Other Elements and Materials

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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

Mining News Pro - BHP has formed a partnership aimed at finding a sustainable way to both clean up legacy mining impacts and develop biomass to be used as feedstock for biofuels from the impacted lands and water.

Mining News Pro - GoviEx Uranium has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Windiga Energy that could see the company’s flagship Madaouela project in Niger use a dedicated and renewable hybrid solar power solution.

Mining News Pro - The second round of auction of 25 discovered small fields (DSF) in the Indian oil and natural gas sector has received 145 bids from 39 investors, including six foreign companies, the sector regulator has reported.

Mining News Pro - Canada’s First Vanadium is extending its Nevada-based Carlin project, considered the largest, highest grade primary vanadium deposit in North America, by acquiring the southern extension of the asset.

Mining News Pro - Toronto-headquartered North American Palladium produced a total of 237 461 oz of payable palladium in 2018, meeting the upper half of its 2018 guidance of between 230 000 oz and 240 000 oz.

Mining News Pro - A group of activists from the Ixtacamaxtitlán municipality, located in the Puebla state of central Mexico, presented a letter to the country’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, where they state that Minera Gorrión’s Ixtaca project represents “a threat to their lives.”

Mining News Pro - Kalium Lakes has received approval from the Australian Government for its Beyondie sulphate of potash project (BSOPP) in the eastern Pilbara, Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Vancouver-based CanAlaska Uranium has a new COO, Cory Belyk. He was part of Cameco’s team that made the first discovery at Fox Lake and CanAlaska’s nearby West McArthur project.

Mining News Pro - UGL has secured the latest contracts in the resources industry for parent company CIMIC Group with $200 million of extensions to supply maintenance and turnaround services for oil and gas sector clients.

Mining News Pro - Sun Metals (TSXV: SUNM; US-OTC: SMTTF) has announced the final results from its 15,000-metre, 2018 drill program at its Stardust polymetallic project in north-central British Columbia.

Mining News Pro - Potash development company Emmerson (LON:EML) is ticking all the right boxes as it speedily progresses with the development of its 100%-owned Khemisset potash project in northern Morocco.

Mining News Pro - First Vanadium has confirmed high grades of mineralisation following the completion of 17 drill holes at its Carlin Vanadium Project in Nevada.

Mining News Pro - Syrah Resources has started commercial production at the Balama graphite operation in Mozambique, southeast Africa, following a review of its monthly metrics.

Mining News Pro - Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) is reviewing “all funding options” to pay for the full closure and rehabilitating of its Ranger uranium mine, after studies showed the cost would be almost A$300 million (about $213m) higher than previous estimates.

Mining News Pro - A South African decision to step firmly into the hydrogen age, like so many other countries are doing, has great potential benefit for the country.

Mining News Pro - Australian Vanadium has ended 2018 strong with a cash injection of $6.2 million, allowing it to proceed further into the Gabanintha vanadium project’s definitive feasibility study (DFS).

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