All Entries in the Tag : Mining

Ethiopia: Enhancing the Contribution of the Mining Sector

Ethiopia is not much known in the mining world. Except for the small-scale gold, tantalum and gemstones exports, the country is not among the list of major mineral exporters in Africa.

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Supply Chain Sustainability: Transparency in Metals & Mining

In the 21st century, society is increasingly aware of the environmental and social performance of supply chains and consumers.

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Ningxia owns 60% of world market for tantalum

China’s development of the corrosion-resistant metal tantalum commonly used in electronics has developed rapidly in recent years, owing to local manufacturers’ commitment to research and development efforts, the China Science Daily reports, with one factory having become particularly successful.

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Fairtrade Gold Aligning Standards With International Regulations

Press Release: Fairtrade International has launched a public consultation on its standard for gold and associated precious metals for artisanal and small-scale mining to explore how Fairtrade can best tackle new regulation and legislation in the gold industry.

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Q&A with Source Intelligence on Mineral Traceability

On August 22, 2012, the SEC issued a final rule on conflict minerals in accordance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The rule requires companies to disclose annually whether any conflict minerals — tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold that originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo or an adjoining country — are necessary to the functionality or production of a product.

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US commerce department cannot identify smelters with links to conflict

The US department of commerce has published a list of “all known conflict mineral processing facilities worldwide” – but has stated it “does not have the ability” to distinguish which are processing minerals used to fund conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo or neighbouring countries.

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Rwanda Mining-Export Income Drops on Lower Tantalum Prices

The value of Rwanda’s mineral exports dropped by almost a fifth in the first half of the year, even as the volume of sales rose, because of a fall in tantalum prices, State Minister for Mines Evode Imena said.

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