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SMB-Winning beats Fortescue to Simandou project

14 November 2019 - 19:07
The SMB-Winning consortium, which comprises Chinese aluminium producer Shandong Weiqiao, China's Yantai Port Group, transport and logistics company UMS International, and Singapore's Winning Shipping, has pipped Australian iron ore producer Fortescue Metals to secure the rights to develop blocks 1 and 2 of the Simandou iron ore deposits in Guinea.

Australian rare earth miners to access defence funds

14 November 2019 - 19:04
Canberra will announce a package of measures to support its rare earth mining sector as it works closely with the US to secure the supply of critical minerals for defence.

Sayona improves economics of Quebec Li project

11 November 2019 - 16:49
Brisbane-based Sayona Mining has raised production forecasts for its Authier hard rock lithium project in the Canadian province of Quebec, hoping to provide further impetus for its attempt to acquire the operations of nearby North American Lithium (NAL) that went into administration this year.

SCI Evaluates Q2 Producers' Prices in Mining Sector

10 November 2019 - 17:20
The average Producer Price Index for the mining sector in the four-quarter period ending Sept. 22, which marks the end of the second quarter of the current fiscal year (March 2019-20), increased by 59.2% compared with the same period of last year, according to data reported by the Statistical Center of Iran.

CBA achieves Certification against ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard

9 November 2019 - 19:25
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has certified Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (CBA) against ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. CBA has achieved Certification for several of its facilities in Brazil, including the largest integrated plant worldwide.

Jubilee metals to increase chrome output

6 November 2019 - 17:54
London- and Johannesburg-listed tailings treatment specialist Jubilee Metals expects to increase its chrome concentrate output by 8,000-10,000 t/month after acquiring the rights to tailings that were formerly owned by South African ferrochrome producer Hernic.

Mining’s unlikely heroines – Greta Thunberg and AOC

5 November 2019 - 02:27
Exponential expansion of global mining is the dirty little secret – and glaring blind spot – of Green New Deal evangelists and zero-carbon climate warriors

Malaysia to issue licenses by January for the restart of bauxite mining and exporting

4 November 2019 - 18:59
According to a Reuters report, Malaysia will issue bauxite mining licenses to companies in December or January, which will allow the miners to resume activities after the ban in early 2016 over unregulated mining and water contamination. The news came after Xavier Jayakumar, Malaysia’s water, land and natural resources minister announced this in a parliament.

China’s Zijin to buy Timok copper mine in Serbia

4 November 2019 - 18:35
Chinese state-owned nonferrous metals producer Zijin Mining said today that it has agreed to buy the Timok copper and gold mine in Serbia from US-based Freeport McMoran.

Australia’s threat to outlaw mining protests highlights industry split

4 November 2019 - 01:06
The boss of a major mining company last week made a plea to the industry to do more to win the hearts and minds of the broader public. A few days later the leader of the country hosting the bulk of his operations threatened to outlaw those opposed to mining.
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