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  • Euro Parliament votes for strong 'conflict minerals' law

    by: Victoria Coxell, on Friday, 22 May 2015

    The European Parliament plenary voted on wednesday to agree important amendments to the draft EU law on minerals and metals from high risk or conflict areas which had been originally put forward by the Commission as voluntary recommendations that would have had limited effects.
    The regulation remains on an arbitrary selection of '3TG' minerals/metals (tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold) and with a global scope, but major changes included now mandatory obligations for due diligence and reporting by both upstream (mine to...

  • New report on tin explorers launched

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Thursday, 14 May 2015

    The ITRI Explorers & Developers Group will launch a new short report focussing on tin mine projects around the world at next week's ITRI China International Tin Forum in Shanghai.

    The E&D Group brings together some of the leading companies in the next generation of tin producers, which will be contributing new sustainable sources of supply to the market. The Group currently consists of 11 junior exploration and development companies working to develop a total of 14 major active tin...

  • Korea stockpile announces latest tin tender result

    by: Peter Kettle, on Thursday, 14 May 2015

    South Korea's Public Procurement Service (PPS) bought 200 tonnes of standard grade MSC tin from Daewoo at its latest tender on 12 May, at a US$288 c.i.f. premium to the LME price. This is the fourth tin tender so far in 2015, with cumulative purchases to date now amounting to 800 tonnes, in a mix of 99.9% low lead and standard grade metal from Indonesia and Malaysia.

    The PPS is a state organisation providing a purchasing and stockpiling service...

  • CSD progresses Gillian DFS with metallurgical pilot studies

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Wednesday, 13 May 2015

    ASX-listed Consolidated Tin Mines Ltd. (CSD) has released an update on the progress of the DFS study for the Gillian deposit of its Mt Garnet tin project in north Queensland, Australia. The update outlines pilot schemes for the optimisation of the tin roasting and fuming recovery process.

    Unlike the majority of existing tin operations, a gravity separation method is not possible at Mt Garnet due to the similar density of the cassiterite and the gangue mineralogy. The Gillian, Pinnacles...

  • Minsur production and revenue fall in Q1 2015

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Minsur has published its 2015 first quarter results which reveal a 31% year-on-year fall in tin production at its Peruvian operations to 4,776 tonnes in Q1 and a 43% decrease in net revenue from tin operations to US$ 105.2 million.

    The lower tin production was a result of the stock optimisation program in 2014, less ore treated due to scheduled plant maintenance at the San Rafael mine in Q1 2015 and lower head grades. 235,459 tonnes of ore was...