Indonesia, including PT Vale Indonesia and a unit of Australia’s Newcrest Mining, intend to divest some of their shares to meet regulations.

  • Construction of new coal downstreaming DME plant at Peranap

    PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA), PT Pertamina (Persero) and Air Product have announced the planned construction of coal downstreaming DME plant at PTBA’s mine site at Peranap, Riau.

  • SE Asia, China and Pacific to dominate bauxite markets

    PMR has released a new market study on “Bauxite Mining Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Forecast 2018–2026”, which does a deep dive analysis of the global bauxite mining market for the next eight years.

  • Asiamet Resources completes CoW amendment negotiations

    Asiamet Resources Limited (Asiamet), through its Indonesian operating subsidiary PT Kalimantan Surya Kencana (KSK), has reported that ahead of moving into the project financing and development phase for its BKM copper project in Central Kalimantan, it has successfully concluded long running negotiations with the Government of Indonesia to amend its existing KSK Contract of Work (CoW) to secure long-term mining tenure.

  • Gulf secures A$15 million to advance Kupang Smelting Hub Facility

    Gulf Manganese Corporation has secured approximately A$15 million equivalent funding led by Indonesian-based diversified investment group PT Jayatama Tekno Sejahtera (PT JTS).

  • PT Adaro and EMR acquire Kestrel for $2.25 billion

    As part of its coal exit, Rio Tinto has entered into a binding agreement with a consortium comprising private equity manager EMR Capital (EMR) and PT Adaro Energy Tbk (Adaro), an Indonesian listed coal company, for the sale of its entire 80% interest in the Kestrel underground coal mine in Queensland, Australia, for $2.25 billion.

  • PT Freeport Indonesia’s woes deepen

    PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI), the subsidiary of the US mining giant Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX), which operates large copper and gold mines in Papua, battles a string of ecological damage accusations, rogue armed gangs and a push for a takeover by a state-based aluminium smelter operator.

  • Nusantara hits 2Moz at Awak Mas

    Nusantara has increased the Mineral Resource estimate at its keystone Awak Mas Gold Project by 12% to more than 1.9 Moz of gold.

  • Thiess secures its position in South Kalimantan

    Thiess has been awarded three contract extensions at the Bayan Resources owned Wahana coal mine, and the Arutmin Satui and Senakin coal mines in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.

  • Indonesia’s coal companies expected to boost production in 2018

    Indonesia’s major coal mining producers listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange, are expected to ramp up production volumes in 2018 amid rising global demand and stronger coal price.

  • Turnaround at Way Linggo continues

    THE restructured Kingsrose Mining is continuing a turnaround at the Way Linggo Gold-Silver Project in Sumatra, with production increasing and strong progress made on several potential growth options. Increasing production at Way Linggo open pit mine is driving the turnaround with the operation consistently producing high-grade, low-cost gold and silver.

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