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Ancient site under threat from gold-hungry miner

A few weeks ago, the highly controversial story that the government of Georgia hds given Russian-backed Rich Metals Group (RMG) approval to continue its mining project at a site believed to host the world’s oldest gold mine made headlines and...
18th April 2014
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Association highlights most prevalent health and safety risks at mines

The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) outlined the top ten health and safety risks at mines at the Electra Mining West Africa 2014 Indaba and advised mine bosses on what steps to take to mitigate these risks....
18th April 2014
 
Base Metals

Base metals growth outlook positive for Africa and S America

MINE GROWTH
Global copper and zinc production is expected to increase, owing to new mines and mine expansions in Africa and South America 
Africa will be recognised as the largest contributor to the growth of mined copper production from 2013 to 2017 in percentage terms, says research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie base metals research head Helen Matthews, who highlights Zambia...
18th April 2014
 
Base Metals

Base metals prospects attract investment across continents

PROSPECTIVE INVESTMENT
Denham Capital Management believes the outlook for copper and zinc prospects in South America is positive
In addition to focusing on copper mining investment opportunities in Africa, energy-focused global private-equity firm Denham Capital Management is investing in new copper projects in South America this year, company director Caroline Donally...
18th April 2014
 
Base Metals

Copper from other African mines can help SA industry

NECESSARY SUPPLY
South Africa needs to look to African copper mines for future copper supply
As South Africa’s primary copper reserves are slowly being depleted, the country will need assistance from other African copper mines – particularly those in the Copperbelt region – for additional supply, says Copper Development Association...
18th April 2014
 
MATERIALS HANDLING

Local company appoints distributor in Zambia

In a move designed to broaden the availability of high-performance handling technologies in Southern Africa, bulk materials handling cleaner manufacturer Martin Engineering announced last month that Fluid Base Industries would be its full-service...
18th April 2014
 
Base Metals

Revival imminent for African zinc, says industry body

ZINC REVIVAL 
Owing to increased infrastructure development, access to Africa-based zinc reserves and refining opportunities is improving
While Africa’s zinc production represents only 13.6% of global output, there appears to be a revival in zinc projects across the continent, owing to supply and demand forecasts, says International Zinc Association of Southern Africa (Izasa)...
18th April 2014
 
CONFLICT MINERALS

Rwanda to implement ‘conflict-free’ certification to instil confidence in minerals sector

The authorities in Rwanda have committed to instilling confidence in the lucrative mining sector in order to attract more investments and spur the industry's growth. The East African nation has announced that all minerals exported from the country...
18th April 2014
 
Mining Services

Shaft-sinking specialist awarded work at platinum mine

Additional shaft-sinking work was awarded early this year to international shaft sinking and underground construction group Shaft Sinkers by platinum producer Lonmin for work at its existing Karee 3 upper group two (UG2) project in Marikana,...
18th April 2014
 
PLATINUM-GROUP METALS

Two palladium ETFs list on JSE within one week

PRECIOUS METALS INVESTMENT
Investors are also constantly aiming to diversify their portfolios and investing in precious metal commodities helps facilitate this
An increase in demand for precious metal exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from institutional investors has resulted in the listing of two palladium ETFs on the JSE in one week.
18th April 2014
 
Base Metals

Zambia a key player in global mining industry, says CoM

OPERATION POTENTIAL
The Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference will focus on solutions for optimal mining and processing options
Zambia still offers significant potential for greenfield operations, owing to the abundance of high-grade copper reserves and other minerals in the country, emphasises Chamber of Mines (CoM) of Zambia CEO Maureen Dlamini, ahead of the Copperbelt...
18th April 2014
 
BASE METALS

Ivanhoe Mines expands Kipushi zinc and copper zones

Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines on Tuesday reported that early results from the company's underground diamond-drilling programme at the Kipushi copper/zinc/germanium/lead/precious-metals mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo...
15th April 2014
 
 
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