China starts new $10b Oakajee iron ore push, · A Chinese state-owned entity will seek to revive a $9.7 billion mining rail and port project in Western Australia, in a move that could unlock the nation's next iron ore export province.The Rise Of Resource Nationalism | OilPrice.com, · The country's decision to ban nickel ore exports and move to develop its own refining industry gave a severe bump to world prices last year. Resource nationalism is a counterpoint to the ...Impact of the Wuhan coronavirus on the steel industry | CRU, · The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has begun to have considerable impact on the steel industry and other commodity markets. Read more here. Demand is normally weak during this period, but production continues as usual. Every day of lost activity across China ...Nickel Rush Restarts As Steel And Battery Demand Rises, · An alternative view explored last week by Macquarie is that Chinese steel and battery markers are concerned about a future shortfall developing in nickel supply, especially from major suppliers ...Reclaiming rare earth metals, · Presently, most of the rare earth magnetic materials come from Chinese suppliers, and they control a great deal of the processing capability. This position has been leveraged to enable China to capture opportunities to move up the supply chain to products with greater value added..
EV Predictions Show Strained Metal Supply, · One possibility is to keep mining the more plentiful laterites and convert the nickel product into nickel sulfate, as the Chinese are planning to do in Indonesia. Reuters reported on the $4 billion Chinese-led project to produce battery-grade nickel chemicals, that Indonesia hopes will attract electric-vehicle makers into the country, which is the second-largest car-maker in Southeast Asia.Tin mining, · Tin extraction and use can be dated to the beginnings of the Bronze Age around 3000 BCE, when it was observed that copper objects formed of polymetallic ores with different metal contents had different physical properties. The earliest bronze objects had tin or arsenic content of less than 2% and are therefore believed to be the result of unintentional alloying due to trace metal content in ...The World's 20 Largest Copper Mines, · The world's 20 largest copper mines produce nearly 9 million metric tons of the precious metal a year, about 40% of the world's total copper mine capacity. Chile and Peru, alone, account for more than half of the copper mines on this list. The U.S. makes the cut, as