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Largo Resources reports stable output at 40% capacity

By: Henry Lazenby TSX-V-listed Largo Resources on Tuesday said its Maracas Menchen mine, located in Bahia state, Brazil, was ramping up as planned, producing at a rate of between 8 t/d and 12 t/d of vanadium pentoxide, or about 40% of total capacity. The operation, which started production early August, had, to... 

Bushveld vanadium scoping study indicates ‘robust economics’

By: Leandi Kolver 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 Mojapelo pointed out that, at 10 370 t/y, using a... 

Evraz Vametco granted new-order mining right for vanadium mine

By: Natalie Greve 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 and granted in 2013 for a period of 25 years.... 

Renova may build manganese sinter plant in South Africa

By: 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 Russian conglomerates, Renova is headed by Viktor... 

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

By: Martin Creamer 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 Iscor a run for its money. Today, Evraz, the steel... 

Russians Seek To Strengthen Their Metals Sector

By: Keith Campbell 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 debt, collectively owed by several of the... 

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 statement.  

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

By: Keith Campbell 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 bear the weight to which it is subjected in a... 

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

By: Keith Campbell Cover story on the importance, use, & scarcity of coking coal, & resources of, & exploration for, coking coal in SA and Mozambique. 

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