Asia Pacific

Aditya Birla Minerals copper mining company is negotiating with a third party to sell its Mt Gordon copper mine in Australia.   Mt Gordon mine is located in north-west Queensland, approximately 120km north of Mt Isa, which was targeted to produce 1.4 million tonnes of copper concentrate a year.  …
Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy (DoE) is seeking $200m from the Australian Government to rehabilitate the sites around the decommissioned Rum Jungle uranium mine.   From the 1950s to 1971, uranium and copper were mined from Rum Jungle, Australia's first uranium mine. Efforts to rehabilitate the area have…
A UN report calling for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions is being challenged by Australia due to the continual growth of its coal mining industry.   The UN wants countries to end electricity generation using coal in order to help curb greenhouse gas emissions.   As per the UN report,…
Crocodile Gold's Big Hill open-cut gold mine project has been rejected by the Victorian government of Australia owing to grave environmental and health issues it could pose to the nearby community.   The gold mine project was proposed to be developed near the town of Stawell. Crocodile Gold had plans…
Scientists warn that a proposal by Wollongong Coal to expand its operations into the Lake Cataract catchment in Australia may put Sydney's drinking water at risk.   Lake Cataract catchment is one of the main drinking water resources for Illawarra and Macarthur regions in New South Wales and is a…

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