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US launches Section 232 probe into vanadium imports

2nd June 2020 The US has initiated a probe into vanadium imports to determine whether the “present quantities and circumstances of imports threaten to impair national security”, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced on Tuesday. The investigation follows a petition filed by domestic producers AMG... 

Moody's sees US coal miners' earnings halve this year

2nd June 2020 The outlook for the North American coal industry remains negative and earnings for coal miners could fall by more than 50% this year, says Moody’s Investor Service. The ratings agency says the coronavirus pandemic has worsened the outlook for the sector. "Domestic demand for thermal coal for... 

Mexican mines get back to work

2nd June 2020 More mines across Mexico are ramping up operations, as the country on Monday allowed mining to fully restart, provided that operations meet Covid-19 protocols. Operations were suspended in March to comply with mandatory quarantines imposed in response to Covid-19. By Monday, more than 93 000... 

Lundin takes first steps to reopening Ecuador’s largest gold mine

1st June 2020 Vancouver-headquartered Lundin Gold has begun the first phases of reopening the Fruta del Norte gold mine, in Ecuador, after the government approved protocols that allow the mining industry to restart operations under health and safety guidelines. The government has also established logistics... 

Trevali defers Namibia zinc expansion decision

29th May 2020 Global base-metals miner Trevali has deferred its expansion plans for the Rosh Pinah zinc mine, in Namibia, to a future date, as it moves to preserve liquidity during the economic downturn. The Vancouver-based company, which also owns mines in Peru, Canada and Burkina Faso, said on Wednesday... 

Big shareholder thumbs up for Endeavour’s Semafo buy

28th May 2020 The C$1-billion deal to create West Africa’s largest gold miner received a near 100% vote of support from shareholders in Endeavour Mining. The TSX-listed company on Thursday held a live audio webcast to allow shareholders to vote on the acquisition of fellow-listed Semafo Gold on the basis of... 

Reopening economy is critical, but must be done safely – O’Regan

28th May 2020 Canadian Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan has stressed the importance of reopening the economy, but says it has to be done safely with consideration for all Canadians, including those in Indigenous and northern communities. “We must work with Indigenous partners to ensure their concerns... 

Taseko takes first step on Yellowhead assessment road with First Nation pact

27th May 2020 Toronto-listed Taseko Mines has entered into an agreement with an indigenous nation regarding the miner’s intentions to start the regulatory approval process for the Yellowhead copper project, in the Thompson‐Nicola area of British Columbia. Located about 150 km north‐east of Kamloops near... 

Seabridge locks in 3 Aces project

27th May 2020 TSX- and NYSE-listed Seabridge Gold has completed the acquisition of the high-grade 3 Aces gold project – an exploration play in Yukon – from Golden Predator Mining. 3 Aces is a district scale, orogenic-gold project consisting of 1 536 claims covering about 350 km² located in a readily... 

Sierra Metals seeks consent to reopen Peru mine

26th May 2020 TSX-listed Sierra Metals is seeking consent to reopen its Yauricocha mine, given its remote location and implementation of strict health protocols. Peru has extended its state of emergency and a nationwide lockdown to fight the Covid-19 pandemic until June 30, but President Martin Vizcarra has... 

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