Four of eight missing miners found dead in Burkina Faso

Mining News Pro - The dead bodies of four out of eight missing miners have been found at a zinc mine owned by Trevali Mining Corp in Burkina Faso which flooded on April 16, the government said on Wednesday.

Mopani plans to resume cobalt production as prices rise

Mining News Pro - Zambia’s Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) plans to resume cobalt production that was halted more than a decade ago after international prices collapsed, an executive at state-owned ZCCM-IH said on Tuesday.

Glencore charged with bribery in London, pleads guilty in the US

Mining News Pro - Mining and commodities trader Glencore (LON: GLEN) has settled probes into bribery and market manipulation in the UK and US, which have loomed over the company for years.

Europe’s first homegrown battery plant begins shipments

Mining News Pro - Swedish battery-maker Northvolt AB became the first European firm to start commercial shipments to a carmaker last week, giving shape to the continent’s five-year push to counter Asian dominance in supplying energy cells for electric vehicles.

Burkina Faso rescuers find no survivors in flooded mine’s rescue chamber

Mining News Pro - Rescue workers have found no survivors in a rescue chamber deep inside a flooded zinc mine in Burkina Faso, the government and the mine owner said on Tuesday, all but extinguishing hope that eight missing miners could still be alive after a month.

Electric vehicles surpass phones as top driver of cobalt demand

Mining News Pro - Electric vehicles (EVs) overtook smartphones and other high-tech devices for the first time last year as the main driver of cobalt demand, with the sector consuming 59,000 tonnes of the battery metal, or 34% of the total globally.

Once-forsaken copper country is back in the spotlight

Mining News Pro - Mining investors are stampeding back into a region many had seemed determined to leave.

Cobalt tops Critical Materials Risk Index

Mining News Pro - The global supply chain of cobalt is the most at risk among the critical materials needed for the energy transition, a recent report by market intelligence provider Project Blue shows.

Congo mines minister seeks to cancel artisanal cobalt monopoly

Mining News Pro - Democratic Republic of Congo Mines Minister Antoinette N’Samba Kalambayi is seeking to cancel a decree granting Entreprise Generale du Cobalt (EGC) a monopoly over artisanal cobalt produced in the country, she told Reuters on Wednesday.

The Metals Company deep-water tests polymetallic nodule collector vehicle in Atlantic

Mining News Pro - The Metals Company, an explorer of lower-impact battery metals from seafloor polymetallic nodules, announced Tuesday it has completed initial deep-water trials of the polymetallic nodule collector vehicle in the Atlantic Ocean.

No trace of missing workers from Trevali’s flood-hit mine, three weeks later

Mining News Pro - Trevali Mining has said that it is yet to locate or communicate with the eight underground miners who went missing on April 16 at its Perkoa zinc mine in Burkina Faso after flooding caused by heavy rainfall disrupted operations, the company said.

Burkina Faso investigates mine flood as search for eight workers drags on

Mining News Pro - Burkina Faso’s government has launched a judicial investigation into a flood at a zinc mine that left eight workers trapped, with rescue efforts entering a third week, it said.

Congo mines minister seeks to cancel artisanal cobalt monopoly

Mining News Pro - Democratic Republic of Congo Mines Minister Antoinette N’Samba Kalambayi is seeking to cancel a decree granting Entreprise Generale du Cobalt (EGC) a monopoly over artisanal cobalt produced in the country, she told Reuters on Wednesday.

Apple, Tesla, Intel could be using conflict minerals due to faulty scheme

Mining News Pro - Several of the world’s largest companies including Apple, Tesla and Intel may be using conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in their products as they rely on a certification scheme accused of helping “launder” irresponsibly mined metals.

Apple, Tesla, Intel could be using conflict minerals due to faulty scheme

Mining News Pro - Several of the world’s largest companies including Apple, Tesla and Intel may be using conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in their products as they rely on a certification scheme accused of helping “launder” irresponsibly mined metals.

Three miners killed in explosion at Russian mine

Mining News Pro - Three miners were killed in an explosion at the Gaisky ore mining and processing plant in Russia’s Orenburg region, Russian news agencies quoted the regional prosecutor’s office as saying on Saturday.

Glencore cobalt mine scrutinized as Congo revisits foreign deals

Mining News Pro - Democratic Republic of Congo added Glencore Plc’s giant Mutanda copper and cobalt operation to a list of projects that could face renegotiation, just as the key battery metals mine is in the process of restarting.

Vanishing LME shadow stocks add to metals market turmoil

Mining News Pro - The total amount of registered metal in the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) global warehouse network fell below 1 million tonnes in March.

Glencore regains IPO price after 11 years on commodity rally

Mining News Pro - Glencore Plc traded above its IPO price for the first time since 2011 as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to drive up commodity prices.

Warning bells sound in London Metal Exchange zinc market

Mining News Pro - Is zinc going to be the next nickel?

Zinc-air batteries get solar energy makeover

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) developed a technology to improve the electrochemical performance of zinc-air batteries by utilizing solar energy.

Canada to invest $1.6 billion on mineral strategy for EV battery supply chain

Mining News Pro - Canada’s federal budget will include an investment of at least C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) for a strategy to accelerate the production and processing of critical minerals needed for the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain, two senior government sources said.

Congo halts court case against China Moly’s Tenke mine

Mining News Pro - Congo’s state miner Gecamines has halted its court case against China Molybdenum, which last month was stripped of control of its giant copper and cobalt Tenke Fungurume mine in the country, as officials seek a solution to a dispute between the companies.

Biden poised to use Cold War powers to boost battery metals

Mining News Pro - President Joe Biden plans Thursday to invoke Cold War powers to encourage domestic production of critical minerals for electric-vehicle and other types of batteries, according to people familiar with the matter.

Global lithium-ion battery capacity to rise five-fold by 2030

Mining News Pro - Global cumulative lithium-ion battery capacity could rise over five-fold to 5,500 gigawatt-hour (GWh) between 2021 and 2030, says Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business.

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