SAMSSA News

05.13.2005

MBMI Resources to Acquire Interest in Three Nickel Properties in Philippines

Vancouver-based MBMI Resources Inc., a mining exploration company focused on the exploration, and development of mineral properties, has signed a memorandum of agreement with Falcon Ridge Resources Management Corporation of the Philippines. Under the agreement, MBMI Resources can earn an interest in three nickel properties covering 10,146 hectares located in southern Samar. MBMI Resources will […]

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05.13.2005

HMZ Metals Begins Expansion of Copper Smelter in China

Toronto-based HMZ Metals Inc. announced the commencement of the Hechi copper smelter expansion in China. The expansion program is designed to double smelter capacity to 10,000 tonnes of blister copper annually, increase operating efficiencies and enhance the smelter’s environmental performance. The copper smelter expansion is a two-phase program. Phase One, with an estimated cost of […]

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05.13.2005

Why does Australia Want an FTA with China?

Australia and China inked an MoU last week to formally start negotiations toward a free trade agreement (FTA). The barrier to the process was lifted when Canberra recognized China as a full market economy, making Australia only the secondOECD country — after New Zealand — to grant Beijing market-economy status. Acknowledging that China is a […]

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05.13.2005

Japanese firm eyes mining projects

By MELODY M. AGUIBA Nitetsu, associated with Nippon Steel Corp. (NSC), Japan’s largest steel producer, is looking into mining investments in the Philippines in light of renewed mining activity domestically that could beef up its raw material supply of metals for steel manufacturing. Edwin G. Domingo, assistant director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Department of […]

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05.13.2005

China NetTV Holdings Acquires 13 Copper-gold Properties in China

Vancouver-based China NetTV Holdings Inc. announced that it has acquired interests in an additional 13 copper-gold properties in Tibet, China, from Honglu Investment Holdings Inc. China NetTV signed an agreement with Honglu Investment Holdings in November of last year in which China NetTV acquired interests in 25 mineral properties. Information summarized from: China NetTV Holdings […]

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05.05.2005

Undersea tunnel planned to link mainland to Taiwan

BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhuanet) — China is considering building five major undersea tunnels in the coming 20 to 30 years, including one linking the mainland with Taiwan, an expert revealed here Friday. Qian Qihu, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering, told an ongoing Sino-Russian seminar on engineering technology in Beijing that one of […]

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04.30.2005

Chinese trade mission planned ~ Sudbury

Some Northern companies will head to China in the fall to explore business opportunities. The Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Services Association (SAMSSA), in partnership with ere services of Sudbury, is organizing a trade mission to Beijing, Shangxi Province and Jilin Province Nov. 11 to 22. It is open to all interested businesses. “We are […]

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04.29.2005

Specially designed vehicle explicitly for underground use unveiled by Cast Resource Equipment Ltd.

Normet Corporation of Finland has developed a completely new underground management and transportation vehicle. The Normet RBO is a pioneering vehicle designed explicitly for underground use, built with know-how accumulated during over 40 years of underground mobile equipment production. The product will be distributed in Canada by Cast Resource Equipment Limited out Sudbury, Ontario. “Until […]

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04.29.2005

Novenco Consultants Ltd. builds largest polymer concrete cells in North America

Novenco Consultants Limited recently supplied INCO Ltd – Voisey’s Bay with six polymer concrete cells. The tanks were a monumental undertaking because of their size. Three of the cells manufactured in the Val Caron industrial park were 8.8m x 1.5m x 1.7m which are as far as Novenco understands are the largest cells in North […]

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03.10.2005

More measures urged to improve coal mine work safety

BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhuanet) — An advisor Thursday urged the Chinese government to establish a state coal industry administrative agency and cross-province coal enterprise groups aspart of the measure to improve work safety in coal mines. The government should also launch a new mechanism to coordinatethe input of the central and local governments and enterprises, […]

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