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Increased demand from Asia despite price decline

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Gold explorers are looking to the underexplored territory of north-east Africa and the Arabian peninsula Gold exploration projects continue to attract significant investor interest, mostly owing to Asian markets’ increasing demand for the yellow metal, despite the commodity’s price decline, says mining consultancy The MSA Group. Although the 21%...
1st August 2014
 
FERROUS METALS

Iron-ore price slide to continue to 2017 – Wood Mackenzie

IRON POTENTIAL
Wood Mackenzie forecasts significant growth for Australian and South American iron-ore production
The iron-ore price dropped to below $100/t last month, and international research firm Wood Mackenzie forecasts that the price will continue to drop to below $90/t in real terms until 2017, before some light is expected to appear at the end of the...
1st August 2014
 
DIAMONDS

Synthetics pose a conundrum for world diamond industry

Diamonds are a girl's best friend - but only if they are natural. That is the message mining companies and luxury jewellers are keen to instill in consumers as the diamond trade faces a growing challenge from the production of synthetic diamonds.
31st July 2014
 
Ferrous Metals

Increased demand for wear solutions

PRODUCT INNOVATION
Nordbak has developed a new ceramic pipelining to ensure the cost effectiveness of pipelines at iron-ore mines
South African wear and corrosion solutions provider Nordbak says there has been a significant increase in demand for its lagged pulleys and ceramic pipe linings from South African iron-ore mines over the past two years. “The significant increase...
25th July 2014
 
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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

Waning interest in African greenfield iron-ore projects

INVESTOR INTEREST
West African iron-ore projects that have clear and short-term access to the iron-ore market continue to attract attention
Surging growth in demand for iron-ore from China drove prices up during the early 2010’s, which led to a significant upswing in greenfield exploration programmes and such programmes were largely high-grade direct shipping ore (DSO) projects in...
25th July 2014
 
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18th July 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Marampa Q2 output rises, logistics hamper sales

Marampa mine While London Mining’s Sierra Leone-based Marampa iron-ore mine achieved an increase in output during the quarter ended June 30, logistical challenges hit sales. The iron-ore explorer on Thursday reported a 30% quarter-on-quarter hike in...
17th July 2014
 
DIAMONDS

Reprocessing of Tongo sample tailings results in 29% grade increase

The reprocessing of bulk sample tailings at West Africa-focused diamond developer Stellar Diamonds’ Tongo kimberlite dyke project, in Sierra Leone, has yielded additional diamonds and increased the average grade by 29%, the company announced on...
15th July 2014
 
Legislative Environment

Infrastructure deficit thwarting investment

A lack of infrastructure in several African countries continues to hinder investment in new mining projects and efficient operations at existing mining operations, says multidisciplinary mining and engineering consulting firm SRK Consulting....
11th July 2014
 
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11th July 2014
 
 
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