Industry News

09.20.2019

Miners must earn this trust through action: Clearer rules will help bring about safer tailings dams – by Bruno Oberle (Financial Times – September 20, 2019)

https://www.ft.com/ Bruno Oberle is chair of the Global Tailings Review, was state secretary for environment in the Swiss government, professor for green economy and resource governance at EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and heads its International Risk Governance Center. In January 2019, a tailings dam near the town of Brumadinho in south-eastern Brazil collapsed. […]

09.20.2019

Hatch, Algoma Steel join Noront’s Ring of Fire team

Mine developer signs long-term lease in Sault, hires engineering firm to advance mine projects

09.20.2019

Northern College, EACOM sign partnership agreement

Three-year initiative will create opportunities for collaboration in education, teaching and research

09.20.2019

Sasol said to plan sale of its SA coal mining unit

Sasol is planning to sell its South African coal-mining business, according to people familiar with the matter. The company will begin a formal sales process in the coming weeks, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information isn’t public yet. The mining business had turnover of R20bn in the 2018 financial […]

09.20.2019

Pump leaders in the Copperbelt

Based in Kitwe, PSV Zambia Ltd (PSV) has been providing specialised support for mining and industrial users within Zambia’s Copperbelt region for more than two decades, with an allied expansion into the DRC some six years ago. Forming part of leading multinational WPIL Ltd, PSV works with associated group companies worldwide to provide integrated customer […]

09.20.2019

Drone technology makes for safe inspection of coal silos

Silo inspections at collieries can now be undertaken with a higher degree of safety and in a quicker timeframe, thanks to drone technology The benefits associated with the use of drone technology in industry have been increasingly realised over the last five years,and the mining industry is no different. For miners, drones are already being […]

09.19.2019

ENVIRONMENT: Seabridge joins study of metals on fish

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Metal pollution from mines, mills and smelters is a hotly contested issue, especially when water passing through contaminated sites leaches metals into local waterways. The issue has become a major aggravation between miners and Indigenous peoples along

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09.19.2019

MINING PEOPLE: Josemaria, Filo Mining, Fission 3.0, NovoCarbon, Nubian, Premier Gold, and Roscan Gold

Josemaria Resources of Vancouver has named Adam Lundin its new president and CEO and Ron F. Hochstein to the board of directors. Former president and CEO Dr. Wojtek Wodzicki stepped down to focus his energies on being president and CEO

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09.19.2019

SAFETY: Perform autonomous raise checks with Rail Runner

NORTH BAY, Ont. – True innovation is realized through curiosity and collaboration. SafeSight’s latest safety creation has arrived from deep collaboration with Redpath Canada bringing both their field experience and innovative concepts to the table. The result has been the

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09.19.2019

EXCAVATOR: Komatsu PC2000-11 speed loading of trucks up to 200 tonnes

ILLINOIS – Komatsu America introduces its PC2000-11 hydraulic excavator. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, the PC2000-11 has more horsepower and a new engine-pump control for faster cycle times and improved multifunction performance. “The PC2000-11 is designed

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09.19.2019

Indonesia to ban nickel ore in 2020

Indonesia has confirmed it will ban exports of nickel ore from January 2020 – two years earlier than expected. The Southeast Asian nation is the world’s largest nickel ore producer, and the news unleashed a torrent of speculation about supply

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09.19.2019

COAL: Kepco Bylong’s mine denied development consent

AUSTRALIA – The New South Wales government’s Independent Planning Commission refused development consent for Kepco Bylong Australia’s coal mine near Mudgee, in the Australian state’s central west region. The Commission cited concerns about long lasting environmental, agricultural and heritage impacts

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09.19.2019

SNAPSHOT: Eight companies to watch in Quebec

Mining companies spend an average of $8.5 billion a year in Quebec and the industry generates about $962 million annually for the provincial government, excluding corporate income taxes, according to the latest report from the Quebec Mining Association. The province

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09.19.2019

Column: Shanghai nickel surge morphs into London squeeze – by Andy Home (Reuters U.K. – September 19, 2019)

https://uk.reuters.com/ LONDON (Reuters) – There’s only so much bullish news even the red-hot nickel market can absorb. London nickel leapt to a five-year high of $18,850 per tonne this month as Indonesia confirmed it would bring forward to next year a ban on exporting nickel ore. That will cut off the major source of feed […]

09.19.2019

U.S. Says Saudis Must Forgo Enrichment for Nuclear Sharing Deal – by Ari Natter (Bloomberg News – September 19, 2019)

https://www.bloomberg.com/ Saudi Arabia will be required to forgo enriching or reprocessing spent uranium if it wants to secure a nuclear-technology-sharing deal with the U.S., Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a letter to the kingdom that addresses bi-partisan non-proliferation concerns about the proposal. The U.S. has been in negotiations with the Saudis for an agreement […]

09.19.2019

Sault entrepreneur recognized with national accolade

Melissa Kargiannakis named “One to Watch”

09.19.2019

Thunder Bay-area's only abattoir is for sale

Mayor of Oliver-Paipoonge says the closure of the abattoir would be 'a blow'

09.19.2019

Vale's digital evolution takes shape

Sudbury nickel miner moving to world's largest underground wireless network

09.19.2019

Former Sudbury mayor named chair of workplace safety board

Marianne Matichuk will lead board at Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

09.18.2019

[Trevali Mining] CEO bullish on buoying miner as zinc sinks – by Nelson Bennett (Business In Vancouver – September 18, 2019)

https://biv.com/ The stock market has not been kind of late to Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). The Vancouver-based zinc miner has doubled in size since acquiring two zinc mines from Glencore Plc in 2017, bumping it to mid-tier miner status, with a global head count of about 2,000. It now has four operating zinc mines – […]