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Bushveld vanadium scoping study indicates ‘robust economics’

Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals on Monday announced the results of a scoping study for its 52-million-tonne Bushveld vanadium project, stating that the project enjoyed robust economics with significant upside opportunities. Bushveld CEO Fortune...
21st July 2014

Timir iron-ore project, Siberia, Russia Restricted

The first phase of the Timir project involves the development of the Tayozhnoye deposit.
10th May 2013

Evraz Vametco granted new-order mining right for vanadium mine

The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has granted the conversion of the old-order mining right for Evraz Vametco’s North West-based vanadium mine to a new-order mining right. The application for the new-order mining right was submitted in 2004...
8th May 2013

Renova may build manganese sinter plant in South Africa Video Available

Vladimir Kremer and Martin Creamer Russian Renova group is considering enhancement of its South African manganese operations, including the building of a manganese sinter plant which will make use of the manganese from a mine it co-owns in the Kalahari. One of the biggest private...
22nd November 2011

Russian-led Highveld mulling sale of iron-ore to third parties

Decades ago, Anglo Americandecided to take on the then State-owned steel monopoly Iscor - and Anglo did it from a miner’s perspective. It had an iron-ore deposit at Mapochs, near Witbank, and created Highveld Steel & Vanadium, which gave...
12th March 2010
Russia & Metals

Russians Seek To Strengthen Their Metals Sector

IN an attempt to give some relief to its beleagured metals mining and processing companies, Russia has cut its export duties on nickel and copper.It has also been reported that the Russian government is considering writing off about $20-billion in...
30th January 2009

Three die at Evraz mine in Siberia

Three miners were killed on Sunday after a roof collapsed at Evraz's Mine 12 coal operation, in the Kenerovo region in Siberia. Seven more people who were working at the mine at the time of the accident were safely evacuted, the company said in a...
18th August 2008

Hard-to-find coking coal’s price rockets as global steel demand orbits

Things, for steelmakers, go better with coke – the coke concerned being, of course, the product used in blast furnaces and electric arc furnaces to produce iron and steel. Coke is 90% carbon and is light, but strong – it has to be, to...
20th June 2008
Metallurgical coal

Hard-to-find coking coal’s price rockets as global steel demand orbits

Cover story on the importance, use, & scarcity of coking coal, & resources of, & exploration for, coking coal in SA and Mozambique.
20th June 2008
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