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Mining Journal Select — London 2019

Mining Journal Select 24–25 June 2019 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, United Kingdom Mining Journal Select London is a carefully selected group of projects as nominated by the Mining Journal from around the world. Mining Journal’s Intelligence unit has developed a robust and in depth methodology to establish a shortlist of… Read more

Graphite: Syrah increases its flake resource by 19%

Alongside its 2018 annual report, Syrah Resources announced an update to graphite mineral resources and ore reserves at the end of March. The company has increased graphite mineral resources at its Balama operation in Mozambique by 19% compared to previous estimates reported in December 2017. It now hosts 113.3Mt at… Read more

Nickel: Independence Group looking into nickel sulphate production

Australian miner Independence Group is looking into expanding its production from nickel and cobalt concentrate into nickel sulphate. The company is currently carrying out a pre-feasibility study in order to demonstrate the viability of converting the company’s nickel-cobalt concentrate (produced at the Nova operation) into nickel sulphate, a key input… Read more

Bauxite & alumina: Rusal targeting flame retardants market

Russian alumina and aluminium producer Rusal is planning to invest 500M roubles (US$7.8M) to set up a pilot plant where it will produce fine precipitated aluminium hydroxide to serve the growing flame retardants market. The 5ktpy facility will be installed at Rusal’s Achinsk Alumina Refinery operation in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region.… Read more

Tungsten, rare earths: China announces fresh quotas for H1 2019

In March, China’s Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the rare earths and tungsten mine production quotas for the first half of 2019. Tungsten quotas were set at 49.8kt (65% WO3 basis), while rare earths quotas were 50.4kt of light rare earths and… Read more

Stainless steel: China imposes anti-dumping duties

China’s Ministry of Commerce has imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties on imports of stainless steel slabs and hot-rolled stainless steel from the EU, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia. The Commerce Department said that its investigation had found that slabs and hot-rolled stainless steel originating from the EU, Japan, South Korea and… Read more

Titanium: Osaka Titanium Technologies and Titomic sign memorandum of understanding

Osaka Titanium Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply Australian additive manufacturing (AM) company Titomic with aerospace-grade, gas-atomised titanium metal powder. The MoU, which also involves the Japanese general trading company Marubeni Corporation, sets out intentions for the supply of powder for use in Titomic Kinetic Fusion… Read more