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Barrick-Newmont tie-up could create new top flight Australia gold producer

Mining Weekly 

Australia could spawn a new mega gold producer if Barrick Gold Corp and Newmont Mining Corp spin off their Asia-Pacific assets, heating up competition with the country’s underperforming market leader Newcrest Mining Ltd. 589 more words

Papua New Guinea

Newcrest Mining Cuts Hundreds of Jobs in Papua New Guinea

Gold Miner Cut 208 Jobs Across Range of Roles at Lihir Site

Rhiannon Hoyle | The Wall Street Journal

Newcrest Mining said it cut hundreds of jobs in Papua New Guinea in a push toward austerity. 545 more words

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Exposing the ugly truth about Rio Tinto

IndustriALL Global Union

IndustriALL Global Union has produced a new report: “Unsustainable: The Ugly Truth about Rio Tinto” highlighting the multinational’s global practices. IndustriALL is calling for Rio Tinto to live up to its claim to be a sustainable company including by respecting workers’ rights. 282 more words

Papua New Guinea

Bougainvillean agriculture can finance independence

Since the earliest days of colonialism, foreign powers have learnt that the best way to prize the peoples’ resources from them, is to convince them that they a) are poor; and b)  need outsiders to help them ‘develop’. 215 more words

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Autonomous Bougainville Government must denounce threats against mine landowners

Dansi Oearupeu

In 2013, ABG President John Momis assured Rio Tinto communities in the mine area supported the company’s return. Whether he believe this was actually true or not is anyone’s guess, but at least Momis was confident that the ABG, with help from the AusAID sales team, could win the communities over.  467 more words

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Shipment of bauxite to China expected at the end of this month

Watisoni Butabua | Fiji Village

The first shipment of more than 80,000 tonnes of bauxite to China for this year is expected to leave Fiji at the end of the month. 116 more words


The robot is ready - so when will deep sea mining start?

Stephen Eisenhammer and Silvia Antonioli | Reuters

The world’s first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea (PNG) – when a wrangle over terms is solved. 970 more words

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