The Asia Miner

JUL-SEP 2018

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

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T H E A S I A M I N E R CO N T E N T S Features 8 Gold: All that gliƩers is … gold, gold, gold. With gold prices conƟnuing a fiƞul dance of forwards, backwards and at Ɵmes sideways, we take a closer look at this precious yellow metal 26 Waste to Energy: The industrial ecology of explosives will blow your mind. Plus, some novel soluƟons of turning waste into useful and valuable products and commodiƟes Leading Developments 4 Sustainable management of mine closures on the region's agenda 5 X-rays mark the spot 5 Bauxite mining industry gets sustainable mining guidelines 6 Downer, UTS and IMCRC join forces to create precision-engineered mining equipment using 3D prinƟng Regional Focus: Papua New Guinea & South Pacific 20 Exxon Mobil resumes LNG operaƟons in PNG 20 Exxon Mobil shuts down operaƟons in Hela region 21 NauƟlus Minerals secures US$34m for deep-sea mining in PNG 22 Mayur Resources scores a double 'first' in PNG 24 Lion One secures US$40 million for construcƟon of the Tuvatu Gold Project 24 Australian Government refuses Christmas Island phosphate exploraƟon Around the Region 33 Mining companies support cat trapping innovaƟon to protect threatened wildlife of the Pilbara 34 BHP and Vale reach seƩlement with Brazilian authoriƟes over Samarco dam disaster 35 Image Resources looks to solar at Boonanarring 35 15 per cent rise in India's thermal coal imports 36 Indonesia plans to turn old mine sites into tourism desƟnaƟons 36 Kyzyl delivers first concentrate producƟon ahead of Ɵme 37 Sterling and Wilson move into hybrid power plants and energy storage soluƟons 38 Rio Tinto and Minmetals formalise joint venture 39 Bhutan receives World bank Support for reforms in the mining sector 40 China finds greener way to make lithium baƩeries DEPARTMENTS 52 Adverঞser's Index 42 Calendar of events 2 From the Editor 43 On the Move 48 Product News 52 Subscripঞon Form 45 Supplier News All that gliers is … gold, gold, gold, p. 8 The industrial ecology of explosives will blow your mind, p. 26 Mayur Resources scores a double 'first' in PNG, p. 22

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