Northern Star looking at renewables

Mining News Pro - Gold miner Northern Star Resources will be looking at a number of renewable energy options at its projects to offset its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to reach its target of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.

Disused coal mines have potential to heat homes with lower-carbon energy

Mining News Pro - The UK Coal Authority posits that water from flooded coal mines has the potential to be used in the heating of UK homes and industry as a source of lower-carbon energy.

IMF nations approve record $650bn to aid virus fight

Mining News Pro - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the biggest resource injection in its history, with $650-billion meant to help nations deal with mounting debt and the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

RBPlat declares R1.5bn dividend on record first-half performance

Mining News Pro - Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has declared a R1.5-billion interim dividend in addition to the R482.3-million buy-back and redemption of a portion of its convertible bonds on the back of a record performance in the six months to June 30.

Curtin opens doors to metals research lab

Mining News Pro - Curtin University has opened a research and teaching hub at the Western Australian School of Mines in Kalgoorlie to accelerate understanding of sustainable solutions for the resources sector.

Atlas Iron hires Primero for Miralga Creek

Mining News Pro - Atlas Iron has awarded Primero a four-year crushing services contract for the Miralga Creek iron ore project in Western Australia.

Nuclear power could get lifeline in Senate infrastructure Bill

Mining News Pro - Struggling nuclear power reactors could be given a $6-billion lifeline in the bipartisan infrastructure bill being written in the US Senate, according to a draft obtained by Bloomberg News.

There’s more to mining at Anglo’s Dawson operation

Mining News Pro - Anglo American has taken part in a new campaign at its Dawson coal mine in Queensland, advocating for land rehabilitation and responsible mining.

Further funding cuts lead times for QLD exploration

Mining News Pro - The Queensland Government has awarded 16 companies with a share in over $2.5 million for the fifth round of its Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI).

Lomiko Metals releases PEA for La Loutre in Quebec

Mining News Pro - Lomiko Metals has released a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its 100%-owned La Loutre graphite project in southeastern Quebec, about 120 km northwest of Montreal.

Matawinie construction kicks off

Mining News Pro - The construction of the Matawinie mine, set to become the Western world’s biggest graphite operation, is under way, developer Nouveau Monde Graphite reported on Thursday.

Lucara recovers 393 ct diamond at Karowe

Mining News Pro - Lucara Diamond Corporation has recovered a 393.5 ct top white Type IIa gem-quality diamond from its 100%-owned Karowe diamond mine in Botswana.

New records for MinRes despite labour shortage

Mining News Pro - Mineral Resources (MinRes) has lamented hard border closures in Western Australia that caused labour shortages for the company and affected its ability to freight iron ore.

QCoal chooses Mastermyne to restart Cook Colliery

Mining News Pro - QCoal Group has selected Mastermyne to re-commence underground operations at the Cook Colliery metallurgical coal mine in Central Queensland.

Iron ore price down on China’s forecasted steel output decline

Mining News Pro - Iron ore prices fell on Thursday, pressured by the prospects of a demand slowdown for the steelmaking ingredient in China.

FLSmidth grabs Thyssenkrupp’s mining unit for $386 million

Mining News Pro - Denmark’s FLSmidth said on Thursday it is buying German engineering firm Thyssenkrupp’s mining business for €325 million (about $386m), closing six months of negotiations between the two companies,

Fortescue makes waves with shipping record

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group has marginally beaten its ore shipment targets with a record 182.2 million tonnes setting sail from the Pilbara in the 12 months to June 30.

De Beers records strong sixth-cycle sales

Mining News Pro - Diamond miner De Beers Group sold about $510-million of rough diamonds in its sixth sales cycle of the year.

Technology will secure coal’s place in a sustainable future

Mining News Pro - In opening the Coal Industry Day 2021 on July 27, mining entrepreneur Bernard Swanepoel said the coal industry remains a significant revenue, jobs and energy contributor to the South African economy.

Realising the repercussions of deep-sea mining

Mining News Pro - Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have begun unprecedented studies into the environmental effects of sediment plumes from deep-sea mining.

Stanmore gets the nod at Isaac Downs

Mining News Pro - Stanmore Resources has received a mining lease for the Isaac Downs metallurgical coal project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, allowing construction and operations to begin.

Exuberant Kumba Iron Ore’s stakeholders receive R51bn shared value boost

Mining News Pro - Anglo American group iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore, which has achieved record half-year earnings with great exuberance, has shared a sky-high first-half R51-billion with its spread of stakeholders that take in the fiscus, local suppliers, nearby communities, employees, shareholders and society at large.

Rio Tinto cuts Kitimat smelter output to 35% amid strike

Mining News Pro - Diversified major Rio Tinto has reduced production at its BC Works aluminium smelter, in Kitimat, Canada, owing to a strike initiated by the Unifor Local 2301 union.

Globe looking for clarity at Kanyika

Mining News Pro - Junior Globe Metals & Mining is seeking clarification from the Malawi Ministry of Mines over the grant of a mining license for its proposed Kanyika niobium project.

Teck quarterly profit rises 4% on higher copper prices

Mining News Pro - Canadian miner Teck Resources said on Tuesday that quarterly adjusted profit rose 4% sequentially, driven by record-high copper prices.

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