US MINES act seeks to curb Russia, China grip on critical minerals

Mining News Pro - Republican congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) this week introduced the Monitoring and Investigating Nations Exploiting States (MINES) Act to “hold China and Russia accountable for their efforts to monopolize critical mineral resources around the world, particularly in developing nations.”

Sierra Metals halts 2022 production and finance guidance on Peru mine blockade

Mining News Pro - Sierra Metals Inc. said a group of residents from the Peruvian town of Alis are blocking the access to its flagship Yauricocha copper mine, where production has been suspended for over a week.

OZ Minerals gives green light to $1.1 billion copper project

Mining News Pro - OZ Minerals Ltd., the target of a takeover attempt by BHP Group Ltd., has approved a A$1.7 billion ($1.1 billion) investment to develop its West Musgrave copper-nickel project in Western Australia.

Glencore buys Newmont’s stake in Argentina copper-gold project

Mining News Pro - Mining and commodities giant Glencore is buying Newmont’s minority stake in the Argentinean MARA cooper-gold project, a joint venture created in 2020 between the two companies and Yamana Gold.

Iran Alumina Company studies the implementation of red dirt processing

Mining News Pro - The Vice President of Industries and Mines Affairs of North Khorasan Organization announced the study for the implementation of the red mud processing project in Jajarm Alumina Company.

Russian aluminum dilemma for Europe’s buyers

Mining News Pro - Europe’s power crisis, production cuts, and shortages of aluminum have left consumers in a quandary about Russian supplies of the metal vital for the region’s transport, construction and packaging industries.

Vale says iron market ‘can only get better’ amid tight supply

Mining News Pro - The iron ore market has stabilized with impacts of China’s Covid-19 lockdowns and real-estate woes already priced in, according to a top producer of the steelmaking ingredient.

Shallow-water mining in direct conflict with sustainability goals

Mining News Pro - In a recent study, researchers at the University of Helsinki suggest that mining in shallow marine areas is in direct conflict with international conservation and sustainability goals, as the activity poses severe environmental risks.

Forget rare earths, boron is the critical mineral to track

Mining News Pro - The 17 elements served as the basis of a top-selling video game, provided a plot point for a popular Netflix drama, sparked a drawn-out WTO dispute and were used to slam Barack Obama.

Yunnan asks aluminum producers to cut power usage

Mining News Pro - China’s southwestern province of Yunnan has ordered producers of electrolytic aluminum to reduce their power usage this week, the companies told Reuters on Tuesday.

Fresnillo expects to launch Juanicipio mine operations in October

Mining News Pro - Mexican precious metals miner Fresnillo said Tuesday it expects to begin operating a mine in central Mexico owned by Canada’s Mag Silver by the end of October, following months of delays.

Commodity markets are contending with a growing liquidity crisis

Mining News Pro - Commodity markets are struggling to shake their months-long liquidity crisis that’s brought an era of erratic swings in the value of the world’s raw materials.

Vale Indonesia signs HPAL deal with China’s Huayou

Mining News Pro - Nickel miner PT Vale Indonesia on Tuesday signed an agreement with China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt to build a second high-pressure acid leach (HPAL) plant to produce nickel material used in batteries to power electric vehicles.

How to Cut Steel Industry’s CO2 Emissions

Mining News Pro - RMI reveals product-level carbon accounting guidance, giving corporations and steel companies the power to accelerate decarbonization of a sector contributing ~7 percent of global greenhouse gases.

Midhco focus on productivity and sustainable development

Mining News Pro - New plants of iron ore concentrate dewatering and concentrate dryer started to work in Zarand Steel Complex.

Electra Battery’s nickel refinery plans starting to take shape

Mining News Pro - Canadian firm Electra Battery Materials has announced the highlights of a scoping study for an integrated nickel refinery, as part of its vision of creating an electric vehicle (EV) battery materials park in Ontario.

Ancient remains found at Glencore’s project in Argentina

Mining News Pro - A mine worker at Glencore’s El Pachón copper and molybdenum project in Argentina’s San Juan province bumped into human remains while performing some road cleaning duties over the weekend.

Copper market is flashing signs of tight supply

Mining News Pro - Copper spreads are spiking in a signal that physical supplies remain tight despite global economic headwinds.

Human resource is irreplaceable

Mining News Pro - During a meeting with managers and heads of the industrial complex, chief executive of Chadormalu Mining & Industrial Complex said that human power is the irreplaceable capital and we will do our best to preserve the dignity and position of the workers.

Vale sees 44% increase in global nickel demand by 2030

Mining News Pro - Brazilian mining company Vale said on Wednesday that global demand for nickel should increase 44% by 2030 compared to that expected for this year, due to high demand for use in batteries that power electric vehicles.

Dendrite formation in Li-metal batteries successfully tackled

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the Next-Generation Battery Research Center of Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) developed a 1D Li-confinable porous carbon structure with a hollow core, and a small number of gold nanoparticles with Li affinity inside the core, to be used in lithium-metal batteries to avoid dendrite formation.

Equinox Gold’s Los Filos mine hit by blockade

Mining News Pro - Operations at Equinox Gold’s Los Filos mine in Mexico have been suspended as the result of a blockade by members of the nearby Mezcala community, the company said on Thursday.

BHP says copper strategy does not depend on M&A after OZ Minerals snub

Mining News Pro - BHP Group’s plans to grow its copper business are not dependent on acquisitions, the global miner’s chief executive told shareholders on Thursday, after the rebuff of its bid to take over a smaller Australian copper and nickel firm.

FPX outlines 43,500 t/y integrated nickel sulphate operation in scoping study

Mining News Pro - FPX Nickel has announced results of an internal engineering scoping study evaluating the production of nickel sulphate for the electric vehicle battery market from the high-grade awaruite to be produced by the company’s Baptiste nickel project in central British Columbia.

China’s iron ore imports

Mining News Pro - China’s imports of iron ore in August rose 5.5% from the prior month, customs data showed on Wednesday, even as operating rates at blast furnaces only slightly improved.

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