Nautilus to return to PNG

Papua New Guinea Mining Minister Sir Ano Pala told Parliament Nautilus was coming back to Papua New Guinea but under a different entity to operate as they had three exploration licenses still valid. Sir Ano said the

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International talks end without go-ahead for deep-sea mining

An international meeting in Jamaica to negotiate rules over deep-sea mining has ended with no green light to start industrial-scale mining and with an 11th-hour agreement to hold formal discussions next year on the

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Nations aim to ink deep sea mining rules by 2025

The International Seabed Authority’s member nations on Friday agreed on a two-year roadmap for the adoption of deep sea mining regulations, despite conservationists’ calls for a moratorium on mineral

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Porgera gold mine reopening date set

Barrick Gold Corporation and the Papua New Guinea Government expect the Porgera gold mine to reopen in September, according to Barrick chief executive officer Mark Bristow. Bristow met with Prime Minister James Marape

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Opinion: High seas treaty too late to stop seabed mining

When the International Seabed Authority begins accepting applications for deep-sea mining operations in the coming weeks, there will remain a lingering question. How much control will authorities have over operations to

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Deep-sea mining poses potential threat to tuna fishing in Eastern Pacific Ocean

Research published in the science journal Nature Ocean Sustainability has found deep-sea mining is likely to pose a threat to bigeye, skipjack, and yellowfin tuna populations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Climate change

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Opinion: You can’t mine the seabed without proper rules

Mining the seabed without proper regulations seems outlandish. But it could happen sooner than we think. 10 July, 2023 is shaping as D-Day for the world’s oceans. That is the day after a two-year deadline placed on

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Pentagon ordered to probe undersea mining to counter China

The Metals Company, a mineral explorer of the Pacific Ocean floor, is welcoming United States Congressional efforts to elevate contentious undersea mining to help achieve battery metal independence from

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Opinion: Australia should support minimum terms and conditions for Pacific seabed mining

The extraction of deep seabed mining resources on an industrial scale at incredible depths is a new frontier with many unknowns. But the potential gains are immense. Deep sea deposits contain manganese, cobalt, nickel,

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Disclose gold deal, court orders PNG government

Papua New Guinea deputy Chief Justice Ambeng Kandakasi has ordered the Government to disclose all relevant information regarding the national gold refinery deal it struck with Singapore’s National Gold Corporation.

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Recycle metals instead of seabed mining, says PNG anti-mining activist

An anti-mining group in Papua New Guinea is calling on its government to explore opportunities in precious metals recycling instead of courting armageddon by allowing seabed mining to happen. “We are calling for a

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Refine gold here: PNG PM Marape

All gold produced in the country must be sold to the Bank of Papua New Guinea to be refined into bullion, says Prime Minister James Marape. The National reports that he made this comment during the launching of the PNG

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