Category: Asia

India Consider Lithium From Argentina

A senior Argentinian official recently visited New Delhi and held a series of meetings with Indian officials from ministries of commerce, mining and industries where India proposed a rapid setup of lithium-ion batteries in the...

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Plenty of Asia Upside as Commodity Downturn Eases

A resurgence in international precious, base and battery metals exploration and development investment activity has given a leading international mining consulting firm good reasons to celebrate the five-year anniversary of its...

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Earthquakes Ravage PNG Highlands

Papua New Guinea (PNG) faces a long road to recovery after a series of earthquakes and aftershocks struck the mountainous region already reeling from a 7.5-quake on February 26. Australia and New Zealand sent helicopters and...

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Nornickel, Russian Platinum Plan JV for PGM Project

Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), the world’s largest producer of palladium and refined nickel, and LLC Russian Platinum have signed a framework agreement for a 50/50 joint venture to develop disseminated ore deposits in the Norilsk...

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India’s HCL to Develop Greenfield Copper Deposit

India’s sole integrated copper producer, Hindustan Copper Ltd. (HCL) will develop a greenfield copper deposit in Malanjkhand in central state of Madhya Pradesh aiming to produce 500,000 tons of copper ore per year and commence...

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KAZ Minerals Building Second Concentrator at Aktogay

KAZ Minerals is building a second sulphide ore concentrator at its Aktogay open-pit copper mine in East Kazakhstan province of Kazakhstan. The new plant will double Aktogay’s sulphide ore processing capacity from 25 million to...

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Chinese Align With ICMM to Promote Mining

The International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) and the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemical Importers and Exporters (CCCMC) have agreed to help promote sustainable development in Chinese companies’...

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First Doré Poured at Natalka

Polyus has poured the first doré gold (inset photo above) at its Natalka mine, a major greenfield project in Russia’s Far East, during the ongoing hot commissioning process at the mill. The full processing facility is currently...

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CNMC’s Carbon-in-Leach Plant Starts Trial Operation

CNMC Goldmine Holdings Ltd. confirmed that its newly constructed carbon-in-leach (CIL) plant is in the process of conducting trial operation, marking a major milestone in its efforts to ramp up gold output after poor ore grades...

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Rio Tinto, Sinosteel Extend Channar JV

Rio Tinto and China’s Sinosteel Corp. have agreed to extend their historic Channar Mining joint venture. This third extension of the joint venture, confirmed in Beijing by Rio Tinto Chief Executive J-S Jacques and Sinosteel...

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