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Red River planning Hillgrove restart

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th January 2020 Junior base and precious metals producer Red River Resources on Friday announced plans to restart gold production at its Hillgrove gold project, in New South Wales, during 2020. The company told shareholders that metallurgical testwork at the project had demonstrated the viability of treating... 

2020 IT Trends by Rittal South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th January 2020 According to Rittal head office in Germany, rapid upgrades to data centres and rising energy consumption are key factors to consider in 2020. Market researchers at the International Data Corporation predict that humans and machines could generate 175 zettabytes of data by 2025. If this amount of... 

Minerals Council calls for intervention to ‘salvage and revive’ South Africa 

By: Simone Liedtke     14th January 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa and other government leaders to “salvage and revive” South Africa’s economy after noting the “increasing urgency of a range of critical steps needed”. In a statement released ahead of the Business Economic Indaba (BEI), which... 

Electronics manufacturers need to act to ensure sustainable rare earths supply

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th January 2020 Data analytics company GlobalData says metal use has risen exponentially in recent years, putting strain on the global production of rare earth elements, indium, gallium and platinum group metals (PGMs). The company cited a report from the UK Office of Science and Technology on Thursday, which... 

Harte Gold poised for growth in 2020

By: Simone Liedtke     10th January 2020 TSX-listed Harte Gold said that it was “well positioned for growth” at the Sugar Zone mine, in Ontario, with its full-year guidance set at between 42 000 oz and 48 000 oz, marking an increase of between 54% and 76% over the company’s 2019 production. The miner said on Thursday that it felt “very... 

Medallion seeks sites for rare earth extraction plant

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th January 2020 TSX-V-listed Medallion Resources has asked international engineering group Stantec to evaluate sites in the US to establish its rare earth element (REE) extraction plant. The high automated plant location will be a modern chemical processing setting with top-tier environmental standards and... 

WA invests in hydrogen studies

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th January 2020 The Western Australian government has announced a A$1.68-million investment to support feasibility studies across seven proposed renewable hydrogen projects to support development of the fledgling industry. The studies, funded through the government's Renewable Hydrogen Fund, include examining... 

High-quality plastic bottle sorting with the STADLER Delabeler

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th January 2020 Plastic has become an indispensable feature of modern life, and has many redeeming qualities: it is flexible and strong, as well as light; it can be used in place of natural resources such as ivory or wood, and is very good for keeping foods fresh, just to mention a few. However, its durability... 

Anglo American gets licence to boost Minas-Rio mine to full capacity

By: Reuters     24th December 2019 Anglo American has received the final operating licence it needs to boost production at its Minas-Rio iron ore mine in Brazil to its full capacity of 26.5-million tonnes a year, the mining company said on Monday. Anglo American's Minas-Rio mine, which has been dogged by delays and waits for... 

India to set up ‘sustainable development cell’ for coal projects

By: Ajoy K Das     19th December 2019 The Indian government will set up a ‘sustainable development cell’ to ensure environmentally sustainable coal mining across the country. According to a statement issued by the Coal Ministry, the cell will advise on planning, monitoring and mitigation measures taken by all coal mining companies... 

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