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Ivanhoe starts Kamoa construction

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Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines last week said it had started construction on the box cut for the initial portal to planned decline ramps that will provide underground access to the proposed Kamoa copper mine, in the Democratic...
28th July 2014
 
 
DRILLING SERVICES

Major Drilling expands services underground

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Canadian drilling equipment and services provider Major Drilling this week announced its entry into the underground percussive/long-hole drilling sector with an agreement to buy Taurus Drilling Services for C$27.7-million. The Moncton, New...
25th July 2014
 
 
Exploration

Infrastructure plan finalised for Congo project

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Core Mining’s Avima project aims to produce 35-million tonnes a year of high-grade shipping ore over the 25-year life-of-mine 
Despite the logistics challenges of iron-ore developer Core Mining’s Avima project, in the Republic of the Congo (Congo), a two-phased feasible infrastructure plan was finalised in the past few months to allow for iron-ore to be exported from...
25th July 2014
 
 
Exploration

Iron-ore developer confident in Congo project

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INFRASTRUCTURE ACCESS
The Mayoko-Moussondji resource is located 500 m from an existing operational railway that leads to existing deep-water port
Despite the iron-ore price dropping below $100/t, ASX-listed iron-ore explorer and developer Equatorial Resources tells Mining Weekly that its confidence in its iron-ore projects in the Republic of Congo (Congo) remains strong. “Equatorial...
25th July 2014
 
 
Base metals & graphite

Junior miner’s optimism for Mozambique projects boosted

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Australian junior Metals of Africa (MTA) has reported encouraging results at both its Mozambican projects. These are the Montepuez Graphite project in Cabo Delgado province and the Rio Mazoe (including Changara) base metals project in Tete...
25th July 2014
 
 
Exploration

Waning interest in African greenfield iron-ore projects

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INVESTOR INTEREST
West African iron-ore projects that have clear and short-term access to the iron-ore market continue to attract attention
Surging growth in demand for iron-ore from China drove prices up during the early 2010’s, which led to a significant upswing in greenfield exploration programmes and such programmes were largely high-grade direct shipping ore (DSO) projects in...
25th July 2014
 
 
MINING SERVICES

Mining project studies on the increase – DRA Video Available

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Martin Creamer and DRA CEO Paul Thomson The awarding of studies for potential mining projects is on the increase, says DRA CEO Paul Thomson, who spoke to Mining Weekly Online on the eve of his company’s thirtieth anniversary celebrations. The head of the 3 000-employee project house,...
24th July 2014
 
 
CAPITAL RAISING

Thudelarra raises cash for exploration

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Minerals explorer Thundelarra would raise some A$7.5-million through a share placement to institutional, professional and sophisticated investors, the ASX-listed junior said on Thursday. The company would issue more than 39.4-million shares, at...
24th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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