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Frontier Markets Investment Portfolio: A Mining Site in Northern Myanmar

Asia Frontier Capital’s Regional Investment Analyst Scott Osheroff recently traveled to northern Myanmar to visit the mine site of one of its portfolio companies. Myanmar – Liberalization begins to unfold The National League for Democracy (NLD) seems to have potentially finally come to the realization that the economy is suffering and therefore that their party […]

Govt now processing 40 mining proposals

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) has processed a total of 40 proposals for mineral exploration at large and medium sized mining blocks in Myanmar, its permanent secretary U Min Min Oo said. Feedback on whether any exploration activities will have an environmental or social impact is being sought from the state […]

Strong geophysical targets for Myanmar at Bawdwin

ASX listed base metal developer Myanmar Metals has reported outstanding results from a ground-based gradient array induced polarisation geophysical survey at its flagship Bawdwin deposit in central Myanmar. Interpretation of the survey data has given very strong indications of relatively shallow new zones of conductive sulphide mineralisation outside of Bawdwin’s existing base metal and silver […]

Myanmar unveils Bawdwin ‘starter pit’ scoping study

A SX-listed junior Myanmar Metals has unveiled the results of a scoping study for the Bawdwin polymetallic mine, in Myanmar, demonstrating the viability of developing a 13-year “starter pit” that will fund the life-of-mine infrastructure. Based on the indicated and inferred resources from the China lode of Bawdwin, the CSA Global-prepared scoping study demonstrates the […]

Systematic exploration underway at Bawdwin for Myanmar

ASX listed base metals developer Myanmar Metals is shifting gear in Myanmar as the company kicks off a major regional exploration program ahead of its highly anticipated drilling campaign due to commence later this year. The ASX listed multi-mineral developer is undertaking a comprehensive site-wide exploration program across its highly prospective Bawdwin lead/zinc/copper and silver […]

Myanmar reveals strong nickel-cobalt upside at Bawdwin

Myanmar Metals has unearthed some very significant intervals of copper and cobalt mineralisation by reassessing drill data generated over the last 12 months at its world class Bawdwin polymetallic deposit in central Myanmar. Previous drill assays focussed on other ore minerals that are present at Bawdwin including lead, zinc and silver which makes the presence […]

PanAust Secures New Exploration License in Myanmar

PanAust is pleased to announce that it has secured three new exploration licenses in Myanmar on Thursday 5 July 2018, following approval by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on 21 June 2018. The licenses are the first awarded under the Myanmar Union government’s new mineral regulations. PanAust’s headquarters is in […]

Myanmar risks falling into a China debt trap

To understand China’s top priority in Myanmar, forget Beijing’s involvement in the country’s sputtering peace process, or efforts to restart its backed but now suspended US$3.9 billion Myitsone hydroelectric dam, or even securing rights to extract copper at the locally resisted Letpadaung mine outside of Mandalay. Those are all subordinate interests to what China really […]

Myanmar Metals to revive forgotten lead-zinc treasure – the Baldwin Mine

Perth-based Myanmar Metals is working hard to create a new chapter in the life of one of the worlds most fabled lead-zinc mines, the Bawdwin deposit in northeast Myanmar, where drilling began this week. A 5,000-metre drilling program is now underway to boost confidence in an already impressive estimate for the potentially world class lead/zinc […]

How Did Myanmar’s Reforms Change Its Relations With China?

I first visited Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) in February 2013, two months after then-U.S. President Barack Obama’s landmark visit to that country. One thing that has been inscribed in my fond memories of the visit is that many street vendors in Yangon (formerly Rangoon) were hawking T-shirts with Obama’s headshot and a caption above […]