Iron ore and Coal

Mining News Pro - Vale announced this week it is carrying out three impoundment projects in Minas Gerais, Brazil, in areas downstream of the Sul Superior in Barão de Cocais, B3/B4 at Macacos in Nova Lima, and Grupo dams near the community of São Gonçalo do Bação, in Itabirito.

Mining News Pro - The mothballed Dartbrook coal mine in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia can restart operations, the state’s Independent Planning Commission ruled on Friday.

Mining News Pro - As plummeting iron ore prices weighed on Rio Tinto Group’s stock for a seventh-straight trading day, CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques defended the miner as a “cash machine” that will keep rewarding shareholders.

Mining News Pro - While iron ore has been hammered by the renewed escalation of the U.S.-China trade war, there are also signs the supply crunch that sent prices to a five-year high is easing.

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Productivity Commission will conduct a 12-month review aimed at streamlining regulation in the resources sector.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto surprised investors on Thursday with a $1 billion special dividend on the back of strong iron ore prices and despite an $800 million write-down on its massive Oyu Tolgoi underground copper project in Mongolia.

Mining News Pro - Champion Iron (TSX, ASX: CIA) announced today that the company posted strong operational and financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, breaking quarterly production records at the Bloom Lake mine in Québec and recording its highest ever operating cash flow.

Mining News Pro - Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. is challenging the South African energy regulator in court over a tariff increase the state-owned utility says isn’t sufficient, Mining Weekly reports, citing court papers.

Mining News Pro - Coal miners from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Virginia, some sick with black lung disease, went to Capitol Hill this week to lobby Congress to fund the Black Lung Trust Fund, only to leave the meeting disappointed.

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s Vale (NYSE:VALE), the world’s No.1 iron ore miner, saw output of the steelmaking commodity collapse by almost 34% in the second quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2018.

Mining News Pro - Guinea has launched an international tender for blocks 1 and 2 of Simandou, giving companies until Aug. 2 to outline their bids, as the country seeks to revive interest in the world’s largest undeveloped iron ore deposit.

Mining News Pro - Kawasaki Heavy Industries subsidiary Hydrogen Engineering has started building works on important components of a government-backed pilot project in Victoria that converts brown coal to hydrogen.

Mining News Pro - Diversified miner South32 Ltd reported a 17.4% rise in coking coal output in the fourth quarter on Thursday, helped by strong production at its Illawarra project.

Mining News Pro - The world’s biggest miner, BHP Group , on Wednesday said it planned to produce less thermal coal in the coming financial year and that it would wash it instead as part of a drive to raise the quality of the commodity.

Mining News Pro - China’s iron ore futures on Tuesday hit their highest level since the index was launched in 2013, as upbeat demand prospects in the world’s biggest producer and consumer of steel added fuel to the raw material’s red-hot rally this year.

Mining News Pro - BHP Group, the world’s biggest miner, on Wednesday flagged $1 billion in productivity losses for fiscal 2019 as unplanned outages and bad weather hurt its iron ore production.

Mining News Pro - Continued strong global demand for steelmaking coal, especially in China and India, may be behind two new coal mine proposals in Canada’s British Columbia province.

Mining News Pro - One million and 800 thousand tons of iron ore were allocated to Esfahan Steel Company.

Mining News Pro - Researchers at Curtin University are working on a thermal battery that is part of the Concentrated Solar Power system being developed by United Sun Systems, which requires a battery to store and release energy to enable non-stop solar power generation.

Mining News Pro - BHP Group, the world’s largest mining company, says it could build up to 11 more iron ore mines over the next 50 to 100 years in the mineral-rich Pilbara region of northern Australia.

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