China's Gansu province sets minimum graphite mining capacity

By Albert Li
Published: Monday, 04 December 2017

The state government is tightening its controls of nonmetallic mining resources to tackle the problem of overcapacity.

The local government of China’s Gansu province will suspend approvals of new non-metallic mineral projects, including those involving graphite, to ease its overcapacity problem, it said.

Although there is no mining limit on graphite ores in the province’s policy, unlike barite and fluorspar, there is a minimum mining capacity to...

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