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  • [New] Given that most Russian mining operations in Africa are joint ventures that rely in part on Russian financing, it is possible that sanctions will cause momentary disruption to mining operations and output levels as Russian funding is limited or cut off entirely. Mining.com
  • [New] While the EU's emphasis on domestic sourcing presents opportunities for the mining sector, environmental activists are likely to oppose any efforts to boost mining operations within Europe. Verisk Maplecroft
  • [New] In order to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, no new oil and gas fields or coal mines could be developed. EcoWatch
  • [New] There can be no new oil or gas fields, or coal mines, if the world is to reach net zero plant-heating emissions by 2050. The Guardian
  • [New] In Congo, a new mine spearheaded by billionaire Robert Friedland is rapidly ramping up production under a plan that would make it the world's third-largest producer by 2024. Mining.com
  • [New] The growth and development of mining in South Africa will not be possible unless the working and living conditions of the people who work in the mining industry and mining communities are improved. Mining Weekly
  • [New] The mining and processing facilities could produce rocket fuel, water, oxygen and other materials needed for extended exploration of the lunar surface while decreasing supply needs from Earth. Tech Xplore
  • [New] The mining industry is part of British Columbia's economic and social foundation, and will continue to be a vital contributor as the world combats climate change and works to achieve the emissions reductions targets of the Paris Agreement. Eventbrite
  • [New] Hybrid systems, combining renewables like solar and batteries, are being developed for mining operations elsewhere in Australia and have the potential for the NWMP region. Australian Energy Council
  • [New] A constitutional assembly in Chile has rejected plans to nationalise parts of the crucial mining industry in a blow to progressive hopes of overhauling the neoliberal Pinochet-era political settlement. The Guardian
  • [New] Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi recently announced that with the target to minimise the import of thermal coal, Coal India is going to offer its 20 closed or discontinued underground mines to private players on a revenue-sharing model. Construction World Magazine
  • [New] In the short term, Namibia's mining production is projected to trend up around 15% in 2022 and 8% in 2023. The Assay
  • [New] One way to secure the global supply of critical raw materials could be deep-sea mining. Jacobs University - Inspiration is a Place
  • [New] Over USD 1 trillion in mining investments could be needed by 2035 to ramp up the supply of just five metals - aluminium, cobalt, copper, lithium and nickel. EITI
  • [New] Chilean miner Antofagasta had to deal with several concerns from locals about the risks its proposed Twin Metals underground copper-nickel mine and processing facility would carry. Mining.com
  • [New] The presence of the Stillwater mines is important not only because they represent the primary domestic US source of PGEs, but because of what the surrounding geology indicates in terms of additional potential. INN
  • [New] Higher coal imports could benefit miners such as Indonesia's Adaro Energy, Australia's Whitehaven Coal Ltd, and India's biggest coal trader, Adani Enterprises, whose controversial Carmichael mine in Australia started producing coal in 2022. Countercurrents.org
  • India, the world's second-largest producer, importer and consumer of coal after China, is expected to increase coal production by up to 100 million metric tons in the next three years by reopening closed mines. IER
  • On Friday, the coal ministry's top bureaucrat said the world's second-largest producer, importer and consumer of coal after China expected to increase output by up to 100 million tonnes in the next three years by reopening closed mines. news.trust.org
  • The NuGen project at the Mogalakwena mine, owned by Anglo American subsidiary Anglo American Platinum, will use power from a solar plant to supply a hydrogen electrolyzer to split water and provide the trucks, which can carry up 315 tons of ore each, with hydrogen fuel. Fin24

Last updated: 27 May 2022


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