Asia Mining News

China’s slowdown is miners' single biggest fear this year — report

Based on answers from 51 senior executives, lawyers White & Case say that trade tensions are the second largest challenge for the mining industry in 2019 and reveal what the underlying full-picture looks like.

Philippines' Global Ferronickel holds ore shipments to China steady as economy cools

The miner is looking to further boost sales of medium- and high-grade ores this year to 60 percent of total sales, with low-grade ores accounting for 40 percent.

Robots go to the "bottom": development forecasts for automated mining systems in 2019

It has always been difficult to bring miners to experiment in the production, which has been developing for centuries.

Gold miners to remain cautious in 2019: report

The largest firms in the world are likely to remain committed to spending cuts.

How lapis lazuli helped uncover the role of women in the creation of medieval manuscripts

Prior to this discovery, it was thought that mainly men were allowed to use the blue stone.

Asia Gold-China premiums up on investment demand; Indian market on hold

While the general Chinese sentiment is very bullish on the gold price, in India retail buying is weak due to Khar Mass and higher prices.

China's Tsingshan, partners start work on Indonesia battery materials plant

This project refines the key raw material for the preparation of ternary power batteries from the laterite nickel ore – battery-grade nickel-cobalt raw materials.

The rising cost of socially responsible investing: Mark Gilbert

As the saying goes, if you think knowledge is expensive, try ignorance.

Exports from world's second-largest copper mine to drop 85%

Concentrate shipments from Indonesia's Grasberg mine, will drop because of a lag in output while operations shift from open pit to underground mining.

Palladium smashes another record with premium over platinum

Shortages of the metal used in autocatalysts for gasoline-fueled vehicles sent its price to yet another all-time high.

Gold-backed ETFs gained globally in 2018, even with North America outflows

In December alone, gold-backed ETFs globally rose 3 percent, adding 76 tonnes worth $3.1 billion.

New mineral found inside gemstones in Israel

Mineral found in one of junior Shefa Yamim’s gemstones has been recognized and approved as a new mineral by the International Mineralogical Association.

At least 30 gold miners killed in tunnel collapse in northern Afghanistan

Officials said the victims were villagers who were mining for gold illegally, rather than in a government project.

Top 3 reasons to avoid running project cost estimates in-house

There are real costs associated with conducting project cost estimates in-house.

Indian rescuers struggle to pump out water from flooded mine

The mine became flooded after at least 15 miners went down the narrow pit on Dec. 13.

S.Koreans seek Nippon Steel asset seizure in 'forced labour' case

The application for the asset seizure, if approved by the court, could further strain South Korea's already frosty bilateral relations with Japan.

Gold opens 2019 with fanfare as warning signs flash on growth

Gold bullion advancing for a fifth straight day as equities posted fresh losses after the worst year since the financial crisis.

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

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

MINING.com top 10 most read in 2018

The attention of the mining industry has shifted.

Rio Tinto, Mongolia sign power deal for Oyu Tolgoi copper mine

The Oyu Tolgoi project is central to Rio Tinto's push to diversify its portfolio away from iron ore.

Asia Gold-Safe haven lure fails to lift demand; Indian jewellers stock up

Physical gold demand lacked vigour in most Asian hubs this week as limited safe haven interest failed to lift activity into the year end.

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

Dalian coke futures end at 3-week low on demand concerns

Chinese iron ore and rebar contracts, however, edged up on hopes that steel demand will pick up.

Indian court orders Vedanta to not reopen copper smelter for a month – petitioner

The case was filed in the Madras high court by anti-Vedanta campaigner Fatima Babu, challenging a decision by the national green tribunal.

Asia Gold – Higher prices and holiday season keep buyers at bay

For the next few weeks demand will remain subdued. Overseas suppliers and even some jewellers will take a break for year-end celebrations.