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PCC Tackles Quantity Surveying for the DRC’s Kibali Gold Mine PDF Available

The Randgold/AngloGold Ashanti joint venture with SOKIMO, the Congolese parastatal, Kibali Gold Mine, is located about 560 kilometres from Kisangani, capital of the Orientale Province in the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of the...
9th September 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Sundance secures A$40m investment, not worried about iron-ore pricing

The dismally low iron-ore price was proving no hindrance to ASX-listed Sundance Resources’ Mbalam-Nabeba project, which crosses the border between Cameroon and the Republic of Congo. “I don’t really care what the iron-ore price is,”...
3rd September 2014
 
COPPER

Botswana blocks copper trucks from Congo on Ebola fears – Times of Zambia

More than 100 trucks hauling copper from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been denied entry into Botswana over fears of an Ebola outbreak in Congo, leaving the trucks stranded at a border crossing, local media reported on Thursday. The...
28th August 2014
 
POTASH

Drilling at African Potash’s ROC project to start

After last month appointing Italian firm RCT to undertake a maiden 1 000 m diamond drill programme at its Lac Dinga project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Aim-listed African Potash said on Monday that the rig had now been mobilised...
28th July 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Sundance inks Republic of Congo mining convention

Iron-ore developer Sundance Resources has signed the Nabeba mining convention with the government of the Republic of Congo. The signing follows the issue of the mining permit, which was approved in December 2012, and outlines the fiscal and legal...
25th July 2014
 
Exploration

Infrastructure plan finalised for Congo project

SOLID RESOURCE
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
 
Ferrous Metals

Investors shift focus to adequate infrastructure, higher-grade deposits

FOCUS SHIFT
SRK Consulting South Africa expects investor emphasis to shift to higher-grade iron-ore deposits
The upsurge in iron-ore exports from South Africa and Africa in the past five years, largely driven by Chinese demand, has not only gradually diminished in the past year but has also caused a slowdown in African exploration and project development...
25th July 2014
 
Exploration

Iron-ore developer confident in Congo project

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
 
COPPER

Congo copper output growth to slow in 2014 – mining chamber

Growth in copper production in Democratic Republic of Congo will slow in 2014 from its rapid pace the previous year due to insufficient energy supply and uncertainty over new mining laws, Congo’s mining chamber said. Copper production leapt to a...
17th July 2014
 
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Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa
11th July 2014
 
Exploration

Decline in new mining projects

Last year saw a decline in the number of new mining projects worldwide, with Africa contributing 29% of the total, although these projects were small, on average, compared with the global norm, says global financial information provider SNL Metals...
11th July 2014
 
COPPER

Strike ends at Congo's Gecamines after wage deal

Democratic Republic of Congo state mining firm Gecamines has started paying workers unpaid wages, prompting striking miners in the copper-rich Katanga province to begin returning to work, Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Kalej Nkand said. Workers in...
24th June 2014
 
 
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