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Renison production dips slightly in Q2

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Tin-in-concentrate production from the Renison tin mine in Tasmania totalled 1,703 tonnes in Q2, down 4.7% compared to the first quarter of 2017, primarily as a result of a scheduled processing plant shutdown, according to Metals X's latest quarterly report.

While falling on a quarter-on-quarter basis, production was up 48% compared to Q2 2016, largely due to the transition to owner-operator mining last year. Production over the first half of the year totalled 3,486 tonnes, up 23% from 2016,...

Chinese smelters in environmental shutdown

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 28 July 2017

Tin smelters based in the city of Gejiu in Yunnan Province, China have been ordered to cease production temporarily for environmental reasons.

Documents published by the Gejiu Environmental Protection Bureau reveal that all local tin smelters, except for the smelter of leading producer Yunnan Tin, have been ordered to cease production between July 26 and August 1. This is because sulphur dioxide emissions have been reported as exceeding current environmental limits. Major tin smelters affected include Yunnan Chengfeng, Gejiu...

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