Yearly Archives: 2017

Solwara 1

Communities demand information on deep sea mining

  Helen Rosenbaum, spokesperson for The Deep Sea Mining Campaign, speaks to Pacific Beat (ABC News Australia) on legal proceedings that have been launched in Papua New Guinea to obtain documents relating to the Solwara 1 undersea mining project off the coast of New Ireland. Read the full article on ABC News Australia

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copper jumps

Copper jumps to 3-week high

ANDREW TOPF on MINING.COM | 17 December 2017 “The copper price is scaling heights not seen since the end of November, bolstered by strong economic data coming out of China and Wall Street buying. 9Finance reported on Sunday that rising stock market indices on Wall Street “had boosted sentiment and sparked a wave of buying on […]

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PNG Deep sea Mining

New BBC Segment Spotlights PNG Deep Sea Mining

BBC News science editor David Shukman reports on the developing Nautilus Minerals deep sea mining project Solwara One, in Papua New Guinea’s Bismark Sea. “Plans for the world’s first deep sea mine are taking shape in the waters off Papua New Guinea. The ocean floor is rich in gold, copper and other minerals in big […]

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How Batteries Sparked a Cobalt Frenzy and What Could Happen Next

MARK BURTON on BLOOMBERG MARKETS | 17 December 2017 “Cobalt left other metals in the dust this year, driven by demand from electric carmakers like Tesla Inc. But with new supply coming online and high prices likely to spur substitution and recycling, the market for the key battery component could prove choppier next year.” Read […]

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deep sea

The Future of the Deep Sea: Undiscovered Wonders at Risk

KELLY MARTIN on ON THE TIDE | 15 December 2017 “Improved technology is also allowing humans to exploit deep ocean resources in ways that could be extremely damaging. Last month, Japan became the first country to successfully mine the deep sea on a large scale. A company called Nautilus Minerals is also now licensed to […]

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ore sorting

The next-gen ore sorter

MINING MAGAZINE | 15 December 2017 “The technology’s advanced sensor system takes advantage of magnetic resonance technology. It illuminates batches of ore with short pulses of radio waves, assessing ore grade and enabling high tonnage sorting at extremely high speeds. NextOre’s ore sorter is able to detect the magnetic resonance signatures of many minerals, including […]

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Coda Octopus Group

Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Coda Octopus Group (CODA) Share Price

SHAWN BAILEY on STOCK NEWS TIMES | 15 Dec 2017 “News headlines about Coda Octopus Group (NASDAQ:CODA) have trended positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0924147018354 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on […]

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MiTech

MITech Launches ‘Cinema-Class’ ROV

SUBSEA WORLD NEWS | 14 December 2017 “Pixel is a multi-camera underwater filming and exploration platform that will facilitate cinema quality deep water and coastal storytelling. Pixel, as well as other forthcoming ROVs in MITech’s cinema-class line, simultaneously hosts multiple cameras with live video and control feeds.”   Read the full article on Subsea World […]

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electronic waste

Electronic waste at new high, squandering gold, other metals – study

REUTERS on MINING WEEKLY | 14 Dec 2017 “Electronic waste rose to a record 45-million tonnes worldwide in 2016, squandering valuable metals such as gold and copper since few trashed televisions, cellphones or other products get recycled, a UN-backed study showed on Wednesday. Rising incomes and falling prices for everything from solar panels to fridges […]

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