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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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diamond producer

Canadian diamond producer to resume mining off Namibian coast

VALENTINA RUIZ LEOTAUD on MINING.COM | 20 November 2017 “Vancouver-based Diamond Fields International (TSXV:DFI) announced that it is set to resume its mining activities off the coast of Namibia in 2018. In an alliance with International Mining and Dredging Holdings, the Canadian miner ran a bulk sampling program whose results officials say “were extremely encouraging, […]

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cobalt market

Electric cars yet to turn cobalt market into gold mine – Nornickel

POLINA DEVITT on REUTERS / MINING.COM | 30 October 2017 “Demand for cobalt used to make rechargeable batteries that power electric cars has not yet translated into a tighter market, according to Russia’s Norilsk Nickel, a major producer of the metal. “The price is higher but there is no tense situation with cobalt supply now,” […]

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seabed mining approved

Seabed mining approved in New Zealand despite environmentalists’ concerns

VALENTINA RUIZ LEOTAUD on MINING.COM | 11 August 2017 “New Zealand’s Environmental Protection Authority approved Trans-Tasman Resources’ application to mine iron sands from the seabed of South Taranaki Bight, located 22 kilometres to 36 kilometres offshore from Patea. The approval means that Trans-Tasman is now allowed to recover resources from the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. […]

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