Scandium consumption: is it possible to increase?

MINEX Forum | August 24, 2016
img0 Scandium is generating interest as a potential breakthrough mineral, particularly in the aircraft industry where it can be alloyed with aluminium to increase strength and corrosion-resistance. Mining-technology.com tries to research, can the world  mine more than 20 tonnes of scandium annually?   Scandium can be found in many rare earth and uranium deposits but in ...

Mining future is formed by Chinese policy movements

MINEX Forum | August 18, 2016
img0 Image: http://www.rfa.org/ Because of this China and its demand still remains at the heart of the global resources industry. China once consumed 60 per cent of all seaborne iron ore, and despite its waning appetite it still has the largest influence on many metals due to its overwhelming demand for raw materials – relative to other nations. ...

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 ...