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Vladimir Basov

Vladimir Basov

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Vladimir (PhD, MEng in Mining) is a professional mining engineer, scientist and analyst that has more than 20 years of practical in-field and research experience. He is particularly interested in collecting, processing baseline data and writing insightful data-driven mining industry analytics, articles, statistical and research reports.

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Global zinc production to grow 25% by 2026 - report

(Kitco News) - According to the Australian Government's Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER), world zinc mine production in 2020 declined by 5.9% from 2019.

Vista gets additional permits on its way to start gold mining in Australia

(Kitco News) - Vista Gold (NYSE American and TSX: VGZ) announced Thursday that it has received the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority ("AAPA") Certificate and Surface Water Extraction License from the Northern Territory Government for the company's 100% owned Mt Todd gold project located in Northern Territory, Australia.

Gold Mountain signs LOI with New Gold on 400% bump in ore deliveries

(Kitco News) - Gold Mountain Mining (TSX.V:GMTN) announced today that it has signed a letter of intent ("LOI") with New Gold to increase its tonnage delivered to New Afton from 70,000 to 350,000 tonnes per annum beginning in year four of production.

Rio Tinto confirms Peter Cunningham as CFO

(Kitco News) - Rio Tinto announced today that it has appointed Peter Cunningham as Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. Peter, who has been Interim Chief Financial Officer since 1 January 2021, will also join the Rio Tinto Board as an executive director at the same time.

Rio Tinto opens new scandium plant in Canada

(Kitco News) - Rio Tinto announced Thursday that it has started operations at a new commercial scale demonstration plant to produce high-quality scandium oxide at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec.

Neo produces 99.9% purity lithium carbonate at 3Q

(Kitco News) - On Thursday, Neo Lithium (TSXV:NLC) announced that the company produced highest battery grade lithium carbonate to date at its 3Q project in Argentina with 99.9% purity.

Nornickel says its fund is first ETC issuer to use blockchain

(Kitco News) - Russian mining giant Nornickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper

Deep-South says Haib Copper licence renewal denied

(Kitco News) - Renewal application has been denied citing the company’s inability to advance the Licence to Pre-Feasibility and complete the proposed drilling program as planned.

Russia's Nornickel uses digital tokens to fight illegal mining and trafficking of minerals

(Kitco News) - Russian mining giant Nornickel, the world's largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper.

Seabridge reports COVID-19 case at 3Aces in Yukon

(Kitco News) - Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA) (NYSE: SA) announced today that a contractor at its 100% owned 3Aces project in Canada's Yukon has tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 when the company conducted a rapid antigen test after the person arrived at the project site.