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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

Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef PGM mine to be Africa’s lowest-cost producer

Platreef Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines’ TSX-listed shares on Wednesday morning rose C$0.11 apiece after the company released its preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of its flagship Platreef platinum group elements project. The project...
26th March 2014

Ivanhoe Mines finds thick high-grades at Flatreef discovery

Platreef Exploration Africa-focused project-development firm Ivanhoe Mines on Wednesday revealed that it had uncovered new thick high-grade mineralisation in an area that had become a new extension of the Flatreef platinum/palladium/nickel/copper/gold/rhodium...
19th March 2014

Construction company completes project work in the DRC, upbeat about African mining prospects

COPPER REFINERY PROGRESS In the last two years, Redis has completed construction of three separate copper refineries in the Democratic Republic of Cong Privately owned and managed structural steel, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and piping (SMEIP) construction company Redis Construction Afrika is working on several copper projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), executive...
7th March 2014

Ivanhoe Mines’ drills start turning at DRC copper/zinc project

Following the successful – despite lengthy and problem beset – process to dewater the Kipushi high-grade copper/zinc project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa-focused project promoter Ivanhoe Mines on Monday announced that...
4th March 2014

Finding the true value in resource statements

ROBERT FRIEDLAND The best junior CEO is someone like Ivanhoe CEO Robert Friedland, who comes in and sells out – the  reality is you do not want them to build their own mines By Benjamin Cox At the time of the Voisey’s Bay nickel project discovery in Canada, an industry legend – I cannot remember who it was – said that the rocks do not know that Friedland owns them. Rocks don’t care about management and,...
28th February 2014
Editorial Insight

Emissions laws best platinum ‘beneficiation’, still serious problems with Minerals Bill, Chinese importing South African crushers

Emission laws fantastic local beneficiation route for platinum metals; serious problems linger with mining Bill; China orders crusher from South Africa
14th February 2014

Sibanye Gold going all out to win workers’ hearts, minds – Froneman

Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman JSE- and NYSE-listed gold mining company Sibanye was going all out to win the hearts and minds of all of its employees, its CEO Neal Froneman said on Wednesday. Froneman, who was taking part in a panel discussion at the Investing In African Mining...
5th February 2014

Major global future demand for South African platinum – Friedland

Ivanhoe Capital Corporation chairperson Robert Friedland The future of the world is urbanisation and South Africa is uniquely placed to supply the major volume of the platinum metals that the world will need in large quantities to clean its air. “Platinum metals equal healthier air,” Ivanhoe Capital...
5th February 2014

Newly merged law firm to relaunch brand at Mining Indaba

WARREN BEECH Mining Indaba serves to reaffirm that South Africa and Africa remain important mining destinations The primary goals of law firm Hogan Lovells, formerly known as Routledge Modise in South Africa, at this year’s Mining Indaba include establishing its merged brand and reconfirming Hogan Lovells’ position as a dominant service provider to the...
24th January 2014

Friedland’s fireside remarks potentially inflammatory to SA platinum mining

Legendary mining entrepreneur and self-made billionaire Robert Friedland ran the risk of inflaming tension in South Africa at a very sensitive time for platinum miners with his recent “fireside” remarks that underground platinum miners in the...
6th December 2013

South Africa’s mining sector a ‘sunrise industry’ – Motlanthe

Despite some of South Africa’s mining sector critics pointing out the negatives, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who is on an official State visit to Canada, on Tuesday conversely endeavoured to lift out the positives, saying a...
27th November 2013
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