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IMP technologies (Imptec), a South Australian company, just developed a super fine crusher that reduces comminution costs. The company is currently trialling a semi-commercial unit at Hallett Concrete in Adelaide, South Australia’s capital. The…

Refinery at Ma’Aden-Alcoa joint venture produces first alumina from Saudi bauxite

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) and lightweight metals leader Alcoa announced that the alumina refinery at their joint venture aluminum complex in Saudi Arabia has produced its first alumina from Saudi Arabian…

Clearpath Robotics developed a life-saving robots series

Clearpath Robotics developed the idea of using robots for jobs too dangerous for humans in an innovative concept. The company now has a high profile in robotics circles, which are used in commercial…

Phytomining, a way to extract metals from plant

Trees could be a source for miners, using the ability of some plants to isolate and accumulate metals in their shoots. University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute researcher Dr Antony van der Ent…

Global mineral exploration slowed by low metal prices

Metal  prices stalled in August. Despite the overall improvement in global metals exploration since April, SNL’s latest industry monitor reveals it is still too early to start celebrating a recovery in the sector….

Good forecast for metals and mining companies budget in 2014

A positive budget for the metals and mining companies in 2014. There is an increase in the export duty on bauxite from 10 per cent to 20 per cent, which is a big…

JSW Steel increases iron ore imports to six million tonnes

JSW Steel raises iron ore imports to six million tonnes (mt) this year, the highest by any domestic steel producer ever, with the mining crisis in Karnataka and Odisha striking at the heart…

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