Europe Mining News

Why lithium, why now?

A global energy transition is underway, with lithium-ion as one of the leading energy storage technologies for both handheld technology and electric cars.

Denver Gold Forum 2017 concludes with record activity

As the world’s premier precious metals equity event, the Gold Forum attracted 1,000 attendees who conducted a record 3,900 meetings.

Metal prices to lift Polish KGHM's Q3 results – CEO

KGHM Polska Miedz SA expects its third quarter results to be boosted by favourable metal prices and currency exchange rates.

Novo Lítio to start drilling at Sweden's Spodumenberget site

Mapping of the area has shown presence of pegmatite outcrops over a strike length of 340m, up to 100m wide, with surrounding areas masked by glacial cover.

More opposition to Berkeley's uranium mine in Spain

Nuclear energy experts from a variety of countries expressed their support to the protest actions carried out by Stop Uranio against Berkeley Minera España

World’s ‘most beautiful diamond’ to go under Christie's hammer

Discovered in February last year in eastern Angola, the 404.20-carat rough diamond was also the largest found so far in the southern African country.

Canadian miner’s plan incite protest in Irish town

Anti-mining activists were escorted out from a hotel by police after they tried to enter a conference where they thought representatives from Dalradian Resources would be in attendance.

De Beers laying the foundations for gender equality

Katie Fergusson: "As Head of Social Impact, I feel privileged to be leading De Beers Group’s work on women and girls empowerment, including on diversity and inclusion."

Two die in attack to Avocet Mining’s convoy in Burkina Faso

Vehicles were carrying fuel to the company's Inata gold mine.

Polish exporter to fill domestic coal hole with U.S. imports

Affected by a domestic coal shortage, Poland's largest exporter Weglokoks had to order a shipment from the US so that it can honour contracts with its overseas buyers.

Lucara sells world's second-largest diamond for $53 million

London-based Graff Diamonds paid nearly $47,777 per carat

UK inventor James Dyson to launch electric car by 2020

The billionaire inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner said his company was building an electric car which will launch by 2020, the latest firm to challenge traditional carmakers in a burgeoning market.

ABB teams up with Northvolt on Europe's biggest battery plant

Swedish project, envisioned on scale of Tesla's Gigafactory, aims to cater to auto industry, compete with Asian suppliers.

Sandvik LH202 improves narrow-vein loading safety and productivity

The new 3-tonne narrow-vein loader (LHD) offers reliability, productivity and increased safety that has not previously been seen in its size class globally.

China coking coal, coke prices sink again amid oversupply worries

The most-active coking coal futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange tumbled as much as 6.5 percent in early trade on Monday.

Metso to accelerate its strategy implementation with a new operating model and organization

The new organization, effective January 2018, is designed to accelerate Metso's strategy implementation by strengthening its services and product businesses.

Stellar Diamonds pays for the Tongo environmental licence

Stellar Diamonds plc, the London listed diamond development company focused on West Africa, announces that it has paid US$150,240 to the Sierra Leone Environmental Agency for the Tongo Environmental Licence.

UK Labour leader says he'll invest in former mining towns and steel industry

Jeremy Corbyn, whose Labour Party came second in the 2017 UK general election, has reached out to communities hit hard by the downtown in the coal and steel industries.

GE nears sale of its industrial unit to ABB

The companies are likely to announce an agreement by next week.

Central Asia Metals to buy Lynx Resources for $402m

The deal is expected to be both earnings- and cash-flow-per-share-accretive in the first full year, the company said.

Anglo’s plan to further expand vast iron ore mine in Brazil hits roadblock

Public prosecutor for the state of Minas Gerais, where the iron ore mine is located, ordered the company to reschedule two public meetings as it had failed to inform of it to all communities potentially affected by the planned expansion.

Alrosa finds gigantic pink diamond, likely its most expensive one

Alrosa is currently trying to decide on whether to sell the 27.85-carat rock as a rough diamond, or cut and polish it.

Eldorado defers decision to halt operations in Greece as talks with Gov’t begin

Company said it preserved the right to shut down operations in the country and to take legal actions to protect itself and its assets should the dialogue with the ministry of energy and environment fails.

Indian billionaire Agarwal to be Anglo American’s top shareholder

He intends to buy as much as 1.5 billion pounds (about$2 billion) worth of additional Anglo American shares.

De Beers partners with UN to empower women in its diamond producing countries

It will invest US$3 million to advance the prospects of women and girls by addressing key priority areas.