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MINING.com   09 January 2018   Brazil   Maranhão State  
<p>Recently formed Equinox Gold (TSX-V:EQX) announced that its board of directors approved $146 million for the full-scale construction at the Aurizona Gold mine, located in the Maranh&atilde;o state of north-eastern Brazil.</p> <p>With the idea of pouring ...
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MINING.com   03 January 2018   Indonesia   Papua  
<p>Indonesia&rsquo;s government has extended until June 30, 2018, the temporary special mining permit it issued to PT Freeport Indonesia, a subsidiary of US-based Freeport McMoRan (NYSE:FCX).</p> <p>The permit was issued to allow the miner to continue exporting ...
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MINING.com   01 January 2018   Canada   Ontario  
<p>December 31, 2017 marked the end of an era for one of Canada's oldest and most prolific gold mines.</p> <p>After 107 years of operations, Porcupine Gold Mines&rsquo; Dome underground mine in Timmins, Ontario, ceased operations due to aging infrastructure, ...
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The Daily Telegraph   10 December 2017   Australia   Queensland  
<p>BIS Oxford Economics today release a report Mining in Australia 2017 to 2032, with results signalling a resurgence in the nation&rsquo;s resource sector &mdash; particularly in the Bowen Basin.</p> <p>The major annual report, which provides comprehensive ...
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MINING.com   13 November 2017   Sierra Leone   West Africa  
<p>Another huge diamond has been released from the Earth's clutches following an astounding discovery in the West African country earlier this year.</p> <p>Sierra Leone's Minerals Agency announced on Saturday that a 476-carat diamond was discovered in the ...
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New Scientist   24 October 2017   UK   Devon  
<p>The scene around the flooded Whitehill Yeo pit in Devon, UK, resembles a lunar landscape. Until it was abandoned just a few years ago, an endless stream of diesel trucks carried china clay out of the mine seven days a week.</p><p>But don’t be fooled by ...
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MINING.com   18 October 2017   USA   Utah  
<p>Rio Tinto (ASX, LON:RIO), the second largest mining company, declared force majeure last Friday on shipments of refined copper from its Kennecott unit in the U.S. following the death of a worker earlier in the week.</p> <p>Albert Lozano died on October ...
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MINING.com   18 October 2017   Australia   Melbourn  
<p>The world's number one mining company BHP (NYSE:BHP) reported solid September quarter production across its business units on Tuesday and made no changes to its production and cost guidance for its current financial year to end-June 2018.</p> <p>The Melbourne-based ...
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The Guardian   21 September 2017   Greece  
<p>Greece&rsquo;s biggest foreign investor has withdrawn its threat to pull out of the country in a dispute with the government over mining permits, as miners protested in Athens fearing job losses.<br />George Burns, chief executive of the Canadian mining ...
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abc.net.au   20 September 2017   Australia   Lithgow / New South Wales  
<p>There is an urgent call from the mining town of Lithgow, west of Sydney, to secure the future of a mine that is the only coal supplier for a key New South Wales power station.</p><p>The future of Springvale Mine in the state's central-west has been in doubt ...
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