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7.5 million

Canada-based mining firm B2Gold has commissioned the mill expansion at its flagship Fekola mine in Mali, which will process 7.5 million tonnes per annum of ore.


Multinational mining major BHP has confirmed that it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by up to 30% by 2030.


An artisanal gold mine collapse near Kamituga in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed the lives of more than 50 people.


Statistics South Africa has announced that the country’s mining production fell 9.1% in July this year, compared to 2019.

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UK Government sinks plan for new coal mine in England

The UK Government has refused to allow an open cast coal mine being developed in northeastern England to go ahead.

UK Housing, Communities, and Local Government minister Robert Jenrick said the proposal was not environmentally acceptable.

Rio Tinto and Turquoise Hill sign MoU on Oyu Tolgoi funding

Global mining group Rio Tinto and resources company Turquoise Hill have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to progress the financing for completion of the Oyu Tolgoi underground mine in Mongolia.

AngloGold receives approval to sell South African assets to Harmony Gold

Global mining firm AngloGold Ashanti has announced that the South African Government had given its ‘unconditional’ approval for the sale of its South African assets to exploration and mining firm Harmony Gold.

Tesla reportedly in talks to buy low-carbon nickel from Giga Metals

Canadian firm Giga Metals, and American company Tesla, the world’s most valuable car company by market cap, are reportedly discussing the development of a large mine.

Further reading

Short-seller locks onto Northern Dynasty’s Pebble: what are the claims?

J Capital Research (JCap), a stock-research company and short-seller, has accused Northern Dynasty Minerals of “gaslighting” investors with an “irrational” plan for Alaska’s controversial Pebble project. We look at JCap’s attempted takedown of one of North America’s biggest mine proposals.

Source: Mining-Technology

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