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First Quantum suspends work at Mauritania copper, gold mine
First Quantum Minerals has suspended operations at the Guelb Moghrein copper and gold mine in Mauritania, where days of worker protests over pay left one person dead over the weekend.
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First Quantum Mauritania mine up and running after strike
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. says workers at its mine in Mauritania are back to work after a 12-day strike. The Vancouver-based company temporarily suspended operations at the Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine earlier this month because of the job action.
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ENRC Buys Frontier License, Plans 92000 Tons of Copper Output
Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. (ENRC) will pay the Democratic Republic of Congo $101.5 million for the mining license at its Frontier site, purchased this year as part of an acquisition of assets from First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (FM). ENRC, which ...
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Nature | Seven Days
The week in science: Arsenic-loving bacterium needs phosphorus after all; polonium poisoning suspected in Yasser Arafat's death; and China's Three Gorges Dam reaches full power.
Bank Law Change May Hurt Zambian Exporters, Mines Chamber Says
Glencore International Plc, London-based Vedanta Resources Plc (VED) and Canada's First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (FM) have mines in the country.
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Planetary science: The time machine
Researchers must first crush the rock and separate its minerals, often by hand. The minerals must then be dissolved in a strong acid, which goes through cation-exchange columns to extract the radioisotopes.
Red-Earth Terrain In India's Muttom Village Geologically Similar To Mars
With the help of a power point presentation, he told the gathering of space scientists that �The Dunes of Muttom, its mud cracks and gullies are like those of Mars and even there is a similarity in the minerals.� He said that when he and his team heard ...
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Tamil Nadu Government's stand on sand quarrying challenged
Madurai: Organisations against exploitation of sand wealth from the Cauvery River have opposed Tamil Nadu government's contention that it did not require obtaining clearance from the Environment Ministry and Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA) ...
Zambian State to Seek as Much as 25% of New Mines, Minister Says
Companies including Canada's First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (FM), London-based Vedanta Resources Plc (VED) and Barrick Gold Corp.
New lithography technique enables production of nanoscale patterns of titania ...
( -- Titanium dioxide, or titania, is an inorganic material commonly used as a whitening agent in food and toothpaste. It is also used as one of the main active ingredients in sunscreens.
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