LKAB discovers Europe’s largest RE deposit

Swedish state-owned miner LKAB has identified more than 1 million tonnes of rare earth oxides in the Kiruna area in the northern part of the country – the largest known such deposit in Europe, reported Reuters. “This is good news, not only for LKAB, the region and the Swedish people, but also for Europe and the climate,” LKAB CEO Jan…

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Fluor taking Greece for Skouries EPCM deal

Engineering group Fluor has been selected by Eldorado Gold subsidiary Hellas Single Gold Member for an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract at the Skouries gold-copper operation in the Halkidiki Peninsula, Greece. Fluor’s scope of work includes infrastructure, non-process facilities, process area and tailings filtration. The contract, booked in the firm’s fourth quarter, is worth US$845 million. Fluor’s Vancouver…

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Euromines welcomes new members

Euromines has welcomed five new members after their official approvals by the groups Extraordinary General Assembly. The additions include two international mining companies, Anglo American and Rio Tinto; two exploration companies, Kingsrose Mining and Savannah Resources; and the French national association A3M, which focuses on the extraction, production, processing and recycling of industrial metals and minerals. “These members will bring…

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Tietto wet commissions Abujar

Officials with Tietto Minerals are eyeing a first gold pour in a matter of days after announcing on 3 January that wet commissioning had commenced at its Abujar gold project in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. The company said the 4.5 million t/y CIL processing system at the 3.45-million-ounce operation is fully operational, with wet commissioning returning up 10,000 t/d low-grade…

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No chance of reviving Jadar project: Serbia PM

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said she does not see a chance of reviving Rio Tinto’s $2.4 billion lithium-borates project after licences were revoked in January following massive protests sparked by environmental concerns, reported Reuters. “I don’t see any possibility to revive the Jadar project,” Brnabic was quoted by the Nova S news portal. She went on to note that…

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UK coal growth on the radar: WCM

Officials in the UK have given approval to the first coal operation in the region in three decades, with plans for the project owned by West Cumbria Mining to become the world’s first net-zero mine supplying met coal to the steel industry. WCM said recently that it received a decision from the Secretary of State on 7 December approving the…

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European Lithium forms new exploration firm

Australian miner European Lithium Ltd. has merged with Sizzle Acquisition Corp., a U.S. special purpose acquisition company, to launch Critical Metals Corp. – a lithium exploration and development company. As part of the deal, European Lithium will sell its ownership interest in three Austrian subsidiaries, which together hold the Wolfsberg Lithium Project and an interest in the non-core Weinebene and…

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Powerscreen, German network prepping for bauma

Mobile crushing, screening and conveying equipment provider Powerscreen will attend bauma 2022 in Munich, Germany, 24-30 October at the Messe München trade fair centre. Alongside its German distributors Kölsch and Christophel, Powerscreen will be based out of Booth FN. 1024/1 at the outdoor area of the exhibition. Joe Cassidy, Powerscreen International sales director, said: “We are delighted to be participating…

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