Mining association says Canada’s rare earth support too modest to displace reliance on China

Mining News Pro - The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has welcomed several expanded and refined measures proposed in the 2021 federal Budget to support the establishment and growth of a domestic battery supply chain, but CEO Pierre Gratton said specific support targeting rare earth elements (REEs) was too modest and was insufficient to displace reliance on China.

Empowered company strengthens standing in manganese mining

Mining investment company Ntsimbintle Holdings has acquired a further 13.8% stake in Jupiter Mines, making it the Australian-listed miner’s largest shareholder, with a total holding of 19.9% and entrenching its position in manganese mining at Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining's mine in the Northern Cape.

Chilean mining city of Calama rocked by blast at explosives factory

Mining News Pro - A large blast rocked the northern Chilean mining city of Calama on Friday afternoon following an explosion in a storage warehouse belonging to Enaex , which produces explosives for the mining industry.

Mining operations must be sustainable

Mining News Pro - The Commission on Human Rights on Saturday called for compliance with Human Rights-Based Approaches “as part of sustainable development efforts in the utilization of natural resources.”

B2Gold commissions world`s largest off-grid solar plants for the mining industry

Mining News Pro - B2Gold, a low-cost international senior gold producer headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, announced the commissioning of an off-grid hybrid solar-battery system at Fekola in southwest Mali, one of the world’s biggest gold mines.

Hydra Consortium wants heavy-duty mining equipment to run on renewable hydrogen

Mining News Pro - Mining3, a research organization focused on the mining industry, and Engie, a global player in low-carbon energy, announced the starting of operations of the Hydra Consortium, a joint effort aimed at promoting the use of hydrogen fuel cell-based powertrain for heavy-duty mobility within the mining sector.

Peru candidate seeks bigger cut from mining, not state control

Mining News Pro - The first-round winner of Peru’s presidential election wants to renegotiate mining contracts rather than seize assets, said a party official, in comments that may ease concerns in the world’s second-biggest copper industry.

Mining investor TechMet closes second funding round at $120m

Mining News Pro - Mining investment firm TechMet, which counts the US government as its largest investor, said on Thursday it had closed its second round of funding at $120-million, roughly 50% higher than initially expected.

Mining firms reshape boardrooms as investors demand sustainability

Mining News Pro - Under fire after a string of high-profile disasters, mining firms are shaking up their boardrooms in response to criticism that they are failing to meet their own environmental, social, and governance standards.

Space mining enthusiasts to discuss legal framework

Mining News Pro - Scientists, economists and space mining enthusiasts are set to gather next week in Luxembourg to discuss and analyze the latest discoveries on the subject, as well as new concrete use cases for extra-terrestrial resources.

Cyclone Seroja halts mining activities

Mining News Pro - Western Australia’s mining sector is assessing the impact of Cyclone Seroja after it hit the coast last weekend.

Chile minister says mining royalty bill “unconstitutional”

Mining News Pro - Chile’s mining minister Juan Carlos Jobet said on Monday a bill to boost royalties on copper and lithium miners currently being discussed by lawmakers was “unconstitutional”, adding that center-right President Sebastian Piñera’s administration would oppose it.

Austmine welcomes WA Mining Club as latest associate partner

Mining News Pro - Austmine has recognised the WA Mining Club as an associate partner in a signing which promises to maximise the spread of insights and innovations from across the resources sector.

Coal production from top mining companies to increase in 2021

Mining News Pro - Coal production from the top world`s ten mining companies fell from a collective 1.70-million tonnes in 2019 to 1.63-million tonnes in 2020, which is a 4.2% decline.

Building the nation’s mining infrastructure

Mining News Pro - National construction company, Ahrens, is meeting the infrastructure needs of the mining sector in the most regional and remote areas.

Osisko Mining publishes promising PEA for Windfall project

Mining News Pro - Canadian miner Osisko Mining has announced positive results from an independent preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on its wholly-owned Windfall gold project, located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, in Quebec.

Image snaps up mineral sands mining lease

Mining News Pro - Image Resources has snagged a mining lease for its Atlas mineral sands project in Western Australia as the life of its Boonanarring project edges closer to ending.

BMW, Volvo, Google and Samsung call for ban on deep-sea mining

Mining News Pro - BMW, Volvo, Google and Korean battery maker Samsung SDI, have vowed not buy metals produced from deep-sea mining until the environmental risks of the activity are “comprehensively understood.”

DeepGreen hits backs at firms opposing seafloor mining

Mining News Pro - Canada’s DeepGreen Metals, a seafloor mining hopeful that recently announced plans to go public, is hitting back at companies including Google and BMI for committing to not buy minerals extracted from the seafloor until the environmental risks of the activity are “comprehensively understood.”

Epiroc to buy mining electrification company

Mining News Pro - Epiroc is set to acquire Canada-based Meglab in a bid to support the mining sector’s transition to battery-electric vehicles.

Metro Mining brings Bauxite Hills back online

Mining News Pro - Metro Mining will recommence operations at the Bauxite Hills mine in Queensland following an early shutdown for the wet season in September 2020.

Resources sector, mining machinery demand strong despite COVID-19

Mining News Pro - COVID-19 has greatly impacted the Australian mining sector and the wider capital equipment industry. State lockdowns and the threat of COVID-19 forced many mining companies to make tough decisions regarding health screening and sanitisation, as well as face external pressures such as travel restrictions, fieldwork interruptions and contractual or joint venture obligations.

ABB, Hitachi to collaborate on electric mining technology

Mining News Pro - ABB and Hitachi Construction Machinery have agreed to work together to develop electric, automated and digital solutions for mining trucks and excavators.

Australian mining employment declines

Mining News Pro - The number of mining employees in Australia has dropped, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)’s latest quarterly data on labour forces.

Fortescue injects $25m into mining job skills

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group has invested $25 million to create around 200 new traineeship positions in the company.

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