The Asia Miner

SEP-OCT 2014

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

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September/October 2014 | ASIA Miner | 1 Features Road to success Kincora Copper is one of a few companies that are actively exploring in Mongolia. The Canadian-listed company is taking measured steps towards advancing its highly prospective Bronze Fox Copper Project in the prolifc South Gobi region and this appears to be bearing fruit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A Australian mining technology has played a major role in helping the industry thrive in recent years and during difficult times can also assist mining companies to optimize operations while boosting productivity and reducing costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Companies involved in the drilling industry are constantly coming up with new equipment and improved methods of accessing harder to fnd coal and mineral deposits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Leading Developments Asia-Pacifc The mining sector has reached a new fve-year low with confdence levels likely to take years to recover, according to the latest Mining Business Outlook Report prepared by Newport Consulting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Uranium Although the industry has been battling diffcult times the case for nuclear energy and development of uranium re- sources to fuel that energy grows by the day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Oyu Tolgoi has signed a cooperation agreement with Mongolia's Government to investigation establishment of an independent power producer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Around the Region Newera Resources has obtained approvals for phase two drilling at Ulaan Tolgoi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 China Zijin Mining has boosted gold sales in a bid to offset falling product margins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Indonesia The frst shipment of gold and silver dore has been made from Talang Santo mine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 India NSL Consolidated is set to resume iron ore sales from its Indian operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Papua New Guinea Signifcant trenching results have been returned at the Bulago project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Central Asia Kazakhmys has acquired the Koksay Copper Project in southeast Kazakhstan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Philippines B2Gold has completed a change-out of the SAG mill at the Masbate project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Malaysia Monument Mining is considering options to treat sulphide material at Selinsing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Vietnam An exploration licence has been granted for the area around Ban Phuc nickel mine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Mining in Mongolia is suffering from the same issues impacting the industry around the world, exacerbated by government pol- icies and lack of infrastructure. There are some companies operating in the mining space in Mongolia that are weathering the storm while others are hoping that positive announcements from the government in recent times equate to improved fortunes. Kincora Copper is using a common-sense approach to exploring its Bronze Fox proj- ect in the South Gobi region. Photo courte- sy Kincora Copper. DEPARTMENTS Advertisers' Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Exploration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 From the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Legally Speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 On the Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Product News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Supplier News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Subscription Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Positive Mandal Moly study ..................................12 Mining industry plants trees ..................................36 Transforming wastewater .....................................55 September/October 2014 | Volume 11 | Issue 5 | Industry Technical Information | 矿业技术信息 Weathering the storm 渡过难关 聚焦蒙古 澳大利亚采矿技术

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