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30 January 2019 / Staff reporter

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Rio Tinto on the lookout for BC porphyry deposit

Jan. 29, 2019, 5:21 PM / Editor

British Columbia is known for its coal and copper-gold deposits, with a storied history of mining all three commodities. Now the second largest mining company in the world is hoping to add a BC copper porphyry deposit to its portfolio of development properties.Rio Tinto's (ASX, LON:RIO) Chris Welton said the London and New York-listed mega-miner is scoping out British Columbia for a copper play."W...Read More

Global energy transition powers surge in demand for metals

Jan. 29, 2019, 3:12 PM / Business In Vancouver - Nelson Bennett

By 2030, the amount of installed wind power globally will more than double, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Installed solar power will quadruple.And the number of electric vehicles will increase 1,389% - to 125 million from three million - by 2030, and 3,333% in 2040 to 300 million, according to the IEA.Given that each electric vehicle requires 83 kilograms of copper and each w...Read More

Yorbeau resumes drilling at Scott project

Jan. 29, 2019, 2:39 PM / Canadian Mining Journal Staff

Montreal's Yorbeau Resources has resumed diamond drilling at its Scott copper-zinc property between the towns of Chibougamau and Chapais. The goal is to identify an extension of the deposit west of the Gwillim fault.A preliminary economic assessment was made in 2017 for the Scott project that planned on mining 12 million tonnes at grades of 4.14% zinc, 0.81% copper, 27 g/t silver and 0.24 g/t gold...Read More

AngloGold soil study in Colombia halted pending review after mining ban

Jan. 29, 2019, 2:17 PM / Reuters

Miner AngloGold Ashanti said on Tuesday it has halted a soil study at a site in Colombia after the town's mayor issued a suspension order because of a recent mining ban.Work at the site in Jerico, Antioquia province, was stopped on Monday and the project will remain halted pending a review by the province's tribunal, AngloGold said.The company was not carrying out mining exploration at the site, b...Read More

Vedanta's Zambia unit says new tax regime won't affect jobs

Jan. 29, 2019, 12:45 PM / Bloomberg News

Vedanta Ltd.'s Zambian unit will press ahead with expansion plans even as the government of Africa's second-biggest copper producer increased mining royalties, and has undertaken not to fire any workers."Our actions are designed to sustain and create jobs, grow the economy, and contribute more to the treasury."The assurance by Konkola Copper Mines Plc, following a meeting between management and go...Read More

A further eight miners rescued from Polish mine after tremor

Jan. 29, 2019, 11:43 AM / Reuters

The number of miners missing after an earth tremor struck KGHM Polska Miedz's mine near the Polish town of Rudna, 70 miles east of the German border, fell to one from nine, the copper producer said on Twitter on Tuesday.Earlier KGHM spokesperson Anna Osadczuk told Reuters the miners were missing after the tremor hit the mine early this afternoon 770 metres below the earth's surface.Eleven teams to...Read More

Mongolia, overseas investigators probe Oyu Tolgoi corruption claims as ex-minister re-arrested

Jan. 29, 2019, 9:55 AM / Reuters

Mongolia is working with overseas investigators to look into claims of corruption at its giant Oyu Tolgoi copper mine, the country's anti-graft body said on Tuesday, after the re-arrest of a former minister suspected of "abuse of power".Bayartsogt Sangajav was first arrested last April and released in June in a probe into 2009 negotiations over the development of the mine, then owned by Canada's I...Read More

Rethinking mining strategies among the top-10 global trends to shape 2019

Jan. 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Mining companies need to determine how to operate in a market that is also characterized by rising stakeholder demands, a widening talent gap, dwindling access to key inputs such as energy and water, and a Chinese economy growing at under 7%, rather than 12%, just to mention some challenges. (Image courtesy of Codelco | Flickr.)2019 could go down in history as the year mining companies stopped anc...Read More

Gold Stocks' Upleg Pauses

Jan 29, 2019 / Adam Hamilton

The gold miners' stocks have slumped in January, tilting sentiment back to bearish. This sector's strong December upward momentum was checked by gold's own upleg stalling out. Gold investment demand growth slowed on the blistering stock-market rally. But uplegs always flow and ebb, and this young gold-stock upleg merely paused. The gold miners' gains will likely resume soon, rekindling bullish...Read More

Arc nears production at Zamsort demonstration plant

29 January 2019 / Staff reporter

Alderan unlocking Frisco potentialSPONSOREDalderan resourcesThe 10,000 tonnes per month front-end of the plant, including two crusher units, screens, ball mill and conveyors, was commissioned in December, and the back-end is expected to be commissioned nextRead More

Dam it

29 January 2019 / Staff reporter

"Tshisekedi would be a relatively positive figure for mining investment"SPONSOREDverisk maplecroftGolden Mile positioned for successSPONSOREDgolden mile resourcesCardinal advances at pace in Ghana SPONSOREDcardinal resourcesRevised Leonora PFS is next for KinSPONSOREDkin miningThe New Year was, by then, in full swing and Mining Journal had people at conferences in Canada and Sweden.Read More

Higher costs to come from Feijao dam failure

29 January 2019 / Staff reporter

Monetary cost is one immediate aspect of what's happened, and perhaps a minor issue.Read More

Chart Attack: Key Gold Stocks Are Staging Breakouts

Jan 28, 2019 /

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Chilean miner Antofagasta studying $3 bln expansion at Centinela mine -paper

Jan. 27, 2019, 8:48 AM / Reuters

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta Plc is evaluating building a new concentrator plant at its Centinela mine that would cost around $3 billion, the chief executive of the company was quoted telling a local daily on Sunday.Antofagasta's copper production rose 3 percent to 725,300 tonnes last year, allowing the company to weigh potential expansion projects and upgrades, Ivan Arriagada said, according...Read More

Codelco and Ennomotive challenged engineers to find creative uses for copper-graphene nanocomposite

Jan. 26, 2019, 12:19 PM / Valentina Ruiz Leotaud

Following the development of a copper-graphene nanocomposite that adds 3% graphene to pure copper, Codelco Tech, a subsidiary of the world's top copper producer, and engineering innovation firm Ennomotive chose three people to lead the creation of applications where the new material can be practically used.One of the people leading the new applications is Julio Casal Ramos, an engineer from Venezu...Read More

How microbes contribute to the formation of giant copper deposits

Jan. 25, 2019, 9:26 PM / Valentina Ruiz Leotaud

A paper published in the journal Geology predicts that scientists are close to proving that microbes have control over the precipitation of metals in near-surface environments.The authors of the study reached this conclusion based on what they have seen at the unusual Las Cruces deposit, located 8 kilometres from the city of Seville in the Spanish region of Andalusia. There, a significant part of...Read More

Explorex Resources scraps plans to buy battery metals project in Finland

Jan. 25, 2019, 8:17 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Canadian junior Explorex Resources (CSE:EX) (OTC:EXPXF) has placed its plans to buy the Hautalampi cobalt, nickel and copper project in eastern Finland on the back burner because it won't be able to secure the required funding in advance.The Vancouver-based miner, which in November said it intended to acquire the Finish asset, was supposed to pay the project's owner, FinnCobalt, around $1.9 millio...Read More

Flagship Volkswagen plant transforms for EV era

Jan. 25, 2019, 3:03 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

German auto maker giant Volkswagen has just upped its bet on electric vehicles (EVs) by overhauling its Salzitter plant to focus on production processes for battery cells for the new generation of cars, which the company plans to also start producing soon.The Wolfsburg-based company said it would invest 870 million euros (about $985 million) by 2020 to develop e-vehicle components, adding that its...Read More

Standard Lithium CEO Robert Mintak, Interviewed by Peter Epstein

Jan 25, 2019 /

by Peter EpsteinCEO Robert Mintak has 2 unconventional lithium projects in the U.S., one of which he believes is de-risked more than most lithium projects around the world due to infrastructure, permitting, jurisdiction and other key factors. While Robert can't know for sure until Standard Lithium releases a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), it seems likely that cap-ex will be low compared t...Read More