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Need for training in LNG sector recognised

By: Halima Frost     15th October 2021 With liquefied natural gas (LNG) expected to grow exponentially over the next five years, owing to the global drive to greener power generation, diverse consulting service provider Synergy Oil & Gas Consulting & Training senior energy manager Ismaeel Fataar says now is the time to upskill workers... 

Golden Arrow executes option for Argentina silver/gold project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th October 2021 TSX-V-listed Golden Arrow Resources has executed a definitive option agreement to acquire a 75% undivided interest in the Libanese project, in Santa Cruz, Argentina. Libanesa is a 14 500-ha silver/gold project located at the north eastern margin of the Deseado Massif metallogenic province, about... 

Miners disclose CO2 emissions on LME's sustainability register

By: Reuters     13th October 2021 Nine metal producers including Antofagasta and Teck Resources have disclosed the carbon emissions from their metal producing operations on the London Metal Exchange's newly launched digital register. The register known as LMEpassport is aimed at users of the exchange wanting to support the... 

Goldplat, West Wits partner on South African project

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th October 2021 Aim-listed Goldplat is partnering with ASX-listed West Wits Mining as toll treatment partner to initially process about 8 500 t of ore extracted during the West Wits early mine programme at the Qala Shallows area, located on the Kimberly Reef package in the Witwatersrand Basin, in South Africa.... 

Freeport Indonesia breaks ground on $3bn copper smelter

By: Reuters     12th October 2021 American mining giant Freeport McMoRan broke ground on Tuesday in construction of one of the world's biggest copper smelters near its existing refining operations in Indonesia. The $3-billion facility in Gresik, East Java, will have capacity of 1.7-million tonnes of copper concentrate and is... 

New pumps series now available

8th October 2021 Multinational manufacturing company Atlas Copco has extended the WEDA electric submersible pump series to include slurry, drainage and sludge units, which feature several enhancements in a bid to meet the fast growing demand for these high performing, compact, rugged, reliable and efficient... 

Metso Outotec wins Canadian cobalt refinery contract

By: Mariaan Webb     5th October 2021 Canada’s First Cobalt has awarded a contract to mineral processing and metal refining solutions company Metso Outotec for the design and manufacturing of solvent extraction cells, as well as technical support for the layout of a new solvent extraction plant and its process control. The solvent... 

Local furnace builder playing its part in global urban mining

By: Darren Parker     5th October 2021 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is supporting recycling and the circular economy by supplying specialist critical components for pyrometallurgical smelting in furnaces designed for reclaiming rare metals. Reclaiming rare metals from waste – called urban mining – involves extracting... 

Blackstone partners with Vietnam govt for nickel hunt

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th October 2021 ASX-listed Blackstone Minerals will collaborate with the Vietnamese government to identify new nickel opportunities in the country. Blackstone’s 90% owned subsidiary Ban Phuc Nickel Mines (BPNM) will work in collaboration with the General Department of Geology & Minerals of Vietnam (GDGMV),... 

Alcoa leans on new technologies, renewable energy for net-zero goal

By: Mariaan Webb     5th October 2021 Aluminium major Alcoa has joined many other metals and mining companies in announcing its 2050 net-zero emissions ambition, stating that it intends to increase the use of renewable energy at its operations and bring new innovations to the market over time. The company plans to further reduce the... 

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