African mine

Fluorspar: Kenya Fluorspar ends Kerio Valley mine operations

Kenya’s only Fluorspar producer, the Kenya Fluorspar Company, is reported to have permanently ceased operations at its Kerio Valley mine. The firm was awarded a 20-year lease by the Kenyan government which ran until the end of March this year. The lease has not been renewed, however, and on 1st… Read more

Balama Project

Natural & synthetic graphite: Syrah Resources targets battery anode market with new mine

Australian-listed Syrah Resources is reported to be aiming for the low end of 2018 production guidance of 160,000–180,000 tonnes of graphite, with 75% of that output expected in the second half of the year after a slow first quarter at the new Balama operation in Mozambique. First quarter production totalled… Read more

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Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2018

Cobalt is mostly mined as a by-product of copper or nickel with the copper-cobalt sulphide deposits of the Central African Copper belt being the principal source. The DRC dominates global mine production and accounted for roughly 60% of global supply in 2015.

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Market Development & Raw Materials 2018

“Growth in Li-ion battery demand will require fundamental changes to battery raw material industries.” Report includes: Analysis report with forecasts to 2027 Access to the report online through Roskill Interactive for up to 5 users Further background data available on request Hard copy of the report on request Access to… Read more

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Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2018

Rapid developments in the lithium industry have continued into 2018, as lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technologies consumed in a range of end-uses drive demand growth and new operations provide additional raw material supplies.

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Global Industry, Markets & Outlook

The nickel market has gone through a volatile, unsteady period in recent years. After the rapid increase in output of nickel pig iron in China from the mid-2000s, restrictions on the export of nickel ores and concentrates from Indonesia and environmental action in Indonesia constrained the availability of feedstock to… Read more

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