Mining News Pro - Lithium Australia has completed preliminary research and development on its LieNA process, which it said represents a “step change” in spodumene refining.

Mining News Pro - Anglo American has talked up the use of bulk sorting in its operations as one of several projects it is spending $100-$500 million/y on as part of its technology and innovation investments.

Mining News Pro - Black Iron and Glencore are in talks to finance construction of the junior’s Shymanivske iron ore project and have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to begin formal negotiations on the financing and offtake package.

Mining News Pro - Adani has labelled findings in a draft report that recommends against the Carmichael coal project in Queensland being developed because of its management plan for a rare bird as “false and inaccurate”.

Mining News Pro - Deputy Commercial of Esfahan Steel Company (ESC) said: “Our company is 50 years old and we have new technologies that their products have global standards. The production of rails is a proven example that can only be produced by a few countries in the world.

Mining News Pro - Zimbabwe`s hopes of raising mineral contribution to the economy from the current $2,4 billion to $12 billion per annum by 2023 has received a major boost following the coming on board of a Canadian based Polaris Seismic International Limited to further explore the country`s geology.

Mining News Pro - Iron ore producer Fortescue Metals Group revealed Friday that one of its massive driverless trucks collided with another at one of its Western Australia mines earlier this week. There were no injuries.

Mining News Pro - Silver One Resources reported this week that it started drilling at its Peñasco Quemado project located in northern Sonora, Mexico.

Mining News Pro - TAKRAF has reported on the recent start-up of Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG)’s Bauxite Production Expansion project in Kamsar, Guinea.

Mining News Pro - The second largest coal miner in the US, Arch Coal, on Thursday announced that it had started work on a new three-million-ton-a-year coking coal mine that will operate on the same 200-million-ton reserve base as its Leer operation, in West Virginia.

Mining News Pro - The complete preferred list of bidders for South32’s energy coal interests is still being finalised, South32 CEO Graham Kerr told Mining Weekly Online on Thursday, when he also provided three reasons why the company’s Australian manganese operations are doing better than its South African manganese operations, and also commented on the steps that his group`s aluminium smelters have taken to offer resilience to Eskom`s load-shedding programme.

Mining News Pro - Colombia`s coal production and exports are likely to remain steady this year, companies said on Wednesday, amid predictions international prices for the fuel will fall in 2019.

Mining News Pro - The independent non-profit group Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) has released new details found in its 2018 Responsible Mining Index report that revealed that a large percentage of the world’s biggest miners are not tracking their tailings risk management measures

Mining News Pro - STRABAG Group’s Züblin International GmbH Chile SpA has been awarded an extension to its contract with Mina Candelaria Subterránea for another four years.

Mining News Pro - Africa-focused Firestone Diamonds (LON:FDI) has unearthed an undamaged 70-carat white, makeable stone from its 75%-owned Liqhobong mine in Lesotho.

Mining News Pro - Toronto-based North American Palladium is ramping up its exploration efforts at the Lac des Iles palladium mine 90 km north of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Mining News Pro - China iron ore futures rose to a record on Monday, the first session after a week-long national holiday, on concerns that supply from Brazil, the country`s second-largest ore supplier, may decline after a fatal dam accident at a Vale mine.

Mining News Pro - Northern Graphite announced that it is considering increasing annual concentrate production by at least 20 per cent at its Bissett Creek graphite project between Ottawa and North Bay, eastern Canada.

Mining News Pro - One way to boost coal in the US: Find a spot near a mine with no access to oil or natural gas pipelines, where it’s not particularly windy and it’s dark much of the year.

Mining News Pro - American Manganese announced this week that its partner Kemetco Research had started the processing of a select sample of cathode scrap material through Stages 1 and 2 of a Pilot Plant built to recycle cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum.

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