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Impala Platinum in talks to buy Zimbabwe land from Anglo American

Sunday, December 22, 2019 According to Mining News Pro – The purchase of the claims by the Mimosa mine, which is jointly owned by Impala and Sibanye Gold,could be finalised by the end pf the year, according to the people who asked not to be identified because the discussions aren’t public. Impala and Amplats mine […]

Nevada Copper begins production at Pumpkin Hollow

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 According to Mining News Pro – In a media statement, Nevada Copper CEO Matt Gili said it was a “transformational moment” for the company, which only 16 months ago took a construction decision. Nevada Copper has spent about $200 million to develop the Pumpkin Hollow mine. Ramp-up to full-scale commercial production […]

Horizonte releases PFS on Vermelho

Monday, December 9, 2019 According to Mining News Pro – The company acquired the Brazilian asset last year from Vale (NYSE: VALE) for US$8 million in cash — US$2-million upfront, and the balance on production. The project will produce nickel and cobalt sulphate for the battery industry, and a prefeasibility study (PFS) released in October […]

Coal power generation continues to drop in the US

Monday, December 2, 2019 According to Mining News Pro – By comparing 2018 and 2019 energy production data for the entire country, the researchers found that coal generation in 2019 Q2 was down 19% when compared to the same period of the previous year. In 2019 Q2, power generation from coal provided 21% of the […]

China Moly joins Huayou in Indonesia nickel project

Monday, November 11, 2019 According to Mining News Pro – The planned Huayue project on the island of Sulawesi is one of a series of Chinese-invested nickel smelting projects in Indonesia, which banned nickel ore exports from 2020 as it seeks to process more resources at home. China Moly, which already operates one of the […]

Vale to open shuttered Alegria mine, starting to restore lost output

Monday, November 4, 2019 According to Mining News Pro – In a securities filing, the company said the resumption of mining activities at Alegria will allow the iron ore exporter to restore 8 million tonnes of 50 million in capacity lost after the collapse of its Brumadinho dam in January caused a series of shutdowns. […]

Glencore cuts copper guidance, to halt some Congo operations

Saturday, October 26, 2019 The Switzerland-based company said that full-year copper production, excluding output from its African mines, will be around 1.010 million tonnes. Guidance for its copper operations in DRC and Zambia was around 375,000 tonnes, making a total of just under 1.4 million tonnes versus the 1.45 million previously anticipated. Glencore, which has […]

Health and safety bigger risks to artisanal miners that conflict minerals

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 The group’s Better Mining platform, piloted as ‘Better Cobalt’ on a cobalt supply chain from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) revealed that 26% of all registered incidents in the past year were related to health and safety issues, while only 13% had to do rights abuses and minerals financing conflict. […]

Nexa to open world’s second largest zinc project currently under construction in 2021

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 The company, led by former Vale Canada’s chief Tito Martins, consolidated ownership of the low-cost underground zinc polymetallic mine project in August this year, through the acquisition of Canadian junior Karmin Explorations. Moving forward construction of Aripuanã is part of Nexa’s ongoing efforts to grow and expand its presence on the […]

Copper, iron, bauxite facing major ESG challenges

Monday, October 21, 2019 To reach such a conclusion, the scientists designed a matrix to assess the environmental, social and governance context of more than 600 individual copper, iron and bauxite orebodies. They judged each orebody against eight risks: waste, water, biodiversity, land uses, indigenous peoples, social vulnerability, political fragility, and approval and permitting. “The […]