Southeast Asia


Asiamet Resources’ vice-president of exploration Stephen Hughes (centre, sunglasses) with the BKM copper project team in Indonesia.  Credit: Asiamet Resources

Asiamet defines BKM in Indonesia

Asiamet Resources (TSXV: ARS) hasn’t let changes to Indonesia’s mining law in 2014 impact its vision for an open-pit, heap-leachable copper mine at its Beruang…



Aldridge likes what it sees at PNG discovery

When Aldridge Minerals (AGM-V) acquired a 450-sq.-km licence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in February 2009, it fielded three requests from majors to joint-venture the property even before any samples were taken.


A vessel at Nautilus Minerals' Solwara 1 copper-gold project in the Bismarck Sea. Photo by Nautilus Minerals

Nautilus secures deep-sea mining lease (February 07, 2011)

A pioneering deep-sea mining operation is a big step closer to reality after the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government granted a mining lease to Nautilus Minerals (NUS-T, NUS-L) for its Solwara 1 copper-gold project in the Bismarck Sea.





The lush hilltop at Mindoro Resources' Agata nickel laterite project in the Phillipines' southern Mindanao region.

Mindoro transitioning to producer at Agata

SITE VISIT SURIGAO, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES — A steep climb up a slippery hillside, sweating in the tropical heat and humidity, awaits those who want to properly appreciate Mindoro Resources’ (MIO-V) Agata nickel laterite project in the…





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