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Sudbury staff to return to work next week

By: Bloomberg     4th August 2021 Vale, the world’s largest commercial producer of nickel, will start resuming operations at Sudbury in Canada after workers accepted a proposal to end a two-month strike. About 85% of members of USW Local 6500 voted in favour of Vale’s latest five-year contract offer, the union said. The two... 

Resources Watch  

4th August 2021 This week: De Beers bounces back to 2019 levels with outstanding performance; Anglo on trajectory towards becoming minerals solutions provider; and, ESG business critical, not just the right thing to do 

Anglo partners with German firm to decarbonise steelmaking

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th August 2021 Diversified miner Anglo American has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German steel product manufacturer Salzgitter Flachstahl to collaborate on decarbonising of the steelmaking industry. The companies will conduct research into feed materials, including iron-ore pellets and lump... 

The Digital Future of Mining and Resources

4th August 2021 How digital innovation is transforming Australia’s mining industry  By Guy Danskine, Managing Director, Australia, Equinix 

Alrosa takes actionable steps to ensure it meets ESG goals

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th August 2021 Russian diamond miner Alrosa has published a three-year action plan for its comprehensive 2021 to 2025 Sustainability Programme. The company is focused on increasing responsibility and transparency across its diamond mining and production operations, as well as reinforcing consumer confidence.  

Winchester South EIS opens for comment

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th August 2021 The Queensland government has encouraged submissions on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for ASX-listed Whitehaven Coal’s A$1-billion Winchester South metallurgical coal mine. At full capacity the mine is targeting run-of-mine production of up to 17-million tonnes a year of coal to... 

Rhodium again top performer in RBPlat’s revenue basket  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd August 2021 Rhodium was once again the top performer in the revenue basket for platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat), the revenue of which was up 108.1% to R9 584.3-million in the six months to June 30. The average rhodium price for the period increased threefold to $25... 

M&R’s mining platform bags two contracts in North America

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd August 2021 JSE-listed Murray & Roberts’ mining platform has secured two contracts in its Cementation Americas business, valued at R1.2-billion. The first contract involves underground characterisation development and infrastructure for global miner Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper project, in the US,... 

Altus appoints mining veteran to lead its operations in Egypt

By: Donna Slater     3rd August 2021 Aim- and TSX-V-listed African mining royalty generator Altus Strategies has appointed Mark Campbell as nonexecutive chairperson of its 100%-owned subsidiary Akh Gold. Campbell has also been appointed GM of Altus’ Egypt branch. 

Western Australia takes step-up in battery chemicals production

By: Reuters     3rd August 2021 Western Australia is preparing to take a bigger slice of the booming global battery market, forecast to grow to $150-billion by 2030, as it moves beyond mining lithium and nickel into chemical processing. Three big battery chemicals plants are set to come on line in coming months, while... 

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