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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

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    Odds ‘n’ Sods: Dodging drug smugglers in Western Pakistan

    June 4, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    Western Pakistan is a fascinating place. It’s remote, arid, tribal, and these days, a Taliban stronghold — not the friendliest of spots for westerners planning on coming home still attached to their heads. It was slightly safer when I was

  • WATER TREATMENT: BQE Water to supply first SART plant in China

    May 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHINA – BQE Water was awarded a contract to proceed with the implementation of a SART p lant at a gold metallurgical facility owned and operated by Shandong Zhongkuang Group located in eastern China. The contract was awarded following the

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa launches new Zarya pipe

    April 18, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa,  announced this week the launching of diamond production at its Zarya pipe in Yakutia, eastern Russia. The new 300-meter deep deposit, operated by the Aikhal Mining and Processing Division and