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Bougainville Copper - Wikipedia

Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) is a mining company of Papua New Guinea (PNG) that is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). BCL operated the copper, gold and silver mine at Panguna in central Bougainville (Bougainville Island) in PNG from 1971 to 1989. Mining operations were officially halted on 15...

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Panguna mine - Wikipedia

The Panguna mine is a large copper mine located in the east of Papua New Guinea in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Panguna represents one of the largest copper reserves in Papua New Guinea and in the world having estimated reserves of 1 billion tonnes of ore grading 0.34% copper and 12 million oz of gold.

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Papua New Guinea Lifts Mining Decades-Old Ban on New Mining ...

May 2, 2017 ... A mineral-rich region of Papua New Guinea has lifted a 40-year-old ban on new mining and exploration, opening the way for iron ore and copper operations. The autonomous Bogainville region has a troubled history over resource development, with a bloody secessionist conflict erupting in the late 1980s...

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Bougainville Copper Limited: Papua New Guinea Mining

Bougainville Copper Limited looks forward to sustainable, responsible mining, being committed to the recommencement of the Paguna mine at Bougainville, PNG.

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Rio Tinto exits PNG, gives away copper-gold mine with $51bn in ...

Jul 1, 2016 ... Mining giant Rio Tinto (LON, ASX:RIO) has given away a 54% stake in a Papua New Guinean copper and gold mine, which has reserves estimated to be worth $51 billion. The decision to hand back the shares in its subsidiary Bougainville Copper Limited (ASX:BOC) to an independent trustee, follows a...

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Rio Tinto gives away stake in PNG copper mine - Financial Times

Jun 30, 2016 ... Rio Tinto is relinquishing its shareholding in a massive copper mine in Papua New Guinea, which was closed due to a secessionism rebellion a quarter of a century ago. The Anglo-Australian miner said on Thursday it was transferring its 53.8 per cent shareholding in Bougainville Copper Limited to an...

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Rio Tinto puts Papua New Guinea copper mine under review

Aug 18, 2014 ... Rio Tinto is set to cut down further its portfolio of marginal projects after announcing a review of its options for the Panguna copper mine, shut for a quarter of a century after being embroiled in secessionist conflict in Papua New Guinea. Panguna, on the Pacific island of Bougainville, was one of the richest...

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Rio Tinto | Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Jan 11, 2018 ... The Panguna mine, located in the east of Papua New Guinea in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, was at the centre of Bougainville's decade-long civil war. In dramatic policy turnaround, government determines people feel Bougainville Copper Limited doesn't deserve a social licence to run the...

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Bougainville | Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

PNG Industry News | 12 February 2018. IT seems that nothing will happen at the Panguna copper-gold mine until after the referendum on independence is held for the island upon which it is situated in Papua New Guinea – Bougainville. The doors to Bougainville Copper Mines (BCL) and RTG Mining – both anxious to...

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Rio Tinto cuts mining links with Papua New Guinea - ABC News ...

Jun 29, 2016 ... Rio Tinto will sever mining links with resource-rich Papua New Guinea, relinquishing ownership of the Panguna copper mine on Bougainville island which has been closed for around 25 years after a secessionist rebellion.

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Papua New Guinea: Mothers Unite Against Re-Opening ... - teleSUR

Nov 27, 2017 ... Papua New Guinea: Mothers Unite Against Re-Opening Bougainville Panguna Mine. Local residents hold banners and placards during a protest at the former Bougainville Copper Limited...

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Disposal of Mining Waste on Bougainville, Papua New Guinea Eine ...

Abstract: Countries in the South West Pacific face serious environmental pollution resulting from large-scale mining activity. Copper mining on Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, is taken as a case study. This is one of the largest copper mining operations in the world, and copper exports dominate the economy of Papua New...

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Origins of the Bougainville Conflict - Australian History, Australia ...

The mine started production in 1972 under management of Bougainville Copper Ltd (BCL) with the Papua New Guinea government as a 20% shareholder. The Papua New Guinea Independence Constitution had stated land ownership was to just below the surface of the soil; this meant that all mineral rights would belong...

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Mining in Papua New Guinea - IPFS

Mining in Papua New Guinea is an important source for the Papua New Guinea economy. History. Up until 1970, there was little mineral extraction in Papua New Guinea, but since the 1970s mineral extraction has dominated the national economy. With the exception of the Ok Tedi Mine (copper-gold) almost all of the mining...

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Frieda River Copper and Gold Project, Papua New Guinea - Mining ...

Frieda River Project is located in the provinces of Sandaun and East Sepik in Papua New Guinea. It is one of the biggest copper and gold deposits found in the Asia-Pacific region. The mine is jointly owned by PanAust (80%) and Highlands Pacific (20%). PanAust acquired the majority stake earlier held by Glencore in...

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List of Mines in PNG - PNG Facts

PNG has a portfolio of mining projects spread across the country. The large projects dominate: Barrick Gold's Porgera gold mine, Ok Tedi copper mine, Newcrest's Lihir gold mine, and most recently, Newcrest-Harmony's Hidden Valley gold mine and MCC's Ramu nickel-cobalt project. There are three small to medium...

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Mining projects roll out across Papua New Guinea | Papua New ...

These factors aside, the country's historically strong copper and gold mines remain a crucial component of the economy with operations such as Lihir, Ok Tedi, .... With Ok Tedi accounting for the majority of copper production in the country, outbound shipments from PNG fell from 23,400 tonnes in the second quarter of 2015...

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Landslide cuts off road access to Ok Tedi copper mine in Papua ...

5 days ago ... Copper concentrate deliveries from the Ok Tedi mine in Papua-New Guinea may be affected after an earthquake-induced landslide cut off the mine from road access, well-informed sources have told Metal Bulletin.

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'Mine of Tears' Conflict Imperils Papua New Guinea - latimes

Dec 17, 1989 ... PANGUNA, Papua New Guinea — The tribes on Bougainville Island speak 19 languages, but they use English to describe the giant Panguna copper mine in the center of the island's vast jungles. They call it the "mine of tears." Panguna is one of the world's biggest open-pit mines: Gargantuan shovels have...

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Bougainville (Do or Die) - eco-action org

Until the war broke out in 1988, Bougainville, largely through it hosting one of the largest open-cut copper mines in the world (at Panguna), accounted for almost 45% of all Papua New Guinea's total export earnings. The total revenue from this mine over the 17 year period between 1972-1989 was about US$6 billion.

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World's First Deep Sea Gold & Copper Mine Coming to Papua New ...

Aug 6, 2012 ... Papua New Guinea's government has just granted a Canadian mining company a 20-year licence to harvest its deep sea territories for copper and gold. Once it commences, it will be the first commercial deep sea mining operation ever carried out. The controversial project has been in the works for years...

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BHP Billiton | BHP Billiton Withdraws from Ok Tedi Copper Mine and ...

Number: 06/02. BHP Billiton today completed its withdrawal from the Ok Tedi copper mine in Papua New Guinea with the transfer of its 52 per cent equity stake to PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited (Program Company), a development fund that will operate for the benefit of the Papua New Guinean people.

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Papua New Guinea-Bougainville mine row intensifies - The Australian

Aug 23, 2016 ... Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has escalated his feud with Bougainville's President, insisting his cabinet's offer to hand over a key parcel of shares in Bougainville Copper to mine landowners is final. “The distribution of shares for Bougainvilleans will be done by themselves,” Mr O'Neill...

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Bougainville Copper mine in PNG shut in 1989 on stock market

Jun 4, 2013 ... IT is an extraordinary situation: 24 years after the world's largest copper mine was closed due to a civil war on Australia's doorstep, the majority Rio Tinto-owned Bougainville Copper Limited still floats on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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Railways in Papua New Guinea - sinfin.net

It used a small steam locomotive, probably the earliest to operate in Papua New Guinea. This had been purchased second handfrom Australia and returned there when the mine and railway closed in 1922. From 1921, a 10km, 3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge railway connected a copper mine at Dubuna with smelters and a wharf at...

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the establishment of eucalyptus tereticornis on tailings from ... - jstor

(1977) 239. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF EUCALYPTUS TERE TICO RNIS ON. TAILINGS FROM THE BOUGAINVILLE COPPER MINE,. PAPUA NEW GUINEA. By ALAN HARTLEY*. ABSTRACT. Greenhouse and field trials with Eucalyptus tereticornis growing on neutral to alkaline mine tailings have demonstrated responses...

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Women Call the Shots on Mega Copper Mine

Catherine Wilson. BUKA, Bougainville , Oct 16 2011 (IPS) - Whether the world's largest open-cut mine on this island territory of Papua New Guinea (PNG) will resume copper and gold production, after being mothballed for 22 years, will depend on how satisfied matrilineal landowners are with the proposals. Panguna mine's...

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Ok Tedi Mining Limited: Home

Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) is a State-owned company that operates an open-pit copper, gold and silver mine located in the Star Mountains of Western Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The company holds a large portfolio of exploration leases in the vicinity of its Mt Fubilan mining operations and is actively...

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Gold Property in East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea for Joint ...

Malaumanda gold and gold/copper project with has 225km2 area size is located on the central New Guinea Orogenic Belt that has proven to host some of the world class gold and gold/copper mines and deposits. It is within this structural corridor that hosts some of the massive deposits such as Wafi-Golpu (30Moz Au & 9Mt...

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Mining History

At that time, Papua New Guinea was unclaimed by any Eropean powers. Aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave found a speck of gold and specimen of copper at the furthest point of D'Albertis' exploration voyage in the Ok Tedi River in 1876. In 1877, gold was again reported from the vicinity of Port Moresby and a small rush...

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papua new guinea - USGS Mineral Resources Program

becoming independent from the mainland Government. Since. Harjavalta (Mining Journal, 1997g), producing about 210,000 t/yr. Panguna's commissioning in 1972, prior to Papua New Guinea's of finished copper (Mining Journal, 1998b). independence from Australia, until its closure in 1989, the mine. In May, OTML signed...

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Mining | Bougainville Tours - PNG

Mining. Bougainville is rich in copper,silver and gold. The mining of copper has been the cause of considerable tensions over the last fifty years, and has been related to both attempts at secession. In 1964, the first attempts were made to explore the island's resources, when CRA Exploration, a subsidiary of Australian...

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What is stopping Papua New Guinea's Panguna mine from re ...

Aug 24, 2016 ... The government of Bougainville wants to put the operation of the giant Panguna copper mine out to international tender as soon as possible, President John Momis tells Business Advantage PNG. But key considerations, including the exploration licence, the equity structure, landowner rights and dividends...

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Reopening of Panguna copper-gold mine in PNG: risks and benefits ...

Jul 30, 2013 ... Recently there's been a lot of talk about reopening of the Panguna copper-gold mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG)…

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Bougainville - Papua New Guinea - YouTube

Aug 10, 2007 ... May 2006 One of the most volatile and reclusive figures in PNG's recent history, Francis Ona has re-emerged from his mountain hideaway. Ona is the man who cr...

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BHP lawsuit (re Papua New Guinea) | Business & Human Rights ...

This is a summary of the lawsuit filed in Australia against BHP. Papua-New Guinean landowners alleged that BHP's operations at the Ok Tedi copper mine caused destruction of the surrounding environment and of their traditional lifestyle.

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Coppermoly Limited - Papua New Guinea Mining - Simuku Project ...

The mining industry is a major contributor to the export income (80%) and about 21% of the gross domestic product (GDP). Mineral production has remained steady in recent years at about 67 tonnes gold and 165,000 tonnes of copper contained in copper concentrate. PNG is ranked as the 11th largest gold producer in the...

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Uncovering impacts of gold mining in Papua New Guinea - Phys.org

Feb 8, 2016 ... The pacific island of Papua New Guinea is one of the world's most resource rich countries, hosting nearly 7 percent of global biodiversity and important reserves of gold, copper and hydrocarbons. However, despite a burgeoning ...

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Topic - Papua New Guinea - Mining Weekly

By: Henry Lazenby 30th January 2018 Testing of the fleet of underwater machines that marine mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals will use to mine the Solwara 1 gold/copper project, offshore Papua New Guinea (PNG), has so far delivered results meeting or exceeding design parameters, the company recently reported.

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The Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea | Artlink Magazine

Dec 1, 2013 ... The first hint of gold and copper in the Ok Tedi River of central New Guinea was found by Lawrence Hargrave in July 1876. At the furthest point on the Ok Tedi reached by the little steam launch Neva, while the crazed and ill expedition leader Luigi D'Albertis lay incapacitated, Hargrave went ashore and...

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