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Vale dam fallout deepens with mine closure and blocked funds

By: Bloomberg     19th March 2019 Vale’s shares declined on Monday as the world’s biggest iron-ore producer faces continued backlash from Brazilian authorities after a deadly mining accident in January. Rio de Janeiro-based Vale was ordered on March 15 to shut its Timbopeba mine in Minas Gerais state, which produces 12.8-million... 

A mini-solar farm is floating in a dam of liquid copper waste

By: Bloomberg     15th March 2019 Chile has found another use for dams that hold the liquid waste from massive copper-mining operations: power generation. Calling it the first project of its kind in the world, Anglo American has installed 256 photovoltaic panels at the tailings dam for its Los Bronces complex in Chile. 

Solutions provider supplies granulators for upcoming mine

By: Halima Frost     15th March 2019 Solutions provider TAKRAF Africa, part of the global TAKRAF group, supplied two coal granulators towards the end of 2018 for a project to be commissioned in October this year, as part of the coal handling and preparation plant for a new mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The 660-mm-diameter... 

Coal will continue to be key resource for decades

15th March 2019 In its annual World Energy Outlook 2018, the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts that coal will remain the largest single source of electricity generation through to 2040, at 26% of global electricity.  Renewables will have a role to play as future energy sources for the country, region... 

Global alliance looks to tackle tailings challenges

By: Nadine James     15th March 2019 Given the global challenges around mine waste, particularly around tailings, the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA) –  a multinational collaboration between professional organisations for minerals – officially announced that it will undertake the Global Action on Tailings initiative.... 

Timmins West mine, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     15th March 2019 A gold mine located about 19 km west of Timmins, in Ontario, Canada. 

'No tomorrow' for many unless consumption falls – UN

By: Reuters     13th March 2019 Global exploitation of natural resources – from water, sand and timber to oil, coal and gemstones – has more than tripled in 50 years, the United Nations (UN) said on Tuesday, warning of devastating environmental impacts unless demand is reduced. Surging consumption of natural resources –... 

ERG proud to launch its clean cobalt framework at Metalkol RTR

13th March 2019 Metalkol RTR is fundamental to the development of ERG’s operations in the DRC and the driver for the Group’s plans to increase its cobalt production by approximately four-fold in 2019   Eurasian Resources Group (“ERG” or “the Group”), a leading diversified natural resources group, recently... 

The solution to the sealing and safety problems of conveyor belts

12th March 2019 LIFTUBE® Standard Industrie International, founded in 1978 in the North of France, specializes in the design and manufacture of equipment facilitating the handling of bulk powdery products.  

Brazil aims to open indigenous reserves to mining - Minister

By: Reuters     11th March 2019 The government of Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro is preparing an overhaul of mining sector regulations that will include opening up indigenous reserves to mining, the country's mines and energy minister said. Mining in indigenous reserves is currently prohibited. 

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