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  • MSC to focus on Malaysia and Africa

    by: Peter Kettle, on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    In an interview with The Star newspaper, Malaysia Smelting Corporation CEO Chua Cheong Yong said that the company hopes to complete a withdrawal from Indonesia by the end of this year and will focus its attention on mining and smelting in Malaysia and Africa in the near future.

    MSC is looking to sell the assets associated with its 75% shareholding in Indonesian subsidiary PT Koba Tin, which failed to extend its Contract of Work last year. These include...

  • Two stage plan for Cleveland revival

    by: Peter Kettle, on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    Elementos Limited has announced the results of a Pre-Feasibility Study on the re-opening of the old Cleveland tin-copper mine in Tasmania and treatment of tailings from historic workings. The company aims to start tailings treatment as early as 2016, thereby generating early cash flow to help fund exploration and development of the underground resource.

    The PFS prepared by independent consultants Mining One and pitt&sherry is based on the initial treatment of 650,000 tpy of tailings to produce 1,000 tpy of...

  • “Not Conflict Free” Product Description Found to Violate US First Amendment

    by: Samantha Hoo, on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

    Following the issue of the SEC conflict minerals rule in 2012 several trade groups launched a challenge relating to uncertain cost-benefit analysis, discretionary choices made by the SEC, and the possibility that some requirements in the rule violate the First Amendment of the US Constitution. On 14th April 2014 the District of Columbia Court of Appeals rejected many of the arguments - except one - stating that; "The label "conflict free" is a metaphor that conveys moral responsibility for...

  • Atlas Tin established to develop Achmmach tin project

    by: Peter Kettle, on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

    Kasbah Resources announced that it has signed a shareholders agreement with two Japanese companies to develop and operate the Achmmach mine project in Morocco. The shareholders agreement follows on from a previously signed memorandum of understanding with Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) and Nittetsu Mining Co (NMC). Under the agreement, Kasbah subsidiary Atlas Tin SAS will be owned 75% by Kasbah, 20% by TTC and 5% by NMC. NMC has already made full payment for its stake, while Toyota has...

  • Another low month for Indonesian exports

    by: Peter Kettle, on Monday, 14 April 2014

    Provisional data released today by the Indonesian trade ministry shows refined tin exports of 5,848 tonnes in March, down by 37% compared to March 2013. The first quarter tonnage for this year, based on pre-shipment checks by surveyors, amounted to only 16,458 tonnes, down by 39% compared to Q1 2013.

    A feature of the latest month's data was that the proportion of tin shipped as solder and other non-ingot products was much lower than in previous months. The total...