Luxembourg, Japan team up to explore and mine space resources

MINEX Forum | November 29, 2017
img0 Photo: Artist rendition of a mining operation in space. (Screenshot via Fw:Thinking | YouTube) Luxembourg seems to be in a rush to become Europe’s hub for space mining, as it announced Wednesday yet another deal aimed at boosting boost the exploration and the commercial utilization of resources from near earth objects, such as asteroids. The fresh agreement, this time with Japan, ...

London’s largest mining companies

MINEX Forum | November 29, 2017
img0 Story developed using data from Mining Intelligence.  No surprise that largest miner headquartered in London is Anglo American, with a $19.83B market capitalization. The storied miner, the world’s largest producer of platinum, was kicked off 100-years-ago by Sir Ernest Oppenheimer. There are 92 mining companies that are publicly-listed and active in London, putting the city fifth on ...

Alrosa ready to auction the most expensive diamond ever polished in Russia

MINEX Forum | November 29, 2017
img0 Russian miner Alrosa  (MCX:ALRS), the world’s top diamond producer by output will auction Wednesday a rare collection of diamonds produced domestically, including the most expensive rock ever polished in the country — a giant 51.4-carat gem. More than 130 potential buyers have already registered to participate in tomorrow’s online sale of the diamond collection, named ...

Serbia mining: JPM team advises an Australian mining company on acquisition of lithium projects in Serbia

MINEX Forum | November 29, 2017
img0 JPM mining team led by Senior Partner Jelena Gazivoda has advised South East Asia Resources Limited (to be renamed ‘Jadar Lithium Limited’) (Company), a publicly listed Australian mining company in the process of raising additional funds to explore and develop its future mining projects in Serbia. Serbiа’s mining deposits, especially lithium, have been generally seen ...

Russia tests Council of Europe in push to regain vote

MINEX Forum | November 24, 2017
img0 Photo: Thorbjorn Jagland: ‘The convention and court has been so important for Russian citizens’ © Reuters Neil Buckley, East Europe Editor, Financial Times Human rights body considers lifting sanctions imposed for 2014 Crimea aggression. The Council of Europe, the leading pro-democracy body in the region, is considering lifting sanctions it imposed over Russia’s aggression in ...