Renison production recovers in 2017

Metals X released its final quarterly report for 2017 in January, which revealed that annual tin production from the Renison mine in Tasmania increased 12.2% to 7,082 tonnes. The increase in annual production reflects the recovery from the disruption to operations in...

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Trump executive order targets critical mineral supply

The Trump administration has issued a presidential executive order tasked with ensuring secure and reliable supplies of critical materials through increased private-sector exploration, production, recycling and processing as well as supporting research on...

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Peru tin production declines in 2017

Refined tin production by Minsur’s Peruvian operations contracted by 8% to some 18,033 tonnes in 2017, in line with production guidance, as a result of the continuing natural decline in tin grades at the company’s San Rafael Mine. Q4 refined tin production fell 6%...

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China ore imports hit December high

According to the latest customs statistics, China's tin ore and concentrates imports in December 2017 totalled 45,295 tonnes, 45,020 tonnes of which originated from Myanmar. We estimate that the tin content of shipments from Myanmar in December was 11,300 tonnes,...

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Tin could more than double solar PV efficiency

A discovery by scientists at University of Groningen, Netherlands has shown that tin-based perovskite solar energy materials could more than double solar PV efficiency. The paper, published in the journal Nature, reports that extra ‘hot’ electrons generated by...

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Stellar adds new tin tenement to portfolio

Australian tin explorer and developer, Stellar Resources (SRZ) has added to its portfolio of Tasmanian tin properties with the recent grant of the Mount Razorback exploration license, which contains the historical Razorback and Grand Prize tin mines and a tailings...

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The top 10 refined tin producers of 2017

ITRI reports that six of the top ten refined tin producers saw an increase in production in 2017, including three of the biggest five companies. All Chinese companies in the top ten saw refined production rise in 2017, except for YTC where output declined marginally....

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Vinto output falls in 2017

The Bolivian state-owned smelter, Empresa Metalúrgica Vinto, has revealed that refined tin production fell by 3.1% year-on-year to 12,637 tonnes in 2017, although revenues increased by 11% to some US$ 255 million, according to local sources. We believe that the small...

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