Copper more effective than silver in killing covid virus

Mining News Pro - Researchers at Ruhr-University Bochum investigated ways to make copper and silver release even more ions than they normally would as a result of corrosion, a process that helps prevent the growth of bacteria or kill them completely.

Copper price rebounds as China eases covid restrictions

Mining News Pro - Copper prices rose on Thursday, buoyed by easing covid-19 restrictions in China.

Iron ore price up on supply woes, easing China covid curbs

Mining News Pro - Iron ore price rose on Tuesday supported by supply concerns and shrinking portside inventories, while the easing of some covid-19 curbs in China also lifted trader sentiment.

Iron ore price set for biggest weekly drop since February on covid restrictions

Mining News Pro - The iron ore price headed for its biggest weekly drop since mid-February as China’s spreading virus restrictions and worsening property crisis prevented a recovery in demand.

Copper price recovers as China covid cases ease

Mining News Pro - Copper price rebounded on Wednesday as slowing covid-19 infections in top metals consumer China eased near-term demand concerns, even as enduring pandemic-related lockdowns weighed on sentiment.

Covid-19 outbreak hobbles Chinese demand for cobalt, nickel

Mining News Pro - China’s Covid-19 outbreak is suppressing the country’s consumption of cobalt, nickel and lithium by disrupting transportation and cutting battery manufacturing, state-backed research house Antaike said.

Iron ore price tumbles as covid curbs in China fuel demand concerns

Mining News Pro - The iron ore price plunged on Monday as stringent covid-19 restrictions prompted traders to be cautious and fuelled concerns over global demand.

COVID tarnishes Silver Lake production

Mining News Pro - Silver Lake has withdrawn its sales guidance for FY22, saying the March quarter results from its Western Australian operations reflect the implications of the State Government response to COVID.

Copper price down on China’s covid-19 worries

Mining News Pro - The copper price retreated on Friday as the number of covid-19 cases rose in China, making investors nervous about the country’s economic recovery.

BHP, Evolution remain upbeat despite COVID challenges

Mining News Pro - BHP and Evolution Mining have managed respective hurdles with inclement weather and COVID during the March quarter, but full-year targets remain largely optimistic.

Rio Tinto iron ore shipments drop on covid delays

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto on Wednesday reported lower-than-expected iron ore shipments in the first quarter and warned of risks from sustained high inflation, a resurgence of covid-19 lockdowns in China and a prolonged Russia-Ukraine war.

Copper price rises despite covid-19 worries in China

Mining News Pro - The copper price rose on Monday despite China’s spreading lockdowns.

6 key drivers shaping China’s steel market amid the latest COVID-19 surge

Mining News Pro - China's steel production is expected to rise in April, but supply chain disruptions and logistics hurdles across may parts of the country could continue to undermine end-user steel demand.

Iron ore price slumps on covid-19 restrictions in China

Mining News Pro - The iron ore price fell on Monday, tracking lower raw material prices as still stringent covid-19 related measures in China dented market sentiment and fuelled worries that the recovery in the world’s second-largest economy might lose steam.

Silver-enhanced disinfectant has long-lasting effects against covid-19

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the University of Central Florida are using an engineered nanostructure called cerium oxide modified with small amounts of silver to produce a disinfectant that can continuously kill viruses on a surface for up to seven days.

Mining has helped Australia weather the COVID-19 storm

Mining News Pro - Federal Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt explores the strength of Australia’s pandemic-struck mining and resources sector.

Iron ore price sinks to 11-month low on covid recovery concerns

Mining News Pro - The iron ore price sank to an eleven-month low on Thursday amid concerns that the global economic recovery is stalling.

COVID Safe Commute Plan: Improving employee tracking and safety

Mining News Pro - Queensland remote worker management software company JESI has announced its Resources COVID Safe Commute Plan, a new technology platform that allows workers to digitally log their journeys to and from any geographic location.

OceanaGold resumes NZ mines as Covid restrictions ease

Mining News Pro - OceanaGold has resumed operations at the Macraes and Waihi mines, after the New Zealand government eased Covid-19 restrictions for all regions, except Auckland and Northland.

BHP kicking COVID goals at Mt Arthur

Mining News Pro - BHP has become the first company to roll out voluntary workplace vaccine delivery in the New South Wales resources sector, while the Mount Arthur coal mine administered 5000 rapid antigen tests.

Miners rattled by COVID rollercoaster

Mining News Pro - Workers in the mining sector are feeling more overworked and insecure in their industry than the rest of the nation, according to an employee sentiment survey from ELMO.

NRW excited by METS growth despite COVID-19 impact

Mining News Pro - NRW Holdings is excited by its METS capabilities going forward as the company makes its move into lithium and hydrogen energy sectors.

ABS shows jobs and earnings ride COVID turbulence

Mining News Pro - Employment and wages have shown promising signs in the mining industry, with a return to record total full-time earnings, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report for May 2021.

COVID-19 scare temporarily shuts Boggabri mine

Mining News Pro - Idemitsu has confirmed a worker returned a positive COVID-19 test at its Boggabri coal mine in New South Wales, before further testing revealed the case was a false positive.

Australian exploration shrugs off COVID-19

Mining News Pro - Gold and silver have attracted almost half of Australia’s exploration expenditure in the June quarter of 2021, according to a report from Austex.

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