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EFFECTIVE MINING OPERATION

Can Africa’s mining sector be refined to reach its full potential? Restricted

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By Steve Burks In the three previous columns of this four-part series, I discussed potential methods to increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and projects in the minerals industry in Africa, the objective being to increase...
12th September 2014
 
 
BASE METALS

Construction of new Zambia copper mine to start in early 2016 Restricted

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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
 
 
PRECIOUS METALS

Gold price reform to focus on improved transparency, governance controls Restricted

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Instead of scrapping the century-old London Gold Fix altogether, gold industry role-players are calling for the modernisation of the method used to determine global gold price benchmarks, which is currently the subject of ‘intense’ debate, but...
12th September 2014
 
 
MINERAL SANDS

Irish-owned Moz heavy-sands miner widens loss despite 26% production increase Restricted

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Irish-based miner Kenmare Resources, which owns and operates the Moma titanium minerals mine in Mozambique’s Nampula province, has reported a net loss of $31.8-million for the first semester this year (for the first half of last year, the net...
12th September 2014
 
 
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Merensky – the prisoner of war Restricted

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Ninety years ago, almost to the day, South Africa’s pre-eminent geologist, Dr Hans Merensky, made one of the most important and phenomenal mineral discoveries anywhere in the world when he identified a section of the platinum-group-metal-rich...
12th September 2014
 
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Platinum, iron-ore, manganese boost ARM’s earnings Restricted

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PATRICE MOTSEPE
African Rainbow Minerals’ results highlights the benefit of being a company with such a diverse asset portfolio
The headline earnings of black-controlled JSE-listed African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) increased 10% to R4.11-billion for the year ended June 30, the diversified mining company reported last week.
12th September 2014
 
 
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Tenova offering full range of magnetic density tracers Restricted

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Technology solutions provider Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa is marketing a full range of magnetically susceptible density tracers used for performance testing of dense media and diamond recovery plants. Density tracers simulate density...
12th September 2014
 
 
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Wits business school to hold course on technical, financial evaluation of mineral projects Restricted

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DENNIS BUCHANAN The TechFin course, which is limited to 25 delegates, has been running up to twice a year for almost a decade and is consistently over-subscribed A five-day ‘Technical and Financial Evaluation of Mineral Projects’ (TechFin) course aimed at professionals involved in mining finance and the evaluation of mining projects will be held between 15 and 19 September at Wits Business School –...
12th September 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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