Iron Ore Mining News

Champion Minerals Announces Up to 139 Metres of 52.8% Total Iron from the Attikamagen Project

Champion Minerals Inc. (TSX:CHM)(FRANKFURT:P02) announced assay results from the Attikamagen Project, which is wholly-owned by Champion and under option to Century Iron Mines Corp. and is located in north-eastern Quebec and western Labrador, near the town of Schefferville, Quebec. The 2011 winter drilling program focused on several potential taconite and direct shipping ore ("DSO") targets near Hayot Lake, Quebec and Joyce Lake in western Labrador. Century Iron completed over 2,000 metres of combined diamond and reverse circulation ("RC") drilling and are continuing the current phase of drilling which is expected to be completed by December 2011.

New SA-NSW iron-ore province needs $7.6 billion infrastructure investment

Mining Weekly reports that the development of a new iron-ore province in South Australia would require an estimated A$7.6-billion in infrastructure investment. The market news is quoted as saying, Promoting the iron-ore province at the Australian Resources Chinese Investment Congress in Adelaide, Alliance spokesperson Andrew Woskett said that any individual components of the overall infrastructure proposals could make stand-alone investment opportunities, in their own right.

India joins China bidding for Afghan mining riches

While Western mining multinationals are conspicuous in their absence from any bids for Afghanistan's vast resources of copper and iron ore Tata Steel on Thursday joined other Indian steelmakers to bid for the Hajigak iron ore deposits 130km west of Kabul. So far only China has made any firm commitment to the country's mining sector with state-owned Metallurgical Corp's successful $3.4bn bid to build a copper mine – and a $6bn railway to go with it – that should enter production in 2014.

India renews iron ore supply contract

NEW DELHI The Indian government on Thursday renewed long-term agreements to supply iron ore to international steel majors like Japanese Steel Mills (JSMs) and Posco. The decision was taken by the union cabinet at its meeting on Thursday morning. Union

Increase to Previously Announced Private Placement: American Vanadium Corp.

American Vanadium Corp. (CVE:AVC) reports the non-brokered private placement has been increased to 2,334,667 units for total proceeds of $3,502,000.50.

Segue Resources to acquire up to 51% of the Emang Manganese project in South Africa

Segue Resources Limited has signed an agreement to acquire up to 51% of the Emang Manganese Project in the Postmasburg Manganese Field in South Africa, one of the world's largest manganese fields.

Iran processed iron ore output up

Iron ore concentrate production in the first quarter of last year reached 6.694 million. During the said period, the top producer was Chadormalu Mining & Industrial Co. whose production reached 2.428 million tons.

Altius Minerals Corporation more than triples profits to $70m in 2011

Altius Minerals Corporation reported net earnings of $70,239,000 or $2.42 per share for the year ended April 30, 2011 compared to net earnings of $20,963,000 for the prior year.

TurkPower to acquire majority interest in Kuluncak iron ore mine

TurkPower Corporation announced the purchase of 50.09% working interest in Maksor Madencilik Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi the 100% private owner of the Kuluncak iron ore project in Turkey.

PM urged to protect steel industry

A union leader has called on David Cameron to take long term measures to help the steel industry, after jobs in Lincolnshire and Teesside were cut.

Renewal of Long Term Agreements for supply of iron ore to Japan and South Korea through MMITC Limited

The Cabinet in its meeting held on 30th March, 2006 had authorised MMTC to engage in fresh Long Term Agreements (LTAs) with Japanese Steel Mills (JSMs), POSCO of South Korea and Chinese Steel Mills for supply of iron ore for a period of five years

India renews contract to supply iron ore to international firms

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday renewed long-term agreements to supply iron ore to international steel majors like Japanese Steel Mills (JSMs) and South Korean firm POSCO. The decision was taken by the union cabinet at its meeting

Vale sees iron ore prices above $150 per tonne for the next 5 years – report

Brazil's Vale , the world's top iron ore miner, expects prices of the steelmaking raw material to remain above $150 a tonne for at least the next five years on tight global supplies, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. Guilherme Cavalcanti, Vale's chief financial officer, said miners would struggle to meet booming Asian demand, according to the newspaper.

Vale sees iron ore above $150/t next five years

SINGAPORE - Brazil's Vale , the world's top iron-ore miner, expects prices of the steelmaking raw material to remain above $150/t for at least the next five years on tight global supplies, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

Mineworkers around the globe unite for higher wages

Unrest and strikes in Indonesia, Chile, Australia and Africa, a shortage of skilled workers in North America and rising labour costs all over the globe are quickly becoming the most serious downsides of a mining boom that started almost a decade ago. While a historically high overall jobless rate is masking spiking wages in the resources sector in the US, workers in emerging markets are shutting down operations of mining companies deemed not to be sharing record profits fairly.

Mongolia herder on mission to tackle mining firms

The destruction of Mongolia's grasslands to access a wealth of mineral riches has sparked an anti-mining movement led by a nomadic herder who says force can be used to bring polluting firms to heel. Tsetsegee Munkhbayar is the head of Fire Nation, a small group on a crusade to put an end to what they say are irresponsible mining operations in the resource-rich landlocked country that are threatening their livelihoods.

Champion Minerals announces up to 139 metres of 52.8% total iron from the Attikamagen project

Champion Minerals announce assay results from the Attikamagen Project, which is wholly-owned by Champion and under option to Century Iron Mines Corp. ("Century Iron") and is located in north-eastern Quebec and western Labrador, near the town of Schefferville, Quebec. The 2011 winter drilling program focused on several potential taconite and direct shipping ore ("DSO")(1) targets near Hayot Lake, Quebec and Joyce Lake in western Labrador. Century Iron completed over 2,000 metres of combined diamond and reverse circulation ("RC") drilling and are continuing the current phase of drilling which is expected to be completed by December 2011.

Indian iron ore giant homes in on Winmar Resources

Winmar Resources, a company backed by Fortescue Metals chairman Andrew Forrest, is expected to announce today a deal with an Indian iron ore giant that could lead to could lead to further Indian investment in the mining sector.

African Iron reports 80% increase in exploration target size at Mayoko, West Africa

Australia-based iron ore development company African Iron Limited (ASX: AKI) is pleased to announce a greater than 80% increase to the aggregate exploration target size at its 80%-owned Mayoko Iron Ore Project, located in the Republic of Congo, West Africa. Image of a drilling rig at the Mayoko Iron Ore Project, by African Iron Limited.

Top 10 metals and minerals projects in Canada total $57.3bn

The Top 10 Metals & Minerals Industry projects in Canada are dominated by large-scale oil sands and metal mining projects. What was once considered a large project is being dwarfed by today's mega-projects. Projects exceeding $1 billion are no longer rare, but commonplace. Currently, there are 67 projects in Canada with a total investment value (TIV) of $1 billion or more.

Ferrexpo: Analysts positive on iron ore producer's production figures

Brokers Collins Stewart and Evolution Securities were upbeat about iron ore producer Ferrexpo (LON:FXPO), which released production figures today. The firm reported numbers for the second quarter of 2011 revealing that pellet production from its own ore had increased 6.9 percent compared to Q1.

CAT in major autonomous truck milestone with Fortescue while Rio doubles its Komatsu driverless fleet

Caterpillar has made a key announcement on the progress of its autonomous truck program. Together with Australian dealer WesTrac, CAT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fortescue Metals Group to implement an autonomous mining solution for Fortescue’s new Solomon iron ore mine.

Australian iron ore production and export to surge by 2012

Reuters reported that iron ore production in Australia, the world largest exporter of the steelmaking raw material is rising rapidly to keep pace with projected increases in China led demand.

Iron Ore-Shanghai rebar hits near 3-week top, gains seen capped

Shanghai steel futures rose more than 1 percent to their highest in nearly three weeks on Monday, chasing gains in Chinese equities, even as the outlook for steel demand remained bleak. The most briskly traded October rebar contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose 1.4 percent to close 4,792 yuan per tonne, just off the day's peak of 4,798 yuan, its highest since June 15.

Iron ore mine safety assured with 3D laser mapping

A state of the art laser scanning system supplied by 3D Laser Mapping has been used to improve safety of iron ore extraction in South Africa. The Riegl laser scanner forms an integral part of a Waste Spreader Positioning System (WSPS) developed by Stone Three Venture Technology in partnership with Reutech Mining. Read more