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Base metals growth outlook positive for Africa and S America

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MINE GROWTH
Global copper and zinc production is expected to increase, owing to new mines and mine expansions in Africa and South America 
Africa will be recognised as the largest contributor to the growth of mined copper production from 2013 to 2017 in percentage terms, says research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie base metals research head Helen Matthews, who highlights Zambia...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Base metals prospects attract investment across continents

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PROSPECTIVE INVESTMENT
Denham Capital Management believes the outlook for copper and zinc prospects in South America is positive
In addition to focusing on copper mining investment opportunities in Africa, energy-focused global private-equity firm Denham Capital Management is investing in new copper projects in South America this year, company director Caroline Donally...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Copper from other African mines can help SA industry

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NECESSARY SUPPLY
South Africa needs to look to African copper mines for future copper supply
As South Africa’s primary copper reserves are slowly being depleted, the country will need assistance from other African copper mines – particularly those in the Copperbelt region – for additional supply, says Copper Development Association...
18th April 2014
 
 
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New copper proficiency testing scheme for mining laboratories

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TESTING PROFICIENCY
Mining industry laboratories can benchmark their analyses with Qotho’s new copper proficiency testing scheme
In response to requests from mining laboratories, mining laboratory quality control services provider Qotho Laboratory Services will launch its new copper and nickel proficiency testing schemes this month, with additional plans to launch a zinc...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Norilsk’s Botswana mine reports stable sales, group optimistic about market trends

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Russian major mining group MMC Norilsk Nickel (Norilsk), the world number one producer of nickel and palladium and a major producer of copper and platinum (with cobalt, gold, iridium, rhodium, ruthenium, selenium, silver, sulphur and tellurium as...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Revival imminent for African zinc, says industry body

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ZINC REVIVAL 
Owing to increased infrastructure development, access to Africa-based zinc reserves and refining opportunities is improving
While Africa’s zinc production represents only 13.6% of global output, there appears to be a revival in zinc projects across the continent, owing to supply and demand forecasts, says International Zinc Association of Southern Africa (Izasa)...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Zambia a key player in global mining industry, says CoM

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OPERATION POTENTIAL
The Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference will focus on solutions for optimal mining and processing options
Zambia still offers significant potential for greenfield operations, owing to the abundance of high-grade copper reserves and other minerals in the country, emphasises Chamber of Mines (CoM) of Zambia CEO Maureen Dlamini, ahead of the Copperbelt...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Proxy advisory recommends Augusta shareholders vote to keep 'poison pill'

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Conceptual Rosemont operations, Arizona. Global investment research and proxy advisory form Glass Lewis & Co has recommended that shareholders of copper project developer Augusta Resource Corp vote to keep the rights plan in place at the shareholders meeting on May 2. In its report,...
17th April 2014
 
 
 
 
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