Amanda Stutt

Fire shuts down Vale’s Malaysia distribution center

The majority of material from the Malaysian distribution center is Brazilian Blend fines destined for China.

Sherritt International reports higher annual nickel production at Cuban JV

The company’s share of finished nickel production at the Moa joint venture (JV) in Cuba and Saskatchewan, Canada was 4,294 tonnes, up 4% from last year.

Quebec lithium developer's stock craters after cost blowout

The company has been forced to revise the budget for the Whabouchi lithium mine and Shawinigan electrochemical plant upward by C$375 million.

Megafactories buildout could up nickel demand in batteries 19 fold—Benchmark

Benchmark's MD Simon Moore told the Senate Committee on energy that 70 battery megafactories are in global production – up from 17 .

Canadian gold junior hits bonanza grades at Finland project

Aurion Resources' stock soared 27% Tuesday after reporting new high-grade assay results from drilling on its Risti project in northern Finland. 

New Year's resolutions for miners: SEC updates disclosure requirements

Companies should start preparing for when the rules come into effect.

Strong Chilean copper project pipeline expected to come online — report

The report does have a caveat.

Pretium buys back gold-silver stream, closes $480m debt deal

In 2016, Brucejack was named the world’s highest grade “rookie” gold mine.

Incidents of black lung vastly under-reported in US Appalachia — NPR

The investigation tracked the plights of former coal miners suffering from the disease.

Lynas Corp's Malaysia plant shut down until 2019

The shutdown of the controversial plant could see the Australian rare earths producer take a A$16 million hit.

Global iron ore market well supplied, growth in production ahead — reports

Global iron ore production will grow due to mine expansions in Brazil and increasing output from India.

Wheaton Precious Metals shares drop after reporting third quarter results

Adjusted net earnings were $35 million, a 49% drop from $67 million in net earnings in the third quarter of 2017.

Sherritt International sees jump in nickel production and profit

The numbers are up thanks to the success of the company’s Moa JV with the Cuban Government.

Central banks continue to stock gold but ETF investors dump bullion

The World Gold Council found that gold demand reached 964.3 tonnes in Q3.

This Australia-based lithium-boron developer could become major US producer

A PFS supports the development of a new Australian-backed US$599 million lithium and boron mining and processing operation in Nevada.

Mountain Province Diamonds latest sale nets $24 million

Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine.

China chloralkali industry key driver of world salt market growth – report

World salt exports rose to 64 million tonnes in 2017, up 10 million tonnes from 2016.

New corporate alliance aims to bring better efficiency and ethics to cobalt mining industry

First Cobalt and Fisker Inc. are focused on providing cobalt to the American EV market efficiently, and on maintaining stringent ethical mining practices.

A big graphene industry breakthrough out of Arizona

Arizona based Urbix Resources has produced the first economically viable graphene-enhanced lightweight concrete.

Rio Tinto unearths 177 carat diamond in the rough at Diavik mine

Rio Tinto and JV partner Dominion Diamond Mines have revealed three of the finest large rough diamonds from their Canadian diamond mine.

Central bank demand for gold reaches 3-year high

Egypt recently bought gold for the first time since 1978, India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines have re-entered the gold market after years-long absences.

Financial fears to support gold: GFMS

Resurfacing financial fears will ultimately be supportive of gold, says Reuters in a study published this month.