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Brazils Vale revises down year-end iron ore output
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Vale SA flagged potential production setbacks amid temporary issues at multiple iron ore mines, but executives said the Brazilian miner was still on track to ramp up output in the second half of the year. In a presentation released on Thursday morning, the worlds second largest iron ore producer revised down its guidance for year-end production capacity to 343 million tonnes per annum from 350 million tonnes previously. Among the issues holding back production, Vale said, are licensing

TasRail shiploader contract critical for resource industry
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
TasRail is finalising negotiations with Tasmanian company COVA Haywards to design and construct its new bulk minerals shiploader at the Burnie Port to boost productivity in the states mining industry.

Uzbekistan: copper production to increase
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on July 29 laid the first stone in the foundation of a $2-billion copper-processing plant. The new factory is to be erected within the countrys only copper producer, Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC). It will process 60 million tons of ore annually. At the second stage, according to plans, the

Thyssenkrupp sells mining business
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
German industrial group Thyssenkrupp has sold its TK Mining business unit to Danish mining and cement technology provider FLSmidth, Thyssenkrupp said July 29. The closing of the deal, valued at Eur325 million ($386 million), is expected within the next 12 months and is now subject to competition authority approval. The divestment is part of

Anglo American pays out record $4.1 billion to shareholders for ...
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:04:01 GMT
By Clara Denina and Zandi Shabalala LONDON Reuters - -Miner Anglo American (LON:AAL) on Thursday boosted shareholder payouts to a record $4.1 billion for the first six months of the year, sending...

St Barbara steady as Gwalia offsets Simberi
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
St Barbara had a largely positive June quarter at the Gwalia gold mine in Western Australia, as mill throughput hit five-year highs, while mining can now recommence at its Papua New Guinea (PNG) operation.

Vedanta to invest over Rs 6,600 cr in 2 years to ramp up Balco's ...
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Vedanta...has announced a major expansion at Bharat Aluminium Company's (Balco) smelter capacity, which will involve an investment of Rs 6,611 crore over the next 18-24 months, the mining major said in a statement.

Iranian company constructs sponge iron production plant for China
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:04:02 GMT
TEHRAN Irans Mines and Metals Company (MME) has established Chinas first gas-based sponge iron production unit using the Persian Direct Reduction (PERED) technology, the portal of the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO)

Mining News - Massive resource drill program at Lawyers
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:49:00 GMT
Benchmark Metals Inc. plans to complete well above 100,000 meters of drilling at Lawyers, including more than 83,000 meters slated for upgrading and expanding the three gold-silver deposits defined so far on the road-accessible project in Northern British Columbia. According to a calculation published in May, the Cliff Creek, AGB, and Dukes Ridge deposits at Lawyers host 40.3 million metric tons...

Rio Tinto closes down one of four ti-slag furnaces at RBM
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Rio Tintos Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) operation in South Africa will shut one of its four titanium slag furnaces, slowing the depletion of stockpiled feedstock after mining operations at the site were halted.

NLMK Group to reduce dusting at Stoilensky tailings dam by 70%
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Stoilensky Mining and Beneficiation Plant, an NLMK Group company, is currently implementing a project that will enable a dramatic reduction in dust formation at the tailings dam dry beaches, where empty rock is stored after ore

Metallurgical Complex Producing Scandium Oxide
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:00:00 GMT
Rio Tinto started operations at a new commercial-scale demonstration plant to produce high-quality scandium oxide at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. Six employees have been hired to operate the plant, which uses a process developed by RTFT to extract high-purity scandium oxide from the waste streams of titanium dioxide production without the need for any additional mining. According to Rio Tinto, customers will benefit from a North American supply of scandium oxide as an additive to produce high-performance alloys. Commissioning work has started as production ramps up to a capacity of 3 metric tons of scandium oxide per year.

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