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The strict COVID-19 protection and containment protocols adopted by the Australian minerals industry in response to the global pandemic are being tested by the detection of a positive infection that has triggered the shutdown of Newmont Australia’s Granites mine.

Companies across all industry sectors willing to take up the challenge to overcome one of the major hurdles to the decarbonisation of mining fleets and tackling the climate challenge have been given an extra month to show how to overcome the significant loss of productivity caused by current stationary recharging systems.

The global mining sector must do more to eliminate fatalities and achieve its goal of zero harm, the International Council of Mining and Metals has commented while releasing its 2020 Safety Performance report collating occupational deaths among the 28 major mining and metals companies that make up its corporate membership.

The Canadian government has declared building new thermal coal mines for energy production is not sustainable, announcing a tightening of policy on approvals of new or expanded thermal coal mine projects “for the good of the planet’s health”.

Shareholders who voted for Anglo American’s exit from the South African thermal coal business to help meet its low carbon targets have emerged with 100% of the shares in new coal miner Thungela Resources.

Canada has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to establish itself as a major player in the global battery industry, but it must act quickly if it was not to be left at the starting line, Clean Energy Canada has warned.

International Energy Agency outlines what it calls a narrow but viable pathway for global governments and mining sectors to meet climate change 2050 targets on humankind’s “greatest challenge” of combating climate change.

The International Council of Mining and Metals has followed up its release last year of a first global standard on mine tailings management with the publication of new detailed conformance protocols and good practice guide to improved technical and engineering practices from project design to construction, operation and closure.

UK-listed Petra Diamonds has agreed a £4.3M settlement of legal action after its own inquiry substantiated allegations of deaths and injuries of illegal miners at its Williamson diamond mine in Tanzania.

Privateer Cashmere Iron has teamed with Australia’s major energy distributors and global miner Anglo American to evaluate an innovative pipeline-based mining infrastructure concept that could open up Western Australia’s massive Mid West iron ore province.


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