Mining Weekly

Mining Weekly is a weekly news magazine that provides in-depth coverage of global mining projects and the personalities reshaping the mining industry.

Mining Weekly was first published in 1995 by Creamer Media an independent media publishing company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company was founded by Martin Creamer in 1981. On 13 March 1981, the first edition of Creamer Media’s other weekly news magazine, Engineering News was published. Read More

Mineral processing

In the field of extractive metallurgy, mineral processing, also known as mineral dressing or ore dressing, is the process of separating commercially valuable minerals from their ores.
Before the advent of heavy machinery the raw ore was broken up using hammers wielded by hand, a process called “spalling”. Before long, mechanical means were found to achieve this. For instance, stamp mills were used in Samarkand as early as 973. They were also in use in medieval Persia. Read More

uranium mining in australia

Uranium
Radioactive ores were first extracted at Radium Hill in 1906, and Mount Painter in South Australia in the 1930s, to recover radium for medical use. Several hundred kilograms of uranium were also produced.

Of the world’s proven estimated uranium reserves (5,469,000 tonnes), 23% are held in Australia (1,243,000 tonnes), ahead of Kazakhstan (15% or 817,000 tonnes). Other major world reserves are held in the Russian Federation, South Africa, Canada, USA, Brazil and Namibia (37% combined).

In terms of production, Canada is the largest supplier to export markets, followed by Kazakhstan and Australia. Australia exported 50,235 tonnes of uranium oxide concentrate in the five years to 2008, worth A$2.9 billion. Read More

Albania’s large mineral reserves of the news

Sahit Muja: Huge reserves of minerals discovered in Tropoje, Albania.
Large reserves of platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, palladium, iridium and Osmium have being discovered in Tropoje, Albania

New chemical results have showing that chrome ore and olivine extracted by Albanian Minerals & Bytyci SHPK in Tropoje, Albania have showing huge presence of Platinum and other rare earth metals.
According to Albanian, Italian and Chinese engineers, working for Albanian Minerals and Bytyci ShPK in Tropoje, Albania area from Tropoje to Kukes my have more than 500 million tons of chrome ore and more than 2 billion tons of olivine in which platinum is 5 – 7 grama present per ton.

This gigantic of body of ore is one of the largest in the world.
In 2011 huge deposits of chrome ore olivine and magnesium ore have been found in Vlad, Pac, Corraj, Zogaj, Kam, Kepenek, Zherke, Stoberde, Rrogam, Luzhe, Berishe, Lugu i Zi, Dege and Tpla .
The body of this large ore extends a hundred kilometers long from Lugu i Zi, Tropoje to Vlahen, Kukes and 50 miles wide from Zogaj to Tpla,Tropoje.
Albanian Minerals and Bytyci Shpk has intensified exploration and started mining in Zogaj, Pac, and Vlad.
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