The Asia Miner

OCT-DEC 2017

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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Volume 14 • Issue 4 | 2017 | ASIA Miner | 1 Features A digital transformation in mining is vital if companies want to address the productivity challenges facing the industry. Mining companies can start the process immediately by incorporating readily available digital applications to change the way they operate, according to GE's global commercial leader, Digital Mine, Ian Larsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Philippines Regulatory changes and new policies for the mining sector, which include an increased focus on adopting environ- mental and socially responsible standards, may create opportunities for Australia's mining expertise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 China China's influence on global economic growth continues to strengthen by way of investments in overseas mining. . . . 39 Leading Developments Asia-Pacific A recent survey confirms that employment of resources professionals is stabilising after an extended period of high unemployment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 The Weir Technical Centre facility in Melbourne continues to enhance the global tailings solutions capability of Weir Minerals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Around the Region Philippines An underground mine at Didipio Gold-Copper Project is expected to boost production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Indonesia Nusantara Resources is making good progress with a definitive feasibility study at Awak Mas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Papua New Guinea Gold Mountain has started an initial drilling program at Crown Ridge project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Kazakhstan Central Asia Metals has increased its efforts to find further copper deposits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 SouthGobi Resources is purchasing additional equipment to boost coal production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Thailand Pan Asia Metals is drilling at the Reung Kiet lithium and Khao Soon tungsten projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Cambodia Angkor Gold has had further drilling success at several joint venture gold prospects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Japan Sampling at the Omu project in Hokkaido has returned high-grade gold and silver assays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Russia Amur Minerals is expecting a sizeable increase in nickel and copper resources at Kun-Manie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 New Zealand Bathurst Resources has secured sales contracts for coal from its North Island mines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 The need to innovate and employ alter- nate energy sources has become crucial to the future of the Earth. Waste to Ener- gy is one such alternate energy source that is gaining traction around the world, albeit a little slowly in Australia. It has many applications and could even be considered as an alternative to traditional energy sources, including electricity, gas and diesel generation, at mine sites. See page 14. Photo: iStock. DEPARTMENTS Advertisers' Index . . . . . . . . . . 51 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . 37 Exploration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 From the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 On the Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Product News . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Supplier News . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Subscription Form . . . . . . . . . . 51 Focus on Philippines 聚焦菲律宾 矿业革新 China looks overseas 中资关注海外 Waste i n t o e n er g y 转废为宝 Volume 14 | Issue 4 | Industry Technical Information | 矿业技术信息 World's first tyre recycling plant . . . . . . . . . 12 Slow but steady T'Boli progress . . . . . . . . 18 Jiama expansion boosts production . . . . . 40

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