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  • China refined tin output to rise following disruptions

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Wednesday, 18 October 2017

    China's refined tin production is expected to increase in the coming months as a number of smelters restart production following maintenance, environmental inspections and raw material constraints.

    Yunnan Tin Company (YTC), China's largest tin producer, restarted production on 9 October following a period of smelter maintenance which began on 31 August 31. Meanwhile, Dajingzi Tin Industry Company has been in a production halt since August because of a regular inspection of equipment as well as environmental inspections carried...

  • Trump administration recommends Dodd-Frank ‘conflict minerals’ disclosure repeal

    by: Jeremy Pearce, on Thursday, 12 October 2017

    The US Treasury Department has recommended repeal of four sections of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law, including Clause 1502 mandating due diligence disclosure of 'conflict minerals' from Central Africa. It is argued that such disclosures are not "material to the reasonable investor for making investment decisions".

    The move is part of a general initiative to streamline regulatory systems seen by the Trump administration as holding back economic opportunity and growth.

    This is the latest in a series of...

  • iTSCi members’ public due diligence reports enable Global Witness review

    by: Steven Peterson, on Thursday, 12 October 2017

    Global Witness recently released 'Time to Dig Deeper' in which they reviewed progress of annual company public reporting as recommended in Step 5 of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance here We were pleased to note that this referenced and relied on many public reports of 3T companies who are iTSCi members therefore highlighting the positive impact of an effective joint industry programme to support company due diligence - all except one report was on 3T minerals rather than gold, all 3T reports were...

  • Aus Tin ships first tin from Granville

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Friday, 06 October 2017

    ASX-listed Aus Tin Mining Ltd. has announced that the company has carried out its first sale of tin concentrate from the Granville Tin Project, near Zeehan, Tasmania, under its off-take agreement with Traxys Europe.

    The shipment, which was dispatched on 5 October, totalled some five tonnes of concentrate assayed at some 63%Sn. This first delivery will be used to trial the logistical and commercial arrangements of the agreement with Traxys and well as provide a bulk concentrate delivery to...

  • New China tinplate standards announced

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Thursday, 05 October 2017

    The China government has issued a new tinplate national standard for 'cold-reduced electrolytic tinplate' that will come into effect from 1 June 2018 and will be harmonised with other global tinplate standards.

    The new standards were jointly issued by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) and the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC) and will replace the existing standards implemented in 2009.

    The main changes are:

    1. The nominal thickness...

  • Strongbow raises funds for water treatment work

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Friday, 29 September 2017

    Canadian-listed Strongbow Exploration (TSX-V: SBW) has successfully raised C$10.7 million (~US$8.6 million) from a royalty sale and private placement which will be used for working capital and for construction of a water treatment plant at its South Crofty tin project in Cornwall, UK.

    The company successfully completed water treatment trials in March 2017 and has since submitted an application to the Environment Agency for a mine water discharge permit, successful receipt of which would mean the project was fully...

  • Tasmanian tin projects making strides

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Thursday, 28 September 2017

    Speakers at ITRI's Asia Tin Week in Kunming outlined recent successes and plans at the Heemskirk and Cleveland tin projects, both located in Tasmania.

    Stellar Resources Managing Director, Peter Blight, outlined how the Heemskirk tin project passed a key milestone in early 2017 following the grant of a 12-year mining license. The company is currently pursuing a fast-start strategy, first outlined in September 2016, with the project's three main underground deposits, Queen Hill, Severn and Montana to be...