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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

Mining News Pro - German potash producer K+S AG is cutting down production of the fertilizer ingredient by up to 300,000 tonnes before the end of the year as China’s ban on the commodity imports has worsened global market conditions.

Mining News Pro - Palladium hit a fresh all-time high on Friday on persistent worries about supply from South Africa and prospects of a pickup in demand in China.

Mining News Pro - Researchers from Heidelberg University and the Curt Engelhorn Centre for Archaeometry in Mannheim discovered that ancient tin ingots from the Bronze Age found in Greece, Israel, and Turkey did not come from Central Asia, as previously assumed, but from tin deposits in Europe.

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Nutrien, the world’s biggest producer of potash fertilizer, is temporarily laying off workers at three of its Saskatchewan mines in response to a short-term slowdown in global markets.

Mining News Pro - The White House is considering a plan that would have the government directly purchase uranium from U.S. producers as it contemplates ways to revive the flagging domestic mining industry.

Mining News Pro - Resurgent investor demand for platinum will drive overall consumption of the metal up 9% this year and lead to a lower surplus, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) said on Friday.

Mining News Pro - Graphite suppliers in Africa are ramping up production to meet China’s surging demand for the battery material. During H1 2019, natural graphite exports from Africa to China rose by more than 170%, according to data compiled by Roskill.

Mining News Pro - The US Department of Defense is in talks with Australia to host a facility that would process rare earth minerals, part of an effort to reduce reliance on China for the specialized materials used in military equipment, a senior American official said.

Mining News Pro - Earlier this year BHP admitted to institutional investors it “overinvested” in its Jansen potash project in Saskatchewan, where the Anglo-Australian giant has already spent nearly $3 billion over six years.

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy have invented a process to extract rare earth elements from the scrapped magnets of used hard drives and other sources and are working with colleagues at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to scale up the process and produce commercial batches of rare earth oxides.

Mining News Pro - The world’s top platinum and palladium supplier has an answer to the electric-car boom that may pose a long-term threat to its biggest market: invent a new battery.

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Northern Minerals Ltd said on Monday it has signed a rare earths supply agreement with Germany’s Thyssenkrupp AG, just days after terminating a deal with China’s Lianyugang Zeyu New Materials Sales Co.

Mining News Pro - Fresh from closing a $518 million acquisition, metals firm China Molybdenum Co (CMOC) remains open to deals that would boost business in the booming electric vehicle (EV) battery sector, the company’s chief executive said on Friday.

Mining News Pro - Canadian energy regulators recommended approval of an oil sands mine proposed by Teck Resources Ltd in northern Alberta, saying economic benefits would outweigh “significant” adverse effects on the environment and indigenous communities.

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