Indonesia mines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Indonesia mines


8 dead in Indonesia mine collapse as excavator digs for survivors

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:16 PM

(UPDATED) Three days after the Tuesday night collapse, authorities opt to use an excavator to haul away debris, as they try to get food and water to the miners believed to still be alive

MORE DEATHS. This handout picture from Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, the accident mitigation agency, taken and released on February 27, 2019 shows rescuers preparing to enter in a collapsed illegal gold mine in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi. AFP PHOTO / BADAN NASIONAL PENANGGULANGAN BENCANA (BNBP)

Indonesia gov't, Freeport still at odds over export regulations

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:18 PM

The company and the Indonesian government has yet to reach a compromise on copper exports after the government introduced new regulations in January which could affect the mining giant s operations

PROTEST. The Grasberg mine in Papua operated by PT Freeport Indonesia is the site of the most recent protest. Photo from Facebook/Freeport Indonesia

Indonesian miner trapped for a week rescued

Feb 16, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Pak Mursalim Sahman had been stuck 300 meters 1 000 feet below the surface since the incident at Gosowong Gold Mine on Halmahera Island operated by a Newcrest subsidiary on February 9

Three killed at US giant Freeport's Indonesia mine

Jan 02, 2015 - 4:17 PM

Grasberg one of the biggest copper and gold mines in the world has been plagued by accidents and production problems in recent years

MINING INCIDENTS. This file picture taken in Tembagapura, inside the Freeport Mining area on October 2, 2014 shows Freeport workers protesting and demanding an investigation following an accident that killed four people. File photo by Irsul/AFP

Indonesia allows Freeport to resume exports

Jul 26, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Indonesia introduced a ban on the export of some unprocessed minerals and higher taxes on others that can still be shipped out of the country in January 2014

Security personnel look on at Freeport McMoRan's Grasberg mining complex, one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines located in Indonesia's remote eastern Papua province.  File photo by AFP

Death toll rises to 21 in Indonesian mine collapse

May 21, 2013 - 12:14 PM

The accident happened on May 14 at Freeport McMoRan s Grasberg