Keyword: "coronavirus"

Mining News Pro - Gold prices rose past the $1,900 an ounce level on Monday, supported by worries over a spike in covid-19 cases around the globe and uncertainty surrounding the upcoming US presidential election. However, a stronger dollar limited bullion’s advance.

Mining News Pro - Russian gold and silver producer Polymetal said on Monday that about 100 people had tested positive for the new coronavirus at its Mayskoye deposit in Russia`s Far East.

Mining News Pro - Russian State-controlled diamond producer Alrosa said on Friday that its second-quarter net profit fell by 98% year on year to 300-million roubles ($4-million) as the novel coronavirus outbreak hit demand for precious stones.

Mining News Pro - The novel coronavirus has been detected at a second mine in Papua New Guinea, after an employee at the Lihir Mine owned by Newcrest Mining Ltd tested positive for the disease.

Mining News Pro - Chile`s largest copper mines boosted output in June, according to government statistics released late on Tuesday, churning out more of the red metal even as the coronavirus outbreak hit its stride in the South American mining powerhouse.

Mining News Pro - Twenty-one workers at a steel plant owned by ArcelorMittal in the Mexican port city of Lazaro Cardenas have died from covid-19, the steelworkers’ trade union said.

Mining News Pro - Canadian gold miner Iamgold said on Tuesday it is restarting operations at its Rosebel gold mine in Suriname that it shut in June after union leaders issued a stop work order in response to employees testing positive for coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel on Friday said it would double its spending this year on measures to protect against the coronavirus outbreak to 20-billion roubles ($278.5-million).

Mining News Pro - Iron ore prices soared to nearly $US110 ($157.4) per tonne yesterday, a level not seen since August 2019.

Mining News Pro - As Chile’s giant copper mines battle to keep workers healthy in the covid-19 pandemic, a laboratory in the country is touting the use of tiny specks of the metal to contain the spread among the general population.

Mining News Pro - Unions at Chile`s Codelco, the world`s largest copper producer, said on Wednesday that nearly 3 000 workers had been infected with the coronavirus, prompting renewed calls for more safety measures at the company`s sprawling operations.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s vaunted copper industry is nearing a tipping point as coronavirus explodes across the South American nation, mine workers and analysts say, laying bare the hidden costs of policies that have until now salvaged its output of the red metal.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s state-run Codelco said on Friday unions at its Chuquicamata mine division had voted to implement a seven-day on, seven-day off shift schedule at the sprawling copper deposit in a bid to reduce worker exposure to the exploding coronavirus outbreak in the country’s mine-rich desert north.

Mining News Pro - Chilean state miner Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, on Wednesday reported the death of a third worker who had contracted the new coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Labour unions at Chile’s state-owned copper miner Codelco said on Sunday that measures taken by the company against the spread of the novel coronavirus were insufficient and threatened to take steps to force stricter health policies.

Mining News Pro - Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA has received permission to reopen mines in the Itabira complex shuttered due to coronavirus concerns, the company said in a Wednesday filing, adding there was no change to its production guidance.

Mining News Pro - Chilean copper miners` unions called on Sunday for a re-evaluation of the operational continuity plans of the country`s biggest miners during what they said was an "alarming" increase in coronavirus cases among workers.

Mining News Pro - Unionized workers at Chile’s state-run Codelco, the world’s largest copper miner, said on Wednesday they were weighing walking off the job at some sites in order to implement a self-imposed quarantine after one of their members died from covid-19.

Mining News Pro - The global copper market is expected to be in surplus by 285 000 t this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with the overhang rising to 675 000 t in 2021, an industry body said in a report.

Mining News Pro - Big mining companies that rely on indigenous workforces or operate near remote communities have acted fast to curb the spread of the coronavirus and avoid a public health crisis that could damage their reputations.

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