2020 December in Review

AMERICAS

  • U.S. Steel eyes Keetac re-start
  • Iron ore rises on China demand hopes but set for monthly losses
  • US bank to provide £19.3m in funding for UK’s TechMet
  • Komatsu Ltd sees AHS as a major focus to increase mining customer productivity in the Covid-19 era
  • Freeport does a balancing act as the world’s biggest gold mine grapples with covid-19
  • Covid-19 triggers the mining industry’s use of eLearning
  • Iron ore miners make hay while the sun shines

EQUIPMENT

  • Nevada Copper says More funding needed for ramp-up
  • Rockwell Automation releases DCS for plant operations
  • New Jumbo and bolter use a similar system
  • Covid-19 hits drilling contractor’s bottom line

GLOBAL

  • Covid crimps Caterpillar sales
  • S. Africa’s mining industry calls chrome export tax ‘blunt instrument’
  • The evolution of remote mine professions
  • Kaz Minerals suspends operations at Kyrgyz
  • Emesent achieves ‘industry first’ flight with DJI drone
  • Miners speed up automation as covid-19 impacts linger
  • U.S. Miners Are Trying to Get Out of the Thermal Coal Business
  • Don’t worry, the world is a long, long way from running out of gold
  • Search and USA Rare Earth are working on minerals development
  • South Africa’s mining industry weathered Covid-19
  • Mining cutback would hit Vancouver hardest
  • Dalian iron ore futures set for 6th monthly gain amid strong steel demand

STATISTICS

  • October 2020 crude steel production
  • Sustainable steel – Indicators 2020 and steel applications

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