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New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 

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Brick maker allays fears over coal mining licence
3rd May 2024

Clay brick and paver maker Corobrik reports that it has no intention of entering into the coal mining sector, despite its application to mine the commodity at its Centurion-based Rietvlei mine and... 

Frankwen Forge is taking proactive steps to adapt and enhance its service offerings
Company proactively enhancing offering
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

While diversified manufacturing company Frankwen Forge is taking proactive steps to adapt and enhance its service offerings, broader structural changes are necessary to safeguard and advance the... 

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South Africa must encourage budding Northern Cape base metals richness to unfold fully
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration drilling in South Africa’s Northern Cape is highlighting the richness of dormant base metals precincts there. An intercept reported last week sent the shares of the company involved... 

Drill core from the Black Butte copper project
Black Butte copper project, US – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Sandfire Resources is continuing to support the Sandfire Americas team to progress the project. 

Diamcor announces C$1.5m private placement
2nd May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Diamond mining company Diamcor Mining plans to complete a non-brokered private placement financing of up to C$1.5-million, and anticipates that an aggregate of up to C$1.25-million of the financing... 

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Endeavour progresses strategic objectives in first quarter
2nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Multinational miner Endeavour Mining, which owns and operates gold mines in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Senegal, continued to make progress against its strategic objectives in the first quarter... 

Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.
Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 

Baker Hughes builds first Namibian mud plant as exploration surges
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Energy technology company Baker Hughes will construct a new liquid mud plant, and a separate assembly, maintenance and repair base at Namibia's Walvis Bay to cater to booming offshore exploration... 

Predictive raises A$50m for Guinea gold project
Predictive raises A$50m for Guinea gold project
2nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Predictive Discovery has announced a A$50-million raising to advance the Bankan gold project, in Guinea. The company will issue about 263.2-million new fully paid ordinary shares at... 

Macmahon secures $352m contract extension at Boston Shaker
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining services group Macmahon has been granted a three-year extension of its alliance-style contract with AngloGold Ashanti at the Boston Shaker underground mine, part of the Tropicana gold... 

Sandfire driving forward Black Butte
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-headquartered miner Sandfire Resources is continuing to support the Sandfire Americas team to progress the Black Butte project, in Montana, CEO Brendan Harris said on Tuesday. Sandfire... 

MAC forecasts stronger Q2 performance, says CEO McMullen
MAC forecasts stronger Q2 performance, says CEO McMullen
30th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Copper miner Metals Acquisition Limited (MAC) expects a rebound at the CSA mine in the second quarter following a softer performance in the initial quarter of the year. Despite encountering... 

Red Rock to undertake work programmes at Burkina Faso project
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Red Rock Resources’ Bilbale gold project, in Burkina Faso, holds “significant potential”, consultant Dr Willem J Smuts has noted in a report. Smuts recently undertook a site visit to the... 

Ongoing Douta exploration efforts
Thor reports lower revenue, profits for 2023
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gold mining and exploration company Thor Explorations has reported a $24-million year-on-year decrease in revenue from $165.2-million in 2022 to $141.2-million for the year ended December 31, 2023.... 

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Exploration efforts yield promising results for Agnico Eagle
29th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Precious metals miner Agnico Eagle is reaping the rewards of its relentless exploration endeavours, with recent drilling campaigns yielding remarkable results across key gold projects in Canada.... 

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On-The-Air (26/04/2024)
26th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Every Friday, SAfm’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript:... 

 The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
26th April 2024

By Hennie Colyn, MMM - Strategic Account Executive at Schneider Electric The digital process automation market is expected to reach a staggering 24.2 Billion by 2028, with a Compound Annual Growth... 

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Focus on programmes driving tech development
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The five mining technology research programmes of the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) have garnered much attention and have, thus far, yielded positive results, pointing to “great future potential”,... 

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Scanner finds copper-rich mineralisation
26th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Mining technology provider Veracio’s TruScan core scanning system has facilitated the generation of geological insights instrumental to discovering diversified explorer and developer Foran Mining’s... 

Drill rig at the Doropo project
Doropo gold project, Côte d'Ivoire – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Centamin has allocated $14-million to complete the Doropo definitive feasibility study. 

Kennecott copper mine expansion, US – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kennecott has returned to underground production after more than 40 years. 

Head gear at the Okiep project
Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A standout intercept at the project resulted in Orion Minerals shares rocketing up 58% on the Australian Stock Exchange on April 22. 

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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources has initiated a commercial study on a proposed downstream processing facility. 

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Sanbrado underground gold project, Burkina Faso – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

West African Resources has reported high-grade gold mineralisation from recent infill underground diamond drilling at the project.  

Hummingbird’s first-quarter performance impacted by contractual dispute at Kouroussa
25th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite what its CEO Dan Betts deemed a challenging quarter, Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources delivered an 18% quarter-on-quarter increase in gold production at just under 17 000 oz from the... 

Namibia's Kudu gas-to-power project faces further delays, sources say
25th April 2024 By: Reuters

BW Energy has postponed the final investment decision (FID) on its long-delayed Kudu gas-to-power project in Namibia to 2025, two company sources said on Thursday. "It is true, we have delayed... 

West African on track to meet full-year guidance following solid first quarter
24th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Unhedged gold mining company West African Resources’ Sanbrado mine, in Burkina Faso, produced 56 595 oz of gold at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of $1 291/oz in the first quarter of this year.... 

enCore Energy CEO Paul Goranson
enCore CEO balances ambitious production goals with workforce challenges
24th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

As US-based uranium miner enCore Energy charts its path towards significantly ramping up production, the company faces a dual challenge of aggressive expansion and ensuring the retention of key... 

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Marula secures eight mining licences next to existing graphite projects in Tanzania
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

UK- and South Africa-listed battery metals miner Marula Mining has advised that its NyoriGreen Mining Limited (NML) subsidiary has been granted eight new mining licences in Tanzania. A... 

Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart.
Rich copper intercept in N Cape sends Orion’s shares soaring on Australian exchange
22nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The richness of South Africa’s copper assets were emphasised on Monday when Northern Cape mine developer and explorer Orion Minerals published a standout intercept that sent its shares rocketing up... 

GoviEx in talks with Niger govt on Madaouela start date
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

TSX-V listed GoviEx Uranium is in discussions with the government of Niger regarding the start of mining operations after having received notice that it must begin mining at its Madaouela uranium... 

Iluka posts lower first-quarter volumes as planned
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-focused mineral sands and rare earths miner Iluka Resources has reported lower year-on-year production of most of its commodities owing to inventory management and a major maintenance... 

Godolphin takes 100% control of Narraburra rare earths project
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Godolphin Resources has agreed to acquire the remaining 49% interest in the flagship Narraburra rare earths elements (REE) project in New South Wales, Australia, in which it already... 

Gruyere gold mine
Gold Road resumes mining at Gruyere
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed gold miner Gold Road Resources has announced the resumption of mining and processing operations at the Gruyere gold mine, in Western Australia. In its March 2024 quarterly report,... 

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US restricts drilling and mining in Alaska wilderness, angering state leaders
19th April 2024 By: Reuters

The Biden administration on Friday took steps to limit both oil and gas drilling and mining in Alaska, angering state officials who said the restrictions will cost jobs and make the US reliant on... 

A Large white RD8 drill rig manufactured by Master drilling on site
Driller foresees revenue boost with strong order book
19th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

Boring and drilling services provider Master Drilling is optimistic its revenue for this year will improve on the back of a strong order book, the company reported during its 2023 full-year results... 

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Equipment mobilised to prospect Cameroon target
19th April 2024

West Africa-focused explorer Oriole Resources has mobilised drilling equipment to explore its 82.2%-owned Bibemi orogenic gold project, in Cameroon, where a Phase 5 diamond drilling programme is... 

Location map of the Antler copper project
Antler copper project, US – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

New World Resources has received firm commitments to raise about A$20.4-million to advance its Antler copper project towards development and production. 

Location map of the Kouroussa project
Kouroussa gold project, Guinea – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hummingbird Resources is progressing with the restart and ramp-up of mining activities. 

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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has made progress through its acquiring a controlling interest in the project. 

West Kenya gold project, Kenya – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Shanta Gold has reported “encouraging results” in an exploration update. 

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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A front-end engineering design study has confirmed excellent economics and capital efficiency to develop Tiris into a globally significant, near-term uranium operation. 

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