India’s low-grade iron ore key behind spurt in export demand

low grade iron ore

Even as Lockdowns across the world have crippled manufacturing activity, India’s exports of iron ore, essential to the outcome of steel, have been flourishing. Under pressure Steel furnaces running when demand for finished steel products has come to a standstill, steelmakers across the world have turned to cheap, low-grade iron ore exported by India to […]

China stainless steel hits nine-month high as local demand recovers.

China Stainless steel

Chinese stainless steel Futures rose on Monday, hitting their highest level in over nine months as domestic demand continued to recover after Covid-19 related shutdowns. The Most-traded stainless steel futures contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange, for June delivery, rose to 4.4% before ending the session 4.0% higher at 13,675 yuan ($1,931.55) a tonne, the […]

Five workers killed after mine explosion at Chinese Coal Mine in Laos


Five miners were killed, and also another left seriously hurt in an explosion on May 10 at a Chinese coal mine in the Ta Oy district of Saravane province in southern Laos, sources told RFA on Thursday. Two of those killed in the blast were Lao, with the other three and the wounded worker all […]

More valuable than gold and important for green energy production – what is it?

gold and green enrgy

Tellurium – one of the rarest elements on the earth – will soon be recovered as a byproduct of copper smelting at Rio Tinto’s Kennecott mine in Utah.  Rio Tinto’s latest announcement means a new North American supply chain for the vital mineral, which forms a compound with enhanced electrical conductivity when alloyed with other […]

Authorities warn of brewing space mining war among US, China and Russia


Experts warn that a brewing war to build a mining base in space would be likely to see China and Russia combining forces to keep the US increasingly seeking to monitor extra-terrestrial trade at bay. The Trump administration took an aggressive interest in space, declaring that by 2024 America would return astronauts to the moon […]

Daily desilting of critical importance to mine ponds

desilting of critical importance to mine ponds

“Ensuring adequate water storage capacity in the process ponds of the mines is necessary for optimal functioning of the mineral treatment plants, which requires periodic desilting.” As per Lee Vine, managing director of Integrated Pump Rental, whose company is always called upon to urgently attend to the processing of silted-up ponds, “While too much silt […]