Upgrade Boosts Griffin’s Caijiaying Plant Throughput to 1.5M Tons

Recently commissioned processing facilities at Griffin Mining’s Caijiaying zinc-gold mine in China were expected to reach an expanded nameplate capacity throughput rate of 1.5 million metric tons per year (mt/y) of ore by the end of June. This level of output was not possible, explained the London-based company, before delivery of a new ball mill and connection of additional grid power.

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Mongolia Takes Another Step Toward Ovoot Mine Railway Concession

Aspire Mining’s Mongolian rail subsidiary, Northern Railways, has received a formal letter from the Mongolian government confirming that a multidepartmental working group has been established to negotiate a rail concession for the Erdenet to Ovoot Railway. The letter was received from the Mongolian Investment Agency, which is the body charged with negotiating concession agreements, and is in accordance with a cabinet resolution.


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Indian Iron Ore Import Dependency to Increase

With iron ore exports in the western Indian coastal province of Goa unlikely to resume before the onset of the monsoon rains and several Indian steel mills firming up iron ore imports, the country’s net import dependency on iron ore was expected to increase during the current fiscal period.

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