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Mining News Pro - The world’s top platinum and palladium supplier has an answer to the electric-car boom that may pose a long-term threat to its biggest market: invent a new battery.

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Northern Minerals Ltd said on Monday it has signed a rare earths supply agreement with Germany’s Thyssenkrupp AG, just days after terminating a deal with China’s Lianyugang Zeyu New Materials Sales Co.

Mining News Pro - Fresh from closing a $518 million acquisition, metals firm China Molybdenum Co (CMOC) remains open to deals that would boost business in the booming electric vehicle (EV) battery sector, the company’s chief executive said on Friday.

Mining News Pro - Canadian energy regulators recommended approval of an oil sands mine proposed by Teck Resources Ltd in northern Alberta, saying economic benefits would outweigh “significant” adverse effects on the environment and indigenous communities.

Mining News Pro - Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), the world’s no.1 heavy machinery maker, posted on Wednesday disappointing earnings driven mainly by its construction division, the major contributor to earnings, in yet another sign of an ongoing slowdown in manufacturing and volatility in the energy sector.

Mining News Pro - Uranium is believed to be on its way to recovery after years of low prices triggered by weak demand and a global supply glut after US President Donald Trump declared over the weekend that yellow cake imports did not threaten to impair the country’s national security.

Mining News Pro - Venezuelan scholar and forestry expert, José Rafael Lozada, is making public a series of videos where he demonstrates that besides the polemic Mining Arc of the Orinoco River, there is another mining arc devastating Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, which is a Unesco world heritage site, as well as the Caura National Park and the Southern Bolívar State Protective Zone.

Mining News Pro - Manganese X Energy Corp (CVE: MN) announced on Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% beneficial interest in Lac Aux Bouleax Graphite property in Quebec.

Mining News Pro - Berkeley Energia (ASX, LON:BKY), the Australian company that has been trying for years to build Europe’s only open-cast uranium mine, said Thursday its chief executive had resigned and that it would look for a Spanish national to take over the firm’s reins.

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s Impala Platinum (Implats) said on Monday it expects to swing back to annual profit, thanks to an improved platinum metals’ basket price and higher sales volumes.

Mining News Pro - Automakers to trading houses from North America to Europe are becoming more concerned about future supply shortages of key materials needed for electric vehicle batteries as spending on new production soars, according to the developer of a $1.5 billion project in Australia.

Mining News Pro - Argentina has three nuclear reactors and plans for more, yet the country has no domestic uranium production. Blue Sky Uranium (TSXV: BSK; US-OTC: BKUCF) hopes to fill that void.

Mining News Pro - Physicists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and General Atomics ran a series of studies and concluded that injecting tiny beryllium pellets into ITER -a fusion facility under construction in France to demonstrate the practicality of fusion power- could help stabilize the plasma that fuels fusion reactions.

Mining News Pro - Zambia is planning a law to compel mining companies to give local suppliers a fair share of procurement, its mines minister said on Thursday, in the latest sign of the government taking an interventionist approach in its mining sector.

Mining News Pro - In July 2009, Fenner Dunlop opened a A$70 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Kwinana, Western Australia, specifically built for the production of steel cord belting. It represented the largest investment in conveyor belting manufacturer ever made in Australia by any company.

Mining News Pro - Hormozgan Steel Company succeeded to produce 11649 tons of lime in June and established a new record.

Mining News Pro - The global uranium mining market in the 2010s took a hit from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011 — which cut global uranium demand some 10% for many years — and the simultaneous ramping up of low-cost uranium production out of Kazakhstan that has transformed the country into the world’s largest uranium producer.

Mining News Pro - Paladin Energy has agreed to sell 85 per cent of its interest in the Kayelekera uranium mine in Malawi to Hylea subsidiary Lotus Resources, a joint venture with Chichewa Resources.

Mining News Pro - Toronto-based Mountain Province Diamonds has announced the discovery of a new kimberlite at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine 280 km northeast of Yellowknife. The mine is owned 49% by Mountain Province and operated by De Beers Canada, holder of the remaining 51%.

Mining News Pro - The new partner will be using local talent to complete its scope of work, which includes all above-ground facilities, including concrete, steel and pipework; installation of equipment; electrical and control system work; building work; and site finishing.

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