Artisanal gold mine collapse in Niger claims at least 18 lives

The collapse of an artisanal gold mine in Niger has reportedly resulted in the deaths of at least 18 people and injured seven other miners. The incident took place on 7 November at the Garin-Liman mine site in the Maradi region when artisanal wells collapsed, according to the Agence France-Presse (AFP). The mine is located… Continue reading Artisanal gold mine collapse in Niger claims at least 18 lives

Consolidated Uranium to acquire Milo uranium and rare earths project

Consolidated Uranium (CUR) has agreed to acquire the Milo uranium, copper, gold and rare earth project in Australia, through its wholly owned unit CUR Australia. This project will be acquired from Isa Brightlands, part of Australian mineral exploration firm GBM Resources. The transaction will see CUR making a $500,000 cash payment, which has to be… Continue reading Consolidated Uranium to acquire Milo uranium and rare earths project

Greenland passes bill to ban uranium exploration and mining

Greenland has reportedly passed a law restricting mining and exploration of uranium and suspended the development of the Kuannersuit mine (Kvanefjeld). The law has been passed by the Inuit Ataqatigiit party, which secured victory in April 2021 elections following a campaign against the development of the Kvanefjeld project. The new legislation bans the exploration of… Continue reading Greenland passes bill to ban uranium exploration and mining

Mining operation owes millions of taxes to Solomon Islands

A Guardian report has revealed that a mining operation owes millions in unpaid taxes and royalties to the Solomon Islands. According to information garnered from a senior governmental official, the Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) company and its subcontractor, Bintan Mining Solomon Islands Ltd (BMSI), have not paid taxes or royalties on over one-third of… Continue reading Mining operation owes millions of taxes to Solomon Islands

Climate change, Australian mining, and the storm ahead

Climate change and its direct impacts will increasingly define this century, and work within it. Changing weather patterns will ultimately lead to changing work practices, especially in the unwelcoming outback and its many mining operations. Miners must now face up to a raft of small concerns that will together change how business functions. Climate models… Continue reading Climate change, Australian mining, and the storm ahead

Chinese coal miners commit to price cut

Chinese state planners have stated that the country’s coal miners have committed to selling their coal reserves at a discount to ease the domestic power crunch. Miners across the country’s three leading coal-producing provinces of Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Inner Mongolia pledged to cut prices this week, according to the National Development and Reform Commission, the… Continue reading Chinese coal miners commit to price cut

Boris Johnson’s half-brother accused in Mongolian mining dispute

Buyantogtokh Dashdeleg, the owner of the Zasag Chandmani mines (ZCM), has accused Max Johnson, Boris Johnson’s half-brother, of pursuing a fictitious fraud accusation against him in order to gain control of the mining project and recoup his investment. According to the Financial Times, Johnson, the youngest son of the UK prime minister’s father, is seeking to… Continue reading Boris Johnson’s half-brother accused in Mongolian mining dispute

False start: inside the disruption at Venture’s Riley iron ore mine

Australian mining is the cornerstone of many of the world’s mineral products, and none more so than iron ore. In 2020, Australia dominated production of iron ore, producing 900 million tonnes of the metal, 37.5% of global production, and more than double the second-highest producer, Brazil. While the vast majority of this production is centred… Continue reading False start: inside the disruption at Venture’s Riley iron ore mine