Plans to reopen Bougainville copper mine

The Panguna mine in Bougainville was closed down as a result of armed opposition by Bougainvilleans. The mine is owned by Rio Tinto subsidiary Bougainville Copper Limited. For background, see http://londonminingnetwork.org/?s=Bougainville. THE Bougainville copper mine...

Warning: "Don't rush to re-open the Bougainville mine"

A Bougainville MP – and former mining minister – has cast strong doubt on the validity of recent statements projected an early re-start for Rio Tinto’s long-closed Panguna mine. The Panguna mine is owned by Rio Tinto subsidiary, Bougainville Copper...

RE-OPENING AN OLD WOUND

In recent months, there has been much discussion of the possibility of re-opening the Panguna copper mine on the Pacific island of Bougainville (Mekamui). The mine is owned by Rio Tinto subsidiary Bougainville Copper Ltd. Operation of the mine led to a war of...

Mining in Bougainville: the opposition

The Panguna mine on the Pacific island of Bougainville is owned by Rio Tinto subsidiary Bougainville Copper Ltd. Operation of the mine led to a war of independence against Papua New Guinea. Women oppose Panguna review THE women and children of Bougainville are not...

Panguna gets the nod

Some of the landowners affected by Rio Tinto subsidiary BCL’s Panguna project have decided that they would like the mine reopened, but on their terms. About 100 representatives from the six Panguna mine lease affected areas met in Buka for two days at the Kuri...

Panguna landowners claim maltreatment

LANDOWNERS of the Panguna copper mine, who went to war in 1988 over what they claimed then was utter disrespect and disregard for their existence and welfare, are claiming the same maltreatment as the National Government,  the Autonomous Bougainville Government and...

London-listed mining giants keen on new prospects

Two controversial Anglo-Australian mining giants who abandoned operations at Bougainville copper mine and the Ok Tedi mine in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea due to the Bougainville crisis and environmental damages are still keen on mineral exploration and...