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Banro banks on DRC success as 2nd mine nears commercial production Restricted

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Twangiza Blessed with a vast mineral wealth, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has also been cursed with a recent history of a corrupt government and deadly conflicts. On a more stable footing since the mid-2000s and slowly putting the past behind it,...
2nd June 2014
 
 
MINE PERMITTING

Centerra warns of Kumtor shutdown without mine plan approval Restricted

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Canadian gold miner Centerra Gold on Monday warned that it might be forced to shut down its flagship Kumtor mine, in Kyrgyzstan, if it cannot secure approval from local authorities for the 2014 Kumtor mine plan and related permits by the end of...
2nd June 2014
 
 
ENVIRONMENT

Water scientist disputes NGO’s claim of Mintails' criminal noncompliance Restricted

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Environmental risk analyst Dr Anthony Turton has vehemently denied claims by independent environmental organisation the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) that tailings extractor Mintails has not complied with the terms of its...
2nd June 2014
 
 
VANADIUM

Grid storage solutions could soon become multibillion-dollar industry Restricted

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The burgeoning North American grid energy storage market could develop into a multibillion-dollar industry in a matter of a few years, with several companies positioning themselves to vie for the handful of first-mover clients. One company...
29th May 2014
 
 
MARINE MINING

Nautilus starts building second underwater machine Restricted

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Prospective Canadian deep-sea miner Nautilus Minerals on Wednesday announced that it had started building its second seafloor production tool (SPT), the collecting machine (CM), at third-party manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics’ (SMD's) facility...
28th May 2014
 
 
GRAPHITE

Focus delivers high-grade graphite for technology market Restricted

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High-grade spherical graphite under a microscope. Emerging graphite producer Focus Graphite on Tuesday reported that bench-scale tests were able to prove that spherical graphite (SPG) produced from its Lac Knife project, in Quebec, was about 80% more efficient at reducing irreversible cycling...
27th May 2014
 
 
ENVIRONMENT

US Forest Service to prepare added biological assessment for Rosemont Restricted

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Ocelot Permitting of project developer Augusta Resource Corp’s flagship Rosemont project would be delayed after the US Forest Service (USFS) decided to restart consultations based on environmental concerns, saying it would prepare a supplemental...
26th May 2014
 
 
DIAMONDS

Rockwell Diamonds eyeing consolidation opportunities Video Available Restricted

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Rockwell Diamonds CEO James Campbell Diamond-mining company Rockwell Diamonds, which has made impressive operational and organic growth strides in the last three years, believes it is well positioned to bring single-asset operations into its fold. In the last three years, the...
23rd May 2014
 
 
 
 
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