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Gahcho Kué diamond project, Canada Restricted

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

Revival imminent for African zinc, says industry body

Owing to increased infrastructure development, access to Africa-based zinc reserves and refining opportunities is improving
While Africa’s zinc production represents only 13.6% of global output, there appears to be a revival in zinc projects across the continent, owing to supply and demand forecasts, says International Zinc Association of Southern Africa (Izasa)...
18th April 2014
Mining Services

Shaft impact course offered

Hise has been with the family-owned company CEMCO since its inception in 1962 and has patented several VSI-related technologies in the US
Aggregate, rock and mineral mine operators and plant managers can gain insight into the physics of processing materials using vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers during a two-day course at US steel framing and metal lath system manufacturer...
18th April 2014

More speed bumps in way of Indian coal block auction plans

India’s maiden auction of captive coal blocks hit yet another snag with prospective bidders raising a red flag over alleged discrepancies in the reserves of the three blocks on offer. In a pre-bid meeting of prospective captive coal users...
17th April 2014

Brazil's Vale says China pessimism not justified - CEO

Vale is not concerned about an economic slowdown in China, the mining company's top iron-ore market, because Chinese steel output is setting records, CEO Murilo Ferreia told Reuters on Wednesday. China's economic indicators remain strong,...
16th April 2014

China's plan for iron-ore giants hard to make the grade

China's bid to slash its dependence on foreign iron-ore miners by creating its own mega producers risks running aground before it starts due to high costs and poor quality of ore. Instead, overseas suppliers may end up shipping more to their top...
16th April 2014

Creamer Media publishes Steel 2014 research report

Creamer Media’s Steel 2014 report provides an overview of the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
16th April 2014

Chile iron-ore firm CAP sees $650m capex, new project in 2014

Chilean steel and iron-ore producer CAP SA will invest $650-million this year, mostly at its Cerro Negro Norte iron-ore operation in the country's northern Atacama region, CE Fernando Reitich said on Tuesday. CAP, which forecasts iron ore sales...
16th April 2014

Walter Energy to idle Canadian operations

Coal miner Walter Energy on Tuesday said that it planned to idle its Canadian coal mines in the face of weak metallurgical coal prices, placing more than 695 jobs on the line. The Birmingham, Alabama-based ‘pure-play’ metallurgical coal...
15th April 2014

Largo Resources reports Brazil flagship is 99.8% complete

TSX-V-listed Largo Resources announced that the Maracás vanadium project, in Bahia, Brazil, is 99.8% complete and only auxiliary items still need to be installed. The Toronto-based firm, which also has a portfolio of other projects in Brazil and...
11th April 2014

Africa's fast growth transforming commodity flows

For centuries, colonial-era merchants tussled for access to Africa's raw materials, and huge swathes of Africa's geography became synonymous with the main commodity they exported: Gold Coast, Ivory Coast, the Spice Island of Zanzibar. But the...
11th April 2014

BHP polishes up nickel unit as demerger talk swirls

Breakthroughs in the way BHP Billiton processes nickel ores could help the world's biggest miner find a buyer for its ailing Nickel West division in Australia. Nickel West is among businesses that also include aluminium and manganese which BHP...
11th April 2014
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