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EDITORIAL INSIGHT

Indians to up Mozambique coal output, new software enhances blast success, Mintek to host analytical symposium

Intensidfied coal mining in Mozambique; new blast software, analytical symposium at Mintek
15th August 2014
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Policy dilly-dallying hampering recovery of India’s crisis-stricken mining sector

India’s newly elected government has the difficult task of trying to narrow the divide between the country’s mining potential and its tendency to procrastinate in policy and decision-making. Delays, corruption, legislative inaction, illegal...
15th August 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Rio Tinto says will hang back from north Simandou iron tender

Rio Tinto indicated it would not take part in a tender for the mining rights for the northern half of the disputed Guinea iron ore deposit Simandou, saying the government would prefer other companies to invest. The global miner already owns a...
8th August 2014
 
Mining Services

Australia to use more driverless vehicles

MACHINES DRIVE THE FUTURE
MACHINES DRIVE THE FUTURE
Rio Tinto announced in 2011 that it would own the world’s largest fleet of driverless trucks New research by UK-based information solutions and technologies company Timetric reveals that more autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless vehicles, will be used in large underground and surface iron-ore mines in Australia.
8th August 2014
 
COMMINUTION SOLUTIONS

Metso aiming to expand African footprint

CRUSHING AND SCREENING
Metso Minerals manufactured a 300 t/h crushing and screening plant to Mozambique-based construction company JRC Construction (JRC – Construções e obras púiblicas, SA) last year
With a well-established and strong presence in the African mining industry, comminution solutions company Metso Minerals South Africa, subsidiary of Finland-based Metso Minerals group, plans to further bolster and expand its presence in the...
8th August 2014
 
EDITORIAL INSIGHT

Poor coal productivity tackled, Vale’s Africa production rises, Botswana coal, power project

Angl American is pulling out all the stops to improve the productivity of its South African coal assets; Vale is doing well in Mozambique as Rio Tinto pulls out; a junior is raisng money to mine coal and produce power fro export from Botswana.
8th August 2014
 
COAL & COPPER

Vale’s African production rises, Rio Tinto sells Mozambique assets

Brazilian mining major Vale has reported a stronger performance by its Moatize coal operation in Mozambique during the second quarter of this year (2Q14) in comparison to the first quarter (1Q14). Vale’s Carborough Downs coal operation in...
8th August 2014
 
DIVERSIFIED MINER

Rio Tinto beats cost saving target early, lowers 2014 capex guidance

Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh Diversified mining group Rio Tinto has delivered on its targets in the first half of the 2014 financial year, CEO Sam Walsh reported on Thursday, as the company announced a 21% increase in its underlying earnings to $5.1-billion and said it had...
7th August 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Port Hedland iron-ore exports to China up 4.8% in July

Australian exports of iron-ore to China from Port Hedland, which handles a quarter of the world's seaborne steelmaking material, rebounded in July to hit a record high in a sign of still robust demand, figures released on Thursday showed....
7th August 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Glencore courts Guinea's iron ore treasures – document

Miner and commodity trader Glencore has expressed interest in iron deposits in Guinea, a presentation obtained by Reuters shows, although the company said it had not pitched for a stake in Simandou, the country's largest deposit. Glencore is the...
6th August 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Guinea's Simandou iron-ore trove: huge potential for the hugely patient

In a remote, southeastern corner of Guinea, the mist-shrouded Simandou mountain range rises above the lush forest. Buried under its green slopes lies some of the planet's finest iron ore, a treasure long coveted by the world's mining giants. But...
6th August 2014
 
IRON-ORE

H2 iron-ore supply to ‘dwarf’ H1 output, says Liberum

Fund manager Liberum Capital expects iron-ore supply in the second half of the year to “dwarf” that of the first six months. Incremental volume growth from the four largest producers in the second half of 2014, at 46-million tons, would be...
4th August 2014
 
 
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