This year, copper was shoved out of the London limelight by new hot metals such as lithium, cobalt and nickel.
England Mining News
Open Mineral Exchange has managed to attract mining companies and smelters wanting to cut out the middlemen and save cash on deals for concentrates.
Juniors have been increasingly active in Mali, regarded as a relatively stable jurisdiction, where Legend has a portfolio of gold projects and licences covering nearly 400 square kilometres.
The online marketplace, named Open Mineral, will let miners put up tenders for their concentrate directly to end-users.
Park authority confirmed Sirius Minerals has started building its mine.
The company is also said to be mulling a number of investment projects involving a Chinese chemical company.
Coal consumption had been cut by 73% since 2006, Dong Energy said, and its power stations would replace the fossil fuel with sustainable biomass.
Coal generation in Europe is falling and will continue to do so due to competition from cleaner energy sources and governments efforts to cut emissions, a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shows.
Jones will leave his current position at the exchange and serve as an adviser until the end of this year, according to a statement from Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd, which owns the London bourse.
Sirius Minerals’ York mine is expected to be one of the world’s largest in terms of the amount of resources extracted, generating an initial 10 million tonnes of polyhalite per year.
Banks Group’s Highthorn coal mine would provide about 100 jobs during its five-year operation, with no mining activity planned within 500 metres of Druridge Bay beach.
Transactions on the Mint’s bullion website increased by 25% during the first week of August and there was a 50% weekly jump in sales of gold bars and coins after August 4.
Traders are momentarily based at a windowless disaster-recovery site in Chelmsford, east of London.
Silver prices rose Monday as much as 6.9% to an intraday peak of $21.132 an ounce, its highest value since July 2014.
Elevated demand has translated into a 150% increase in revenue for Britain's official producer of gold and silver coins and bars.
Pensioners allowed to buy some of the Royal Mint's gold reserves for the first time.
Martin Abbot says brokers are unhappy with the exchange's new fees as well as the sense that the LME is moving away from its traditional metals trading roots.
Sirius' mine, located beneath a U.K. national park, is set to generate an initial 10 million tonnes per year of polyhalite – a form of potash.
The LME, the world’s biggest metals bourse, has said for years that it wants to expand into London’s gold market.
The offtake deal with Huaken International is for seven years from the moment the York Potash mine is up and running.
Britain’s only potash mine is cutting hundreds of jobs and switching away from potash production in a further blow to industry in north-east England.
The $3.15 billion project will tap into the world’s largest and highest grade deposit of polyhalite, used as a fertilizer, inside the North York Moors National Park.
The last time a vein of Blue John Stone, a legendary semi-precious mineral, was discovered was in the in the XIX century.
The company also said it expects final decision notices for key approvals by the end of September.
A special committee voted 8-7 in favour of the project, expected to generate at least 1,000 permanent jobs and inject US$1.6 billion a year to the British economy.