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  • Iran calls for upgrades in mineral processing tech IM July-August 2016

    Providers of processing technology and equipment manufacturers could find a new market in Iran. The country is seeking better machinery as it opens up to the international market again and strives to achieve better mining results, Davide Ghilotti, Chief Reporter, heard at the 23rd IM Congress in Prague. Read More

  • China makes headway in rare earth processing 23 June 2016

    As environmental regulations become more stringent in the country, research is being carried out into new rare earth processing techniques. Read More

  • Molten salt technology to cut processing costs 22 June 2016

    The University of South Australia is partnering with Centrex for the development of molten salt technology, traditionally used in the solar and nuclear sectors, for the extraction and processing of minerals. Starting with potash processing at the Oxley project in Western Australia, the research could have broader implications for cost and environmental impact reductions in mineral refinement. Read More

  • Neometals ELi process to short-circuit Chinese lithium production 31 May 2016

    Chris Reed, CEO of ASX-listed lithium mining company Neometals, spoke to delegates at IDC Technology’s 2016 lithium ion (Li-ion) battery conference in Sydney, Australia last week, and stressed the importance of the company’s patented ELi process for world lithium supply chains. Read More

  • Technology the key to newcomers in lithium? IM June 2016

    Novel technology may be a key differentiating factor between junior lithium projects, according to industry experts. Read More

  • Lithium Australia “revolutionises” lithium production IM May 2016

    Lithium Australia NL announced in February this year to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) that it had achieved a processing breakthrough to revolutionise lithium production. The process is known as ‘Sileach’ and is undertaken at low temperatures and atmospheric pressures to achieve a low-energy, environmentally friendly, low-cost extraction of metals, in particular lithium, from silicate minerals. Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, finds out more. Read More

  • Boart Longyear: Drilling through the downturn IM April 2016

    As the mining industry continues to struggle through an abnormally prolonged downcycle, Kasia Patel, North American Editor, speaks with equipment manufacturer Boart Longyear about how the company is shielding its business from the worst effects of the market trough. Read More

  • Technical ceramics: Perfecting the process IM March 2016

    Demand for technical ceramics has remained relatively stable over the last few years, but increasingly detailed customer specifications for these materials mean that manufacturers are having to become more flexible in their product designs. Kasia Patel, North American Editor, examines some of the new developments in manufacturing techniques. Read More

  • Metso and Outotec to cut workforce in market downturn IM February 2016

    Mining technology providers Metso and Outotec have completed employee negotiations and will begin restructuring by cutting a number of positions in Finland as both companies struggle to make savings in the capex downcycle. Read More

  • Research points to growth in mining equipment industry IM January 2016

    Slowing capex investment and fewer greenfield projects have resulted in lower 2015 sales for mining equipment providers. However, The Freedonia Group has predicted that there will be a rebound in demand out to 2019, Kasia Patel, North American Editor, reports. Read More

  • Metso to provide cutting edge processing technology in Algeria IM December 2015

    Although investment in equipment by the mining sector has lulled, Metso says there is growing demand for more efficient technology, particularly in countries where health, safety and environmental regulations are tightening, Kasia Patel, North American Editor, finds. Read More

  • Lightship technology to help mining companies steer site activity IM November 2015

    As miners address operational inefficiencies in the current downturn and implement changes to prepare for the future, Canadian technology group Lightship says its work site management platform can aid emergency responses at mines, Kasia Patel, North American Editor, finds. Read More

  • The importance of tailings management IM October 2015

    An increased focus on sustainable mining owing to stricter regulation and higher levels of interest from the public is creating opportunities for technology companies, particularly in waste management. Kasia Patel, North American Editor, investigates. Read More

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