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What an updated 150-year-old mining law could mean for Arizona

Whether it’s because of the spike in gas prices, the recent chip shortage, or growing enthusiasm for alternative energy use, Congress is considering legislation that would update a 150-year-old mining law. The bill, known as the Clean Energy Minerals Reform Act, was introduced by Democratic Congressman Raúl Grijalva of...
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A more efficient way of urban mining gold

Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have developed a method for the urban mining of gold, removing the precious metal from e-waste. Their method, published in the Chemical Engineering Journal, uses a capsule-like material which sops up the gold ions with a 99.9% recovery efficiency by trapping the ions inside the capsule.
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Proposal to ban mining near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters sets off battle in Congress

A U.S. House panel broke along party lines Tuesday as its members debated mining near the most popular wilderness area in the country, following President Joe Biden’s decision earlier this year to block federal approval of a new mine. Democrats on the House Natural Resources Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee said they supported Minnesota U.S. […] The post Proposal to ban mining near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters sets off battle in Congress appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.
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Unloved since Fukushima, uranium is hot again for miners

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, May 20 (Reuters) - Uranium miners are racing to revive projects mothballed after the Fukushima disaster more than a decade ago, spurred by renewed demand for nuclear energy and a leap in yellowcake prices after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Spot prices for uranium have doubled from lows of $28...
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China's Huayou Cobalt to invest $300 million in Zimbabwe lithium mine

HARARE (Reuters) - China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt plans to invest $300 million on rapid development of a lithium mine and processing plant at its newly acquired Arcadia project in Zimbabwe, according to company documents seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Huayou, one of the world’s biggest producers of cobalt, recently...
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