Societe Miniere de Bisunzu (SMB), has given 30 days notice to end its contract with ITSCI, a responsible supply chain initiative, citing the scheme's rising costs.
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The project consists of three exploration licences in the Archean Yilgarn Block, 450 kilometres north-east of Perth.
Global Witness warns that the LME must ensure its members go beyond paper-based compliance activities.
Starting next year, it will demand firms that get at least 25% of their metal from small-scale mines in the DRC to be subject of a professional audit.
Talison aims to double production at Greenbushes by mid-2019, racing to secure more lithium to feed an expected boom in demand for EV batteries.
Some urban mining already takes place in the EU but it involves melting devices together in a furnace and removing the most valuable metals.
Electronics and car makers are racing to lock in supply agreements for cobalt amid fears of shortage.
Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) has become a major of revenue for millions of people in about 80 countries worldwide, with more than 100 million people currently depending on the activity for their livelihoods. But at what costs?
The LME has sent a directive to all suppliers asking them to detail how they guarantee “responsible sourcing” of the commodities they trade in the exchange.
Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold are now also being illegally extracted and traded at sites under the control of armed groups in countries including Myanmar and Colombia.
The new law, which will come into force in 2021, requires importers to ensure their business do not contribute to armed conflicts.
A number of suspensions, most notably Katanga Mining in the DRC, have contributed to a tight metal market.
The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.
A leaked White House memo, which outlines the suspension of a portion of the Dodd-Frank rule on ‘conflict minerals’, will exacerbate already high levels of violence in DR Congo.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reconsidering the rule, which requires companies to trace and report whether their products contain minerals from a war-torn part of Africa.
Congolese security forces accused of shooting civilians in the southern city of Lubumbashi.
The EICC and CFSI Launch the Multi-Industry Responsible Raw Materials Initiative (RRMI).
Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.
Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.
Faced with declining domestic production, China's top copper company — Minmetals — said earlier this year that the "only solution” was going overseas, and many are following its steps.
Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo keeps filling the pockets of some foreign companies as well as armed groups, a new report shows.
International development nonprofit Pact released Friday a report detailing the progress of efforts to address child labour in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Consumer products sold across the globe could contain traces of the metal produced by informal Congolese mines, who employ children as young as seven, says Amnesty International.
A small statute in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act is wreaking havoc in the Congo, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow David Grantham.
The facility aims to test a new lithium minerals process developed by the company over the past year.