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  • REPORT: Survey IDs trade tensions and ESG policies as top issues for miners

    January 20, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Global law firm White & Case has released the results of its fourth annual survey on mining and metals, identifying trade and ESG issues as the industry’s top concerns for 2020. White & Case surveyed 64 senior industry decision makers

  • Turquoise Hill faces legal challenge at Oyu Tolgoi

    December 4, 2019 by Steve Stakiw

    Last week, Turquoise Hill Resources reported that a lawsuit previously lodged by a Mongolian non-governmental organization (NGO) group was apparently upheld by the country’s Administrative Court. The challenge, brought by NGO group Darkhan Mongol Nogoon Negdel, alleges due process was not properly

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    LITHIUM: China’s Yibin Tianyi takes strategic investment in AVZ Minerals

    November 12, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – China’s Yibin Tianyi is taking a 12% stake in Australia’s AVZ Minerals for A$14.1 million (US$9.6 million). The Perth-based mining company says it will use the funds to increase its ownership by 5% to 65% in the Manono lithium

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    LITHIUM: Vancouver’s QMC to produce L2O5 concentrate in China

    October 17, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    CHINA – Vancouver-based QMC Quantum Minerals announced that it has partnered with a public company in China with the idea of targeting the battery metals market. In detail, QMC shipped mineralized samples from its Irgon lithium mine in Manitoba to

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    Kinross denies Reuters report ‘putting future deals in Russia on hold’

    October 3, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    A Reuters news report stating Kinross Gold (TSX: K; NYSE: KGC) is “putting future deals in Russia on hold” after recently acquiring a development project in the country is “an unfortunate mischaracterization,” the company told The Northern Miner. “We are not paused in

  • China’s electric vehicle slowdown could dampen cobalt prices

    October 1, 2019 by Denise Heckbert

    China’s electric vehicle (EV) sales have declined year-over-year for the second straight month, on the heels of uncharacteristically slow growth this spring, indicating that contractions in cobalt supply may be partly offset by lower-than-anticipated battery demand. China announced in March

  • ENVIRONMENT: Rio Tinto signs MOU with Chinese steelmaker to improve performance

    September 25, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHINA – Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding with this country’s largest steel producer, China Baowu Steel Group, and Tsinghua University to develop and implement new methods to reduce carbon emissions and improve environmental performance in the iron

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    LITHIUM: Orocobre, partner to build hydroxide plant in Japan

    August 6, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    JAPAN – Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, Orocobre with Toyota Tsusho Corp. and Toyotsu Lithium Corp. have broken ground and begun  construction at the Naraha lithium hydroxide plant. The plant is the first of its kind to be built in this

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    COPPER: Oyu Tolgoi underground costs jump 35%, says Rio Tinto

    July 16, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONGOLIA – Big mining projects come with big price tags, and the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in the South Gobi area is no exception. The operator and 50% owner Rio Tinto says the cost to complete the underground portion of

  • COPPER-GOLD: Court awards $5.8B to Barrick, Antofagasta JV for Reko Diq

    July 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PAKISTAN – The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has awarded US$5.84 billion in damages to Tethyan Copper Co. following what was deemed an unlawful denial of a mining lease for the Reko Diq copper project.

  • URANIUM: Cameco awarded $40.3m in damages in TEPCO contract dispute

    July 15, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    SASKATOON, Sask. – A tribunal of international arbitrators ruled in favour of Cameco Corporation in the miner’s contract dispute with Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, TEPCO. According to a corporate press release, the tribunal rejected TEPCO’s assertion that it had

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    Japan Gold drills Ohra-Takamine gold project

    July 10, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Japan closed all 76 of its gold mines during World War II and reallocated personnel to base metal mines and factories. After the war, it only re-opened 12 of the mines, leaving the other 64 closed to this day. It