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Mining News Pro - Samancor Chrome, one of the world’s biggest ferrochrome producers, has declared force majeure because of South Africa’s 21-day coronavirus lockdown, removing further supply from global chrome markets.

Mining News Pro - Australian Vanadium has introduced a business strategy to safeguard its financial health and preserve its Western Australian vanadium project during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mining News Pro - The world’s largest platinum producers Anglo American Platinum, Sibanye-Stillwater and Impala Platinum have declared force majeure on contracts after a three-week national lockdown forced operations to close.

Mining News Pro - The resources industry has declared health and safety as the first priority of the sector as it continues to implement national coronavirus protocols.

Mining News Pro - Russian oil giant Rosneft PJSC sold its assets in Venezuela to the Russian government, in what may be a maneuver to avoid any U.S. sanctions in an escalating fight between Caracas, Washington and Moscow.

Mining News Pro - The Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), Jemena Gas Networks, AusNet and Evoenergy have collaboratively released an expression of interest to have companies and organizations in the international hydrogen supply chain approach them with proposals on how to deliver Australia’s low carbon vision through hydrogen.

Mining News Pro - Plummeting aluminium prices due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on demand are unlikely to persuade producers to immediately cut output as input costs have also fallen, leaving the market with massive surpluses.

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said on Friday repairs at its processing facilities would continue while operations its underground mines and smelter were curtailed due to a three-week lockdown over the coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE: SSW, NYSE: SBSW) announced on Wednesday that it has begun implementing measures to place its South African gold and PGM operations under temporary care and maintenance, in accordance with the nation-wide lockdown of 21 days, effective midnight on Thursday.

Mining News Pro - Northern Graphite announced that it will sell a 1% gross revenue royalty on its Bissett Creek project to Electric Royalties for $500,000 in cash and 2 million common shares of ERL.

Mining News Pro - Major Rio Tinto on Tuesday announced that it would slow down some of its operations in South Africa and Canada as part of efforts to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Mining News Pro - South Africa will close its mines for an unprecedented 21 days as part of a nationwide lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in a race to contain the coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Sibanye-Stillwater, the world’s biggest platinum producer, said on Monday it will significantly reduce the number of people at its U.S operations on a temporary basis because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Mining News Pro - Hatch, Anglo American, BHP, and Fortescue have formed a Green Hydrogen consortium as part of a move to evaluate using green hydrogen to decarbonize their operations.

Mining News Pro - Rare earths producer Lynas Corp said on Monday it closed its processing plant in Malaysia temporarily after the government introduced strict measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Recently the continuous decline in both overseas and domestic offers of RSA concentrates has led 40-42% concentrate down to USD 122-125/CIF. However, the price expectation between sellers and buyers are existent whereas the former is set to accept USD 120 while the latter is looking at USD 115.

Mining News Pro - Russia’s Norilsk Nickel said on Friday that Russian Platinum, its partner in an Arctic palladium project, had withdrawn from talks on creating the joint venture due to a lack of approval from Rusal, one of Nornickel’s shareholders.

Mining News Pro - The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) and the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) on Friday said that their members were working to ensure the delivery of essential gas supply to local customers amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

Mining News Pro - Nouveau Monde Graphite has released updated resources for the West Zone deposit at its Matawinie graphite project, 150 km north of Montreal.

Mining News Pro - Mineral Resources has struck an asset sales agreement with fellow listed Resources Development Group (RDG) to divest of its noncore manganese assets in Western Australia.

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