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Mining News Pro - Ivanhoe Mines’ co-chairmen Robert Friedland and Yufeng “Miles” Sun announced that the company’s South African subsidiary, Ivanplats, is fast-tracking a feasibility study on a smaller-scale, early-stage development plan using Shaft 1 as a production shaft at its Platreef palladium, platinum, nickel, copper, gold and rhodium mining licence.

Mining News Pro - The phase one trade deal that lists the items China agreed to buy more from the U.S. includes rare earths that are already in short supply in the North American nation.

Mining News Pro - Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Tharisa’s first-quarter production has set a steady foundation for the company for the rest of this financial year, despite external disruptions.

Mining News Pro - Under International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules that came into effect on Jan. 1, emissions from fuel used in ocean carriers cannot exceed a sulphur content of 0.5%.

Mining News Pro - Australia has officially become the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on an annualized basis, overtaking the previous titleholder Qatar.

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a method to reduce the volume of contaminated water that needs to be disposed of in nuclear plants.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto said on Monday full operations at its South African unit Richard Bay Minerals will resume in early January after cutting back because of security concerns for its workers.

Mining News Pro - Following a week of protests, the governor of Argentina’s central province of Mendoza, Rodolfo Suárez, announced that he will send a bill to the legislature to abolish Law 9209, which allowed for cyanide and sulfuric acid to be used in mining operations and which modified its predecessor Law 7722.

Mining News Pro - Impala Platinum is negotiating a land deal in Zimbabwe with rival Anglo American as the world’s second-biggest producer of the precious metal aims to boost output in Africa, reports Bloomberg.

Mining News Pro - Two of BHP’s executive leadership team members are set to depart the world’s biggest mining company next year as a transformation of its management continues.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto is now offering responsibly produced aluminium, as certified by Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), from its Australian and New Zealand smelters using predominantly hydro-powered electricity.

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Parliament presented this week a report that outlines a series of measures to take into consideration if the country wants to move forward with the development of nuclear energy.

Mining News Pro - The government will take into account its plan to make Canada carbon neutral by 2050 when it considers whether to approve Teck Resources Ltd’s plan for a giant oil sands mine, the new environment minister said on Thursday.

Mining News Pro - The growing use of aluminium by transport and packaging firms in the United States has created an abundance of scrap and is encouraging recyclers to expand capacity in what industry analysts see as the start of a new trend.

Mining News Pro - South African miner Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) has received all the required regulatory approvals for its proposed acquisition of Canada’s North American Palladium.

Mining News Pro - A continued deterioration in market conditions, depressed prices and higher electricity tariffs has prompted Samancor Chrome to reduce its chrome ore and ferrochrome production levels for 2020.

Mining News Pro - A White House task force’s recommendation that President Donald Trump direct the federal government to buy more uranium from domestic producers sent shares of U.S. mining companies higher Thursday.

Mining News Pro - Canada is studying how its mining sector can become a key provider of rare earths and other critical minerals and metals a greener world will need.

Mining News Pro - Perth-based potash company Danakali has announced a US$50 million ($73 million) agreement with Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) that will fund the Colluli potash project in Eritrea.

Mining News Pro - A representative from the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines said this weekend that the country is ready to start mining uranium in the southern Puno region.

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