Mining Industry

Mining News Pro - Democratic Republic of Congo mines minister Willy Kitobo Samsoni plans to meet with mining companies to agree a moratorium on confining workers to mine sites due to the coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Chile`s State-run Codelco said on Saturday it would temporarily halt construction on a new level at its flagship El Teniente mine, a move it said was necessary to combat the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic.

Mining News Pro - A small tailings dam associated with a mine run by Ecuadorean firm Austro Gold has collapsed, Ecuador`s government said on Friday, sending mining waste into a nearby river.

Mining News Pro - Japan`s Mitsui Mining and Smelting said on Monday its two zinc mines in Peru resumed operations on July 2 after a closure of more than three months to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Democratic Republic of Congo mines minister Willy Kitobo Samsoni plans to meet with mining companies to agree a moratorium on confining workers to mine sites due to the coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Vertical and horizontal displacement is continuing at the Nchanga Open Pit Cut 2 in Chingola in Zambia, where geo-technical assessments point to an imminent collapse of a portion of the openpit – but the anticipated slough had not happened by late Sunday when Mining Weekly spoke by phone to Konkola Copper Mines CEO Chris Sheppard.

Mining News Pro - Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a unit of diversified miner Vedanta Resources, has closed part of its open-pit mine as a portion of the pit is about to collapse, the chief executive officer said late on Thursday.

Mining News Pro - Russia’s safety watchdog on Friday ordered a power unit of mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) to suspend operations at six facilities for 90 days for violating safety rules, following a fuel spill in the Arctic.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s vaunted copper industry is nearing a tipping point as coronavirus explodes across the South American nation, mine workers and analysts say, laying bare the hidden costs of policies that have until now salvaged its output of the red metal.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s state-run Codelco said on Friday unions at its Chuquicamata mine division had voted to implement a seven-day on, seven-day off shift schedule at the sprawling copper deposit in a bid to reduce worker exposure to the exploding coronavirus outbreak in the country’s mine-rich desert north.

Mining News Pro - Camino Corp. announced that it has completed the exercise of its option agreement with Minas Andinas SA on the Los Chapitos property, located along the Peruvian coast.

Mining News Pro - As the coronavirus pandemic pummeled demand from key customers in the auto industry, Russia’s biggest mining company quietly tightened its grip on the palladium market.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has recommended a new underground mine design for the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold operation in Mongolia, bumping up its development capital by $1.3–$1.8 billion.

Mining News Pro - Metals X is looking for buyers for its entire Western Australian copper portfolio, including the Nifty, Maroochydore and Paterson exploration projects.

Mining News Pro - Global miner BHP said on Wednesday it would begin to ramp down activity at its small Cerro Colorado copper mine in Chile amid the coronavirus pandemic which has thrown metals markets into disarray.

Mining News Pro - Britain’s transition from petroleum to electricity in road transport is accelerating, albeit from a low base, and will start to have a significant impact on oil consumption towards the end of the decade.

Mining News Pro - A previously side-lined EV battery cathode material – LFP, composed of lithium iron and phosphate – has come to the forefront in 2020, thanks to its safety, low cost, and the simplified battery pack design that it allows, a white paper published by Roskill reveals.

Mining News Pro - SolGold is trying to buy Canada’s Cornerstone Capital Resources, which owns a minority stake in the Alpala copper-gold project, part of the Ecuador-focused miner’s Cascabel asset.

Mining News Pro - ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has become the latest South African company to release a request for information (RFI) to independent power producers (IPPs) to build, own and operate solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants across its six operational sites.

Mining News Pro - John Holland plans to recruit 400 new workers on the back of winning major new contracts in Western Australia, including a $130 million deal with Fortescue Metals Group.

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