All Entries in the Tag : Mining

Tantalum – Raw Materials and Processing

Tantalite on the international market generally contains a minimum of 30% Ta2O5, while lower grade material with a minimum of 20% Ta2O5 may also be of interest.  The payable value is based on the Ta2O5 content alone, any Nb2O5 is generally ignored.

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U.S. companies wary of suppliers’ conflict minerals

Wandering into an American Eagle Outfitters store, a customer is more likely to wonder if a denim jacket will look good with a purple V-neck T-shirt than whether that jacket’s metal buttons contributed to the war chests of armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Tantalex Resources Announces Cease Trade Order

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 10, 2014) – Tantalex Resources Corporation (CSE:TTX) (FRANKFURT:1T0) (the “Company”) announced today that a cease trade order (the “Cease Trade Order”) was issued on July 8, 2014 by the British Columbia Securities Commission.

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Regulators Fail to Take Conflict Out of Conflict Minerals

LONDON — The conflicts surrounding the use of conflict minerals continue, as barely half of the publicly quoted US companies required to file their first conflict minerals (CM) reports did so by the June 2 deadline.

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Zogbi: Dodd-Frank Law Said to have Major Impact on Mining of Tantalum Ore

“ENOUGH” – The Project to End Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity issued a report this month (June 2014) entitled “The Impact of Dodd-Frank and Conflict Minerals Reforms on Eastern Congo’s Conflict,” in which it draws direct conclusions between the enactment of the United States Dodd-Frank Law (properly known as the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act), the independent actions of the electronics industry in establishing closed loop mining systems and the significant reduction of armed groups controlling tantalum mining operations in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Supply uncertainty keeps palladium prices at near record levels

TOKYO — Supply shortages continue to plague the palladium market, despite the end to a prolonged mining strike in South Africa in June. The price of the precious metal remains stuck at high levels, and users are looking for new sources of stable supply.

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Conflict minerals law starts working despite poor industry response

LONDON (Reuters) – A U.S. law on conflict minerals is curbing African warlords’ presence around mines in Congo, campaigners say, but its full impact remains unclear, with most firms failing to pinpoint the origin of their metals by a June deadline.

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