Mining News Pro - In November 2015, Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. announced that it had recovered a 1,111-carat diamond – the second largest, gem quality stone ever found in the world – from its Karowe mine in Botswana. Following a country-wide contest, the stone was named Lesedi La Rona – meaning “our light”.

Mining News Pro - Sandvik says it will automate and digitalise Codelco’s underground copper operation at Chuquicamata, in Chile, creating one of the “most efficient and advanced underground mines in the world”.

Mining News Pro - Benchmark Metals (TSXV: BNCH) announced that on June 15, 2019, it will start a drilling program at the Lawyers gold-silver project located in British Columbia’s Toodoggone Mineral District.

Mining News Pro - Shares of Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: WHN) took a hit on Monday morning, down over 12% at market open and at one point traded at a six-month low of C$0.60.

Mining News Pro - Vanadium redox flow batteries or VRFB are capable of providing free energy to power-deprived communities for more than to two years without hitches, a brief issued by VSUN Energy states.

Mining News Pro - Following a decade of stagnation, will the change of government, combined with the recently launched National Mining Agency, and a rush for copper help overcome recent setbacks and kickstart a boom? Jon Hill, Vice President, Geology & Exploration at Jaguar Mining, explores the state of play of the industry in Brazil.

Mining News Pro - 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.

Mining News Pro - Bringing together product, technology and service experts from across the company, Komatsu announces the launch of its global Center of Excellence (CoE) for Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS).

Mining News Pro - BHP has cut its iron ore production guidance for the 2019 financial year on the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Veronica, after a similar reduction by Rio Tinto yesterday.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has reduced its 2019 guidance for Pilbara iron ore shipments following a damage at the port brought by tropical cyclones.

Mining News Pro - Fission Uranium (TSX: FCU) has tabled a prefeasibility study (PFS) for its Patterson Lake South uranium project in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca region, outlining an open pit and underground hybrid operation.

Mining News Pro - Metro Mining’s Bauxite Hills mine north of Weipa is back in operation after a planned hiatus during the wet season in Far North Queensland.

Mining News Pro - The crisis in the transportation of iron ore in Vale will appear in China within the next three weeks.

Mining News Pro - Shares of Mountain Province Diamonds surged on Thursday after releasing its latest mineral resource estimates at the Faraday 2 kimberlite, located within the Kennady North project.

Mining News Pro - Bringing together product, technology and service experts from across the company, Komatsu announces the launch of its global Center of Excellence (CoE) for Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS).

Mining News Pro - Spot iron ore prices rose from $75 per tonne to $95 per tonne in the weeks following the Brumadinho dam disaster at Vale’s (NYSE: VALE) Feijao iron ore mine in Brazil, before settling in at about $85 per tonne, according to the latest research on the global iron ore market by the Macquarie Group.

Mining News Pro - Vancouver-based Victory Metals has expanded its landholdings at the Iron Point vanadium project to 5,382 hectares due to the results from recent reverse circulation drilling. The property is about 35 km from Winnemucca.

Mining News Pro - Shares in Canada’s Stornoway Diamond Corp. (TSX:SWY) fell on Tuesday after it announced that it would halt operations at its Renard 65 open pit mine, in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Mining News Pro - Komatsu and MineWare officially launched their first factory-fitted payload management system, Argus PLM, at the Bauma 2019 trade fair in Germany. Argus PLM drives whole-of-mine improvement by increasing loading tool productivity and efficiency, which ultimately lowers cost per tonne. Argus PLM is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) version of the MineWare Argus monitoring system designed exclusively for the Komatsu range of hydraulic excavators.

Mining News Pro - Diversified miner Rio Tinto on Monday approved the construction of the $463-million Zulti South project − the next stage in the development of mineral sands producer Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), in South Africa`s KwaZulu-Natal province.

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