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Japan tin recycling unit starts up

Post By: Organic Development on Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Nippon Mining & Metals recently completed the first phase construction and partly started test operation of the Hitachi Metal Recycling Complex (HMC) project, according to Japan Metal Daily. When it reaches full capacity in 2009 the plant will produce 500 tonnes per year each of tin and nickel, 200 tpy of bismuth and 150 tpy of antimony.

HMC will recover the metals by leaching electronic and auto component scrap collected mainly in the Tokyo metropolis. Intermediate copper material produced at...

Indonesian mine rehabilitation work stepped up

Post By: Organic Development on Monday, 21 July 2008

Both of Indonesia’s major integrated tin producers are increasing the amount of ex-mining land on Bangka island they are reclaiming this year. “This is one of the responsibilities of mining companies, so the land can be used for other purposes outside mining,” the PT Timah’s corporate secretary, Abrun Abubakar, told Reuters. “It can be for farming, housing and tourism.”

Abubakar said Timah could spend up to 30 billion rupiah, or $3.3 million, this year to convert 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of exhausted mines on Bangka....

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