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Belitung

(bĕlē`tŏng), island (1990 pop. 192,972), 1,866 sq mi (4,833 sq km), Indonesia, in the Java Sea midway between Sumatra and Borneo. It has valuable tin mines (government-owned), worked chiefly by Chinese labor. Belitung is also known for its pepper. Ceded to the British by the sultan of Palembang in 1812, it later became a Dutch possession. The chief town and port is Tandjungpandan. It was formerly called Billiton.
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The cargo had lain undisturbed on the ocean floor before its discovery near Indonesia's Belitung Island.
announces that it has assumed responsibility for all operational aspects of the exploration and development of its Belitung Island, Indonesia properties.
Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia launched a search-and-rescue operation near Belitung island in the Java Sea, the area where the airliner lost contact with the ground.
Flight QZ8501 was between Tanjung Pandan on Indonesia's Belitung island and Pontianak, in West Kalimantan province on Borneo - almost halfway between Surabaya and Singapore - when it went missing.
At least 184 people were rescued from the Express Bahari after it caught fire while sailing from Bangka island to Belitung island, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.
ME:DIR) is pleased to announce the results on the three Belitung Island, Indonesia projects held 30% in joint venture with Bresea Resources Inc.
On Belitung Island, five drill holes on the zinc-lead-silver-tin deposit have been completed to-date This property is held under a 2nd generation contract of work (C.
on the Kelapa Kampit, Tikus and Lilangan projects on Belitung Island and Mirah N.
ME) is pleased to announce that the two applications for Contracts of Work ("COW") recently filed with the Indonesian Department of Mines for areas on Belitung Island have now been initialled by the participants.
is pleased to announce that diamond drilling has commenced with one diamond drillrig at their joint venture project on Belitung Island.