Iron ore and Coal

Mining News Pro - Kwatani has once again shown its mineral processing expertise in a retrofit project that saw one of the largest coal processing plants in South Africa boost screening throughput.

Mining News Pro - Brazil`s National Mining Agency (ANM) said on Thursday that it would halt operations at 47 mining dams that failed to certify their stability, including at least 25 belonging to the world`s largest iron-ore producer Vale.

Mining News Pro - Wabtec has announced that it will supply Inner Mongolia North Hauler Joint Stock Co Ltd (NHL), the leading mining truck manufacturer in China, with 28 360 ton premium integrated AC electric drive systems, to support the company’s 360 ton (330 t) 28 strong mining truck contract with Yancoal in Australia. The systems will help Yancoal’s mining fleet achieve increased productivity and speed on grade performance and help reduce fuel costs and equipment wear.

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s National Mining Agency (ANM) said on Thursday that it would halt operations at 47 mining dams that failed to certify their stability, including at least 25 belonging to the world’s largest iron ore producer Vale SA.

Mining News Pro - Singapore-based Golden Investments has made an on-market takover offer for all of the shares in Stanmore Coal that it does not already own or control.

Mining News Pro - Brazilian miner Vale said on Wednesday it is testing short-term alternatives to tailings dams which, if proved viable, would allow it to boost its Brucutu mine to 80% capacity from 40% at present.

Mining News Pro - Kameron Colleries’s Donkin mine, the first underground coal operation in the province of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton in 15 years, has closed its doors, putting about 150 people out of work.

Mining News Pro - Bankrupt coal miner Murray Energy Corp. could be forced to liquidate unless a federal judge lets it cut health-care payments to retirees, according to court papers.

Mining News Pro - Brazilian mining company Vale SA said on Tuesday it was at risk of postponing the resumption of lost production capacity due to possible coronavirus-related delays in inspections, assessments and authorizations but that existing output so far had seen little impact.

Mining News Pro - Chinese iron-ore futures picked up in early trade on Tuesday, rising more than 1% on demand hopes after the world`s second-biggest economy reported an unexpected growth in its factory activities in March.

Mining News Pro - The spreading coronavirus pandemic may too heavy of a burden for the already struggling coal miners in the United States, with three companies announcing operations halts due to measures to contain the spread of the disease.

Mining News Pro - Australia’s iron ore giants are looking to reduce the threat to their operations from a coronavirus pandemic, by pushing workers to spend weeks on site away from families and relocate from the eastern seaboard, company and union officials said on Friday.

Mining News Pro - Diversified miner Anglo American said on Friday that South Africa’s 21-day lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus will impact its iron ore and coal guidance the most.

Mining News Pro - Junior Fe Limited has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Trident Resources for its Evaston royalty interest, over a portion of the wider Koolyanobbing iron-ore mine, in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA said on Thursday it planned to install more than 80 thermal cameras in select locations around the country, enlisting digital age technology in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Mining News Pro - Glencore PLC on Thursday halted a number of smaller mines due to government restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus but added its larger operations were not materially impacted.

Mining News Pro - US domestic demand for thermal coal will fall in the near term as individual states shut down much of the industrial economy to try and stem the coronavirus pandemic, and as slowing economic activity cuts US electricity demand in the second quarter of 2020, Moody’s Investors Services said Thursday in a research note, adding that it expects an unprecedented shock to the global economy in the first half of 2020.

Mining News Pro - In full support of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans to mitigate the impact of Covid-19, mining investment company Menar has suspended all mining operations.

Mining News Pro - Energy resources company Resource Generation (Resgen) is considering alternative arrangements for its extraordinary general meeting (EGM), which is scheduled for April 7, in Australia.

Mining News Pro - Mining major BHP on Thursday said that it would continue to implement stringent measures across its operations to reduce the risk of transmitting Covid-19, including reducing the number of staff at mine sites and other operational facilities to business critical employees and contractors only.

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