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MINE DESIGN

Students need to become ‘imagineers’, academic urges

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Dr Ronny Webber-Youngman University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Mining Engineering (DME) head Dr Ronny Webber-Youngman believes mining engineering students need to become “imagineers” and work on developing safer and more efficient mines of the future using virtual...
16th September 2014
 
 
LITHIUM

RB Energy reports positive technical review outcome for Quebec Lithium operation

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TSX-listed RB Energy, which was formed earlier this year through the merger of Canada Lithium and Sirocco Mining, on Monday, announced that no “fatal flaws” had been found during an independent technical process audit of its Quebec Lithium...
16th September 2014
 
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Sierra Rutile sees limited operations during Ebola lockdown

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Minerals group Sierra Rutile said its operations would be restricted during the three-day countrywide lockdown to halt the spread of Ebola across Sierra Leone and that it would optimise operations in the lead-up to mitigate overall impact of the...
15th September 2014
 
 
GEMSTONES

Gemfields pursues Sri Lankan sapphire opportunities

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Aim-listed Gemfields has entered into a joint venture (JV) with East West Gem Investments (EWGI) to pursue opportunities in the Sri Lankan sapphire and gemstone sector. Under the terms of the agreement, Gemfields would gain a 75% stake in three...
15th September 2014
 
 
MINING ASSISTANCE

Mining subsidy report ‘grossly exaggerated’ – NSW council

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The New South Wales Minerals Council on Monday rubbished a report published by The Australian Institute (TAI) in June, which claimed that state governments had invested about A$17.6-billion to assist the resources sector over the past six years....
15th September 2014
 
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Savannah’s exploration projects dent bottom line, but boost prospects

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Aim-listed Savannah Resources says its operating loss of £630 877 for the six months ended June 30 reflects the increased pace of operational activities around the company's prospective copper and heavy mineral sands projects, in Oman and...
12th September 2014
 
 
MINING MILIEU

Canada needs to act now to retain global mining leadership – MAC

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In the face of an increasingly competitive global environment, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on Thursday called on all stakeholders in the country’s mining sector to act to ensure that Canada maintained its position as a global mining...
12th September 2014
 
 
BASE METALS

Construction of new Zambia copper mine to start in early 2016

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The merger of ASX-listed companies Blackthorn Resources and Intrepid Mines is expected to commence construction of the Kitumba copper project, in Zambia, in the first half of 2016 after the completion of a definitive feasibility study.
12th September 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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