Iron Ore Mining News

Treating acid mine drainage from past coal mining activities

Skelly and Loy has designed and permitted the first acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment system in the Blacklegs Creek Watershed in southern Indiana County. It is designed to reduce iron and acidity loading of the Kolb discharges and consists of a wet seal to capture the underground mine discharge, piping network, innovative aeration system and [...]

Rio Tinto says India will match China's demand for key commodities soon

Australian News.Net Tuesday 16th March, 2010 Global miner Rio Tinto has predicted that while China's demand for iron ore, copper, coal and aluminium will grow during the next 15 years, India will soon take the lead for further demand.

The fortunes of iron ore and its many good bedmates

The broad, heavy, heave continues towards integrated steelmakers, and upstream to iron ore, coking coal, manganese, nickel, and even molybdenum and cobalt.

Crushing and infrastructure expertise helps Khumani iron ore expansion project

Situated 600 km away from Johannesburg in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the King Crusher project and Parsons plant expansion, which forms part of the Khumani expansion project (KEP), has challenged the logistical planning skills of Concor Civils. The company is responsible for the construction of the primary and secondary crusher and associated [...]

Production begins at Rio Tinto's $901m iron ore mine

The mine, located in the Robe Valley, will have initial production of 20m tones per annum

Sharp iron ore price rise expected in 2010/11 – Fortescue

The group says it is running its mines at higher production rates

Allmineral Technology Selected for Iron Ore Beneficiation.

Attached please find a press release on: MSP Engineering (formerly known as McSweeney Partners) is pleased to announce that they have acquired the Australian and New Zealand agencies for allmineral Processing Equipment.

Rio iron ore output soars, ups ante for prices

Rio Tinto , the world's second-biggest iron ore miner, beat its forecast for iron ore output, reflecting surging demand from Chinese steelmakers and setting the stage for tough contract price talks.

Time for America to Wake Up to Brazil

When it comes to the BRICs, Brazil is sometimes an afterthought. China and India are burgeoning global powerhouses with more than 1 billion people each. Russia is a former military superpower looking to transition into an economic one.

SNC-Lavalin Awarded Contract for Iron Ore Project in Mauritania

SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM) to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services (EPCM) for an iron ore concentrator project near Zouerate, […]

Xstrata approves $589 million facelift for Ernest Henry Mining

Xstrata Copper has approved a $589 million investment to transform its open-cut Ernest Henry Mining to an underground mine and become Queensland’s first iron ore producer….more at Australian Mining

The 2009 Quarry Academy: Go Beyond the Iron

'Counting each ton and making each ton count' is a mindset required in today's difficult economy to minimize costs and maximize profits. With the radical shift of the market environment, special emphasis at this year's […]

Ground breaking ceremony marks start of new iron ore mine

The Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett - known for his keen interest in resource development - joined Australian and Chinese officials Sunday for a ceremony to mark the start of a magnetite-iron ore project that will help open up the Mid West region of the State

Faragher approves Southdown iron ore mine

Australia’s largest magnetite producer, Grange Resources, has received the final all-clear for its Southdown iron ore project from Western Australian Environment Minister Donna Faragher……more at Australian Mining

Kumba's Iron ore output and exports to rise in 2009 – CEO

The group said it will produce 38m tones of the steel making ingredient

Smart wireless network helps boost iron ore production by 12% at Samarco’s Germano mine

Brazil’s Samarco, one of the world’s largest exporters of iron ore pellets, has seen a 12% in production at its Germano mine in Mariana, with the application of Smart Wireless technology to improve plant availability and protect key assets. Emerson’s WirelessHARTTM standard network uses Rosemount® wireless flow and pressure transmitters to reliably monitor the seal water injection [...]

Uralmash shovel delivery

Uralmash has successfully delivered and commissioned a rope shovel at a Karelsky okatysh iron ore mine in Northwest Russia

Rösler starts own retreading facility in Australia and becomes supplier for Rio Tinto

Rösler has signed a one-year supply contract with Rio Tinto to deliver Schelkmann Precured Retreaded (SPR) tyres to Rio Tinto’s iron ore mines in Western Australia. There is also potential for Rösler to supply Rio […]

Sandvik supplies major mine restart

Sandvik has announced that it has been selected to supply a range of mining equipment to Northern Iron Ltd’s Sydvaranger Gruve open-pit iron mine which is due to reopen soon.

Much iron ore news but burgeoning metal prices allow projects to blossom generally

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (September 11): There has been an influx of iron ore news in the last fortnight with this issue covering reports from 15 prospective projects. Gindalbie Metals has received final state environmental approval for its Karara project in Western Australia; FerrAus has executed two binding agreements with China [...]

China' next round of ore talks in jeopardy

China's next iron ore pricing negotiation is now in jeopardy after Rio Tinto suspended this year's talks with Chinese steel mills without agreement just two months before the 2010 round was due to begin.

Prime Power supported by Olympian Generator Sets

Australia recently won orders worth $60 million for power projects to help the international mining group, Rio Tinto,  at their iron-ore mines in the Pilbara region of north-west Western Australia.According to Saju Pothen, ABB Australia’s

First order for new maintenance workshop in China: Siemens provides maintenance service for continuous slab casters of Nanjing Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.

Linz, Austria, Aug 13, 2009 For the trade press Siemens VAI (Taicang) Manufacturing Co. (SVMC) and the Chinese steel manufacturer Nanjing Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (NISCO) have signed a roller refurbishment contract for two continuous […]