Minerals & Mining. Legal news and articles for January 14 - 31, 2013

Forest Service wields an uncommon mining lawRe:' Foreigners are not entitled to small-scale miningGold Carpet Treatment Promised for Miners in the Dominican RepublicInvestors fear impact of Mongolia's new mining lawSC seeks to know legality of coal block allocationThe Lunatic Fringe Of Chinese Immigrants Must Be Reprimanded-10Minister, BPE differ on privatisation of mining, coal companiesMining Sector And Mining LawMongolia Defends Draft Mining Law Branded as Bad for InvestmentMineral royalty payment is not backed by law - Civil SocietyMining bosses' nasty New Year surpriseMongolia's proposed law to affect miningGreat Western Minerals Group appoints mining industry accounting professional ...Indonesia court lifts ministerial authority on mineral exportsMy Voice: No need to rewrite 1872 Mining Act

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Mining bosses' nasty New Year surprise
The New Age OnlineJanuary 14, 2013

After a difficult year, mining executives and their lawyers returned to work after their December break only to be confronted with 99 pages of proposed amendments to mining laws. On December 27, at the close of one of the most tumultuous years in South ...more »

Re:' Foreigners are not entitled to small-scale mining
GhanaWebJanuary 30, 2013

In fact, you have stated the obvious,--foreigners have no right to engage in small-scale mining in Ghana. For example, subject to subsections (1) and (2) of section 75 of the Minerals and Mining Law, 1986 (PNDCL 153) and amended Act 2006(Act 703), ...more »

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Forest Service wields an uncommon mining law
High Country News (blog)January 31, 2013

These small scale, personal claims grant the miners the right to sift through the sands and gravels -- or “placers” -- of the riverbed for gold and other valuable minerals. Commonly this involves an oft-criticized technique called "suction dredging ...more »

Re:' Foreigners are not entitled to small-scale mining
GhanaWebJanuary 30, 2013

In fact, you have stated the obvious,--foreigners have no right to engage in small-scale mining in Ghana. For example, subject to subsections (1) and (2) of section 75 of the Minerals and Mining Law, 1986 (PNDCL 153) and amended Act 2006(Act 703), ...more »

Gold Carpet Treatment Promised for Miners in the Dominican Republic
Gold SeekJanuary 25, 2013

Alexander Medina: I oversee all the mining policies of the Dominican Republic. And I am in charge of granting mining permits and licenses to explore for precious and base metals and minerals. TGR: What experience do ... Under Mining Law 146, the terms ...more »

Investors fear impact of Mongolia's new mining law
Business New EuropeJanuary 25, 2013

"The impact of the draft law on the minerals industry will be to halt current minerals exploration and development in Mongolia and greatly discourage any future investment," says the letter, which was leaked to the Financial Times. "Collateral damage ...more »

SC seeks to know legality of coal block allocation
Deccan HeraldJanuary 24, 2013

“There is absolutely no power given to the Centre under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. There is no provision overriding the Act. You require to give a lot of legal explanation,” the bench said. “The question is does the ...more »

The Lunatic Fringe Of Chinese Immigrants Must Be Reprimanded-10
GhanaWebJanuary 23, 2013

For example, we have Ghana Minerals Commission whose responsibilities include the enforcement of the rules and regulations--the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703). The Act clearly requires any person wanting to engage in any form of mining to ...more »

Minister, BPE differ on privatisation of mining, coal companies
The Guardian NigeriaJanuary 22, 2013

He is of the opinion that the Nigeria Minerals and Mining Act of 2007, which empowers the ministry to revoke any mineral title not used, supercedes the Privatisation and Commercialisation Act of 2000, which empowers the BPE to take absolute control and ...more »

Mining Sector And Mining Law
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)January 22, 2013

The Turkish Mining Law classifies underground resources in six different groups, and the licensing procedure for each class is slightly different. The classes are as follows; (I) sand and gravel, (II) marble and other similar decorative stones, (III ...more »

Mongolia Defends Draft Mining Law Branded as Bad for Investment
BloombergJanuary 18, 2013

Mongolian officials held a briefing yesterday to defend proposed changes to a mining law that the country's biggest business association says would deter investment. Puntsag Tsagaan, the mineral policy adviser to President Tsakhia Elbegdorj who led the ...more »

Mineral royalty payment is not backed by law - Civil Society
GhanaWebJanuary 18, 2013

In 2010, before its amendment, Ghana's Minerals and Mining Law, Act 703, stated that mining companies are expected to pay royalties ranging from 3% to 6% on the revenue realized from the ounces of gold ore mined from the bowels of the country's earth.more »

Mining bosses' nasty New Year surprise
The New Age OnlineJanuary 14, 2013

After a difficult year, mining executives and their lawyers returned to work after their December break only to be confronted with 99 pages of proposed amendments to mining laws. On December 27, at the close of one of the most tumultuous years in South ...more »

Mongolia's proposed law to affect mining
UPI.comJanuary 14, 2013

14 (UPI) -- Mongolia's proposed new mineral law threatens foreign investment, warns the country's business council. The Business Council's 250 members include mining giant Rio Tinto -- whose Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project is expected to account for ...more »

Great Western Minerals Group appoints mining industry accounting professional ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)January 14, 2013

During that time, he was Leader of the B.C. Mining Group of PwC and an audit practitioner for publicly listed Canadian, U.S. and U.K. mineral resource and energy clients. The scope of his clients' activities included exploration, development and ...more »

Indonesia court lifts ministerial authority on mineral exports
Industrial Minerals (registration)January 14, 2013

Under the Mining Law, Indonesia would fully ban exports of raw mineral ores starting from 2014 as part of its policy to strengthen the country's upstream mining industry. The ministerial... To read the rest of this article please take a Free Trial* or ...more »

My Voice: No need to rewrite 1872 Mining Act
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderJanuary 14, 2013

A bill co-sponsored by Congressman Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., would set a 12.5 percent royalty rate on the value of certain hard rock minerals on public lands. This proposal would rewrite the original 1872 mining law in the U.S.. The proposed royalties in ...more »

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