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Datadigging helps you keep track of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the resources sector around the world.

(CORONAVIRUS)
Even where they benefit from exemptions from the anti-coronavirus restrictions on general travel and industry operations, miners face an additional challenge as the grounding of airlines around the world takes away their regular air freight routes for getting high-value product to market.

(CORONAVIRUS)
Mineral exploration teams operating in a wide, remote area of Central Australia have had their access permits revoked by representative body for traditional landowners and residents in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

(MANAGEMENT)
Vale halts its giant Voisey’s Bay nickel, copper, cobalt mine for four weeks while it introduces significant changes to its global operations and administrative structures to combat the global coronavirus pandemic.

(DEVELOPMENT)
After a long and heated battle, New Zealand’s family owned conglomerate Todd Corporation has finally won the support of feisty Australian shareholders in Flinders Mines for its grand plan to develop an independent mining and infrastructure empire in the Pilbara region of WA.

(MARKETING)
It’s hand sanitiser and masks all around for Chinese heavy mineral processors and commodity suppliers such as Image Resources as the government encourages a return to normal operations after the extended holiday shutdowns triggered by the coronavirus.

Record Dec 2019 qtr (Q4 19) gold production lifts Australian CY 2019 output 8t to 325t

(INVESTMENT)
Political and administrative uncertainty around land access, environmental regulations and inconsistencies in the application of mining and exploration regulations seen as the keys to the rises and falls in the Fraser Institute’s prestigious annual survey of mining investment.

(DEVELOPMENT)
Australian-based NQ Minerals aims to use skills and experience developed in the fast-track development of the Hellyer project to bring new life to the mothballed Beaconsfield mine, once one of Tasmania’s richest gold mines.

Govt OK could see Finland producing uranium in about a year, becoming the European Union’s only uranium producer

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