Coal production volumes in Tajikistan disclosed

MINEX Forum | January 17, 2019
img0 More than 1.7 million tons of coal have been produced in January-November in Tajikistan, according to the Tajik Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. The ministry clarified that Tajikistan produces two types of coal – stone and brown. Moreover, according to official statistics, by the beginning of December, about 1.6 million hard coal was produced ...

Dundee’s Chelopech Bulgaria mine exceeds 2018 production guidance

MINEX Forum | January 14, 2019
img0 Dundee Precious Metals’ Chelopech mine and smelter, in Bulgaria, achieved another record year of gold production, at 201 100 oz, in 2018, exceeding the company’s guidance of 190 000 oz to 200 000 oz. Moreover, copper production of 36.7-million pounds was in line with guidance of 35-million to 38-million pounds. Chelopech’s production performance was attributed ...

Serbia’s mining sector could contribute 5% of national output by 2023- minister

MINEX Forum | December 5, 2018
img0 Serbia’s mining industry could expand to 5 percent of national output by 2023 if foreign investors keep commitments to plough millions of dollars into copper and lithium production, its mining minister said. The sector currently accounts for 1 percent of Serbia’s gross domestic product. But since 2000, when a decade of isolation of the former ...

Breaches of contractual obligations totaling $1.2 million by 127 companies found in Armenia’s mining industry

MINEX Forum | November 29, 2018
img0 Breaches of contractual obligations totaling AMD 573 million ($1.2 million) by 127 companies have been found as part of the comprehensive analysis in Armenia’s mining industry, Garegin Baghramyan, the acting energy infrastructures and natural resources minister, said Wednesday at a news conference. In his words, AMD 134 million (around $275,700) of the mentioned amount is ...

Iran to develop small-scale gold mines

MINEX Forum | November 21, 2018
img0 Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company, a subsidiary of state-owned Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization, announced through the country’s public broadcaster that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with industry group Iran Mine House and a private company with the idea of developing six small-scale gold and copper mines. With ...

Miners’ spending on hunt for copper, EV metals hits $10 billion

MINEX Forum | November 15, 2018
img0 Exploration spending in the mining sector rose for a second year to near $10 billion as the industry makes a cautious shift to growth and prepares for forecast booming demand for copper and metals used in electric vehicle batteries, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Budgets jumped about 19%, outpacing last year’s gain, which had ...

Grassroots Resistance to Mining in Macedonia

MINEX Forum | August 7, 2018
img0 “For fifteen years now my family and I have been investing in organic agriculture, working the land together with my children to build a better life for them in our homeland,” says Dimche Baleski, an organic producer from the municipality of Valandovo, during a public debate on proposed amendments to the Law on Minerals held ...