Coburn draws halfway line in the sand

Mining News Pro - Strandline Resources’ Coburn mineral sands project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia has reached 50 per cent completion, remaining on track for first production of heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) later this year.

Liebherr wheels out new loaders

Mining News Pro - Liebherr has launched three new wheel loaders that will increase performance, productivity and safety during daily use in the resources sector.

CO2 storage project in America’s coal country one step closer to becoming a reality

Mining News Pro - A second deep test well for site characterization is being drilled near Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station near Gillette, in Wyoming, where the CarbonSAFE program is working to determine the suitability of the underground geological formations for commercial-scale carbon dioxide storage.

Flawed diamonds may be the key to quantum internet

Mining News Pro - New research by a team at Japan’s Yokohama National University found that flaws in diamonds —atomic defects where carbon is replaced by nitrogen or another element— may offer a close-to-perfect interface for quantum computing, a proposed communications exchange that promises to be faster and more secure than current methods.

Iron ore price rises as heavy rains force miners to halt operations in Brazil

Mining News Pro - The iron ore price jumped on Wednesday as heavy rains disrupted southeastern Brazil’s iron ore industry, with Vale among the companies halting operations and regulators sent to monitor the impact on tailings dams.

Coal slurry dam spills near historic South African game reserve

Mining News Pro - Coal mining wastewater spilled near a historic South African game park last month, raising community concerns about the environmental effects.

Rio Tinto to transport iron ore in Pilbara via battery-electric trains

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto is buying four battery-electric trains from US-based Wabtec for use at its Pilbara iron ore mines in Western Australia, as part of the miner’s ongoing efforts to halve its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030.

Brazilian deluge halts giant iron ore mines

Mining News Pro - Heavy rainfall is disrupting southeastern Brazil’s giant iron ore industry, with the world’s No. 2 producer Vale SA among companies to halt operations and regulators dispatched to monitor any impact on tailings dams.

Ivanhoe to produce up to 340,000 tonnes of copper at DRC mine in 2022

Mining News Pro - Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) said on Monday is expects to produce between 290,000 to 340,000 tonnes of copper in concentrate in 2022 at its Kamoa-Kakula copper complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

French-owned mine in Brazil ordered to stop operating after dike overflow

Mining News Pro - The regulatory National Mining Agency (ANM) suspended operations of French steel pipe maker Vallourec at its Pau Branco iron ore mine in Brazil on Sunday, a day after a dike at the mine overflowed and cut off a federal highway, the company said.

Rains overflow dike at French-owned mine in Brazil

Mining News Pro - Heavy rainfall caused a dike to overflow on Saturday at a Brazil iron ore mine owned by French steel pipe maker Vallourec, cutting off a major federal highway, the local fire department said.

Indonesia holds talks with industry on coal distribution problems

Mining News Pro - Indonesia is yet to reach a decision on lifting its coal export ban as authorities discussed overcoming logistic issues that have slowed efforts to distribute coal to domestic power plants, a mining group executive said on Sunday.

Torr Metals, Tahltan government sign Latham copper-gold agreement

Mining News Pro - Torr Metals and the Tahltan Central Government have signed a communications and engagement agreement with respect to the company’s 100%-owned Latham copper-gold project in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle.

Platinum catalyst may be the key to reducing methane emissions

Mining News Pro - Researchers at Iowa State University, Purdue University and Johns Hopkins University have found and tested a catalyst technology that appears to be safe and efficient to keep methane out of the atmosphere and make use of the greenhouse gas.

PGG miners launch blockade of coal shipments in Poland

Mining News Pro - State-owned mining company PGG coal miners launched on Tuesday a two-day blockade of coal shipments in Poland to protest what they say is inadequate pay for extra work.

Ceylon Graphite renews environmental permit for K1 project in Sri Lanka

Mining News Pro - Ceylon Graphite Corp. announced on Tuesday the receipt of renewal of its environmental protection licence from the Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka for its ongoing operations at the K1 mine.

Tin price outlook dims in 2022

Mining News Pro - Following on the heels of record-setting tin prices in 2021, the price outlook for 2022 is slightly softer as continued demand growth spurs increased investment to bolster metal supply, according to a new report by IndexBox.

Ecuador court revokes Cornerstone Capital’s exploration permit

Mining News Pro - Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has backed the revocation of the environmental permit for Canada’s Cornerstone Capital Resources, which has been exploring in the country since 2005.

Rise Gold shares bounce on draft EI report for Idaho-Maryland project

Mining News Pro - Shares in US-focused junior Rise Gold jumped more than 42% in Toronto trading Tuesday morning after it received a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for its brownfields Idaho-Maryland gold project (IMM) in Nevada County, California.

Nutrien CEO Mayo Schmidt quits less than a year into the job

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Nutrien, the world’s largest potash producer, surprised the market on Tuesday by announcing its chief executive officer Mayo Schmidt had left the company and resigned from the board after about nine months at the top job.

China coal futures surge on supply worries amid Indonesia export ban

Mining News Pro - China’s thermal coal futures surged by as much as 7.8% to kick off 2022 on concerns of supply disruptions after Indonesia, its biggest overseas supplier, banned exports.

The history, and the future of British Columbia’s Brucejack mine

Mining News Pro - The $2.8 billion acquisition by Australia’s 2nd biggest gold miner, Newcrest of Canada’s Pretium Resources late last year marked a new beginning for the Brucejack mine, Pretium’s former flagship asset and one of the highest grade gold mines in the world.

Indonesia miners seek a solution as coal export ban rattles global sector

Mining News Pro - Indonesian coal miners are seeking a quick resolution to a government coal export ban that is already causing fuel prices to rise and could disrupt the energy needs of some of the world’s biggest economies.

Private equity lines up for coal ‘bonanza’ left by public miners

Mining News Pro - Private equity firms are lining up to take on the dirty — and highly profitable — assets being divested by publicly traded commodity producers as the world grapples to decarbonize.

Ucore, Innovation Metals’ rare earths processing plant expected in Q1 2022

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Ucore Rare Metals and its subsidiary Innovation Metals announced that Q1 2022 will see the commissioning of the RapidSX demonstration-scale plant, where the processes of separation and purification of rare-earth elements will take place.

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