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Buick Mine and Mill receives Sentinels of Safety Award

The Doe Run Company’s Buick Mine and Mill wins Sentinels of Safety award for outstanding safety performance in the Underground Metal Mine category for the seventh time at an awards dinner in Washington, D.C. on 6 November 2017.



Tompkins to retire from Cleveland-Cliffs

P. Kelly Tompkins, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Cleveland-Cliffs, intends to retire from the company as of the end of the year.


Orion to begin regional exploration on the Areachap belt

Orion Minerals NL reports the successful initiation of the mineral resource drill-out at its Prieska zinc-copper project in South Africa and intends to begin regional exploration on the Archeap belt within its Northern Cape.


New CEO for Jupiter Mines

Priyank Thapliyal, Executive Director at Pallinghurst Resources Ltd, is to take up the role of CEO at Jupiter Mines.


GMSG: open mining format to improve 3D interoperability

Global Mining Standards and Guideline Group (GMSG) release a report on the challenges associated with manipulating and transferring 3D images and recommends developing an open mining format (OMF) that would help solve these issues.



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Rio Tinto and Minmetals sign mineral exploration agreement

Rio Tinto and Minmetals has signed a Technical Collaboration Agreement, formalising a collaborative partnership in mineral exploration.

It follows a Heads of Agreement on Global Exploration Collaboration signed in June this year, which set out the principles and framework for the parties to conduct potential collaboration in global mineral exploration.

The signing of Technical Collaboration Agreement represents a significant step forward in the cooperative approach taken by Rio Tinto and Minmetals in its international minerals exploration partnership.

Both parties are pleased to have secured this agreement and look forward to working together to constructively and collaboratively investigate and pursue mineral exploration opportunities both inside and outside China.

Rio Tinto Chief Executive J-S Jacques and China Minmetals Corporation chairman He Wenbo witnessed the signing of the Technical Collaboration Agreement by Rio Tinto Australasia Exploration Director John Kilroe and Minmetals Exploration & Development president Wang Jionghui. Rio Tinto Corporate Relations Group executive Simone Niven and China Minmetals Corporation senior vice president Li Fuli also witnessed the signing.

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