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Barbara Lewis

PLATINUM WEEK-Tharisa seeks to tap Zimbabwe's battery minerals potential

15 May 2019

LONDON, May 15 Platinum group metals miner Tharisa is expanding into Zimbabwe with a drilling programme that could deliver results early next year and develop the company's exposure to battery minerals, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Norsk Hydro looks to master magnetism to keep carbon promise

14 May 2019

KARMOEY, Norway/LONDON In the cavernous chamber of Norsk Hydro's aluminum smelter on the Norwegian island of Karmoey, the magnetic forces are so strong they make heavy iron wrenches float out of the hands of workers. | Video

Big Four miners languish amid demand, ESG, capex concerns

08 May 2019

LONDON The world's biggest diversified miners have yet to see their share prices reflect their role as providers of the minerals needed for a shift to a low-carbon economy.

BHP faces $5 billion claim over 2015 Brazil dam failure

07 May 2019

LONDON Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP is facing a landmark, $5 billion (3.8 billion pounds) damages claim in England for being "woefully negligent" in the run-up to a 2015 dam failure that led to Brazil's worst environmental disaster, a lawsuit alleges.

Mine versus lab - how green is your diamond?

02 May 2019

LONDON Mined diamonds are less carbon-intensive than man-made, but their producers should use more green energy, according to a study commissioned by the natural diamond industry, highlighting tensions between the mined and lab-grown sectors.

Glencore cuts 2019 copper production target

30 Apr 2019

Miner and trader Glencore lowered its target for 2019 copper output following severe flooding in Australia as well as safety outages that led to a 7 percent year-on-year drop in production in the first quarter.

UPDATE 2-Anglo American Q1 output falls; copper, Minas-Rio iron ore rise

25 Apr 2019

* Minas-Rio iron ore mine ramp-up ahead of plan - CEO (Adds analyst comments, graphic, updates share move)

Deep sea mining boss says new law could be adopted next year

24 Apr 2019

LONDON China and a quest for battery minerals have injected momentum into a long U.N. process to agree a law on deep sea mining, which could be adopted by the end of 2020, if the political will exists, the head of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) said.

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