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Diversified Miners

Durable camps popular among remote mines

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DAP is one of the few companies that not only erects mobile buildings but also provides related services such as concrete and sewerage works, as well as water and electrical reticulation
Gauteng-based camp solutions provider Dynamic African Projects (DAP’s) mining camps can last for up to 20 years in constant use and are popular among mining companies operating in remote areas, says director Wesley Nel. He tells Mining Weekly...
29th August 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
 
DIAMONDS

Stellar targeting September Baoulé trial mining start

Aim-listed diamond development company Stellar Diamonds’ Baoulé kimberlite diamond project, in Guinea, was on track for commissioning and processing of the first ore in September this year, CE Karl Smithson said on Monday. Trail mining of the...
11th August 2014
 
BAUXITE

US shipping firm sues Alcoa for $300m in Guinea bauxite row

A US shipping firm is suing Alcoa for $300-million saying it suffered losses after the aluminium maker breached a contract with the Guinean government concerning bauxite shipments from the world's top exporter, court documents showed. Nanko...
11th August 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Rio Tinto says will hang back from north Simandou iron tender

Rio Tinto indicated it would not take part in a tender for the mining rights for the northern half of the disputed Guinea iron ore deposit Simandou, saying the government would prefer other companies to invest. The global miner already owns a...
8th August 2014
 
HEALTH AND SAFETY

Randgold tightens precautions amid Ebola concerns

West Africa-focused gold miner Randgold Resources has moved to implement safety measures as some countries in West Africa were fighting an outbreak of Ebola. Randgold operated four gold mines and had exploration programmes in Mali, Côte...
6th August 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Glencore courts Guinea's iron ore treasures – document

Miner and commodity trader Glencore has expressed interest in iron deposits in Guinea, a presentation obtained by Reuters shows, although the company said it had not pitched for a stake in Simandou, the country's largest deposit. Glencore is the...
6th August 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Guinea's Simandou iron-ore trove: huge potential for the hugely patient

In a remote, southeastern corner of Guinea, the mist-shrouded Simandou mountain range rises above the lush forest. Buried under its green slopes lies some of the planet's finest iron ore, a treasure long coveted by the world's mining giants. But...
6th August 2014
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Mining firm in Sierra Leone takes measures against Ebola advance

Minerals group Sierra Rutile has begun screening its workers for early signs of Ebola, put travel restrictions in place and limited access to its operations in west Africa, the company said on Tuesday. The company, which mines rutile in southwest...
5th August 2014
 
GOLD

AngloGold Ashanti's cost cutting measures on track - Ehm

Dual-listed gold miner AngloGold Ashanti was progressing its cost-cutting strategy, executive VP Graham Ehm told delegates at the Diggers & Dealers conference, in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, on Tuesday. Ehm noted that during the first quarter...
5th August 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
 
GOLD

Nordgold H1 production up 14%, on track to meet forecast target

LSE-listed Nordgold on Wednesday said refined gold output of 476 100 oz was achieved during the first half of the year – a 14% increase on the prior corresponding period as eight of the gold producer’s nine mines achieved a year-on-year...
18th July 2014
 
 
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