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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum repairs unit at processing plant after blast

JOHANNESBURG, May 5 (Reuters) - Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said on Tuesday it had completed repairs to the Phase B unit at its Anglo Converter Plant and would lift the force majeure to suppliers of concentrate, three months after a blast shut processing facilities.

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LITHIUM: Neometals launches downstream study in India

  • Date: 05-05-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – ASX-listed Neometals has partnered with Indian company Manikaran Power to conduct a feasibility study (FS) evaluating a lithium hydroxide refinery in India.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu’s Joseph Mathunjwa knows when to take on capital

  • Date: 05-05-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

Joseph Mathunjwa, the president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, knows when to pick a fight with capital. His union’s victory in the Labour Court last week compelling the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to gazette minimum guidelines for mining companies on managing Covid-19 by 18 May 2020 is a case in point.

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel Announces Production Results for Q1 of 2020

  • Date: 05-05-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Steel Guru

nornickel-coronavirus-covid-91-outbreak_98738.jpg Image Source: themoscowtimes.com PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel announced preliminary consolidated production results for the first quarter of 2020. Norilsk Nickel Chief Operating Officer Sergey Dyachenko said “In 1Q2020, the Company increased mine output 5% compared to last year. However, the volumes of saleable metals were affected by the pre-commissioning of the new chlorine leaching refining shop at Kola MMC.

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RECYCLING: German gov't signals no rush on scrapping program

  • Date: 04-05-20
  • Category: RECYCLING
  • Source: Auto News

BERLIN -- Germany needs several more weeks to decide on a scrapping program to counter a slump in car sales, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said.

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MINING: Most top miners failing Paris Agreement goals

  • Date: 04-05-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Mining

Eight of the world’s top ten largest mining companies are not doing enough to help meet international climate goals, research by a UK-based investor initiative set up by the Church of England reveals.

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HYDROGEN: Australian government establishes A$300m hydrogen fund

  • Date: 04-05-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Mining Weekly

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – The Australian government has announced the establishment of a A$300-million Advancing Hydrogen Fund that will finance projects focused on growing a clean, innovative and competitive hydrogen industry in Australia.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu says court order will ensure safety of mineworkers during Covid-19

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has welcomed the labour court judgment on Friday compelling the department of mineral resources & energy and energy to set minimum health and safety standards during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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