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YTC announce Dulong expansion

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Yunnan Tin Company has approved a Yuan 2.6 billion (US$375 million) investment plan to expand production from the Wenshan Dulong zinc-indium-tin-copper mine by some 70%, it was reported in a statement filed with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on January 11.

The expansion will include the construction of new dump sites, a tailings dam and waste rock recycling facilities, which will increase mining capacity to 3.6 Mtpa. Operations at Dulong are run by YTC's subsidiary, Yunnan Hualian, which currently...

Renison output down in 2016

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Monday, 13 February 2017

Metals X released its final quarterly report for 2016 in January, which reveals a 2.9% QOQ increase in tin-in-concentrate production to 1,768 tonnes from the Renison tin mine in Tasmania. However, the output for 2016 totalled 6,314 tonnes, down 7.4% from the previous year.

The company cited that the boost in Q4 production was a result of higher Australian dollar tin prices and lower cost profile after the transition to owner operator earlier this year. Meanwhile grades, recoveries and tonnes mined and...

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