Development

The import price of 62% Fe content ore at the port of Tianjin raced 4.8% higher to $82.40 per dry metric tonne on Wednesday.The benchmark is now trading at its highest since the beginning of September 2014. Year to...
MPF Assessment in Senegal: Mine Rehabilitation in Action The IGF’s 2016 MPF Assessments kicked off in June with an assessment in Senegal. I was part of the two-person team sent to evaluate Senegal’s mining laws and policies, and can report...
Mining and its Role in Clean TechnologyThere is the natural synergy between mining and clean technology. Extracted raw materials are transformed into technology that, having gone full circle, assist mining operations in reducing environmental footprints and enhancing efficiency...
Nigeria and China have signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) on geosciences cooperation during the Nigeria- China Mining Investment Roadshow which held in Beijing, China.The MoUs provides for cooperation between the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) and the China...
Cornish Lithium, a company with secured rights to a large unified mineral exploration program in Cornwall, has announced plans for lithium mining at the county’s hot springs.The lithium-rich, salty underground hot springs in the county were previously regarded as...
GLENCORE’S Ivan Glasenberg made a stunning return to deal-making after 18 months of austerity by joining its 9% shareholder Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) in a €10.5bn swoop for 19.5% of Russian oil company, Rosneft. The Financial Times said the deal...
Employment has increased by 93,000 quarter-on-quarter. This is according to figures released in Statistics South Africa's (Stats SA’s) quarterly employment report on Monday. This is a growth of 1% compared to the same quarter last year. Jobs increased in community...
Oman is set to announce a new mining law, which is drafted by the Public Authority for Mining (PAM), in the first half of this year.With the new law, the country’s mining sector will be made more attractive to...
US federal officials are currently seeking input on a plan that would essentially stall mining developments in Ely, Minnesota for two years. In fact, it is said that implementing the plan would ban mining activities for as long as...
According to a recent report by the international market analysis and intelligence firm, Transparency Market Research, the smart mining market will see significant growth in the years to come.The report shows that such a market, which was valued at...