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.

Mexican court allows Fortuna Silver to keep mining at San Jose for now

Mining News Pro - Fortuna Silver Mines (NYSE: FSM) (TSX: FVI) reported Wednesday that the Mexican federal administrative court has granted a provisional injunction to allow the company’s San Jose mine to continue to operate under the terms of the 12-year environmental impact authorization (EIA).

Brazil’s Lula pledges to eliminate illegal mining, help Yanomami

Mining News Pro - Illegal mining will be eliminated in Brazil, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told journalists after visiting an institution for Indigenous healthcare in Boa Vista, Roraima state, in the Amazon region.

Chile rejects Andes Iron’s $2.5bn Dominga mining project

Mining News Pro - Chile’s committee of ministers denied permits for Andes Iron’s $2.5 billion Dominga copper and iron mining project, Environment Minister Maisa Rojas announced on Wednesday.

Mining’s top ten ‘S’ trends in ESG for 2023

Mining News Pro - To say 2022 was tumultuous is an understatement. War, inflation, climate disasters, market volatility: the past year was anything but business as usual for most. ESG, which had seemed firmly embedded in business, began to experience a backlash, facing criticism as a “woke capitalist” distraction. Yet, a recent Harvard study indicates 81% of institutional investors in the US and 83.6% in Europe plan to increase their ESG allocations over the next two years.

‘Era of trust’ is over, says VRIC’s Jay Martin, as mining juniors head for Vancouver shores

Mining News Pro - There’s no denying the world is an entirely different place compared with a year ago, says Cambridge House International’s president and CEO, Jay Martin, as more than 300 mining juniors prepare to attend the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC) on Jan. 29-30.

President of Colombia promises to block mining projects to protect water sources

Mining News Pro - Colombia’s president Gustavo Petro said on Saturday his government will block mining projects that threaten water sources.

MMG’s Las Bambas halts mining work on security concerns: TVPeru

Mining News Pro - MMG Ltd’s Las Bambas copper mines halted activities because of unrest at another nearby mining site, according to TVPeru Noticias, citing a union leader.

Top 50 mining companies in 2022: coal, lithium win big, China investors lose out

Mining News Pro - Vale, the world’s second largest iron ore miner and top nickel producer, has shortlisted suitors for 10% of its base metals business estimated to be worth nearly $2.5 billion.

North America’s top mining CEOs anticipate turbulent year ahead

Mining News Pro - Top executives from North America’s biggest metals producers are bracing for a turbulent 2023 marked by recession, geopolitical risks and an uncertain investment climate that could change the face of mining.

Predictions and protection: can software and data improve ESG in mining?

Mining News Pro - Giles Crosse investigates how a delicate combination of data and regulation could be vital for the future of the mining sector.

Colombian municipalities affected by exit of Glencore’s subsidiary demand smooth transition into non-mining activities

Mining News Pro - The mayors of five municipalities that fall within the Cesar mining corridor, in northern Colombia, have asked the Gustavo Petro government to gradually phase out mining operations and promote a smooth transition into another type of industry. This, instead of ordering an abrupt closure of all of the mines in the region.

Maduro exhorts Venezuelan army to combat environmental destruction caused by illegal gold mining

Mining News Pro - Venezuela’s head of state Nicolás Maduro publicly asked the Operational Strategic Commander of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Fanb) to ramp up efforts against illegal gold mining in the southeastern Amazonas and Bolívar states.

Challenges and Opportunities in Mining Materials for Energy Storage

Mining News Pro - A circular battery life cycle is possible. More batteries are being recycled through good policy, innovation, and corporate commitment. Public action and awareness-raising is bringing increased attention to the urgency of responsible sourcing.

What will happen in mining sector in 2023?

Mining News Pro - The consensus forecast for average copper prices in 2023 is below current levels at around $7,660 per tonne, according to FocusEconomics with the lowest prediction at just $5,430 per tonne and the top end at an uninspiring $8,775 per tonne.

World Gold Council Report

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Strategies for the Gold Mining Industry

Mining News Pro -The World Gold Council’s ‘Gold and climate change: Adaptation and resilience’ report identifies the key physical climate-related vulnerabilities of the gold mining industry and outlines a range of adaptation strategies to support the industry in managing the associated risks

Mining companies stress the need to rethink approach to recycling

Mining News Pro - Recycling and sustainable production have become topics that mining companies have had to face up to, the audience at Mines and Money’s Resourcing Tomorrow conference heard

Zimbabwean president says more investments welcome in mining sector

Mining News Pro - Zimbabwe welcomes more investors to take up opportunities in the exploration, extraction, and beneficiation of natural resources in order to maximize the value of its vast mineral wealth.

greater hesitancy for deep-sea mining

Mining News Pro - Greenpeace, the WWF and other environmental organisations were already calling for a global mortarium on deep-sea mining. Now, as Isabeau Van Halm writes, governments are joining them.

Extortion ‘mafia’ hits South Africa’s $55 billion mining sector

Mining News Pro - Musa Ngqulunga, chairman of the Ulundi Business Forum, denied it had anything to do with the derailment, but said the group had been angered by contracts awarded to a business from outside the region, saying “we can’t be spectators in our area.”

Mining News Falling head grades put pressure on gold mining industry

Mining News Pro - The consultancy explained that typically, low-grade materials require a greater amount of rock to be extracted and processed, longer processing times and higher reagents usage, which translates to higher costs per unit of gold produced.

Saudi Arabia aims to become leader in sustainable mining

Mining News Pro - The Saudi Arabian government recently contacted Australian miners about supporting its $170 billion mining plan. The Kingdom has already become one of the world’s leaders in terms of phosphate fertilizer production with state-owned Ma’aden.

Mali suspends issuance of mining permits until further notice

Mining News Pro - It said it will issue another statement when the suspension is lifted.

The mining industry can’t ignore a startup’s solution

Mining News Pro - The warnings keep getting louder: the world is hurtling toward a desperate shortage of copper. Humans are more dependent than ever on a metal we’ve used for 10,000 years; new deposits are drying up, and the type of breakthrough technologies that transformed other commodities have failed to materialize for copper.

The future for the global mining equipment market looks healthy

Mining News Pro - Digitalisation of global mining operations and machinery is ensuring the industry is moving towards greater sustainability, efficiency, and growth.

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