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K+S sells Americas salt business for $3.2bn

7th October 2020 German minerals company K+S Aktiengesellschaft has agreed to sell its Americas salt business to industrial holding company Stone Canyon Industries, Mark Demetree and affiliates for $3.2-billion. The Americas operating unit mainly comprises K+S Chile, formerly known as the Chilean company,... 

Polymetal to build $80m Kutyn gold project

6th October 2020 The $80-million Kutyn gold project, about 100 km from the Albazino mine in Far East Russia, has received board approval and will proceed to construction, London-and Moscow-listed Polymetal announced on Tuesday. Incremental production from the 90 000 oz/y Kutyn mine will compensate for an... 

Osisko launches new North American gold developer

6th October 2020 Gold royalty and streaming company Osisko Gold Royalties on Monday announced the creation of Osisko Development to advance the Cariboo gold project, in British Columbia, into one of the "predominant mining camps in Canada". The Cariboo gold project is advancing through permitting as a 4 750 t/d... 

Nevada Copper slows Pumpkin Hollow ramp-up

6th October 2020 The main shaft at Pumpkin Hollow copper mine, in Nevada, will be completed next month, which will increase hoisting rates and allow for mining operations to ramp up towards mill design capacity. The underground mine will ramp up to production rates of 5 000 t/d in the first quarter of 2021,... 

Alba’s Clogau pilot plant to be operational in Q4

5th October 2020 The pilot processing plant that London-listed Alba Mines plans to establish at, or close to, its Clogau gold mine, in Wales, will be operational in the fourth quarter, the company reported on Monday. Alba has ordered a 1.5 t/h concentrator and a 3 t/h impact crusher from mining equipment... 

CAML says it should meet 2020 guidance as Sasa restarts

5th October 2020 Base metals miner Central Asia Metals Limited (CAML) has received approval to restart operations at its Sasa mine, in North Macedonia, following a recent leakage at the tailings storage facility, or TSF4. Processing restarted late on Friday. The plant will initially operate at a 50% capacity... 

Shively to restore trust after Pebble Tapes revelations

2nd October 2020 The 77-year old John Shively, who has returned as the CEO of the Pebble Partnership after Tom Collier resigned last week following the Pebble Tapes, said his focus would be on earning back the trust that was shattered. Acknowledging that it is a long haul, Shively said the journey would begin... 

Energy Fuels sees Trump order as sign of 'tangible support' for uranium miners

2nd October 2020 US uranium and vanadium producer Energy Fuels has applauded President Donald Trump’s executive order declaring an emergency in the mining industry, describing it as a “major step” towards providing tangible support for producers and processors of critical minerals. The order directs the Interior... 

Stillwater West ‘could be a leading US source of key metals’

2nd October 2020 Exploration and development company Group Ten is continuing to advance its Stillwater West project, in Montana, which it believes has the potential to be a leading US-based source of key battery metals and platinum group metals (PGMs). The company is targeting bulk-tonnage deposits of... 

Anglesey targets longer-life mine at Parys Mountain

1st October 2020 Aim-listed Anglesey Mining has started a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Parys Mountain base and precious metals project, in north Wales, targeting a longer mine life beyond those indicated previously. The PEA follows from the optimisation studies recently completed by QME Mining... 

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