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BRITISH COLUMBIA MINING

Despite lifting output, BC mining industry revenues, earnings dip Restricted

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Regardless of lifting the province’s total mining output in 2013, British Columbia’s mining industry continued to deal with significant headwinds in the year, resulting in sliding revenues and earnings when compared with the record year of...
14th May 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

First 4 000 calls come in for R5bn owed to 200 000 ex-mineworkers Video Available Restricted

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Teba Limited's Thabo Gumbi A call centre established in Johannesburg has received 4 000 calls in the last four weeks from former mineworkers wanting to collect their share of R5-billion in unpaid provident fund, occupational disease and service-award claims. Teba Limited...
14th May 2014
 
 
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Syncrude Canada and Iamgold recognised for sustainable mining Restricted

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Canadian resource firms Syncrude Canada and Iamgold were on Monday recognised with the inaugural Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Awards at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) awards gala, in Vancouver. Iamgold was...
13th May 2014
 
 
GOLD

Continental Gold formalises small-scale mining contracts at Colombian flagship Restricted

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Colombia-focused Continental Gold on Monday reported that it had signed formalisation subcontracts with five of seven small-scale mining associations, paving the way for implementing legal and responsible small-scale mining operations at the...
12th May 2014
 
 
Corporate Social Responsibility

Careful water management is required at openpit mines, says consultancy Restricted

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Independent consulting engineers and scientists, SRK Consulting SA has completed numerous surface water studies for feasibility studies for openpit in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) and tropical areas to the North of the DRC.  One...
9th May 2014
 
 
Corporate Social Responsibility

Century of opencast mining leaves poor legacy Restricted

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OUT WITH THE OLDMintails is restoring old mining land and ecosystems to a condition that is consistent with best available practice, scientific knowledge and financial viability A historic legacy of gold mining on Gauteng’s West Rand has impacted negatively on the area’s landscape and environment, says South Africa-focused mine tailings extractor Mintails, which has been facilitating mine closures at its goldfields on...
9th May 2014
 
 
Corporate Social Responsibility

Mitigating the environmental effects of opencast mining Restricted

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South Africa’s environmental legislation and sustainable-practice models have made it possible to effectively manage the environmental impact of the country’s opencast mining sector
Opencast mining operations in South Africa remain one of the industry’s main contributors to short- and long-term environmental damage, as they have a direct and cumulative impact on the air, water, soil and visual quality of the environment...
9th May 2014
 
 
JUNIOR MINING

Merchant bank Oreninc outlines junior recovery with caveats Restricted

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The metals and mining market is in recovery but still weighed down by previous mistakes and latent toxicity that has yet to be cleaned up, merchant bank Oreninc MD Benjamin Cox told members of the Canadian Institute of Mining’s Management and...
7th May 2014
 
 
 
 
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