Tungsten Mining News

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.

Cases of malaria on the rise in Colombia’s mining regions, study shows

Cases of the mosquito-borne disease in Colombia have been skyrocketing, but only in areas where mining activities have increased, a new study shows.

Colombia bans mining in country’s vast moorlands

Mining in the area of the Andes mountains right above the continuous tree line had been prohibited since 2011, but concessions granted before such ban had continued to date.

The world's 10 wettest mines

One of these mines gets more than fives times the rain of Canada's rainiest city.

Junior spikes 37% on tungsten-moly mine approval

Okay from New Brunswick government comes with 40 environmental conditions.

Illegally mined gold from Colombia sold in the US — report

Small-scale miners are being forced out at gunpoint or extorted to work for the armed groups that are taking over their operations. These gangs later sell the gold in the U.S., a report reveals.

What do conflict minerals have to do with financial reform?

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.

About 80% of Colombia’s gold output comes from illegal miners — Gov't

Authorities say the $2.5 billion illicit mining industry is creating a parallel economy that is deemed to damage the business of those who operate legally.

Avalon Rare Metals begins pilot plant program at lithium asset

The facility aims to test a new lithium minerals process developed by the company over the past year.

Dodd-Frank: Five years and $1.5 trillion later

In the five years since the Dodd-Frank Act passed, oil produced in developing countries was worth an estimated $1.55 trillion for those governments. But because the landmark US transparency law remains delayed, any payments that flowed to governments took place with limited or no transparency.

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

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

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.