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  • NAE outlines Redmoor work programme

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Monday, 30 November 2015

    Australian-based New Age Exploration Ltd. (ASX: NAE) has plans to release a new mineral resource and results of a mining study for its Redmoor tin-tungsten & copper project in south east Cornwall, UK, by the end of 2015.

    The resource update will use historical drilling results to define an inferred mineral resource for two of three well defined lodes recently identified using historical records. A preliminary study of mining options for the project is also being undertaken; so far this...

  • ITRI forecasts market deficit despite drop in tin demand

    by: Peter Kettle, on Thursday, 26 November 2015

    ITRI analysts forecast that the global tin market will remain in deficit in 2015-2016, despite a decline in demand this year. This has been identified in a major new survey of tin users, the results of which have been released at the 5th ITRI London Tin Investment Seminar today. 148 companies took part in the exercise, accounting for more than 46% of estimated total world refined tin use last year – close to the highest participation rate ever...

  • China production falling as concentrate imports rise

    by: Peter Kettle, on Wednesday, 25 November 2015

    China's tin concentrate imports increased by 170% year-on-year to 27,043t (gross weight) in October, according to the latest official data. 96% of the imports were from Myanmar. China imported 209,356t tin concentrate in January to October in 2015, up by 68%. Of that, 204,214t was from Myanmar, containing around 32,000t tin metal.

    Although the China concentrate imports have increased considerably this year, this has been more than offset by the fall of mine production and scrap supply in China....

  • Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines omits key facts

    by: Victoria Coxell, on Friday, 20 November 2015

    Al Jazeera's recent broadcast in their Fault Lines series 'Conflicted: The Fight Over Congo's Minerals' debates the impacts of campaign groups action leading to the Dodd Frank act, the questionable benefits for the DRC, and the difficult position of companies and industry associations working to find reasonable ways forward.

    Fault Lines refers obliquely to work of the iTSCi Programme but has not made any use of an interview or statistics we provided, and did not request any data on...

  • Bolivian tin deal announced

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

    Bolivian President Evo Morales has announced the agreement of a US $106 million deal between the state mining company Comibol and ThyssenKrupp of Germany to supply 13,200 tonnes of tin over two years from 2016. He was speaking at a televised news conference on returning from a trip to Germany aimed at encouraging investment in Bolivia. The deal had previously been reported in the trade press.

    State news service ABI said this is part of a drive to increase...