More illegal gold mines discovered in T Khmum

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has identified three illegal gold mining operations in Tbong Khmum province’s Memot district. The owners have been instructed to dismantle their facilities and cease their activities immediately. ... ...

Vong Daravady

Chinese company developing gold mines in protected forest

A new report has revealed that a Chinese company is involved in large-scale gold mining in protected Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary (PLWS), threatening the environment and the lives of local people. ... ...

Thang Sinorn

Expanding gold mine diverts stream in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary

Dead fish and black water ran through the Por Roung river last year due to contamination upstream from an industrial Chinese-owned  mine, residents of Snang An village say. ... ...

Andrew Califf, Seoung Nimol, and Hel Komsan

Almost seven tonnes of gold mined in first two years of ventures

Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem announced that Cambodia has refined 6,727 kilogrammes of gold dore bars and collected royalties of more than $10 million, as of the beginning of June this year. ... ...

Kim Yutharo

State revenues from gold production top $15M

Cambodia has netted more than $15 million from gold production as of end-December, which has yielded over 5.3 tonnes of dore bars – a semi-finished product that is smelted at a mine, usually at about 90 per cent purity – since the first commercial gold ...

May Kunmakara

Gold refines reach 5.3 tons in 2022, paying nearly $10M in tax

Cambodia’s four gold companies refined around 5,300 kg of gold ore, a semi-finished product that is smelted at a mine, as of 2022, paying royalties of $8 million and $1.5 million as tax income, a report from the Ministry of Economy and Finance showed yesterday. ...

Chea Vanyuth

In protected Prey Lang forest, communities pushed out but mining companies welcomed in

Kampong Thom’s Sandan district: Snang An village chief Sok Heng proudly displays a photo of his new home, constructed in July 2021, as his phone’s background image. But Late Cheng Mining Development, a gold mining firm with ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit, ...

Khuon Narim and Jack Brook

Cambodia churns out 4.85 tonnes of dore bars

Cambodia's four official gold producers have pumped out more than 4.8 tonnes of dore bars – a semi-finished product that is smelted at a mine, usually at about 90 per cent purity – since the first commercial gold pour took place in June 2021, according ...

May Kunmakara

CDC greenlights 17 projects worth over $140M in Aug as investments diversify

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved five new projects in solar panel manufacturing, healthcare, tourism, mining, and textiles, with total investment of more than $82 million that are expected to create nearly 2,000 jobs. ... ...

Hin Pisei

New gold mining company starts trial operation in Preah Vihear province

Delcom Campuchea Plc., a joint venture between local and Chinese investors, has started its trial operation in Preah Vihear northern province since early August, extracting about 20 kilogrammes of gold ore. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Australian miners find gold in Mondulkiri

Australian mining company Renaissance Minerals has produced its first gold in Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province, earning the Cambodia government $5.1 million in taxes, a senior government official said on Tuesday. ... ...

Chhorn Raksmey

Kingdom produces 137kg of gold dore bars

Australian miner Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) Ltd has produced 137kg dore bars with 90 per cent gold solution, in just over a month since it kicked off commercial operations of its flagship gold mine in northeastern Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen on ...

May Kunmakara

Focus shifts to onshore oil and gold mining as offshore exploration stumbles

The Kingdom has a golden future in spite of the crude reality that there may be no more oil extracted from its waters in the near term, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen.​ ... ...

Michael Firn

First commercial gold mine online

Australian miner Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) Ltd on June 21 began the commercial operation of its $120 million Okvau Gold Project in the northeastern province of Mondulkiri, becoming the Kingdom’s first gold producer. ... ...

Thou Vireak

Lao Dams, Mining Ruining Sekong Water Quality in Cambodia

Dam-building and gold mining in southern Laos are ruining water quality downstream on the Sekong River in Cambodia, where villagers are no longer able to drink or use the water, according to an environmental group. The activities undertaken by Lao and Vietnamese companies on the Sekong’s ...

Two Die While Illegally Digging for Gold

Two men died in Mondolkiri province's Pech Chreada district on Sunday after a gold mining pit they were digging collapsed in on top of them, police said yesterday. Provincial police chief Nhem Vanny said that the victims, Sao Leng, 20, and Tharn Kim, 19, had been ...

Kompong Thom Prepares to Halt 100 Illegal Miners

Kompong Thom provincial officials will stop illegal gold mining in seven locations in Sandan district's Meanrith commune come November, provincial and district officials said. About 100 residents of Meanrith have been illegally digging for gold in the district for several years, provincial deputy governor King Vimean ...

Gold struck in Mondulkiri

An Australian company working towards mining gold from the Okvau deposit in Mondulkiri province, currently estimated at 729,000 ounces, expects to employ more than 1,000 local people during the mine’s construction phase and 500 in the   longer term. Renaissance Minerals managing director Justin Tremain told the ...

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