AMC Consultans CEO specified mining future technologies

MINEX FORUM | November 23, 2016
img0 Image: mining3.com Veteran mining figure and keen observer of the industry’s history, AMC Consultants chairman Peter McCarthy said Mining Journal, that mining equipment and methods haven’t changed much for decades but cost, investment, environmental and regulatory pressures are growing and the need for a step-change in approach is near a critical juncture. “Three major manufacturers ...

Centerra Gold and Thompson Creek completed the merging

MINEX Forum | October 24, 2016
img0 Image: http://berlek-nkp.com Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG) and Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (“Thompson Creek”) (TSX:TCM) (OTCQX:TCPTF) announced that they have completed the Plan of Arrangement previously announced on July 5, 2016, pursuant to which Centerra acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Thompson Creek, Centerra reported. Under the terms of the arrangement, all ...

Key players on the Russian gold market will be attending MINEX Russia 2016

Irina Dorokhova | September 27, 2016
img0 At the second session entitled “Russia’s top Gold producers: driving economic development of Russia’s Eastern territories”, which is going to take place on the 5th of October at the 12th annual mining and exploration forum MINEX Russia-2016, the heads of the leading Russian gold mining companies will discuss mining enterprises located in the Far East. ...

Potash Corp and Agrium to form new giant player in the global potash market

MINEX Forum | September 12, 2016
img0 Image: huffingtonpost.ca Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Agrium have agreed to merge in a deal that would create a global agricultural giant worth an estimated US$36 billion. The deal would bring together Saskatoon-based PotashCorp’s huge fertilizer mining operations — the world’s largest by capacity — with Calgary-based Agrium’s extensive global direct-to-farmer retail network, ctvnews.ca reported. Both companies ...

Edinburgh scientists are about to extract gold from electronic trash

MINEX Forum | August 31, 2016
img0 Image: myrecycledbags.com Edinburgh scientists from University of Edinburgh developed a simple extraction method that does not use toxic chemicals and recovers gold more effectively than current methods. The finding could help salvage some of the estimated 300 tonnes of gold used in electronics each year. Electrical waste – including old mobile phones, televisions and computers – is ...

Polymetal completes acquisition of Komarovskoye deposit in Kazakhstan

MINEX Forum | August 2, 2016
img0 Image: metalmininginfo.kz Polymetal International plc announced the completion of the acquisition of Orion Minerals LLP (“Orion”), the holding company for the Komarovskoye Gold Deposit (“Komarovskoye”) in the Republic of Kazakhstan, from Kazzinc LTD, a subsidiary of Glencore plc. The acquisition of Komarovskoye was completed on 1 August 2016, following receipt of all required regulatory approvals. The ...

Gold makes tiatanium harder

MINEX Forum | July 22, 2016
img0 Image: citysmileclinic.ru Scientists have found that an alloy, consisting of titanium and gold, is about three to four times harder than most steels and could be used for stronger, more biocompatible medical implants, The Economic Times reported. Titanium is the leading material for artificial knee and hip joints because it is strong, wear-resistant and nontoxic.  “It is ...