Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Papua's Mimika reports on new foreign gold miners

An unnamed US mining company is now opening a new gold mining in Mimika regency, Papua Province, the head of the regency's Mining and Energy Agency, Oktovianus Kambu, told Antara newsagency. Exploration had "reached the fourth or the final stage," he said.

"In the future, Mimika regency will not only rely on gold mining carried out by PT Freeport Indonesia which has been operating since 1968," he said, adding that other mining resources like coal and oil were "always waiting" for exploration in the regency.

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