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It's known around the world as a major source of iron ore, but the Pilbara region in Western Australia is being targeted by Novo Resources for the substantial gold potential of a previously unrecognised sequence of ancient sedimentary and volcanic rocks that are yielding abundant gold nuggets. John Feary reports

Australian gold production slumps 6t in Q1 17 to 71.5t from Q4 16, but expected to return to higher levels in the next 3 qtrs, report

We have some bad news for the growing cadre of anti-mining activists in Australia and elsewhere endlessly proclaiming the death of coal. The share of coal in power generation in SE Asia is expected to grow over the next 25 years. Energy economist Han Phoumin* reports.

Zimbabwe govt paper warns gold majors they could lose unused claims if they don’t work them.

Controversial watchdog decision promises a new era for Western Australia's fly-in, fly-out aviation services.

Gindalbie set to trial new environmentally safe, cheaper leaching technology at South Australian copper-gold project.

Philippine govt to proceed with 2nd mines review following environmental minister’s removal

Rio Tinto is closely watching the potential revival of Chinese domestic iron ore production to offset rising prices

Boxing afficianados say legendary fighter Danny Pacquiao has not scored a knockout victory in the ring since 2009, but as Senator Pacquiao he floored Philippines environment minister Regina Lopez in a vote rejecting her appointment. Now mining sector leaders are watching to see if Lopez, and her anti-mining attitudes, are down for the count.

Resources-rich Bougainville Island, autonomous from the rest of Papua New Guinea, has opened its door to foreign mining investment after it was slammed shut 40-years ago.

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