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New Huanuni plant to begin limited operations in 2018

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 24 November 2017

The General Manager of Bolivia's largest tin mine, Huanuni, has announced that the mine's new processing plant should begin small-scale operations from March 2018.

The 3,000tpd Lucianita plant was built by the Chinese contractor Vicstar Union Engineering under a US$50 million contract awarded in 2011 with the purpose of replacing the ageing Santa Elena plant currently in operation at the mine. However, the new plant has not yet been utilised since its completion in late 2014 due to issues...

Tin the forgotten EV metal?

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 16 November 2017

Opportunities for growth in the quantity of tin used in solder and batteries as a result of the electric vehicle revolution were presented by ITRI at two Australian tin mining investment seminars in Sydney and Melbourne in early November.

The full presentation, which also detailed our latest view of the medium-term tin market outlook, can be downloaded in full here.

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