Tungsten

Avalon banks on new ‘blood metals’ rule for Canada’s tin mine success

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 30, 2015
Avalon banks on new ‘blood metals’ rule for Canada’s tin mine success

The miner is spending $1.3 million in exploration work aimed to reopen a historic tin-indium mine in Nova Scotia.

When it comes to conflict mining regulation, should one size fit all?

Sonal Sinha | July 1, 2015
American businessmen accused of using fake gold mine to get $1m from investors

Conflict mining remains an important issue, and one we are beginning to see governments step in to address in different ways.

Three Australian miners Richard Karn believes are positioned for success

The Gold Report | June 1, 2015
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When institutional capital eventually comes back to the sector, money will flow first to companies in or nearing production now.

CFSI enables companies to comply with new EU Conflict Minerals rules

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Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Expands Geographic Scope, Adopts Risk-Based Approach

EU lawmakers surprise with vote on ‘blood metals’ ban

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 20, 2015
EU lawmakers surprise with vote on ‘blood metals’ ban

The main objective of the legislation is to ensure that profits from those so-called “blood metals” — tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold — do not go to African warlords.

Major blow to illegal mining in Colombia’s Amazon: 59 arrested

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 12, 2015
Major blow to illegal mining in Colombia’s Amazon: 59 arrested

The country's armed forces raided 63 illegal mines operated by leftist guerrillas, blowing up machinery and arresting dozens.

EU lawmakers toughen up rules limiting the import of conflict minerals

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2015
EU lawmakers toughen up rules limiting the import of conflict minerals

The lawmakers voted 22 to 16 to strengthen a draft law requiring importers, smelters and refiners to certify their goods are conflict-free.

It's been 45 years since Britain opened a new metal mine

Michael Allan McCrae | March 13, 2015
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Expected to hire over 200 people.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about copper porphyries

Visual Capitalist | March 11, 2015
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This infographic covers everything you should know about copper porphyries, a deposit type responsible for about 60% of copper, 95% of molybdenum, and 20% of gold produced today.

Colombia to speed approval of permits, crack down on illegal miners

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2015
Colombia to speed approval of permits, vows ‘zero tolerance’ to illegal miners

The country wants investors back and has vowed to reduce the time it takes to process permits to less than two months.

'Diamonds really did save the Northwest Territories' – mines minister

Michael Allan McCrae | February 6, 2015
david ramsay minister mines northwest territories

"We've seen a lot of people who were involved with the initial diamond rush in the early 90s come back to us."

Colombian gold CEO involved in $970m laundering case arrested

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 22, 2015
Colombian gold CEO involved in $970m laundering case arrested

Prosecutors claim the gold company and its top executives are at the centre of a money-laundering scheme involving cocaine traffickers.

Obama’s conflict minerals law has destroyed everything, say Congo miners

The Guardian | December 7, 2014

When his father could no longer make enough money from the tin mine, when he could no longer pay for school, Bienfait Kabesha ran off and joined a militia.

Miners ordered to hand back land to natives in Colombia

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 26, 2014
Miners ordered to hand back land to natives in Colombia

The ruling, which affects 11 gold mining companies, is the first of its kind in the South American nation.

China's rare earth industry will look very different in 5 months

Frik Els | August 8, 2014
Chinese rare earth giant born

WTO ruling an afterthought as Beijing approves sweeping changes to its rare earth industry and fast-tracks state stockpiling.

Venezuelan army said to have trespassed Guyanese border, attacked miners

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 30, 2014
Venezuelan army said to have trespassed Guyanese border, attacked miners

Miner allegedly failed to pay the soldiers a periodical fee in exchange for them turning a blind eye to illegal mining on Venezuelan territory.

Work starts at first British metals mine in 45 years

Jeffrey Richmond | June 20, 2014
Work starts at first British metals mine in 45 years

Drakelands mine seen creating 200 jobs.

Mark Seddon's Catch-22: we need more tungsten, but projects can't find funding

The Mining Report | June 11, 2014

In this interview with The Mining Report, Seddon argues that a supply shortage could mean much higher prices, leading to handsome profits for those companies that get to market soonest.

Death toll rises to 12 in Colombian gold mine collapse

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 5, 2014
Death toll rises to 12 in Colombian gold mine collapse

Colombian authorities have ruled out the chance of finding any survivors.

Three dead, at least 15 missing in Colombian illegal gold mine collapse

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 2, 2014
Three dead, at least 15 missing in Colombian illegal gold mine collapse

Colombian rescuers continue Friday looking for more than a dozen people feared trapped beneath debris left by in the collapse of an illegal gold mine.

EU proposes conflict minerals law; rights group says it's toothless

Ana Komnenic | March 5, 2014
EU proposes conflict minerals law; rights group says it's toothless

The proposed law sets up a system of self-certification for importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold.

Myanmar’s gold workers call the government to pass mining law

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 12, 2014
Myanmar’s gold workers call the government to pass mining law

The precarious conditions gold miners face daily have forced them to demand a swiftly approval of regulations.

Australia's Wolf Minerals ready for construction of UK tungsten mine

Ana Komnenic | January 27, 2014
Australia's Wolf Minerals ready for construction of UK tungsten mine

The Hemerdon is believed to be the third largest tungsten resource in the world.

Peru announces national strategy against illegal mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 13, 2014
Peru announces national strategy against illegal mining

Includes involvement of police and military forces.

Colombia wants illegal mining to be international crime

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 9, 2014
Colombia wants illegal mining to be international crime

Together with the other three members of he Andean Community of Nations —Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia— the country has committed to destroy machinery and even properties that can’t be seized.

Colombia to seize major tungsten mine run by terrorists

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 27, 2013
Colombia to seize major tungsten mine run by terrorists

The government is sending troops to seize and close a major illegal tungsten mine run by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

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