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Mining News Pro - An innovative industry defining blockchain platform designed for the diamond industry has a new general manager, leading the platform into the next phase of its industry wide development.

Mining News Pro - Incident in Pilbara

Mining News Pro - A strike has been avoided at the world’s largest mine. (Image: Gerry Images)

Mining News Pro - Australian mergers & acquisitions (M&A) in the first half of 2018 were propelled by the energy, mining and utilities sectors in the mid-market, which represented 26 per cent of mid-market deals in the period.

Mining News Pro - A 44-day strike in February-March last year crippled production at Escondida, which BHP expects will produce more than 1.2m tonnes in 2018 (up from 925kt last year).

Mining News Pro - The Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (METC), which incentivises exploration financing by providing individuals investing in companies exploring for minerals in Canada with a 15% tax credit on eligible expenditures, has to be renewed for at least three years to provide greater certainty and boost confidence for investors in Canadian projects.

Mining News Pro - Wheaton Precious Metals reports that it had net earnings of $318 million (all U.S. dollars) in Q2 2018, including the $246 million gain on the sale of the San Dimas silver stream. The company reported record gold production from Salobo in Brazil and generated over $260 million in cash flow.

Mining News Pro - Global Atomic Corp reports an exploration update from its flagship Dasa project in the Republic of Niger, West Africa. Highlights:

Mining News Pro - Workers unions on Wednesday rejected the revised three-year wage offers of up to 7.2% salary increases made by South African gold producers at the a centralised collective bargaining forum.

Mining News Pro - Mining major Rio Tinto has reported a fatality at its Paraburdoo mine, in the Pilbara.

Mining News Pro - Copper/gold miner Oz Minerals has reported a 59% increase in net profit after tax for the interim period ended June, with underlying earnings before interest, tax, deprecation and amortisation (Ebitda) increasing by 33%.

Mining News Pro - The Zimbabwe Defence Forces has completed de-mining areas around Gonakudzingwa Restriction Camp in southern Chikombedzi in a development expected to pave way for its enshrinement as a National Monument.

Mining News Pro - Ausdrill is set to acquire underground hard rock contractor and African joint venture partner, Barminco, in a deal worth $271.5 million.

Mining News Pro- Twin declines will provide access to the high grade Kakula copper deposit. (Image: Ivanhoe Mines)

Mining News Pro - BRITISH COLUMBIA – In an effort to boost gold and silver grades ahead of toll milling, Braveheart Resources of Calgary has tested ore sorting of quartz-bearing vein material from its Alpine property near Nelson. The tests were carried out by Steinert U.S. in their Kentucky facility.

Mining News Pro - The Investment Fund for Mineral Resources Investment and the Cooperative Development Bank signed a memorandum of understanding.

Mining News Pro - The chairman of the executive committee of IMIDRO today held an intimate meeting with reporters. Mehdi Karbasiyan firstly thanked the media co-sponsor for the development of Iran`s mining and mineral industries, saying: "This section has been developing and we will have new openings soon."

Mining News Pro - Iran`s Trade Commissioner in Iraq said: At the meeting of the Iranian Ambassador to Iraq with the Chief of the Iraqi Industry Alliance, the two sides emphasized the firm resolve for industrial cooperation.

Mining News Pro - The main union at Chile`s Caserones copper mine said on Sunday that 98.5% of its workers had voted to reject a final offer from mine operator Lumina Copper during mediation.

Mining News Pro - EIN BOKEK – The Dead Sea is shrinking at the rate of about a meter a year, leaving behind deserted beaches and sinkholes in a slow-motion environmental disaster.

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