Mining News Pro - The federal government of Canada announced on Dec. 12, 2018, that traditional coal-fired electric generation plans will be phased out by 2030.

Mining News Pro - Goldplay Exploration Ltd. (Goldplay) has closed the final tranche of its non-brokered private placement (the offering) previously announced on 19 November 2018 and has issued 1 244 166 units for gross proceeds of CAN$273 716.52. Total gross proceeds raised under all tranches of this offering was CAN$1 499 960.

Mining News Pro - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) proposed definition of “waters of the US” (WOTUS) provides long-overdue clarity regarding the scope of federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction, and restores the appropriate balance between state and federal authority over waterways, the National Mining Association (NMA) said yesterday.

Mining News Pro - The Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi has thrown its weight behind technologies that harness the high-performance characteristics of platinum group metals (PGMs) by joining Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) as an investor in AP Ventures, which has a special investment interest in hydrogen infrastructure, fuel cell electric mobility and energy storage.

Mining News Pro - Anton Popov, Chief Technology Officer at VIST Robotics, thinks technology has a key role to play in reducing the number of fatalities experienced in the mining industry.

Mining News Pro - Casual employees will now have the right to request to move to full-time or part-time employment, the Australian Government has announced.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto Exploration now has the right to earn a 75 per cent interest in Antipa Minerals’ Citadel project in Western Australia, having fulfilled $60 million exploration spending.

Mining News Pro - ASX-listed Oil Search has established $300-million corporate bilateral revolving credit facilities, providing the company with more financial flexibility.

Mining News Pro - Zambia’s planned mining royalty increases could lead to more than 21 000 job losses and operators cutting $500-million in capital spending over the next three years, an industry lobby group said.

Mining News Pro - Dominion Diamond CEO Patrick Evans has left the company, marking at least the third high-profile departure in less than a year at the Canadian miner, which is owned by billionaire Dennis Washington.

Mining News Pro - Sandvik says it understands the underground hard-rock mining industry’s need for productive and safe mining with battery-electric vehicles and, as a result, is working on even more solutions to cater to this demand.

Mining News Pro - The US Treasury Department delayed imposing sanctions on Russia’s largest aluminum producer, United Co. Rusal, for the fifth time, as it seeks to strike a deal that would allow the company to escape the penalties.

Mining News Pro - According to a new market research report “Mining Equipment Market by Category (Drill & Beaker, Crushing, Pulverizing, Screening, Mineral Processing, Surface & Underground Mining), Electric Equipment (Mining Trucks, LHD), Propulsion, Industry, Autonomous Equipment, and Region – Global Forecast to 2025″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the mining equipment market is estimated to be $77.7 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $112.3 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.40%. “Increasing mining activities and stringency in emission norms will drive the market.”

Mining News Pro - Fleetwood Australia has received a one-year contract extension from Rio Tinto at Karratha in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - To extract minerals from host rocks, mines grind down rock into fine sand. Once the mineral is extracted, most of this fine sand remains as a by-product called tailings. Every mining operation produces a unique tailings stream and local conditions dictate storage options.

Mining News Pro - India’s Law Ministry has opined that the government should not resort to legislative changes to bring closed iron-ore mines back into operation in the western coastal state of Goa.

Mining News Pro - The head of IMIDRO`s delegation said that exploring, removing organizational bureaucracies and benefitting from academic and private capacities would be our main program at the Organization for the Development and Renewal of Mining and Mining Industries of Iran.

Mining News Pro - Stanmore Coal is the target of a $240 million takeover offer from a subsidiary of Indonesia’s Golden Energy and Resources.

Mining News Pro - BHP has settled a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) regarding taxes that were allegedly owed by the mining major over a 15-year period.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has commenced the first geophysical airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey at the Citadel project in Western Australia in its farm-in with Antipa Minerals.

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