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Conference promotes African–Australian mining collaboration Restricted

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Africa Down Under 2014 is set to be even bigger than last year’s conference, and will affirm its reputation as the best melting pot for business conducted between Africa and Australia
Promoting investment in African mining exploration, establishing partnerships between mining companies and encouraging collaboration between Australia and Africa will be the focus of this year’s Africa Down Under Conference, which will take...
8th August 2014
 
 
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Global graphite demand leads to Oz mines reopening Restricted

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LUCRATIVE PRODUCT
An increase in global demand for graphite has made this common mineral increasingly popular and profitable
With an increase in global demand for graphite, Australia has reopened its first operational graphite mine in 25 years, with two more reopenings set to follow.
8th August 2014
 
 
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JSE resource listings plunge 50% in last 20 years but total market cap now a massive R2.82-trillion Restricted

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Although the resource listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has declined significantly over the last 20 years, from 130 listed mining companies in 1994 to only 66 basic resource companies today (including mining sectors and industrial...
8th August 2014
 
 
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Mining innovation key to success in Africa Restricted

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Africa will likely remain competitive from a cost-of-mining perspective, whereas Australia will need to drive innovation to reduce costs and remain competitive
In terms of investing in Africa-based mining operations and projects, Australia’s ability to deal effectively with decreasing domestic productivity and escalating costs will be a key factor in the survivial of that country’s mining activities,...
8th August 2014
 
 
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New valve makes paste backfill mining easier Restricted

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SERIES 725 
This diverter valve improves the efficiency of backfill operations Mechanical pipe joining systems manufacturer Victaulic has introduced the Series 725 diverter valve to ease the paste backfill process for the mining industry, says Victaulic Africa regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld. He tells Mining Weekly that...
8th August 2014
 
 
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SA and Oz-based recruitment specialists join forces Restricted

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UPSKILLING LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Australian investment in Africa-based mining operations can stimulate significant growth in terms of personal experience and expertise
Recruitment, human resource and labour relations management company Mecs Africa entered into a partnership in August 2012, with Perth-based recruitment company JSM Appointments, which specialises in recruiting skilled professional and engineering...
8th August 2014
 
 
GOLD/COPPER

Seabridge Gold on the lookout for JV partner as KSM keeps on giving Restricted

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Having had modest beginnings in the 1800s with placer gold discovered in the vicinity of Canadian project developer Seabridge Resources’ flagship KSM project, located in north-west British Columbia, the project had grown to a mammoth size, today...
7th August 2014
 
 
OIL & GAS

Quattro expands output and eyes Guatemala opportunities Restricted

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Examining smaller-scale oil and gas producers and their performance can often highlight useful economic indicators and outliers in the junior sector. In this regard, Quattro Exploration & Production’s recent history is illustrative of a...
7th August 2014
 
 
 
 
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