Canada funds Rio Tinto IOC’s decarbonization efforts

The Government of Canada has awarded Rio Tinto Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) C$18.1 million to support the decarbonization of iron ore processing at its operations in Labrador West. Canada’s contribution represents approximately 25% of the total cost of the project, with IOC funding the remainder of the investment. “Rio Tinto IOC has a plan to decarbonize and continue…

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Baffinland, ROGESA to explore producing ‘green’ steel

Baffinland Iron Mines and German steelmaker ROGESA are strengthening their cooperation by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further investigate the use of high-grade iron ore from Nunavut, Canada, in low carbon “green” steel production. “We are delighted to continue our long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship with ROGESA. Cooperating with ROGESA in realizing environmentally compatible steel production has been…

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Brookville earns ISO 9001

Pennsylvania-based Brookville said its quality assurance program has been validated as compliant with ISO 9001:2015 Standards following a recent certification audit. The compliance certification is per DEKRA, an ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited certification body. The campus-based certification covers Brookville’s facilities in Brookville, Pa., and will complement the organization’s long-standing Association of American Railroad (AAR) M-1003 Certification for its…

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American Rare Earths raises capital for Halleck Creek

American Rare Earths has received firm commitments via an institutional placement to raise gross proceeds of A$13.5 million at an issue price of $0.30 per share for the development of its Halleck Creek rare earths project in Wyoming. The company said the placement, together with existing cash, will be used for mineral resource and extensional drilling, a prefeasibility study, metallurgical…

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Hitachi Construction Machinery opens new regional HQ

In a strategic move to propel its growth in the region, Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas has opened a sustainable headquarters facility in Newman, Georgia. The company said the campus will facilitate the development and production of new machinery and elevate customer support. “In March 2022, we set out on a path to establish a more direct connection with customers. Our…

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Sleeping Giant mill reawakens

Quebec-based Abcourt Mines said the mill at its Sleeping Giant underground gold operation in the Abitibi region of the province restarted processing on February 13. In its Feb. 20 confirmation of the restart, it confirmed it saw 20 tonnes per hour in the first week. On Feb. 19, it marked 32 tph with the addition of the second ball mill.…

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Canada to streamline permitting process: Energy Minister

Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson told Reuters that the country plans to boost its energy security by slashing the time it takes to develop new critical mineral mines. “(We’re) looking at how do we optimize the regulatory and permanent processes so you can take what is a 12- to 15-year process and bring it down to…

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Darby mine to exhaust reserves

Bluegrass Natural Resources said the mine reserve at its Darby coal operation in eastern Kentucky will be exhausted in the next several weeks. The mine has been in production for over 30 years. The company said the current Darby team will transfer to its new Orchard Branch mine once mining at Darby concludes. Much of the equipment at Darby will…

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Red Dog earns Zinc Mark: Teck Resources

Teck Resources said its Red Dog Operations, the largest critical mineral mine in the United States, has been awarded the Zinc Mark in recognition of environmentally and socially responsible production practices. It is the first mining site to receive the standalone Zinc Mark from The Copper Mark. “With Red Dog being awarded the Zinc Mark, all of Teck’s managed base…

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MSHA issues alert on rotating conveyor rollers

MSHA is reporting that three miners have been permanently disabled since the beginning of 2024 because of rotating conveyor rollers. Serious and fatal injuries occur when miners clean or adjust conveyor rollers, pulleys and idlers while the belt is in motion. Injuries vary from broken bones to loss of fingers, hands and arms. Some accidents have resulted in fatal injuries. …

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