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Transition Metals and Nunavut Resources add prospective land to portfolio
Mining Weekly
TORONTO ( – Canadian project generator Transition Metals on Wednesday announced that 433 km2 of high potential gold and base metal exploration properties had been acquired in Nunavut through its strategic alliance partnership w...
IMX shares tumble as exploration results disappoint
Mining Weekly
PERTH ( – The share price of ASX-listed IMX Resources dropped by more than 30% on Wednesday after joint venture (JV) partner MMG Exploration failed to triple the resource estimate at the Ntaka Hill nickel sulphide project, in T...
Murray & Roberts awarded mammoth R2.6bn Venetia mine contract
Mining Weekly
JOHANNESBURG ( - In what could be the single-largest contract awarded to construction major Murray & Roberts (M&R) since the Eskom power build programme, M&R subsidiary M&R Cementation has secured a R2.6-billion contr...
De Beers announces changes to diamond sales model
Mining Weekly
JOHANNESBURG ( – Multinational diamond giant De Beers Group has announced an updated model for the allocation of rough diamonds by its primary rough-diamond distribution arm, Global Sightholder Sales (GSS), in respect of the Ma...
Dominion reports maiden resource for Ekati’s Misery pit, new mine plan
Mining Weekly
TORONTO ( – Canadian precious gem miner Dominion Diamond on Monday said that it had promoted new material found at the Ekati mine’s Misery pit, in Canada’s Northwest Territories (NT), to the inferred resource catego...
SNC-Lavalin wins EPCM contract for Quebec’s first diamond mine
Mining Weekly
TORONTO ( – Global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm SNC-Lavalin has won a C$425-million contract to oversee construction of Quebec’s first diamond mine, Stornoway Diamond Corp’s Rena...
New trade deal with EU eases export-tax restrictions on Southern African minerals
Mining Weekly
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies views the easing of export-tax restrictions on mineral products in the recently agreed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as an important improvement over the Trade, Development and Coo...
South Africa
Mining Weekly
Mining, exploration | & service | Kimberley Diamond | Symposium & Trade Show, | Kimberley, | September 11–13, 2014, | Tel +27 11 487 2260, | Email, | | MTE – Travelling Mining | & Technical Ex...
Trans Hex moves to offload last of Middle Orange River assets
Mining Weekly
JOHANNESBURG ( – Second-tier diamond producer Trans Hex has moved to offload subsidiary Pioneer Minerals for R35-million in cash, constituting the final step of a strategic process, initiated in March 2007, to dispose of the gr...
Blackham Resources may take chairman Joseph Gutnick to court
Canberra Times
Joseph Gutnick in his Melbourne office. Photo: Ken Irwin | Mining entrepreneur Joe Gutnick could soon be taken to court by a company he chairs, according a writ of summons filed in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. | Gold explorer Blackham Reso...
Gold fix transparency demanded, automation in diamond mine, shift to more advanced blasting
Mining Weekly
The World Gold Council (WGC) has delivered a White Paper that proposes improvements to the unsatisfactory way in which the gold price is set in London. Read on page 7 of this edition of Mining Weekly the proposed reform envisaging executed trades tha...
Atletico de Madrid coach Javier Aguirre
(photo: AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Aguirre named new Japan boss
The former Mexico and Espanyol head coach has been appointed as Alberto Zaccheroni's successor following the Italian's resignation after the World Cup Japan have announced that Javier Aguirre is to take over from Alberto Zaccheroni as their new coach. | The Mexican replaces Zaccheroni as boss, after the Italian resigned at the conclusion of Japan's...
Sania Mirza in action on Day 3 of the 2010 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Queens, New York September 1, 2010
(photo: WN / Aruna Gilbert)
Sania Mirza: Strongly condemn attempts to brand me an outsider
The Hindu
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza today hit out at politicians for raising objections to her being appointed as Telangana’s brand ambassador, saying that her family had been staying in Hyderabad for more than a century and to call her an outsider was condemnable. | Sania was named the brand ambassador of the newly-created state on Tuesday, a mov...

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