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China minerals meltdown

Bauxite/BFA supply shortage | CMP last man standing?

If ever there was a time to acknowledge and try to understand the significant influence of Chinese policies on industrial mineral supply to western markets – and there have been doubters out there with their “crying wolf” accusations in recent years – that time is now.

Indeed, if one […]

By |Tuesday, 17 October, 2017|Newsfile|4 Comments

Basic Instinct: Refractory Magnesia Supply Outlook

Appreciation & Analysis of the Refractory Magnesia Supply Sector
Now available to buy: a summary slide deck by Mike O’Driscoll 
  
Clear and focused examination on:

Magnesia Basics

Resources, Production & Trade

Trends & Developments: existing producers & emerging players; China

Outlook

   

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By |Tuesday, 17 October, 2017|Newsfile|0 Comments

Graphite sector sees activity rise

Offtake deals for new players | Ceylon Graphite exploration
As the industry builds up to its annual meeting at Graphite Supply Chain 2017, 5-7 November, Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, organised by IMFORMED and Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, a raft of announcements indicates global development activity for graphite is showing no signs of letting up.

No doubt seen as a […]

By |Saturday, 14 October, 2017|Newsfile|0 Comments

British Fluorspar in UK mining revival

Fluorspar market upturn projected for 2018 | US HFC ban showdown

British Fluorspar’s rejuvenation of the Milldam Mine in Derbyshire, UK is one of several industrial mineral developments which have galvanised a perceived revival of UK mining opportunities in recent years.

UK developments in evaluating and mining fluorspar, barite, salt, gypsum, potash, polyhalite, and lithium were highlighted […]

By |Monday, 9 October, 2017|Newsfile|0 Comments

Fluorspar revival in Newfoundland

Canada Fluorspar leads pack of emerging new suppliers
Canada Fluorspar Inc.’s St Lawrence mine was officially opened, or rather, reactivated last month, following almost 40 years of exploration and attempts to restart operations since the mine was closed in 1978 (see history chart).

The rejuvenation of the St Lawrence operation will be a major boost to the […]

By |Wednesday, 6 September, 2017|Newsfile|2 Comments

Fluorine Forum 2017: Early Bird Rates end 15 September

By |Wednesday, 23 August, 2017|Newsfile|0 Comments

Chinese magnesite supply: 80% to come under state control & consolidation

The prospect of China’s magnesite mining sector coming under state ownership accompanied by consolidation of major players into one entity is looking increasingly likely to come to fruition this year.

Further to our recent report on Chinese mineral supply shortages (see Newsfile 28 July 2017: China minerals supply squeeze: hangover to 2018 likely), on Monday 31 […]

By |Friday, 4 August, 2017|Newsfile|0 Comments

China minerals supply squeeze: hangover to 2018 likely

• Environmental and explosives controls impact output, prices increase
• Magnesite supply reform: state control of raw magnesite sales
• Bauxite/BFA supply also challenged

Just when traders thought they could breath a sigh of relief as China waved goodbye to export quotas on 1 January 2017, along comes a double whammy set to impact supplies of magnesia, bauxite, […]

By |Friday, 28 July, 2017|Newsfile|4 Comments

Fluorspar renaissance rallies in South Africa

SepFluor kickstarts Nokeng as Doornhoek awaits green light
Core values: logging core at SepFluor’s Nokeng project, where 12.2m tonnes of ore have been measured at an average of about 27% CaF2. Courtesy SepFluor

The emergence of a new era of South African fluorspar production may have been heralded by SepFluor Ltd subsidiary Nokeng Fluorspar […]

By |Tuesday, 25 July, 2017|Newsfile|0 Comments

Fluorspar future: strong outlook for steel, aluminium, and fluoropolymers

Despite a decline in world fluorspar demand in 2016 owing to weak demand particularly for metallurgical-grade material, the outlook remains strong for fluorine in the steel, aluminium, and fluoropolymer markets as prices firm during 2017.

This was the essence of a review of the fluorspar market by Peter Huxtable, Huxtable Associates, UK published in Mining Engineering, […]

By |Thursday, 6 July, 2017|Newsfile|0 Comments