Upstream tailings dam ban causes uncertainty in Brazil

Upstream tailings dam ban causes uncertainty in Brazil

Some miners in Brazil face an uncertain future as a result of the ban on upstream dams

Vale needs to guarantee funds to fix Brumadinho damage

Vale needs to guarantee funds to fix Brumadinho damage

Brazilian prosecutors are seeking a BRL50 billion guarantee from Vale

Natural resources

18 MARCH 2019
ATSB releases first BHP derailment report

ATSB releases first BHP derailment report

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau cited operator error, brake issues for November 2018 incident...

Transport

15 MARCH 2019
Vale port activities suspended at Mangaratiba

Vale port activities suspended at Mangaratiba

Vale has had its port activities suspended for the second time this year by the city of Mangaratiba

Logistics

12 MARCH 2019
Russia to join asteroid mining space race

Russia to join asteroid mining space race

Country with decades of space and mining experience wants in on asteroid hunt

Exploration

07 MARCH 2019
Schvartsman steps down as Vale CEO

Schvartsman steps down as Vale CEO

Vale CEO Fabio Schvartsman has stepped down in the wake of the deadly Brumadinho tailings disaster

Alderon, Envest ink Kami equipment deal

Alderon, Envest ink Kami equipment deal

Labrador mine getting millions on power infrastructure

Power / Remote power

04 MARCH 2019
Civmec supplies South Flank with 'smart modules'

Civmec supplies South Flank with 'smart modules'

Civmec will fabricate and modularise key components for BHP's South Flank iron ore mine

Logistics

28 FEBRUARY 2019
Vale suspends operations at Fábrica and Vargem Grande

Vale suspends operations at Fábrica and Vargem Grande

Brazil's National Mining Agency has ordered the immediate suspension of activities at the complexes

Geomechanics / Ground ...

22 FEBRUARY 2019
LKAB taking on heavier loads

LKAB taking on heavier loads

LKAB is testing heavier rail axle loads on the Kiruna-Narvik section of its freight line

Transport

22 FEBRUARY 2019
NRW to put Eliwana on the rails

NRW to put Eliwana on the rails

Contractor to establish artery for Fortescue mine

Transport

20 FEBRUARY 2019
Clough wins South Flank OHP contract

Clough wins South Flank OHP contract

Clough will be working on the ore handling plant (OHP) for BHP's South Flank iron ore project

Plant

19 FEBRUARY 2019