EIA predicts the future growth in non-OECD Asia

MINEX FORUM | September 19, 2017
img0 Based on projections in US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017), much of the future growth in world energy consumption will occur in the nations of Asia outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (or non-OECD Asia). Although China and India account for most of the region’s energy consumption, EIA projects broad ...

Portland Stone Firms are about to go underground

MINEX FORUM | September 19, 2017
img0 Used in the construction of some of the world’s most elegant landmarks, Portland stone is renowned. But after centuries of being quarried, surface reserves are dwindling, leading the only two licensed extraction firms to turn to mining instead. Mining-technology.com reports on how the transition underground is being made. What do such seemingly disparate edifices, both ...

WNA forecast: World reactor requirements for uranium to rise to 75000 tonnes by 2025

MINEX FORUM | September 15, 2017
img0 World nuclear generating capacity is set to continue to grow according to the World Nuclear Association’s newly published biennial report on the nuclear fuel market. Projections of installed capacity – and the uranium required to fuel it – have been revised downwards since the 2015 edition but still represent a higher growth rate than any ...

Resource nationalism has reached Greece

MINEX FORUM | September 15, 2017
img0 Canadian miner Eldorado Gold’s threat this week to freeze investments in Greece after years of frustrating and costly permit delays highlighted the risks the industry faces when it strays away from mining-friendly countries, said miningweekly.com. After moving into higher-risk countries in recent years to mine new deposits, companies are being forced to seek safe havens during a rise in so-called ...

Euro Sun awarded the BFS contract to SRK Consulting

MINEX FORUM | September 14, 2017
img0 Euro Sun Mining Inc. (TSX:ESM) reports that it has awarded the Bankable Feasibility Study contract for its Rovina Valley Gold and Copper Project to SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. (SRK) and Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc. (Ausenco). SRK has been selected to provide expertise in geology, mining and financial modeling, and will also oversee the geochemical and geotechnical ...

MineTech competition to be held at the MINEX Russia Forum

MINEX FORUM | September 14, 2017
img0 MINEX Russia 2017 Forum organisers are pleased to invite mining equipment producers and technology providers to present solutions at MineTech – the 1st Russian Competition of Mining Challenges and Solutions. The competition will take place on 12 October 2017 at MINEX Russia Mining Forum in Moscow. Competition challenges 1. Challenges from Polymetal International (open pdf) 2. Challenges from ...

Intergovernmental Commission discussed the current situation in the Kazakhstan mining industry

Anastasia Emelianova | September 13, 2017
img0 Kazakhstan Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) meeting hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP took place on 12 September 2017. This meeting aimed to assess the progress of the Mining Code development and implementation, look into current situation in the Kazakh Mining industry and discuss opportunities and barriers for development. The next IGC meeting will occur 4-5 December in London. ...

Tech sold its stake in Irish project to G11

MINEX FORUM | September 13, 2017
img0 The board of Connemara Mining Company plc (AIM: CON) have been informed that Group Eleven Resources Corp. (“G11″), a private company, has acquired the 76.56% interest held by Teck Ireland (“Teck”) in TILZ Minerals, the joint venture company, which holds six (6) prospecting licences covering the Stonepark zinc project in Limerick, Ireland, said Connemara Mining.  Connemara ...