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Mining News Pro - As manufacturers report greater demand volumes and retailers having confirmed a steady increase in business in April and May, platinum marketing organisation the Platinum Guild International (PGI) reports that the Chinese jewellery industry is in the beginning stages of a V-shaped recovery following disruptions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mining News Pro - The University of Arizona, Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Mines just launched the Tailings Center of Excellence, a learning space focused on educating engineers on responsible and sustainable mine waste management and advancing research-backed best practices.

Mining News Pro - Research done at Curtin University has developed a new method to extract platinum metal from ore, delivering an economically viable processing method for the Panton Sill platinum group metals (PGMs) deposit, in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - The Kimberley region of Western Australia could be rife with platinum resources that are yet to be developed by Panoramic Resources, according to a study that is supported by the state government.

Mining News Pro - As much of Europe prepares for a rapid green energy transition as part of the region`s Covid-19 recovery strategy, Germany, in particular, could be the gamechanger that makes widespread adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in Europe a reality, says the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC).

Mining News Pro - Lotus Resources has reduced the care-and-maintenance cost at its recently acquired Kayelekera uranium project, in Malawi, by some 75%, as the company advances certain restart activities.

Mining News Pro - Canada’s GoviEx Uranium Inc. said on Wednesday it would appeal Zambia’s decision to terminate its Chirundu mining license.

Mining News Pro - Uranium miner Energy Resources of Australia (Era) has reported a 10% decline in uranium oxide production from its Ranger mine, in the Northern Territory, for the quarter ended June.

Mining News Pro - The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the third quarter of 2020 has been settled at $1.14/lb, a rollover from the second quarter of 2020, JSE-listed Merafe Resources advised shareholders on Monday.

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has initiated a process, with other government and industry stakeholders, to develop a roadmap that will lead South Africa towards a hydrogen society, Mining Weekly can today report.

Mining News Pro - Image Resources has agreed to sell 100,000 tonnes of heavy mineral concentrate from the zircon-rich Boonanarring mineral sands project in Western Australia to a Chinese buyer.

Mining News Pro - Australian Strategic Materials announced that its Korean partner ZironTech has successfully produced 30 kilos of titanium metal alloy with the patented reduction process the JV has developed at its commercial pilot plant in South Korea. The process was carried out using 45% less power than current industry methods.

Mining News Pro - Oil and gas major Santos has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Natural Soda to use salt removed from produced water as part of the Narrabri gas project, in New South Wales.

Mining News Pro - The Northern Territory Government has awarded Thor Mining’s Molyhil tungsten and molybdenum project with major project status.

Mining News Pro - New data by the International Gas Union (IGU) has shown that Australia’s average natural gas prices remain among the lowest in Asia.

Mining News Pro - Strandline Resources has secured an offtake agreement with Spain-based Chilches Materials for the Coburn mineral sands project in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources has secured a binding offtake agreement for the zircon product from its Coburn project, in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Chemicals and energy group Sasol confirmed on July 1 that the sale of its equity interest in the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investment Company (Rompco) and the Central Termica de Ressano Garcia gas-fired power plant, also in Mozambique, were well advanced, along with partnering discussions for its base chemicals assets, in the US.

Mining News Pro - Technology Metals Australia (TMT) has chosen FLSmidth as its preferred supplier of the key roasting kiln section at the Gabanintha vanadium processing plant in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Northern Minerals has decided to partially restart operations and exploration at the Browns Range rare earths project in Western Australia following the lift of Commonwealth biosecurity restrictions.

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