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Two mineworkers missing following mudflow incident

Two mine workers from  PT Freeport Indonesia’s (PTFI) gold and copper miner remain missing following a mining incident involving a mudflow on Wednesday afternoon at the company’s Grasberg...

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Pike River mine continues prep for re-entry

The Pike River Recovery Agency (PRRA) is continuing preparation for re-entry to the mine in early May to recover the drift. 29 miners are believed to have died on or around 19th November 2010...

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Underground fire at Canadian Gold mine

An underground fire during a shift change at a Canadian gold mine was extinguished without injuries the mine owners have said. The mine’s owner Goldcorp said that at approximately 6:00 pm on...

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Highwall miner fatality report release

The US-based Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the preliminary details on the fatality of an experienced mine worker who was killed while working on the pad of a highwall...

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Rio Tinto joins world’s top innovators list

Rio Tinto has joined the list of the worlds most innovative companies according to leading consulting company Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Through Rio Tinto’s strategic focus on AI platforms...

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Vale announces another dam in critical condition

Vale has announced that another tailings dam is in critical condition. The South Superior Dam at the Gongo Soco mine has an imminent risk of rupture. Vale said in a media release this weekend that on...

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Three workers killed in underground equipment fire

Three mine workers have been killed in an underground equipment fire at Glencore JV owned Mopani Copper Mine in Zambia. The company has confirmed that three of its miners died after an underground...

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Date set for re-entry to Pike River

The New Zealand Government have announced a re-entry date for the Pike River mine. New Zealand Pike River Re-entry Minister Andrew Little says that the 30metre seal will be broken on May 3rd and re...