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Argentina adopts Canada’s sustainable mining initiative

20th October 2016 Argentina’s national mining association, Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros (CAEM), has announced that it will adopt Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, a corporate social responsibility programme developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) to improve environmental... 

Oyu Tolgoi sets all-time high for quarterly mined material in Q3

20th October 2016 Rio Tinto subsidiary Turquoise Hill Resources’ Oyu Tolgoi mine, in Mongolia, set an all-time high of 25-million tonnes of quarterly mined material in the third quarter of 2016, including stripping for Phase 4 of the project, which is the next area of high-grade ore. CEO Jeff Tygesen said the... 

Stornoway officially opens Québec-based Renard diamond mine

20th October 2016 TSX-listed Stornoway Diamond Corporation’s Québec-based Renard diamond mine, the only diamond mine in the province, was officially opened on Wednesday at a ceremony presided over by Québec Energy and Natural Resources Minister Pierre Arcand. Stornoway president and CEO Matt Manson noted that the... 

Necsa receives first R1.7m in settlement of Russian fabrication contract

11th October 2016 State-owned nuclear company the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has been paid the first R1.7-million of a fabrication contract to manufacture nuclear reactor components for Russia. The first items fabricated at the Pelindaba site of Necsa, outside Pretoria, have been delivered to... 

BHP JV partner reports positive drill results from Canada copper project

11th October 2016 BHP Billiton joint venture (JV) partner Aston Bay Holdings has reported evidence of high-grade copper at the Storm copper project, in Nunavut, Northern Canada, following preliminary drill results from this year’s summer field season. TSX-V-listed Aston Bay, which owns 25% of the project, while... 

Advancements at Nemaska’s Whabouchi mine on time and budget

7th October 2016 The Phase 1 plant and site preparation of TSX-listed project developer Nemaska Lithium’s Whabouchi mine, in Quebec, Canada, is advancing on time and within budget. Nemaska, which has signed a five-year natural gas contract, noted on Thursday that electrical lines had been installed at the Phase 1... 

Copper Mountain’s yearly guidance slightly ahead for 2016

7th October 2016 Annual production is on track at TSX-listed copper and gold producer Copper Mountain Mining’s eponymous mine, in southern British Columbia, which produced 22-million pounds of copper, 8 170 oz of gold and 81 540 oz of silver in the third quarter, bringing production guidance slightly ahead for... 

NWU to take on international competition at 2016 Solar Challenge

16th September 2016 Various improvements, including the exclusive use of include German-made Gochermann solar panels, have been made to the North-West University (NWU) solar car team’s Sirius X25 enabling the R1-million sponsored solar car to perform about 20% more effectively. Nearly a year after becoming the first... 

Karnalyte completes Phase 2 optimisation at Wynward

7th September 2016 Potash project developer Karnalyte Resources has successfully commissioned the second phase of its Brine Production Phase optimisation programme at the company's Wynyard potash mine, in Saskatchewan. Karnalyte president Robin Phinney commented on Tuesday that the company had completed... 

Santacruz subsidiary gets exclusive rights to develop Mexico-based silver mine

7th September 2016 Mexico-focused silver miner Santacruz Silver Mining Impulsora Minera Santacruz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mexico-focused silver miner Santacruz Silver Mining, has entered into an agreement that will see the company acquire the exclusive rights for 15 years to explore, develop and mine the... 

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