Europe

Hard coal mining in Germany, centred on the Ruhr, Saar and Ibbenbüren coalfields, was amalgamated into Deutsche Steinkohle AG (DSK) at the beginning of 1999. DSK is a wholly owned subsidiary of the RAG group. RAG group activities are divided into two parts: black RAG, which is related to the…
The Garpenberg silver and base metals operation is wholly owned by New Boliden, based in Stockholm, the entity created in January 2004 by consolidating the zinc and copper mining and smelting interests of Boliden AB and Outokumpu Oy. (See also the Aitik and Boliden mine profiles). Located near Hedemora, in…
The Eynez coal mine in Soma, Manisa Province, Turkey, saw one of the world's worst mining disasters on 13 May 2014 following an explosion. The total number of casualties from the incident was estimated at 282 the following day and is expected to rise further. The mine is operated by…
Çöpler Gold is an open-pit mine located 550km east of Ankara and 120km south-west of the city of Erzincan in the eastern part of Turkey. It is 95% owned by Alacer Gold and five percent by Turkey-based Lydia Maden Isletmelers. Alacer Gold was formed by the merger of Anatolia Minerals…
The Corcoesto gold project is located in north-west Spain, about 36km west-south-west of the port city of La Coruña in the Galician Autonomous Community. The project is in the advanced stage of exploration, with a 12,000m drilling program progressing on schedule. Directed at extending the existing resource base, the drilling…
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