Mining giant Antofagasta ‘concerned’ by rising political polarization in Chile

Mining News Pro - Chile’s Antofagasta, one of the world’s largest copper producers, said on Saturday it was “concerned” by rising political uncertainty in the Andean country, which is set for a polarized presidential election this weekend.

Antofagasta to appeal US plan to block Twin Metals copper mine

Mining News Pro - Antofagasta Plc said on Wednesday it would ask U.S. officials to reconsider a proposed 20-year ban on mining in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters region, a plan announced last week that would block its Twin Metals copper and nickel project.

How lithium can be efficiently extracted from oil and gas wastewater

Mining News Pro - New research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences proposes the idea of rapidly extracting lithium from contaminated water.

Sewer gas could be used to produce clean hydrogen fuel

Mining News Pro - A recent study published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering makes the case for producing hydrogen fuel from hydrogen sulphide, a highly toxic, corrosive and stinky substance commonly called sewer gas.

New Century zinc exploits receive Senex gas boost

Mining News Pro - New Century Resources will receive seven petajoules (PJ) of natural gas over the next three years from Australian energy company Senex to support the mining company’s zinc production.

State-of-the-art gas plant installed at Davyhurst gold mine

Mining News Pro - Aggreko has introduced its new efficient gas engines at a Western Australia gold mine as the company continues its support of low-emission mining projects.

ESCO saves up to 60 percent of gas

Mining News Pro - By producing and consuming processed gases, Esfahan Steel Company, in addition to self-sufficiency in electricity consumption, saves more than 60% in natural gas consumption annually.

Eight people suffocate at Burkina Faso mine after police fire tear gas

Mining News Pro - Eight people suffocated to death when police in Burkina Faso used tear gas against unauthorised gold miners at Nordgold's Bissa mine, a prosecutor said on Thursday.

QPM goes even greener with gas supply deal

Mining News Pro - Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has signed a memorandum of understanding for a gas field supply chain, turning its Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) into a zero-carbon nickel producer.

US push for green energy could strand $68 billion in coal, gas assets

Mining News Pro - S&P Global Market Intelligence released a new report Friday that estimates that $34 billion in coal plant investment and another $34 billion in new gas plant construction could be at risk.

Antofagasta secures copper supply deals with China smelters

Mining News Pro - Chilean miner Antofagasta (LON: ANTO) has reportedly secured copper concentrate supply deals with four major Chinese smelters for the first half of 2022, MINING.COM understands.

Gascoyne guidance hit by inclement weather

Mining News Pro - Gascoyne Resources has updated its production and cost guidance for the 2021 and 2022 financial years, with weather effects impacting June quarter production.

Chile covid cases surge dents Antofagasta copper output

Mining News Pro - Chilean miner Antofagasta (LON: ANTO) said on Wednesday copper production in the first quarter of 2021 fell 5.7% to 183,000 tonnes from the same period a year ago, as a recent and sharp spike in covid-19 cases takes its toll.

Antofagasta keeps guidance unchanged despite second Covid wave

Mining News Pro - Chilean copper miner Antofagasta has kept its guidance for the full year unchanged at between 730 000 t and 760 000 t, despite the country enduring a sharp uptick in Covid infections in recent weeks.

Rio Tinto signs WA gas agreement with Santos

Rio Tinto has secured a gas supply agreement with Santos, which will supply 15 petajoules of natural gas to the miner in Western Australia from late 2021.

Gascoyne exceeds own throughput expectations

Gascoyne Resources is on track to reach the upper end of its production guidance for the 2021 financial year after the March quarter delivered promising signs.

Antofagasta says surging copper price not enough to entice big investments

Mining News Pro - Miners will think twice before splashing out on major new projects even as copper prices have soared to decade-long highs this year, the CEO of Chile`s Antofagasta told Reuters.

Dreadnought finds Gascoyne partner in First Quantum

Mining News Pro - First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has partnered with Dreadnought Resources to develop the Mangaroon gold and base metals project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

Appea warns against US gas model

Mining News Pro - The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned the Australian government not to replicate the Henry Hub model in Australia, as part of its gas-fired recovery plans.

Aus still committed to gas

Mining News Pro - Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to a gas-led recovery post the Covid-19 pandemic, and has called for the exploitation of new gas resources.

BHP expands on greenhouse gas plans

Mining News Pro - Mining major BHP has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese steelmaker and customer, HBIS Group, to jointly study and explore greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction technologies and pathways.

Anglo American shuts Moranbah North amid gas threat

Mining News Pro - Anglo American has evacuated its workforce from the Moranbah North coal mine in Queensland due to rising gas levels behind the mine’s longwall.

Lion moves closer to restarting graphite production in Madagascar

Mining News Pro - Mineral exploration and development company Global Li-Ion Graphite (Lion) is moving closer to restarting graphite production in Madagascar, where it owns the Ambato-Arana project.

Guinea President retains Magassouba as Mines Minister

Mining News Pro - Guinea President Alpha Conde has retained Abdoulaye Magassouba as mines minister overseeing the West African nation`s bauxite, iron-ore, gold and diamond wealth, according to a decree read on state television on Thursday.

Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres expansion to cost an extra $400m

Mining News Pro - Chilean miner Antofagasta revealed on Wednesday that the expansion project at its Los Pelambres operation in the home country would cost $1.7 billion, up from the original estimate of $1.3 billion, due mainly to revised marine works and the value of a desalination plant extension.

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