October 2, 2015 | Mining Weekly reported that Australia’s Port Hedland reported record monthly iron ore shipments in September at 39.8 million tonnes, an 8 percent increase from the same time in 2014. … Read More
October 1, 2015 | Mining Weekly reported that Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer of the Democratic Alliance has expressed dismay that South Africa’s last and biggest diamond cutting and polishing company is set to close. … Read More
October 1, 2015 | The Economic Times reported that China will soon begin construction of a $2.5 billion liquefied natural gas terminal in Pakistan and the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. … Read More
October 1, 2015 | The NY Times reported that the Ohio River, transformed by mining and industrial waste and sewage overflows into the nation’s most polluted major waterway, has a new and unexpected tormentor this fall: carpets of poisonous algae.
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October 1, 2015 | Mining Weekly reported that iron ore prices are expected to remain suppressed until the end of the year as supplies continue to increase and winter begins in the northern hemisphere.
As quoted in the market news:
While iron-ore prices were projected to rebound in the medium term as higher-cost producers exited the … Read More
October 1, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal reported that modest improvements in China’s economy, the growing conflict in Syria and a hurricane on the US East Coast all contributed to a jump in oil prices on Thursday. … Read More
September 30, 2015 | Reuters reported that the value of rough diamond exports from mines in Botswana sank 15 percent during the first half of 2015. Diamond exports contribute a whopping 30 percent to the country’s GDP. … Read More
September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press reported that environmental groups are upset with a settlement of alleged violations of the clean air act involving a Muncie’s lead smelter. The company will not be required to retrofit its facilities with equipment that could cut lead emissions. … Read More