Camino to partner with Japan’s Nittetsu at Los Chapitos copper project in Peru

Mining News Pro - Camino Corp. has signed a letter of intent to partner with Japan’s Nittetsu Mining Co. at its Los Chapitos copper exploration project in Peru. Nittetsu currently operates the Atacama Kozan copper mine located in northern Chile that was developed from an iron oxide copper gold (IOCG) deposit style similar to Camino’s Los Chapitos project.

US detains Chinese aluminum suspected of forced-labor origin

Mining News Pro - The US is beginning to detain imports of aluminum products suspected of being made through forced labor, particularly from China’s Xinjiang region, according to one of the world’s biggest shipping firms.

New tech may help lithium-ion batteries last for nine years

Mining News Pro - Engineers at Australia’s RMIT University are proposing the idea of incorporating a 2D material into lithium-ion batteries to extend their lifetime up to three times longer than today’s technology, that is, to about nine years.

How a Soviet nuclear site could be key to Europe’s EV market

Mining News Pro - On the edge of Sillamae, a town of just over 12,000 people in northeast Estonia, sits a grassy hill with a secret.

Copper price falls as China’s reopening boost loses power

Mining News Pro - The copper price retreated on Wednesday as weak demand offsetted speculative bets that the end of China’s Covid Zero policy will reignite growth.

Stillwater expands resource, nickel by more than half at Montana project

Mining News Pro - Stillwater Critical Minerales has increased its resource estimate tonnage significantly at its Stillwater West battery and platinum metals project in Montana as it looks to emulate world-leading neighbour Sibanye-Stillwater.

Receiver named for assets of Trevali’s Caribou zinc mine in New Brunswick

Mining News Pro - Last summer, Trevali Mining applied for relief under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) and was granted the initial order in August. The next month it delisted its shares from the Toronto Stock Exchange. And this week, a receiver was appointed for the company’s assets at its Caribou lead-zinc-silver mine in New Brunswick.

US blocks mining in parts of Minnesota, dealing blow to Antofagasta’s Twin Metals copper project

Mining News Pro - The US Interior Department on Thursday blocked mining in part of northeast Minnesota for 20 years, the latest blow to Antofagasta Plc’s Twin Metals copper and nickel mining project but a step officials said is needed to protect the state’s vast network of interconnected waterways.

Mexico seeking accord with lithium firm in Sonora state

Mining News Pro - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday his government wanted to reach agreement with a company over lithium mining in a northern state that will underline Mexico’s right to exploit the valuable mineral.

EU urges European banks to step up funding for critical minerals

Mining News Pro - European Commissioner Thierry Breton urged European financiers this week to provide more funding to suppliers of minerals needed for the energy transition, as the European Union prepares its Green Deal industrial plan.

Albemarle calls for high lithium prices to fuel EV industry growth

Mining News Pro - Albemarle Corp on Tuesday called for lithium prices to remain high indefinitely in order to help the mining industry develop new sources of the electric vehicle (EV) battery metal and fuel the green energy transition.

Newcrest quarterly gold output misses estimates after fatality

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Newcrest Mining said on Wednesday gold production fell 2.8% in the second quarter from the first, missing analyst expectations, after operations were suspended at its Brucejack operations in Canada following a fatality.

Marimaca Copper infill drilling yields best results to date at oxide deposit in Chile

Mining News Pro - Marimaca Copper has released the final batch of reverse circulation (RC) drill results from last year’s infill drilling campaign at the Marimaca oxide deposit (MOD) in northern Chile, including the best copper intersection drilled to date on a grade-times-width basis.

Flexible copper sensor can detect heavy metals in sweat

Mining News Pro - An international team of researchers led by the University of São Paulo in Brazil has developed a portable copper sensor that is able to detect heavy metals such as lead and cadmium in sweat.

BHP strikes deal to look for copper in Serbia

Mining News Pro - BHP Group struck a deal to look for copper in Serbia as the world’s biggest mining company expands efforts to find new deposits of the metal essential for the green revolution.

Albemarle calls for high lithium prices to fuel EV industry growth

Mining News Pro - Albemarle Corp on Tuesday called for lithium prices to remain high indefinitely in order to help the mining industry develop new sources of the electric vehicle (EV) battery metal and fuel the green energy transition.

American Lithium’s 51% stock bounce has CEO upbeat on year

Mining News Pro - American Lithium Corp.’s stock is experiencing a dramatic revival following its new US listing and a promise to update investors on its much anticipated Nevada project.

India’s JSW Steel sees exports at more than 10% of 2022/23 sales

Mining News Pro - India’s JSW Steel expects its exports to pick up in the current quarter through March, boosted by the withdrawal of an export tax and robust demand from the Middle East and Asia, a senior company executive said on Saturday.

Court told Anglo turned blind eye to Zambian lead poisoning

South Africa’s High Court was told that Anglo American Plc turned a “blind eye” to lead poisoning in the Zambian town of Kabwe, where it held a stake in a mine for almost 50 years.

Bolivia taps Chinese battery giant CATL to help develop lithium riches

Mining News Pro - Bolivia has chosen a consortium including Chinese battery giant CATL to help develop the South American country’s huge, but largely untapped, reserves of lithium after a lengthy bidding process involving firms from the United States and Russia.

Glencore halts operations in Peru due to violent protests

Mining News Pro - Following Friday’s attack that set on fire a worker housing area, Glencore announced that it has halted operations at the Antapaccay copper mine in southern Peru.

Antofagasta 2022 copper output down 10%

Mining News Pro - Chilean miner Antofagasta on Wednesday reported a 10.4% fall in 2022 copper output, as lower ore grades and a drought in Chile continued to hurt production.

Copper price highest since June on China optimism

Mining News Pro - The copper price rose on Wednesday to its highest levels since June as speculators bet that low inventories and rising Chinese demand will lift prices.

Mega miners are hunting for deals after decade on the sidelines

Mining News Pro - In the rush of the 2000s commodities boom, the world’s biggest miners earned a reputation as swashbuckling dealmakers, taking on rivals in an onslaught of hostile offers, massive mergers and vicious bidding wars.

Copper price retreats on weak economic data from China

Mining News Pro - The copper price fell on Tuesday as weak economic data from China punctured a speculator-driven rally.

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