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Nine known fatalities confirmed after Samarco tailings collapse

Samarco, BHP and Vale's joint venture iron ore company in Brazil early this morning announced nine known fatalities following the collapse of its tailings dam, Fundão, on 5 November 2015. Four people previously unaccounted for have...

BHP/Vale CEO’s pledge support following Samarco tailings dam collapse

International – As an immediate step following the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam, in Minas Gerais, Brazil last week, the BHP Billiton and Vale iron ore JV, Samarco, has pledged to support the...

+500 people relocated after BHP/Vale’s Samarco tailings dam collapse in Brazil

Brazil – The BHP Billiton/Vale iron ore JV Samarco has reallocated 136 families/569 people following the collapse of its tailings dam, Fundão, in Minas Gerais, Brazil on Thursday, 5 November 2015. Details are still emerging...

Majors account for 40% of global mineral exploration budgets

International - In 2014, 39 larger players budgeted a total of US$4.33 billion and accounted for 40% of the $10.74 billion worldwide mineral exploration total. This information is according to an SNL Metals &...

EPC Contract Signed for the Nabeba Railway in Congo

Congo Iron SA and Mota‐Engil Africa, a subsidiary of Sundance Resources, have signed the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the 52km section of the Nabeba‐Mbalam railway line to be built in the...

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