The Asia Miner

JUL-SEP 2017

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

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Volume 14 • Issue 3 | 2017 | ASIA Miner | 1 Features As resources get more difficult to exploit, forward thinking companies like Planetary Resources are looking further afield into space. It's not that the company only wants to mine minerals such as platinum or nickel and bring them back to Earth, it wants to mine the most essential ingredient to the sustaining of life – water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Papua New Guinea An addendum to the feasibility study for PanAust's Frieda River Copper-Gold Project has upgraded re- sources and added reserves. Frieda River represents one of the world's largest undeveloped copper-gold deposits. . . . . . . 14 Drilling is taking place at two of Angkor Gold Corp's projects in Cambodia - Okalla West and Oyadao South. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Leading Developments Asia-Pacific PwC believes the bad and the ugly are over and the good is returning to the industry. It says leading miners recovered from a race to the bottom in 2016. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 With diminishing natural resources, mounting landfill and energy security issues, there are efforts to develop new approaches to utilise end-of-life products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Around the Region Indonesia Asiamet Resources has expanded the mineralised footprint in the BK district. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 China There has been a strong start to 2017 for China Gold International Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Xanadu Mines plans deeper drilling at the Kharmagtai Copper-Gold Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Japan Irving Resources has begun a new field exploration program at its Hokkaido prospects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Philippines Rizal Resources continues to advance the T'Boli project towards full production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 India Sales from NSL Consolidated's Phase Two Wet Beneficiation Plant have commenced. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Kenadyr Mining has received excellent results from drilling at Borubai. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Myanmar Mining should be encouraged as it has a role to play in the country's development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Malaysia FEED work is being carried out for Monument's Selinsing Sulphide Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Thailand Resources at the KEMCO and Metal Tiger JV properties have been upgraded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 The mining industry is assisting with the development of Papua New Guinea. As well as jobs and infrastructure, mining is contributing to improved health, educa- tion and community facilities, such as on Woodlark Island where Geopacific Re- sources, in a joint venture with Kula Gold, is hoping to develop the Woodlark Gold Project, which will benefit the local com- munities. See page 16. Photo: Geopaci- fic Resources/Kula Gold. DEPARTMENTS Advertisers' Index . . . . . . . . . . 55 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . 43 Exploration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 From the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 On the Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Product News . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Supplier News . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Subscription Form . . . . . . . . . . 55 Lower costs at Lihir project . . . . . . . . . . . 18 OTR tyre recycling plant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Tembang pit production resumes . . . . . . . 27 Volume 14 | Issue 3 | Industry Technical Information | 矿业技术信息 Gold still shines 黄金依然表现强劲 东南亚崛起 废弃物能源回收势头日益增强

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