Other Elements and Materials

Mining News Pro - Mkango Resources’ Malawian subsidiary has completed an extensive hand-auger drilling and soil sampling programme to identify rutile prospects within the 869 km2 Mchinji licence, in Malawi.

Mining News Pro - BHP has awarded Shell a contract to fuel five Newcastlemax bulk carriers with LNG.

Mining News Pro - Bushveld Minerals has satisfied the conditions to draw down $30-million under a production financing agreement (PFA) and the unsecured convertible loan notes of $35-million, to be subscribed by Orion Mine Finance.

Mining News Pro - Victoria’s Legislative Council Environment and Planning committee has flagged that it is unlikely that the state will change its stance on uranium mining.

Mining News Pro - The European Union has launched an initiative that seeks to secure access to a total of 30 critical raw materials by increasing domestic production and promoting recycling of vital elements, particularly rare earths.

Mining News Pro - Oil and gas major ExxonMobil has called off the multibillion-dollar sale of its stake in the Bass Strait oil and gas fields, off the coast of Victoria, after failing to attract attractive enough offers.

Mining News Pro - The new owner of a chrome mine in North West province that was placed on care and maintenance following the Covid-19 lockdown, plans to grow production in a phased, sustainable manner that will ultimately lead to the creation of more than 1 000 jobs, Mining Weekly can today report.

Mining News Pro - The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final permits for Azarga Uranium’s Class III and Class V underground injection control activities at the Dewey Burdock in-situ recovery uranium project in South Dakota.

Mining News Pro - The advancement of the palladium-dominant Waterberg project to a development and construction decision is the primary business objective of Platinum Group Metals (PTM).

Mining News Pro - The Trump administration is racing against legal deadlines and a merciless regulatory calendar in its last-ditch effort to sell drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in at noon on Jan. 20.

Mining News Pro - This week has seen the launch of the first-ever European Hydrogen Week from November 23 to 27, a series of events showcasing the key role hydrogen is expected to play in reaching the European Union’s (EU) “European Green Deal” objectives.

Mining News Pro - Agrimin has selected Royal IHC to complete front end engineering and design (FEED) contract works for automated wet harvesting equipment at the Mackay potash project in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Set to become an all-electric openpit mine, TSX-V-listed Nouveau Monde Graphite is advancing its procurement process for its fleet and charging infrastructure through an international call for prequalification.

Mining News Pro - Bushveld Minerals achieved a solid set of numbers from its two production assets for the third quarter ended September 30, CEO Fortune Mojapelo said in a statement on November 24.

Mining News Pro - Minespider, a blockchain protocol for responsible mineral tracking and LuNa Smelter, a tin producer in Kigali, Rwanda, announced that they have partnered to implement Minespider’s OreSource tool, a blockchain-based due diligence tool for mines and smelters.

Mining News Pro - Despite strong quarter-on-quarter recovery in supply, the global platinum market is set to experience a second consecutive year of deficit at just over 1.2 million ounces in 2020, according to the World Platinum Investment Council’s (WPIC) latest quarterly report.

Mining News Pro - With its abundant natural gas for conversion into hydrogen fuel, Canada could be a major player in the burgeoning hydrogen market, says law firm Fasken, which has recently launched a new hydrogen energy advisory team.

Mining News Pro - The world’s biggest oil exporter has set its sights on also becoming the largest supplier of hydrogen, a fuel seen as pivotal for curbing climate change.

Mining News Pro - Platinum investment demand rocketed 291% in the three months to September 30, World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reported on Wednesday, when it forecast a third consecutive annual platinum deficit next year on an initial projected 2021 deficit of 224 000 oz.

Mining News Pro - Downer is set to sell its Downer Blasting Services business to Enaex S.A. after signing an agreement with the Chilean company.

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