2020 July in Review

2020 July in Review

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  • Brazil’s Vale gets preliminary license to expand Serra Leste iron ore mine
  • Gold and iron ore are doing equally well. Their miners are not
  • Copper, iron ore prices rise on signs of quick global recovery
  • Northeastern Minnesota iron ore plants listed among beneficiary of Minnesota Power refund
  • Trump campaign for United States coal undermined by the industry slump
  • Reedy partners with HIsmelt technology to test biomass as a coal replacement for iron ore smelting
  • S. Steel signs long-term iron ore deal with Algoma Steel
  • Australia restores confidence in China’s iron ore processing changes
  • Cahoot, AusIMM upskill sector with Mining 4.0 Academy
  • Range business owners: “We’ll find a way to stay afloat” as mines idle due to Covid-19


  • Metso launches free 3D online crushing and screening plant configurator
  • SANY launches a new range of larger excavators with three new models applicable to mining
  • Axora launches smart mining resource center to help mining companies recover from Covid-19
  • Autonomous robotic refueling solution for mining trucks from Universal Field Robots
  • 5G technology makes mining site safer and more efficient
  • Tesla brings in heavy machinery to break ground on foundation at Gigafactory Berlin


  • Greens seek parliament approval for coal ban
  • Coal India to outsource underground mining operations
  • Exclusive: Covid-19 pushes Poland to speed up exit from ailing coal – sources
  • Sibanye-Stillwater pledges to put employees before profits during the pandemic
  • Safety concerns raised at AngloAmerican’s underground coal mines after the Grosvenor explosion
  • OZ Minerals inks Copper export deal with Whyalla Port
  • Tanzania Finally Grants Export of Mineral Concentrates
  • Miners moving fast and virtuously in response to Covid-19: ICMM
  • Biomass as a coal replacement for iron ore smelting
  • Data mining champions to drive resource exploration targets in South Australia
  • New solution for monitoring tailings dams by Inmarsat
  • Mines are hotspots for the spread of Covid-19, study reveals


  • May 2020 crude steel production
  • Worldsteel Short Range Outlook June 2020


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