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  • Aus Tin reports strong drilling and metallurgical testing results

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Thursday, 08 October 2015

    Australian tin explorer Aus Tin Mining (ASX: ATM) has announced enhanced recoveries rates and grades from metallurgical testing for its Taronga Tin Project, in New South Wales, as well as positive drilling results from its McDonalds Prospect, a Life of Mine extension target for the project.

    Updated metallurgical testwork results for the Taronga Tin Project have achieved an increase in both concentrate grade (from 55%Sn to 64.7%Sn) and tin recovery (from 70%Sn to 75.7%Sn). The program has also demonstrated...

  • Production slips at leading tin mines

    by: Peter Kettle, on Thursday, 08 October 2015

    Latest production data published in the last week gives a more up-to-date view of production performance by two of the world's leading underground tin mines, San Rafael in Peru and Renison in Australia. Peru's energy and mines ministry published monthly official mine production data on Friday showing a 5.7% year-on-year fall in tin-in-concentrate production to 1,693 tonnes in August. According to our records this brings year-to-date production in January-August to 12,815 tonnes, down by 14.5% compared to the same...

  • iTSCi benefits shown in short film "Unconflicted"

    by: Jonathan Paxton, on Wednesday, 07 October 2015

    The iTSCi Programmes' field partners (PACT) have launched a short film showing how iTSCi has been working to implement traceability, due diligence and audit systems to ensure conflict free tin and other minerals can be produced in the high risk areas of central Africa. Tens of thousands of miners, their dependents and half a million people in the community indirectly associated with mining in DRC, Rwanda and Burundi have seen their livelihoods improved because of iTSCi and can now...

  • Indonesia exports re-start at modest pace

    by: Peter Kettle, on Wednesday, 07 October 2015

    Preliminary figures released by the Indonesian trade ministry to news agencies today showed that 6,391.74 tonnes of tin was checked by surveyor companies prior to export in September. While this was up by 17.5% compared to September 2014, it follows a zero export month in August, when producers were unable to obtain export permits quickly enough under the new export regulation system. Last month's total included 6,384.53 tonnes of tin ingot, which compares with the 9,230 tonnes traded through...

  • Amnesty International files appeal for 'not DRC conflict free' disclosure

    by: Victoria Coxell, on Friday, 02 October 2015

    On 2nd October 2015 Amnesty International filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reconsider previous decisions of April 2014 and August 2015 striking down the need for company disclosure on whether products have "not been found to be DRC conflict free" as required originally in the SEC Rule on 1502 of Dodd Frank. The decisions previously made twice by the Court were based on the view that requirement for such disclosure...