Events and Special Reports

Mining News Pro - Vale SA’s former chief executive officer was charged with homicide for the massive dam collapse that killed more than 250 people in Brazil last January.

Mining News Pro - BHP board member and director Lindsay Maxsted will not stand for re-election to the company’s board of management this year.

Mining News Pro - A successful acquisition of Sirius Minerals by diversified miner Anglo American could be accommodated within the latter’s current Baa2 rating with ratings agency Moody’s but would increase Anglo’s financial risk profile for a number of years, the agency said on Friday.

Mining News Pro - Kirkland Lake Gold has announced record gold production for the fourth quarter and full year 2019. Production in Q4 2019 reached 279,742 ounces, an increase of 21% from the 231,217 ounces for the same period in 2018, driven mainly by record quarterly production at the Fosterville mine in Australia.

Mining News Pro - Canada and the US announced Thursday they have finalized the Canada-US Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration, aimed to advance the countries’ mutual interest in securing supply chains for the critical minerals needed for manufacturing sectors, communication technology, aerospace and defence, and clean technology.

Mining News Pro - A Brazilian state prosecutor expects to bring criminal charges “in the next few days” against Vale SA over the mining waste dam collapse that killed at least 259 people, even as the prosecutor’s federal counterpart continues to investigate the case.

Mining News Pro - National Group has secured five of the Cat D11 next generation dozers off the production line.

Mining News Pro - Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took pride in the fact that his administration hasn’t approved new mining concessions.

Mining News Pro - Metso has made changes to its minerals services and pumps business areas after Mikko Keto, President of the two segments, terminated his employment with the company.

Mining News Pro - New technologies bring tested by Mercury Free Mining in Ghana may end the horror of mercury use in artisanal gold mining.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has donated a further A$750,000 to the Red Cross’ disaster relief and recovery efforts supporting people affected by Australia’s bushfire crisis, bringing the company’s total donation to A$1 million.

Mining News Pro - China plans to promote investment in repairing environmental damage caused by mining, and wants a mixture of public and private entities to contribute, said the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Mining News Pro - China plans to promote investment in repairing environmental damage caused by mining, and wants a mixture of public and private entities to contribute, the Ministry of Natural Resources said on Tuesday.

Mining News Pro - In a recent report, consultancy firm THEnergy stated that 2019 saw significant growth in the number of mining companies materially committing to develop onsite renewable energy projects.

Mining News Pro - USA Rare Earth and partner Texas Mineral Resources have opened a pilot plant processing facility in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, which will purify rare earths, lithium and other critical minerals with the aim of helping Washington secure domestic supply of the key ingredients for military weapons, electric vehicles and phones.

Mining News Pro - BHP said Friday that its chief transformation officer, Jonathan Price, would leave next year, as part of an ongoing internal shake-up ahead of Mike Henry’s ascension to the top job at the miner, the world’s largest.

Mining News Pro - BHP Group said on Thursday it was considering its membership of four industry associations due to concerns about their climate and energy policies, although it was not yet ready to pull out as some shareholders have demanded.

Mining News Pro - The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) released on Tuesday a new version of its guidelines on handling grievances in mining-affected communities amid increased pressure for miners to carry out socially-responsible investments and operations.

Mining News Pro - New global standards for mining waste dams should take into account the difficulties of making existing dams compliant, the chair of an independent panel of experts crafting the new rules said on Friday.

Mining News Pro - In 2018, Glencore Plc incurred $24 million of legal and other costs in relation to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into its compliance with bribery and money-laundering rules when doing business in the Democratic Republic of Congo and elsewhere

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