Chromium Mining News

How aluminum oxide's liquid-like properties protect nuclear plants

Thin layers of solid oxide protective coating for metals can deform as if they were liquid filling rust-caused cracks.

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.

No hope for Ring of Fire, says Cliffs CEO

A Canadian region once touted as Ontario's answer to the oil sands will not be developed anytime soon- according to the CEO of a major stakeholder.

Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

The country is fine-tuning details of a new mining law that will make it easier for foreigners to tap the nation’s riches.

Kazakhstan's mining industry worth almost $30 billion by 2017

The Asian country ranks in the top ten for coal, iron, and gold. It holds vast reserves of copper, it’s a well-known diamonds exporter and holds the 11th largest proven reserves of both oil and natural gas.

Report: Big changes coming to Kazakh mining

More stringent environmental enforcement and a shift of resources to regions.

Some facts about northern Ontario's massive Ring of Fire mining deposits

Chromium is the Ring of Fire's main claim to fame, but there are also proposals to mine nickel there, and hopes for copper, zinc, gold and palladium.

SA police arrest 37 for violence near Xstrata mine

The South African police service has arrested some 37 miners for public violence near the Kroondal mine operated by miner Xstrata.

S. African strikes drop annual mining production 8.3%

In what it shouldn’t come as a surprise for anybody who has been following the news in the last three month, South Africa reported Thursday its mining output dropped 8.3% on the year in September.

Manitoba's Gossan Resources investing in Greece, undertaking private placement

Gossan Resources Limited (TSX VENTURE:GSS)(FRANKFURT/FREIVERKEHR & XETRA:WKN 904435) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with East Mining Company SA ("EMC") of Athens, Greece, to investigate and examine the possibilities of acquiring mineral projects within Europe, on a non-exclusive basis, and initially to assess three potential projects in Greece. Additional projects may be pursued.

Metmar boosts stake in Eastern Belt Chrome to 80 pct

JOHANNESBURG ( Commodities trader Metmar has entered into R61.4-million transaction to buy a further 60% of Eastern Belt Chrome Mines, taking the its ownership to 80%, the JSE-listed company said on Monday. Metmar would settle

Azimut finds high-grade chromium mineralization at Eastmain West, James Bay region, Quebec

Azimut Exploration Inc. ("Azimut") (TSXV: AZM) reports excellent results from its 100%-owned Eastmain West property located in the James Bay region,Quebec. Chromium grades up to 39% Cr2O3 and platinum group element (PGE) values up to 1.9 g/t PGE have been obtained within a 4-km-long ultramafic intrusion on the property. These new data further confirm the strong chromium-PGE exploration potential of the project.

Sama and Old Nick

In 1751, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt of Sweden attempted to extract copper from the mineral Kupfernickel - today called niccolite. To his surprise instead of copper, he got a silvery white metal he started calling nickel. The name nickel comes from the German language and means Old Nick – which is a name Germans use for the devil – so nickel is “Old Nicks copper” or the “Devil’s copper

Doubling in profit sees ENRC positive for 2011

Kazakh mining group ENRC (ENRC.L) said underlying profit more than doubled, on record production and demand recovery for its products, and that the global economic outlook is still improving. Underlying EBITDA jumped 118 percent to $3.19 billion, in line with the consensus, as revenue rose 72 percent to $6.60 billion.

Keeping Thunder Bay in the picture for Ring of Fire refinery

As reported in Republic of Mining, from an opinion piece in The Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal: Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs is trying hard to position Thunder Bay as the logical location to process chromite […]

Special Grinding Mill Linings to Chile

Metso has supplied special, chromium-molybdenum steel mill linings for one 40'x25.5' SAG mill and two 26'x42' ball mills for the expansion of the grinding plant at the Chilean Los Bronces mine, which belongs to Anglo […]

U.S. miner to develop major chromite play in Ontario

U.S. miner to develop major chromite play in Ontario Chromite is used in the manufacture of stainless steel.

Project News paints a diverse metals and minerals picture

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (July 17): This issue we cover a wide variety of minerals and metals ranging from the usual batch of iron ore, cobalt, gold, silver, uranium, zinc and nickel projects to oil sands, fluorspar, potash, tin and chromium projects. We also have reports from two diamond projects (one in [...]