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By: Henry Lazenby Updated 16 minutes ago Profit margins for zinc miners would probably rise strongly over the next five years, boosted by expected price increases on the back of a widening supply deficit. According to advisory firm Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) analyst Jonathan Leng, the next two years, 2016 and 2017, represented the “pinch... →
By: Henry Lazenby Updated 2 hours 4 minutes ago Despite the commodity price collapse shaping the time we are in, Africa was ready to participate as a host continent to the global mineral extraction industry, South African Mineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi told the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 16th Annual... →
By: Reuters Updated 2 hours 33 minutes ago Canadian start-up ColdBlock Technologies will launch its new 'digestion' technology on Wednesday that cuts the time to test mineral samples to minutes from hours, innovation experts say is long overdue in a mining industry often resistant to change. ColdBlock, which did development work with the... →
By: Henry Lazenby Updated 2 hours 39 minutes ago Canada has concluded foreign investment promotion and protection agreements with more than ten countries in Africa, improving the confidence and protection Canadian companies need to invest abroad. Canada’s International Trade Minister Ed Fast, accompanied by ministerial colleagues from African... →
By: Henry Lazenby British Columbia-focused base metals producer Imperial Metals had started trucking copper concentrate from the $500-million Red Chris mine, south of Dease Lake in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation. The TSX-listed miner, which also operated the ill-fated Mount Polley mine, said... →
By: Henry Lazenby Alaska-focused rare earths project developer Ucore Rare Metals on Tuesday proudly showed off the first high-purity dysprosium concentrate ever produced in the US, with US-sourced feedstock. What’s more, the company announced that it had secured the rights to a new minerals separation technology... →
By: Simon Rees Brazil seeks to boost the level of bilateral trade with Canada, particularly in the sphere of mining, the country’s ambassador to Canada Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos told audience members at the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce mining breakfast on Monday. The level of bilateral trade between... →
By: Reuters African Minerals said its lender has taken control of two holding companies that own a majority stake in the companies that operate its sole project, the Tonkolili iron-ore mine in Sierra Leone. The miner said on Tuesday it is seeking legal advice on the move by Shandong Steel Hong Kong Zengli. →