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Agata iron/nickel laterite project, Philippines Restricted

The aim is to develop a near-term high-iron laterite direct shipping ore (DSO) operation and a limestone DSO operation.
18th April 2014
 
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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
 
Base Metals

Base metals growth outlook positive for Africa and S America

MINE GROWTH
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

PROSPECTIVE INVESTMENT
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
 
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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
 
Base Metals

Copper from other African mines can help SA industry

NECESSARY SUPPLY
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
 
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Gahcho Kué diamond project, Canada Restricted

At the end of February, the overall project was 17% complete.
18th April 2014
 
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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
 
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Nghi Son refinery and petrochemicals complex, Vietnam Restricted

Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract for the design and supply of a carbon monoxide incinerator package for a residue fluidised catalytic cracker at the refinery project.
18th April 2014
 
Diversified miners

Norilsk’s Botswana mine reports stable sales, group optimistic about market trends

Russian major mining group MMC Norilsk Nickel (Norilsk), the world number one producer of nickel and palladium and a major producer of copper and platinum (with cobalt, gold, iridium, rhodium, ruthenium, selenium, silver, sulphur and tellurium as...
18th April 2014
 
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West Omai gold project, Guyana Restricted

A preliminary economic assessment and scoping study on West Omai’s Smarts and Hicks deposits proposes a combination of two opencut mines and one underground mine.
18th April 2014
 
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Zeta underground copper mine project, Botswana Restricted

The Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources has amended the mining licence at Boseto to include the Zeta underground mine.
18th April 2014
 
 
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