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Argentina’s mining sector holds off investments as presidential election looms

6 September 2019 - 19:52
Argentina’s mining industry is following closely what opposition candidate Alberto Fernández, the front-runner for October’s presidential election, has to say when it comes to resources exploitation and foreign investment, as worries about the potential Peronist government turning to protectionist measures and populist policies.

Billionaire Friedland-backed miner picks up iron ore deposit in Guinea

6 September 2019 - 19:48
Billionaire Robert Friedland-backed High Power Exploration (HPX) has secured rights to develop a massive iron ore deposit in Guinea left undeveloped for years by its previous owners.

Chilean miner Mantos Copper secures $250m to finance concentrator expansion

5 September 2019 - 20:15
Private Chilean copper producer Mantos Copper has secured $250 million to fund the expansion of the sulphides concentrator at its Mantos Blancos operation, which will extend the life of the open-pit mine until 2035 and reduce costs.

Eldorado finds first Canadian mine may be richer than thought

5 September 2019 - 20:12
Canadian bullion producer Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD)(NYSE:EGO) said on Thursday that exploration carried out at its Quebec’s Lamaque mine so far this year revealed high grade mineralization beyond the 2018 resource model in the lower portion of the deposit, as well as more ore clusters.

Vital actions for mineral dewatering circuits

5 September 2019 - 14:56
Mine water management is currently a hot topic. Demands are changing and dewatering processes and efficiencies must be improved.

China Imports Of Bauxite Ore Rose By 24.9 Percent In 2019 Through July

5 September 2019 - 14:34
As improvements to low-temperature alumina production continue by refiners in the People’s Republic of China, the country’s thirst for overseas bauxite increases. Such was the story told by Customs data released on Sunday that showed a 24.9 percent jump on the year in imported bauxite in the year’s first seven months.

China’s CATL becomes Pilbara Minerals’ knight in shiny armour

4 September 2019 - 19:20
China’s largest lithium battery maker has bought an 8.5% stake in Australian miner Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS), both companies said on Thursday, after falling prices caused mainly by oversupply drove the lithium producer to raise equity to fund working capital.

Canada’s Teranga kicks off production at Burkina Faso gold mine

4 September 2019 - 19:17
Canada’s Teranga Gold has kicked off production at its Wahgnion gold mine, in Burkina Faso, ahead of schedule, TSX-listed Teranga Gold announced on Wednesday.

Chilean legislators reject lithium expropriation

4 September 2019 - 19:12
Chilean legislators have rejected a bill allowing the expropriation of private companies involved in lithium mining in the country, which would have left the door open for the state to take over firms such as Albemarle and SQM, the world’s No. 1 and second largest producers of the battery metal.

Australian lithium miners submerged by low prices

3 September 2019 - 15:39
Having raced to ramp up lithium production over the past five years to exploit surging prices, Australian producers are now scrambling to cut supplies as prices plummet on falling demand in the world’s top electric vehicle market.
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