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MINERAL SANDS

Testwork confirms presence of heavy minerals at Moz play

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Metallurgical testwork at Savannah Resources’ Jangamo mineral sands project, in southern Mozambique, has confirmed the project’s potential to host a “major” heavy minerals system, outlining high-grade zones of heavy minerals with total...
17th April 2014
 
 
ECONOMY

South African stocks slide, led lower by miners

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South African stocks were led lower by top tier mining stocks on Tuesday as global gold prices slumped by more than two percent on US dollar strength. AngloGold Ashanti was the biggest loser in the blue chips index, tumbling 3.78% at R184.25, its...
16th April 2014
 
 
MINERAL SANDS

Iluka increases production as it sees signs of demand recovery

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Mineral sands miner Iluka has increased production across all its products, as it anticipates an upturn in demand. During the three months to March, the ASX-listed miner produced 56 100 t of zircon, an increase of 13.6% on the previous quarter...
16th April 2014
 
 
DIVERSIFIED MINER

BHP hikes iron-ore, met coal production forecasts

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Diversified major BHP Billiton has reported record production for four of its commodities, at ten operations, during the nine months ended March, and increased its full-year iron-ore and metallurgical coal production expectations. “Our...
16th April 2014
 
 
DIVERSIFIED MINER

Rio Tinto posts strong Q1 results, ramping up Pilbara output to 290Mt/y

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Mining giant Rio Tinto has again set a new production benchmark at its iron-ore operations in the Pilbara, as it ramped up towards capacity of 290-million tonnes a year. “Rio Tinto has started the year with a series of performance records as we...
15th April 2014
 
 
PRIVATE FUNDING

Private equity investment still circling mining sector

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The growth in private equity investment within mining and metals has provoked greater debate about its role as a driving force within the sector over the past year. However, private equity is selective about when and where it deploys capital; it...
14th April 2014
 
 
OIL AND GAS

Glencore beats off rival bid to snap up Chad energy explorer

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London-, Hong Kong- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining and marketing company GlencoreXstrata has beaten off a rival bid to snap up oil-and-gas exploration company Caracal Energy, which is active in the landlocked Republic of Chad in...
14th April 2014
 
 
COPPER

Las Bambas sale takes pressure off Glencore balance sheet – analysts

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The agreed sale of Las Bambas copper mine to a Chinese consortium at the high end of the price range took pressure off GlencoreXstrata’s stressed balance sheet, Liberum Capital said on Monday. London-, Hong Kong- and Johannesburg-listed Glencore...
14th April 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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