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Recommended Cash Acquisition for Sirius Minerals plc by Anglo American Projects UK limited

The boards of Anglo American plc, Anglo American Projects UK Limited ("Bidco") and Sirius Minerals Plc are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition pursuant to which Bidco shall acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Sirius (the "Acquisition"). The Acquisition is intended to be effected by means of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act.

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UK-based small Mining Project is 'Brexit-proof'

By developing technology innovation and rethinking business models, a new EU-funded project hopes to improve the commercial viability of mining modest but high-grade critical raw mineral deposits across Europe.
GlobalData's mining technology writer Heidi Vella looks at the project.

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Anglo American receives Operating Licence for Minas-Rio Tailings Facility in Brazil

Anglo American announced that it has received the next phase of its operating licence for its Minas-Rio tailings facility in Brazil, following the work to raise the dam as part of the Step 3 licence area of the mine. The regulatory authorities in Brazil granted the installation licence for this work in January 2018 and the construction work was completed in accordance with that licence in August 2019.

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Delegation from Turkish mining area signs cooperation contract with Halbach & Braun Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co.

  • Zonguldak hard coal mining doubles output and modernises plant technology

A core region of hard coal extraction and energy production with a 200-year mining tradition: This brief description applies to the Ruhr region, but also to Turkey with numerous state and private hard coal mines. But there is also a considerable difference: while coal mining in the Ruhr region has been history for a year, it has excellent prospects in Turkey. This is because the considerable regional deposits are to be mined more intensively than before. This is the aim of Turkey's energy development plan, which aims to reduce its dependence on energy imports.


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Australia expects big Benefits from new Positioning System

Geoscience Australia has been trialling its Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for the last 18 months. EY has published a report claiming that the tech could be worth A$6bn to the Australian economy if deployed across Australia and New Zealand, promising benefits for the resource sector.

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Glencore to join The Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

Glencore PLC (Glencore), one of the world’s largest industrial cobalt producers, announces that it is to join the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network (RSBN). RSBN is an industry collaboration utilising blockchain technology to support responsible sourcing and production practices from mine to market. With members spanning downstream auto brands, refiners and miners, the network’s blockchain has moved beyond proof of concept and is on track to become commercially operational by spring 2020.

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TOMRA’s Technology and Partnership approach delivers record-breaking Diamond Recoveries for Lucara

Lucara Diamond Corporation owns the Karowe diamond mine in Botswana, which has been in production since 2012. The mine is recognised as one the foremost producers of very large, high-quality Type IIA diamonds in excess of 10.8 carats. Historic recoveries include the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona – the second-largest gem quality diamond ever found – and the 813 carat Constellation diamond. Lucara’s success at the Karowe mine continues, most recently with rare gem quality blue and pink diamonds recovered in September 2019.

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Mining Technology Suppliers need common Standards

It's a question that can be asked of any industry: what will the sector look like in the years to come? How will demands change, skills evolve and the technologies used advance? And what impact will that have? For the global resources industry – and particularly mining – that question has some different answers.

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Minister welcomes Student Ambassadors

The latest crop of Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) ambassadors from across the State were today presented with their credentials by the Hon Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Employment & Small Business and Minister for Training & Skills Development.

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