Tungsten Mining News

TechMet appoints Admiral Mike Mullen Chairman of advisory board

TechMet has been operational for over a year and has assets, deployed in mining, processing and recycling projects around the world, including Canada, Brazil, Rwanda and Burundi.

Australian tungsten producer Wolf Minerals says its British unit has stopped trading

Wolf Minerals said on Thursday that it could not meet its short-term working capital needs after failing to reach a deal with its financial backers.

LME reforms must meet international standards, Global Witness warns

Global Witness warns that the LME must ensure its members go beyond paper-based compliance activities.

Anglo-Australian miner wants to explore the Pyrenees

Apollo Minerals talks about its project on the Spanish-French border.

Australian southern state open to mining

Victoria's government wants to spend $220 million on exploration and drill one million metres by 2023.

LME to get tougher on cobalt companies with ties to the DRC

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.

Orion Resource Partners raising $500m in royalty, streaming fund

Miners are turning to alternative sources of finance as the industry has struggled to woo back traditional financiers.

Apollo Minerals expands in the Pyrenees

The company has entered into an agreement to buy Aurenere, a project located in the northern Spanish province of Lleida.

INFOGRAPHIC: The true costs of artisanal mining

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?

Antofagasta has a new project in Canada

This is the second deal the Chilean miner signs with Vancouver-based Evrim Resource.

LME launches probe on cobalt suppliers over fears of child exploitation

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.

Thor Mining upbeat on Nevada tungsten project after price rally

Pilot Mountain tungsten project said to be "quite a monster," with five-to-ten years life as a low-cost open pit and 15-year underground life after that.

These are the mining sector’s suggestions to the Canadian government

Industry highlights the topics they would like government officials to address during the Energy and Mines Ministers’ annual conference

New Brunswick tungsten-moly mine gets environmental green light

Canada could be back to producing tungsten again following the closure of the country's only tungsten mine in late 2015.

The history of tungsten, the strongest natural metal on earth

With a tensile strength of 1,510 megapascals, we now know tungsten as the strongest naturally occurring metal on Earth.

US Lithium to mine for copper, nickel, cobalt in Canada’s Saskatchewan

The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.

DR Congo’s perfect storm

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.

US mulls scaling back ‘conflict minerals’ rule

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.

Eight dead, 35 injured in Congo mining hub amid anti-Govt protests

Congolese security forces accused of shooting civilians in the southern city of Lubumbashi.

Congo’s cobalt production set to soar despite claims of child labour

Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.

China snaps up $4.5bn worth of overseas mining assets in just six months

Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.

Fresh wave of Chinese firms to go after Congo’s riches — report

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.

Illegal gold trade in Congo still benefiting armed groups, foreign companies

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.

Thom Calandra: Precious metals, uranium & other key commodities to watch

Thom discusses a few of his favorite picks, including a new gold producer in Mexico, Canarc Resources.

Avalon Rare Metals is now Avalon Advanced Materials

Name change reflects a switch on the company's focus.