Minerals Mining News

Zambia mining industry says new rules to scare investors, deter local processing

The Chamber of Mines wants the government to reconsider its decision to hike corporate income tax rate on mineral processing from 30% to 35%, which came in effect July 1.

Zambia to slash royalties, reinstate mining tax

The move puts an end to a nearly nine-month standoff that has hit output and profits in Africa’s second largest copper producer.

Zambia sells stake in state-owned copper miner

The country's national pension fund has bought 15.9 million shares of Zambia's Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings for almost $80 million.

Zambia mulls cutting mining royalties even further

Mines minister Christopher Yaluma said reducing royalties below the recently revised 9% would make underground mining more cost effective.

It’s official: Zambia scales back mining royalties to 9%

The announced changes will be effective on July 1, once parliament has approved them.

Zambia goes after First Quantum over layoffs

Government claims it was not notified according to the law.

First Quantum warns Zambia tax hike will cost jobs, investment drop

The miner, Zambia's largest foreign investor, operates Kansanshi mine, the eighth largest copper mine in the world, as well as the country's biggest.

S&B Industrial Minerals first half year 2012 financial results (IFRS)

Half year highlights include: sales increase of 4%, EBITDA up by 19% compared to the first half of 2011 and net profit increased 53% compared to the first half of 2011.

Earth's minerals kept CO2 levels in balance prior to humans

The natural feedback system that has kept Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels finely-balanced for millions of years has been overwhelmed by fossil fuel combustion, reports a new study published in Nature Geoscience….more at

Metso to supply crushing equipment to Australia

Metso Minerals will supply crushing equipment to BHP Billiton Iron Ore for the Yandi mine development project in Western Australia. The delivery will be completed by the end of year 2009. The value of the […]

Metso to supply crushing equipment to Australia

Metso Minerals will supply crushing equipment to BHP Billiton Iron Ore for the Yandi mine development project in Western Australia. The delivery will be completed by the end of year 2009. The value of the […]

Electronic ear guides mining drill

CSIRO scientists with the Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship have successfully used an electronic listening post to track and control a drill operating more than 300 metres below the Earth’s surface…more at Australian Mining

Electronic ear guides mining drill

CSIRO scientists with the Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship have successfully used an electronic listening post to track and control a drill operating more than 300 metres below the Earth’s surface…more at Australian Mining

ABB to supply three gearless mill drive systems for Rosemont Copper Company

Rosemont Copper has awarded a multi million dollar contract to ABB for gearless mill drive systems needed for the construction of the Rosemont copper mine near Tucson, Arizona, USA Baden, April 21, 2008 – ABB, […]

Metso to supply a complete copper ore processing system to Zinkgruvan Mining AB in Sweden

Metso Minerals will supply a complete processing system for copper ore beneficiation to Zinkgruvan Mining AB for its mine in Southern Sweden. The delivery will be completed during the last quarter of 2009. The value […]

Metso to supply a complete copper ore processing system to Zinkgruvan Mining AB in Sweden

Metso Minerals will supply a complete processing system for copper ore beneficiation to Zinkgruvan Mining AB for its mine in Southern Sweden. The delivery will be completed during the last quarter of 2009. The value […]

SGS Acquires Geostat Systems International Inc.

April 29, 2008. Geneva. SGS is pleased to announce the strategic acquisition of Geostat Systems International Inc., a Canadian company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Founded in 1981, Geostat is a well-rounded industry leader specializing in […]

SGS Acquires Geostat Systems International Inc.

April 29, 2008. Geneva. SGS is pleased to announce the strategic acquisition of Geostat Systems International Inc., a Canadian company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Founded in 1981, Geostat is a well-rounded industry leader specializing in […]

Mine Safety Award Honorees Announced

WASHINGTON, DC – The Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today announced the companies and mining operations that will receive their joint […]

Mine Safety Award Honorees Announced

WASHINGTON, DC – The Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today announced the companies and mining operations that will receive their joint […]

TEFSA and Della Toffola broaden mining presence

TEFSA-Group, a Spanish-based designer and manufacturer of liquid/solid separation equipment is expanding its minerals industry presence in North America. TEFSA-USA was a first time exhibitor at the 2007 SME Annual Conference in Denver and has […]

JKTech partners with ALS

JKTech Pty – the technology transfer company for the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) in Australia – has partnered with the ALS Laboratory Group – an international leader in analytical testing services – to […]

Technip chosen by Nautilus

  Nautilus Minerals has awarded a $116 million target price contract to Technip USA to provide engineering procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Riser and Lifting System (RALS) components of its deepwater seafloor […]

Mining company receives almost $500,000 to train locals

A Queensland-based mining company has received almost $500,000 from the Queensland Government to train up to 45 local staff at the Goondicum Mine near Monto. Minister for Tourism, Regional Development and Industry Desley Boyle today […]

Seafloor Mining

  John Chadwick examines undersea mining techniques being developed for Nautilus Minerals and Neptune Minerals as they rush to mine massive seafloor sulphide deposits, and looks at the innovations of Subsea Minerals. View the full […]