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Mining News Pro - Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute published a study where they show that environmental, social and governance challenges have the potential to significantly impact the global supply of metals.

Mining News Pro - The Australian government said on Friday that it will provide more than half the funds for a A$200 million ($136.60 million) solar farm being built by Alinta Energy to help power two iron ore mines in Western Australia’s remote Pilbara region.

Mining News Pro - BHP Group Ltd, the world’s biggest miner, said on Thursday it will make a final investment decision on its long-delayed $17 billion Jansen potash project in Canada around February 2021.

Mining News Pro - At the Fish Place diner in Fort McMurray, booths are filled with oil workers in baseball caps and the parking lot is lined with pickup trucks sporting six-foot (1.8 meter) neon safety flags, a hallmark of the mining industry.

Mining News Pro - Zimbabwe is targeting a fourfold increase in revenue from minerals by 2023 but an ambitious plan unveiled by Mines Minister Winston Chitando on Monday gave little detail on how the government would achieve this.

Mining News Pro - “Value of Impasco Mining Resources are $5.73 billion. The value of explored mining resources are about 2.18 million tons which includes poly metal, iron ore, coal and brines,” said CEO of Impasco.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto, one of the world’s top iron ore miners, signed its first spot trading contract denominated in Chinese Renminbi on Friday, in an effort to diversify procurement channels for Chinese customers.

Mining News Pro - One of BHP’s biggest shareholders Aberdeen Standard Investments on Wednesday added to pressure for the world’s leading miner to cut ties with lobby groups it says are at odds with the company’s pledges on climate leadership.

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s Petra Diamonds could get up to $15 million for a 20.08-carat blue rock it found in September at its iconic Cullinan mine, when it goes for sale at a planned tender in Johannesburg next month.

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s mines and energy minister, Bento Albuquerque, said the country expects to resume production at the country’s only uranium mine before the end of the year and would open the sector to private companies.

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) has confirmed its interest in a slice of the giant Simandou iron ore deposit, handed back this year to the Guinean government by billionaire Beny Steinmetz’s BSG Resources.

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd (Implats) said on Monday it would buy Canada-based North American Palladium Ltd for about C$1 billion ($751.77 million), marking the miner’s first purchase outside of Africa.

Mining News Pro - The Navajo Transitional Energy Company or NTEC, which identifies itself as “an American Indian and minority-owned business,” just became the third-largest coal producer in the United States after purchasing all of Cloud Peak Energy’s assets.

Mining News Pro - An unusual diamond with another diamond found inside was mined in Yakutia at the Nyurba mining and processing division of Alrosa, the Russian miner announced Friday.

Mining News Pro - Vancouver-based Sienna Resources (TSXV: SIE) has begun drilling at its flagship Slättberg nickel-copper-cobalt project in Sweden. The company announced Friday that Arctic Drilling AS of Norway has been selected as the contracted driller to lead this multi-hole drill program.

Mining News Pro - Drilling at the Golden Point exploration target at the Macraes gold mine in New Zealand is intersecting high grade gold for OceanaGold.

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE:SGL) (NYSE:SBGL) is planning to acquire 100% of the share capital of Sibanye Gold as part of a necessary restructuring following the company’s recent merger with struggling rival Lonmin.

Mining News Pro - Australian miner Fortescue and Guinea’s biggest bauxite exporter SMB-Winning are the last two companies in the running for the rights to develop blocks 1 and 2 of Guinea’s Simandou iron ore deposit, three sources told Reuters on Friday.

Mining News Pro - The latest sales data from De Beers reinforces why this is one of the worst years for the diamond industry in a long time.

Mining News Pro - U.S. President Donald Trump and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have discussed the need to ensure reliable supplies of rare earths and critical minerals, a market currently dominated by China.

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