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Primarily associated with cans, cups and roofs, tin may not be the flashiest metal on the market, but it has been a strategic metal that has defined human progress since the onset of the Bronze Age around 5,500 years ago and is on the list of minerals critical to the security of the United States even today, ...
EP, with sales of more than $200 million, is a global producer of engineered materials derived from industrial minerals including diatomaceous earth, clay and perlite. “EP Minerals checks all of the boxes in terms of what we've been looking for in an attractive, adjacent business to our ISP segment,'' said ...

All minerals are indeed IMPORTANT—but they don't all meet the three criteria set forth in the order. This is not a snub--it is merely an attempt to focus attention on those elements where we're in the deepest trouble, supply-wise (where we are totally dependent on not-friendly countries for minerals for which ...
Houston was a natural fit to be chosen this year as the host community for Minerals North, the annual gathering of the northern minerals industry, says the president of the Minerals North Conference Association, the non-profit society which acts as the overall governing body of the event. “I think it was their ...
The large project is being explored by joint venture partner Agnico Eagle Mines, which is the operator. Barsele Minerals' chief outlines Swedish gold project's credentials. Barsele is focused on gold in Sweden. Gary Cope, president of Barsele Minerals Corp (CVE:BME), has outlined the credentials of its ...
Cadence Minerals Plc (LON:KDNC) says it has begun an initial exploration programme on the six 'high-quality' lithium assets in the San Luis province of Argentina it agreed to acquire in December. The AIM-listed mineral sector investment firm said the exploration programme, targeted to be completed in ...

Overall, however, the initiative has shown how large areas can be mapped consistently and efficiently, which is of particular interest for surveying regional geology and for mining minerals. Francisco Igualada, senior mining specialist at the World Bank said, "Earth observation is one of the major sources of ...
The Zambian government on Tuesday directed companies without licences to stop mining of mineral products in the country effect from March 15. Mooya Lumamba, Director of Mines, Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, said all companies without valid mining licences, mineral processing licences ...
The Minerals Council of Australia has launched a new energy policy in the face of BHP's threats to leave and activist shareholders targeting its ... “The minerals industry acknowledges that sustained global action is required to reduce the risks of human-induced climate change,” the MCA policy says.
The JK Minerals Limited has generated a record cash surplus of Rs 9.91 crore till February during this current financial year. This was stated at the 170th Board of Directors meeting of the JK Minerals Limited held at Udhyog Bhawan today under the chairmanship of Minister of Industries and Commerce, ...
PASADENA, Calif., March 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Via OTC PR Wire -- Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTC:BMIX) (the "Company" or "Brazil Minerals") announced today that today that it has retained financial consulting firm Kinsley Street Investors ("KSI"). KSI provides consulting services to private and ...
Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) officials told the Public Accounts Committee that they were constantly forced to donate towards Zanu PF events during president Robert Mugabe's era. The officials were answering to questions on abuse of public funds noted in the 2016 Auditor ...
Thirty-five minerals made the Department of Interior's draft list of “critical minerals,” including three mineral commodities — barite, lithium and magnesium — actively produced in Nevada. “We're blessed in Nevada with several of those mineral commodities that are important,” said Rich Perry, Nevada ...
This, therefore, calls for public sensitisation on the availability of the minerals by the responsible authority or ministry. For example, Uganda is currently known for exporting refined gold, though not much information is available to the public and 'investors' on the regulations and procedures to deal in such ...
Minerals are the raw materials used in nearly everything around us. They are in the automobiles we drive in and the roads we drive on—they are even in the fertilizer that makes our Nation's farms so productive. In recent years, the rapid advancement of technology has led to a significant increase in the ...
Lithium Australia last month became the latest in a growing list of mineral extraction firms to branch out into battery manufacturing. The Perth, Western Australia-based lithium company announced acceptance of an offer for 99.7 percent of the Very Small Particle Company (VSPC), an Australian firm that ...
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - February 26, 2018) - China Minerals Mining Corporation (TSXV: CMV) (OTC Pink: HWTHF) ("China Minerals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is making plans to evaluate the Erickson Tailings #1 (also known as TM-TSF #1) for its contained particulate gold and ...

“We see it important to secure key minerals. However, we are now in a situation to rethink the way of supporting companies due to the massive losses generated in the past years. We plan to support them through an indirect way through loans and market research,“ said Lee Seung-ryeol, a chief of the ...
Cordoba Minerals Corp. (TSXV: CDB) (OTCQX: CDBMF) ("Cordoba" or the "Company") is pleased to announce an updated Mineral Resource estimate for the AlacraToronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - February 26, 2018) - n Deposit, located within the 100%-owned San Matias copper-gold project in Colombia. Highlights.
Of course, some of these minerals could belong in multiple categories: for example, vanadium is used as a steel and titanium alloy strengthener, but also in rechargeable vanadium flow batteries. That said, the important commonality to note for all of these minerals is their crucial link to the U.S. economy and ...
Power Americas Minerals (TSX-V: PAM) / (OTCQX: PWMRF) is well positioned among roughly 18 juniors exploring for Cobalt (“Co“) (and associated gold/silver) in the world-class, past-producing Silver-Cobalt Mining Camp in northeastern Ontario, Canada. Although reports vary, something on the order of ...
It also identifies events, trends and issues in the domestic and international minerals industries. This report covers the full range of nonfuel minerals monitored by the center, not just critical minerals, which were described in the recent USGS Critical Mineral Resources publication that was released in ...
According to the U.S. government, these are all minerals that are deemed critical to both the economic and national security of the country. The draft list of 35 critical minerals was released on February 16, 2018 as the result of President Trump's Executive Order 13817, which asked the U.S. Department of ...
The growing demand driven by the increased use of REEs in today's high-tech devices, coupled with China currently dominating the supply side of the equation, has resulted in the U.S. Geological Survey listing the group of technological elements among 23 minerals considered critical to the economic ...
Toyota is trying to make electrified vehicles less dependent on Chinese minerals. Toyota's new magnet for electric motors uses far fewer rare-earth elements. Rare earths may become increasingly expensive as electronic demand rises. China controls the vast majority of the market. Robert Ferris | @ ...
The National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013, delivers on the mining industry's policy fantasy. If HR 761 ever becomes law, nearly anything pulled from the ground could be a critical mineral. Mining companies will simply bypass the environmental reviews required by the National ...
Canada-based Novo Resources has entered a commercial arrangement with mining and minerals services provider SGS Minerals of Perth, Western Australia, to secure access to a test plant for the processing of five 1t bulk samples from Karratha Gold Project. The company has 100% interest in around ...
COAL may be far from dead but there are a heap of other new energy sources knocking on the door. One bloke who knows that well is former Queensland government chief geologist Brad John, who is helping organise a conference next month focused on minerals such as lithium and graphite, used in the ...
Shares of Northern Dynasty Minerals (NYSEMKT: NAK), a mineral exploration and development company, fell 46% in January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock's nosedive is the result of an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that casts doubt on the ...
The submission, lodged by the Minerals Council of Australia, New South Wales Minerals Council, Queensland Resources Council, South Australia Chamber of Mines and Energy and Chamber of Mines and Energy Western Australia, shows that between A$111-million and A$127-million of gross value-add ...
Don't trip: Bart Dietrich collects sulfur from a vent on an active volcano in 1998. Credit: Courtesy of Bart Dietrich. For a recent experiment, University of Glasgow's Bart Dietrich used one reagent with a very unusual history. The sulfur he used to synthesize a terthiophene derivative, a compound used to ...
West Perth, WA / January 25, 2018 / JMN Wire / Battery Minerals Limited (ASX: BAT) is pleased to advise that as part of ongoing transition and rapid growth to become a graphite production company, the Board has appointed two new Independent Non-Executive Directors and, with Mr David Flanagan moving to Managing ...
"We were pleased when Barrick made its initial investment in the company and are now even more pleased that Barrick will participate in our current financing as a strategic shareholder," said Tim Coughlin, the president and chief executive of Royal Road Minerals. "Barrick is a world-class mining company ...
VANCOUVER (miningweekly.com) - The TSX-V-listed stock of Royal Road Minerals jumped more than 25% on Wednesday following a major endorsement from major miner Barrick Gold, which has signed a subscription agreement to increase its holdings to about 12.5% of the junior company's equity.
Barrick Gold (TSX, NYSE:ABX), the world's top bullion producer by volume, has agreed to buy a 12.5% stake in fellow Canadian miner Royal Road Minerals (TSX-V:RYR) in a shares-deal worth about Cdn$1.6 million (roughly $1.3 million at today's rates). The transaction will see Barrick acquire 9,875,876 ...
To grasp the seriousness of America's heavy reliance on imports of strategically important minerals, consider that many of the metals needed for weapons systems and a wide array of consumer products come from countries that don't always have our nation's best interests in mind. Once the undisputed ...
Western Australian minerals explorer Arrow Minerals (ASX: AMD) has had success at its Barlee gold project in the Goldfields region, unearthing further high-grade hits. The results reported are from drilling competed in late 2017, with Arrow Minerals noting that the area has been historically underexplored.
China is pursuing an energy conservation policy by increasing cooperation to exploit minerals overseas and imported raw materials for domestic processing.
VANCOUVER, Jan. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") announces that its wholly-owned US-based subsidiary Pebble Limited Partnership (the "Pebble Partnership") has received notice from the US Army Corps of Engineers ("USACE" or the ...
Surface mining methods are commonly used in recovering minerals present in placer deposits due to their occurrence at shallow depths in the ground. While open-pit mining involves extraction of minerals from an open pit in the ground, strip mining includes stripping surface layers to reach ore deposits.
Commenting on the findings, Larry W. Reaugh, president and chief executive officer of American Manganese Inc.– a company developing new technology for closed loop recycling of lithium-ion batteries – said: “We're interested to see that three and potentially four of the metals and minerals on the new ...
The order fundamentally changes U.S. policy toward critical minerals and will assure the United States has access to these materials for use in every major defense system. It will also create jobs and strengthen the domestic industrial base by reenergizing the U.S. mining industry and the value-added ...
Melbourne, VIC / January 2, 2018 / JMN Wire / The directors of Nova Minerals Limited (Nova or Company) (ASX: NVA) are pleased to provide an update on regional sampling activities at its Thompson Brothers Lithium Project in Manitoba Canada. Outcomes of recent geochemical sampling have identified a pipeline of ...
New Delhi: A central government panel has missed a Supreme Court-mandated deadline to announce a “more effective, meaningful and implementable” version of India''s existing national minerals policy. The K.R. Rao committee – the panel that was set up by the ministry of mines last August to review ...
Miners in search of critical minerals such as cobalt in the US can expect a smoother path, after president Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for streamlined permitting and recommendations to increase the discovery and production of critical minerals.
On December 22, 2017 (“Effective Date”), Applied Minerals, Inc. (Company”) and Continental Mineral Claims, Inc. (“CMC”) entered into an Exploration Agreement with Option to Purchase (“Agreement”). CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of a private, internationally recognized minerals exploration and ...
GB Minerals' share price soared 60 percent last week to end at $0.09 after it announced plans to merge with Itafos (TSXV:IFOS). The two companies have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement under which Itafos will acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of GB Minerals in exchange for ...
The Trump Administration's focus on securing domestic sources of critical minerals could help re-invigorate mineral exploration and mine development in Alaska. At least 15 of the 23 critical minerals identified by the U.S. Geological Survey – antimony, barite, beryllium, cobalt, fluorspar, gallium, germanium, ...
The discovery of reidite in their samples also suggests the minerals have come from meteorites. “If you have a meteorite impact at extreme pressures, the mineral zircon will convert to a much denser mineral,” Drake explains. “This instantaneous conversion from zircon to reidite has only ever been ...
The museum displays a wide variety of wonderfully displayed rocks and minerals over the two stories of the main house, gardens, and a separate Northwest Gallery featuring minerals found locally. Although some claim that the highlight of the museum tour is the Rices' personal collection housed in the basement, the ...


 

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