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Australia’s new Jobs Board seems designed less to find skilled workers for resource projects than to deflect criticism of the government

MMC Norilsk expects to have its big Chita Copper Gold Project in production in 2016. Mark Mentiplay reports

A big new Australian mineral sands company will emerge from Tronox’ acquisition of Exxaro’s sands operations. Mark Mentiplay reports.

A new counter player has entered the fray in First Uranium’s bid to sell off its major assets for $405M.

An innovative approach to project selection has led Cleveland Mining to Amapa in Brazil

Aurizon decides to wait, despite an upgraded 1.66Moz on just part of its Joanna Gold Project. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Bigger promises to be better for Vista Gold at Mt Todd

A final environmental decision on Gina Rinehart’s big new Alpha Coal Project is unlikely until towards the end of this year following the escalating battle between the Queensland and Federal govts. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Decisions on the new Anketell Point deepwater port hold the key to the West Pilbara iron ore project

Delaying environment disputes between the Queensland and Federal govts threatens to cost Gina Rinehart’s big new Alpha Coal Project. Mark Mentiplay reports

Condor Resources’ La India Gold Project in Nicaragua is shaping up as a winner with big recent resource upgrades and more to come. Mark Mentiplay reports

Two disputes are threatening to delay the development of Nautilus Minerals’ pioneering seafloor mineral exploration off the PNG coast

Delaying environment disputes between the Queensland and Federal govts threatens to cost Gina Rinehart’s big new Alpha Coal Project. Mark Mentiplay reports

Mareesburg/KV decision highlights the difficulties facing South Africa’s platinum miners

An Australian businesswoman has been charged in Thailand with criminal defamation during negotiations over a gold mine funding deal. MBM’s South East Asian Correspondent reports

The race to provide bulk commodity shipping facilities at Port Pirie looks like turning into a three-way contest

The $A6.4B Alpha project opens up Australia’s coal-rich Galilee Basin, and proves its originator's credentials.

It’s tough for some, but cashed-up Northern Star finds the Australian stockmarket downturn is creating opportunities

More high gold grades point to an imminent resource upgrade and longer mine life for the Paulsens Gold Project in Western Australia

Record production and profits, more resources and a 50 year mine life see Griffin Mining well set for the future. Mark Mentiplay reports

It has got to hurt when a new technical report wipes out a company’s entire 2.1Moz open cut gold resource. Mark Mentiplay reports.

A big resource upgrade has heralded first production from the Perkoa Base Metals Project in Burkina Faso before the end of the year

Aspire downgrades its Mongolian Ovoot Coal Project resources, but holds to an early 2016 start up. Mark Mentiplay reports

Gina Rinehart has had another win, this time over hiring foreign workers for her Roy Hill mine. John Feary reports.

A pesky shareholder is threatening to upset First Uranium’s $US405M deals to sell off its non-performing prime assets in South Africa. Mark Mentiplay reports

The Queensland Govt and presumably Rio Tinto, wants to know how long the Federal Govt is going to delay Rio’s Cape York bauxite expansion. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Despite a mixed 2011 result, Anglo Asian’s near future seems underwritten by another resource upgrade this year and its second gold mine in 2013

Queensland has accused the Federal Govt of costly, time wasting interference after giving Rio’s $1.45B Cape York Bauxite Project the green light. Mark Mentiplay reports.

ZincOx is already planning a second zinc recycling plant in Korea and others around the world. Mark Mentiplay reports.

After three months, BHP brings a slimmer, smarter TEMCO back to life. John Feary reports.

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