The Asia Miner

OCT-DEC 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 CONTENTS Features 25 Future of nickel: trends and predicƟons 18 Waste to Energy: The sociology of Industrial Ecology and mining. Plus, we look at novel developments in mining that are turning "waste" into a commodity; and invesƟgate the quesƟon of residual waste in Australia. Leading Developments 4 InnovaƟon, renewables and the mining sector – a marriage of once unlikely partners 8 Rio Tinto achieves first delivery of iron ore with world's largest robot 9 Rio Tinto edges closer to its first intelligent mine 9 CSIR develops cuƫng-edge technologies to improve safety in mines 10 CSIRO's cyanide-free gold showcases non-toxic soluƟon Regional Focus: Papua New Guinea & South Pacific 12 Philippines deliberates its mining future 13 Chinese eyeing funding opƟons over AUD$480m copper mine 14 Barrick announces agreement with Shandong Gold 15 Tesla supplier Ganfeng Lithium prices its HK lisƟng at boƩom of marketed range 16 BHP looks to strengthen its Ɵes with China 17 Nevsun to be acquired by Zijin Mining for US$1.41 billion Around the Region 27 Rethinking the resource curse in Asia 31 Minerals supply faces crunch Ɵme as economic powerhouses drive demand 32 Planned AU$69 million Australian tungsten mine promises to be a major economic boost 33 Angkor enters into a US$3.65 million earn-in agreement 33 China pit scoping study finalised 34 Asian buyers circle as R&D effort liŌs to maximise global market for high-grade kaolin 35 RTG-led consorƟum wins support of Central Bougainville's Parliamentary CommiƩee 36 South Korean gold and silver bonanza for Southern Gold DEPARTMENTS 48 Adverঞser's Index 40 Calendar of events 2 From the Editor 39 On the Move 46 Product News 48 Subscripঞon Form 41 Supplier News Future of nickel: trends and predicঞons, p. 25 The sociology of Industrial Ecology and mining, p. 18 Rethinking the resource curse in Asia, p. 28

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