Chinese investment in overseas copper projects just beginning

Mining News Pro - China consumes nearly 14 million tonnes of copper each year – more than the rest of the world combined. But domestic supply last year was only around 2m tonnes, including scrap, and mined output has been stagnant for years.

Moon dust: Greenland's recipe for saving Planet Earth

Mining News Pro - Among the glaciers and turquoise fjords of southwestern Greenland, a mining company is betting rock similar to the one the Apollo missions brought back from the moon can address some of Planet Earth's climate change problems.

Silver-infused bacteria make fuel cells more efficient

Mining News Pro - A new study published in the journal Science describes the development of microbial fuel cells — a technology that utilizes natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to generate electrical currents.

Copper surplus on the horizon, but will it come in time?

Mining News Pro - The global refined copper market will be roughly balanced between supply and demand this year before moving into significant supply surplus in 2022.

Saudi mining plan gets $3 billion EV boost from Australian firm

Mining News Pro - An Australian company plans to invest $3 billion in Saudi Arabia in a bet on the metals used in batteries for electric vehicles.

US coal use is rebounding under Biden like it never did with Trump

Mining News Pro - Donald Trump vowed to revive the coal industry, but it’s President Joe Biden who’s seeing a big comeback of the dirtiest fossil fuel.

Coal industry is getting ample funding to pile into new plants

Mining News Pro - The coal industry is still getting enough funding to enable significant investments in the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel, according to a report from German campaign group Urgewald.

South Africa should not rush move away from coal

Mining News Pro - South Africa must manage its transition away from coal-fired power generation systematically and not rush a switch to renewable energy sources, Mining and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.

Senators blast new US mining royalty plan as anti-green, pro-China

Mining News Pro - In Washinton on Tuesday, members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) came out in opposition of House Democrats’ attempt to change the mining law through a partisan budget process.

Top miners doubt customers can match their zero-emissions target

Mining News Pro - The world’s top miners are confident they can eliminate emissions from their own operations by 2050, but aren’t yet sure their customers can do the same.

Vale halts Onça Puma mine as operating license suspended

Mining News Pro - Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Monday it is halting operations at its Onca Puma nickel mine after a state agency suspended its operating license due to alleged non-compliance with local regulations.

Australia says iron ore price expected to reach $150 by late 2021

Mining News Pro - The iron ore price is expected to reach $150 per tonne by late 2021, before falling to $93 per tonne by the end of 2022, according to a report released by Australia’s department of industry, science, energy & resources.

BHP discussing Congo copper deal in shift of strategy

Mining News Pro - BHP Group is in talks about buying into a copper project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, marking a dramatic departure from the world’s biggest mining company’s policy of shunning risky jurisdictions.

BHP opens Australia’s first nickel sulphate plant

Mining News Pro - BHP said on Friday it had produced the first nickel sulphate crystals from its plant in Kwinana, outside Perth, a part of the miner’s strategy to grow its battery metals footprint to meet expected soaring demand.

Gold price shoots higher on US labor data disappointment

Mining News Pro - Gold prices advanced past the key $1,750 level on Thursday as investors sought haven after a new labor report pointed to an uneven recovery in the US jobs market.

Rio Tinto disputes report that mismanagement caused Oyu Tolgoi’s woes

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto is challenging the findings of an independent review into $1.4 billion in cost overruns and delays at the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia, restating the project’s troubles were caused by unpredictable geology issues.

‘Very tight’ copper belies market turmoil, industry leader says

Mining News Pro - As investors weigh swirling macro-economic factors, market fundamentals for copper — a key metal in global construction and transportation — remain solid, according to an industry veteran.

Forces combine to study CCUS opportunities in the NT

Mining News Pro - The Northern Territory government has joined forces with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and a number of oil and gas companies to develop a path towards rapid emissions reduction across the energy sector in Northern Australia.

‘Just Transition Transaction’ can unlock fiscal space for South Africa’s low-carbon shift

Mining News Pro - A Just Transition Transaction (JTT) that enables South Africa to secure highly concessional finance from rich countries in return for accelerated decarbonisation would help create the fiscal space required to take such a programme forward, a new Meridian Economics study asserts.

Centerra accuses Kumtor managers of destroying mine's long-term viability

Mining News Pro - Canadian mining company Centerra, whose Kumtor mine the Kyrgyzstan government seized earlier this year, has accused the mine managers of chasing quick profits by mining only high-grade ore, destroying the asset’s long-term viability.

Bushveld on track to meet full-year production

Mining News Pro - The operational stability and improved production performance achieved by Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals in the last two months of the interim period ended June 30 were carried through into the first two months of the second half of the current financial year, which bodes well for reducing unit costs in the remainder of the year, CEO Fortune Mojapelo says.

Bowen Rail on track for Bravus coal delivery

Mining News Pro - Bowen Rail Company has taken a step closer to transporting its first coal for Bravus Mining and Resources’ Carmichael coal mine in north Queensland with the arrival of its state-of-the-art locomotives.

Job listings lengthen for embattled mining industry

Mining News Pro - Mining job listings online have risen in contrast to the rest of Australia’s decline, as several states continue to battle a skills shortage.

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.

AusIMM scholarships help develop future leaders

Mining News Pro - Australian students with a passion for the mining sector are urged to apply for the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s (AusIMM) 2022 Education Endowment Fund (EEF) scholarships.

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