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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.
ENRC Buys Frontier License, Plans 92000 Tons of Copper Output
July 31 (Bloomberg) -- Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. 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. ENRC ...
Stinky rocks hide Earth's only haven for natural fluorine
When fluorine gas was first isolated by French chemist Henri Moissan in 1886, he was sent a sample of antozonite to study, explains chemist Florian Kraus from the Technical University of Munich in Germany, who carried out the latest analysis of the ...
Three Steps to Rare Earth Mining Success: Alex Knox
AK: First, they're mined by open-pit methods. Second, they're not very deep, .... Highlights include Matamec's Kipawa deposit, Commerce Resources' Eldor and Blue River properties and Quantum Rare Minerals' Elk Creek deposit. Knox is on the REE Advisory ...
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.
Zambian State to Seek as Much as 25% of New Mines, Minister Says
July 25 (Bloomberg) -- Zambia, Africa's biggest copper producer, plans to own as much as 25 percent of new mines in the country as it seeks to attract investors to boost employment, Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma said.
Rocky outcrops on ancient mountain range on Mars could offer a window into ...
'These minerals are associated with fresh craters that happened after activity caused by water,' said Damien Loizeau, an ESA Research Fellow and lead author of the study.
Japan and Vietnam join forces to exploit rare-earth elements
“Japan is the second-largest consumer of rare-earth products after China, but it could catch up in a few years if the Japanese government gives proper backing,” says Yasushi Watanabe, an expert in mineral processing engineering at the National ...
Asteroid miners to hitch a ride with Virgin Galactic
Billionaire-backed Planetary Resources, the company that in April announced ambitious plans to mine space rocks for minerals, will hitch a ride with space tourism company Virgin Galactic. The new union is a sign that the nascent commercial space-flight ...
US 'extreme drought' zones triple in size
A field of dead corn sits next to an ethanol plant July 25, in Palestine, Illinois. The drought in America's breadbasket is intensifying at an unprecedented rate, experts warned, driving concern food prices could soar if crops in the world's key ...