CITIC gets ready to pump $10bn into Iranian mining sector

Iranian mining sector: China’s CITIC Group Corporation is getting ready to invest $10bn in Iran’s mining and…

Rio Tinto awards Jacobs Engineering $5.3bn Oyu Tolgoi mining contract

Rio Tinto has awarded Jacobs Engineering the main contract to build the $5.3bn Oyu Tolgoi underground…

New Delhi to auction off 100 plots in bid to transform Indian mining sector

Indian mining sector: The Indian government has unveiled plans to transform the country’s mining sector by auctioning…

First gold ingots poured at Pakrut project in Tajikistan

The first gold ingots have been poured at Tajikistan’s Pakrut mining complex, its owners the China…

Oyu Tolgoi copper mine expansion still on, Rio Tinto assures investors

Rio Tinto’s Turquoise Hill Resources subsidiary has reassured investors that it expects to finalise financing for the $6.8bn …

Norilsk Nickel raises $1bn through eurobond issue

Mining company Norilsk Nickel has raised $1bn in the first significant Russian eurobond issue  in almost 11…

Australians to explore for Kostanai minerals

Kostanai minerals: The Australian mining company Iluka Resources is to invest $4.4m exploring for ilmenite, rutile, zirconium and tin…

$6bn Oyu Tolgoi mine expansion ‘no brainer’ – Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto this week insisted that its plans for a $6bn expansion of  the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper…

Tehran seeks $29bn FDI for Iranian mining sector

Iranian mining: Iran is looking for up to $29bn of foreign investment for the development of its minerals…

Mongolian uranium mining JV changes hands

Mongolian uranium: Canada’s Denison Mines is to sell its stake in the Gurvan Saihan uranium mine in Mongolia’s…

Russia claims new type of diamond discovered from Tolbachik volcano

The  Russian Ministry of Science is claiming that geologists have discovered a new type of diamond that…

Rostec turns to China for help with rare earths extraction

 Rostec subsidiary RT-Global Resources is in talks with potential Chinese partners about the possible joint development of  some…

Kazakhstan looks for investors to help double share of world titanium market

In a bid to increase its share of the global titanium market and to boost its…

China’s CNGC and Polyus Gold strike deal over Natalka gold mine

Natalka gold mine Polyus Gold and the China National Gold Group Corporation (CNGC) have agreed to jointly…

Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister resigns over failed gold mine deal

Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister resigns: Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Joomart Otorbayev resigned on Thursday after failing to clinch…

Siberian rare earth minerals deposits to be developed 50 years after discovery

Siberian rare earth minerals: 50 years after one of the world’s largest rare earth minerals deposits was…

Rostec looks to Africa for new arms export markets

Russia state-run industrial conglomerate  Rostec has been using its involvement in low-margin African oil and platinum projects to…

Rio Tinto signs up to Kazakh copper exploration JV in Karaganda

Rio Tinto, the British-Australian company metal and mining company has entered into a joint venture with Kazgeology to…

Russia to explore Pacific seabed

Russia to explore Pacific seabed: The International Seabed Authority and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment…

Thyssen Schachtbau in Russian potash JV with Eurochem

Thyssen Schachtbau and the Russian mining arm of the Swiss-based Eurochem –  one of Europe’s largest…

Tajik lead production plant to be built by Chinese

Tajik lead production plant: China’s Tajik-Sino Mining Company has signed a deal for the development of…

KAZ Minerals to invest $1.6bn in Aktogay and Bozshakol copper mines

KAZ Minerals, Kazakhstan’s  largest copper producer, this week announced that is to invest up to $1.6bn this…

Russia restarts beryllium production after 20 years

Beryllium: Breakthroughs in beryllium production technology could mean that Russia will be self-sufficient in supplies of…

Sinosteel Corp. to build complex metallic alloys plant in Kazakhstan

China’s Sinosteel Corporation has agreed to invest just under $450m on the construction  of a complex metallic…