South Korea Mining News

This Aussie miner is about to break into South Korea lithium sector

Pilbara Minerals has announced a potential joint venture with two South Korean companies to develop a lithium processing facility in the Asian country.

S. Korea's SK Innovation starts production of batteries with more nickel

South Korea’s SK Innovation said on Thursday it has started commercial production of lithium-ion batteries with an increased portion of nickel, while reducing the usage of expensive components such as cobalt to extend battery life and cut costs.

How gold came to South Korea’s rescue

Nineteen years ago, South Korea came precipitously close to bankruptcy.

South Korea's rise to lithium prominence

The nation now accounts for 10% of global lithium demand and is the fourth largest global market.

India to ship 16.5 million tonnes of iron ore to Japan, South Korea

The government approved the renewal of agreement for supplying up to 16.5 million tonnes (MT) of high grade iron ore to steel plants in Japan and South Korea over three years till March 2018.

Gold price to double by 2030 thanks to Asia: report

ANZ predicts that as incomes rise across Asia, particularly in China and India, so will the appetite for gold rings and necklaces.

Coal exporters not backing down despite glut; could China enter the market too?

No signs of production slowdown in major coal-exporting countries.

Fortescue Metals looks to expand markets beyond China

Worries over an economic slowdown in the world's largest iron ore importer have contributed to the 21% drop of iron ore prices so far this year.

Korea to kick off physical gold trading in March

The Korea Exchange will use 1 gram units of bullion of 99.99 percent purity to spur liquidity and delivery will be in 1 kilogram bars.

Samsung investing in rare earth alternatives

Unveiling the plans last week, Samsung said it would invest in seven areas of research into new materials.

US coal exports set monthly record in March

Thanks to increased Asian demand for the commodity.

Russia plans to export more coal to southeast Asia and beyond

A new port plus an expansion at an existing port will meet growing demand.

Uranium hits seven-year low

Uranium drops to 7-year-low while nuclear reactor in South Korea starts buzzing again.

S. Korea halts nuclear reactors over fake documents

The country’s nuclear power industry has been troubled by a series of mandatory shutdowns, corruption scandals and mechanical failures in recent years.

Two-thirds of graphene patents held by just three countries

A "scatter gun approach" to patent filing.

Construction of $9bn Roy Hill iron ore mine kicks off, no $2-a-day workers needed

The biggest Australian iron ore mine to emerge in decades would not employ any of the 1,700 foreign construction workers it had been allowed to import.

Nuclear industry's liability limits must be lifted: Greenpeace

India, Russia and South Korea are doing it right.

Half of Iran's post-sanction oil exports headed for China

Four leading Asian economies currently account for almost of Iran's exports of oil

South Korea turns to Japan to reduce rare earth reliance on China

Imports of rare earth minerals from China plunged in 2012, while Japan-sourced supplies more than tripled

Koreans prospect for uranium in South Australia

Daewoo, LG and Korean government team up with Cauldron Energy on Marree Uranium project

ArcelorMittal selling $1.1-billion stake in Canadian iron ore business to Asians

The consortium includes South Korean steelmaker POSCO and Taiwan-listed China Steel.

Molycorp becomes takeover target as market capitalization sinks below net assets

Molycorp share prices sink to record lows following many difficulties last year, leaving the American rare earth producer a highly appealing takeover target

Polymetal hopes to sell precious metal concentrates to Japan, Korea

Polymetal International has made several trial shipments of precious metals concentrates to Japan and South Korea and is planning talks on further supplies, Polymetal's CEO Vitaly Nesis said in an interview.

Frontier Rare Earths jumps 10% on Korea talks

Frontier is advancing the Zandkopsdrift rare earth project in South Africa and in December sold 10% of the venture to Kores for $23.8 million. The South Korean state-owned company now wants to ink a more comprehensive deal.

Canadian Nordion loses three year dispute with Atomic Energy

Shares of nuclear medicine company Nordion dove close to 40%, down $3.93 at $6.53 in Toronto on Monday.