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Govt lauded for AMD paradigm shift, but detractors insist it hasn’t fully grasped complexity of the issue

While government is stating that acid mine drainage (AMD) in South Africa is not an insurmountable problem and that the country will certainly win the struggle, industry experts and activists are concerned that the true extent of the challenge has...
18th April 2014

Peru's gold output seen flat or falling again this year

Gold production in Peru, the world's sixth biggest exporter of the precious metal, will likely either plateau or dip slightly this year compared with 2013, mining companies, analysts and the government said. Gold output will fall by at least 4%...
18th April 2014
News This Week

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

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

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

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

Boseto copper project, Botswana Restricted

Discovery Metals Limited has been granted government approval for the development of the Zeta underground mine, at the Boseto copper project.
18th April 2014

Castle Hill and Red Dam gold projects, Australia Restricted

Phoenix Gold has signed a two-year milling agreement with FMR Investments for the Castle Hill project, in Western Australia.
18th April 2014
Base Metals

Copper from other African mines can help SA industry

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

Gahcho Kué diamond project, Canada Restricted

At the end of February, the overall project was 17% complete.
18th April 2014

Kalana gold project, Mali Restricted

The results of a mineral resource estimate and a preliminary economic assessment on the Kalana gold deposit have indicated the potential for the development of a new mine.
18th April 2014

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
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