The Asia Miner

JAN-FEB 2018

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

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Volume 15 • Issue 1 | 2018 | ASIA Miner | 1 Features Mongolia ready to hitch a ride on copper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Australia Copper Focus of Havilah transitions to copper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 VDMA Best of Germany issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 What are the real-world applications for the mining sector of turning waste into a commodity . . . . . . . . . . 17 Leading Developments Digital implementation is top priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 New standard for mining safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Philippines adopts sustainable mining model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Demanding supply problem for nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 IoT can improve environmental monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Regional Focus Investment is again f lowing into Mongolia, with upswings in coal and gold production . But, renewable power production is also gathering pace, with the opening of the country's second wind farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Central Asia Copper, gold and uranium production cranks up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Around the Region Philippines Didipio water measures win E3 citation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Development continues at Co-O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Indonesia Ausenco for BKM study process work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Arc begins Jerambah scout drilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Sumatra exploration alliance with Merdeka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Turnaround at Way Linggo continues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Papua New Guinea Initial mining resource defined at Kora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Geopacific discovers new zone at Woodlark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 China Major vanadium f low battery contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Songjiagou North development advances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Thailand Kingsgate commences Chatree arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Pan Asia initial focus on lithium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 South East Asia - Laos Sepon processing recognised by award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 FYI completes first level of potash review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Investment is again flowing into Mongolia as the mining industry moves into the cy- clical upswing and the government sup- ports sustainable development. Owing to strong prices, dwindling supply and positive demand fundamentals, copper is a particular focal point for miners. Ju- nior miners Kincora Copper, Erdene Re- source Development and Xanadu Mines have long associations with Mongolia, and have stepped up exploration efforts, including drilling, in the country's pro- spective southern copper-gold belt. See page 8. Photo Kincora Copper. DEPARTMENTS Advertiser's Index. . . . . . . . . . . 79 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . 68 Exploration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 From the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 On the Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Product News . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Subscription Form . . . . . . . . . . 79 Supplier News . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Centerra to resume Gatsuurt negotiations . . . 15 Sumatra exploration alliance with Merdeka . . 28 Kingsgate commences Chatree arbitration . . 33 聚焦蒙古 Best of Germany 德国最佳 能源的浪费 M o n g o lia's c h a n g i n g face 蒙古的改变 Volume 14 | Issue 4 | Industry Technical Information | 矿业技术信息

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