BCL and INVINCIBLE are in a tug of war to mine the giant resources of copper, gold, silver and other precious metals in the ground on Bougainville.
Autonomous Bougainville Government and the former BRA Commanders involvement with Invincible left out BCL and PNG. On the ground only 510 members of the old Panguna landowners association wants BCL to retutrn. Late Francis Ona’s Meekamui Government who are still in control of the mine area maintain that Panguna mine will remain close and no-one will re-open it.
BCL’s Peter Taylor came up with a way forward for Bougainville if the mine re-opens which is something BCL should done it before. With Invincible, on the ground they have already set up a gold melt and assay plus a communication centre in ARAWA. Read the rest of this entry »