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Kropz records $5.7m loss for 2023 as Elandsfontein ramps up
28th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

As phosphate miner Kropz is still ramping up to steady-state production, the company recorded a $5.7-million gross loss for the 12 months ended December 31, 2023. The company said on March 28 that... 


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Caledonia’s 2023 full-year performance in line with expectations
28th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Caledonia Mining notes in its operating and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2023, that its performance was in line with both market expectations and production... 


Lotus appoints debt adviser for Kayelekera restart
28th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has appointed Orimco to arrange debt for its flagship Kayelekera uranium project, in Malawi, where the company intends to restart operations in late 2025. Lotus says it... 


Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer
Jubilee, Abu Dhabi company to form JV for Zambia waste rock project
28th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Abu Dhabi's International Resources Holding (IRH) has exercised its right to proceed with the formation of a joint venture (JV) vehicle with diversified metals processor Jubilee Metals Group for... 


Altona reports several achievements at Mozambique project
28th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Altona Rare Earths recorded several achievements during the six months ended December 31, 2023, including its first Joint Ore Reserves Committee (Jorc) mineral resource estimate... 


Image of a miner underground with the EL300R electric remote-controlled loader from Salzgitter Mzansi
Local loaders for deep-level mines
28th March 2024

South African supplier of rail-bound throw loaders for deep-level hard rock mines Salzgitter Mzansi has recently launched three new products – the Salzgitter EL300R electric rail bound... 


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Experts propose private solutions to better capacitate municipalities for effective water management
28th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As South Africa starts to experience more extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts and high-energy storms, the sustainability of public water systems becomes crucial; however, municipal... 


Rio Tinto releases details of taxes, royalties paid in 2023 
Rio Tinto releases details of taxes, royalties paid in 2023 
28th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining company Rio Tinto has paid $8.5-billion in taxes and royalties globally in 2023, the majority of which was paid in Australia.  The 2023 amount compares with $10.8-billion paid... 


A 2023 photo from the Gresik smelter project. The smelter will not be operating at full capacity until June.
Freeport warns copper export ban could cost Indonesia $2bn in lost revenue
28th March 2024 By: Reuters

Copper miner Freeport Indonesia has warned the Indonesian government that banning exports of copper concentrate in June could lead to a loss of $2-billion in revenues for Jakarta, a company... 


A copper and cobalt mine in the DRC
Rivers near Congo copper and cobalt mines are toxic, report says
28th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

River water near some of Democratic Republic of Congo’s biggest copper and cobalt mines is toxic and may be causing widespread health problems. Scientists from Congo’s University of Lubumbashi... 


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Outlining the value of OEM parts
28th March 2024

The efficient operation of capital equipment is largely dependent on the quality of components and wear parts, says mining technology and original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals Africa.... 


PNG orders temporary suspension of K92’s Kainantu underground ops
28th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) of Papua New Guinea has instructed a temporary halt to underground operations at the Kainantu gold mine operated by K92 Mining.  This directive follows an... 


Chvaletice manganese gets ESIA nod
28th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Czech Environment Ministry has approved the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for the Chvaletice manganese project, TSX- and ASX-listed Euro Manganese reported on Wednesday.... 


Karora's Higginsville mine in Western Australia
Karora shifts merger focus after ending talks with Ramelius
28th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Karora Resources, a Western Australia-focused mining company listed on the TSX, announced on Wednesday that it has concluded discussions with Ramelius Resources and that it is now exploring... 


Don Lindsay
Former Teck CEO joins BHP board as Cockerill exits
28th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Global mining powerhouse BHP on Thursday announced that Don Lindsay, the former CEO of Teck Resources, would join its board on May 1 as a nonexecutive director. With a 17-year tenure at the helm... 


Chile needs to finalise more lithium plan details to spur investment, miners say
Chile needs to finalise more lithium plan details to spur investment, miners say
28th March 2024 By: Reuters

The Chilean government's new plan to usher in private investment at a number of the country's lithium salt flats may stumble over unresolved details that will raise concerns for investors, mining... 


Exploration starts at Larisoro manganese mine
27th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Exploration activities have started at the Larisoro manganese mine, in Northern Kenya, with Marula Mining exploration East Africa head Collins Aseto and his geological team having mobilised to site... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
DRDGOLD to determine economic viability of copper recovery from Copper 360’s tailings dams
27th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Northern Cape copper company Copper 360 announced on Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with DRDGOLD’s Far West Gold Recoveries tailings retreatment subsidiary to... 


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Zimbabwean investment summit to be held in Johannesburg in May
27th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Zimbabwe Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Investment Promotion Professor Mthuli Ncube and Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency CEO Tafadzwa Chinamo will host an investment summit at... 


Initial work shows potential of deposit at Morocco project
27th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Critical Mineral Resources (DMR)has announced positive initial work at its Ifri project, in the Anti-Atlas in Morocco, with prospecting by its geological team demonstrating copper and... 


Indonesian miner Amman asks for copper export ban delay
27th March 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesian copper miner PT Amman Mineral Internasional is in negotiations with the government to allow it to continue exporting copper concentrate beyond May 31, its chief executive said on... 


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Andrada increases tin production
27th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Andrada Mining, with a portfolio of mining and exploration assets in Namibia, achieved a 60% year-on-year increase in ore processed to 915 599 t for the financial year ended February 29.... 


Mineral sands
Kazera readies for production of heavy mineral sands, diamonds
27th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Kazera Global has been using funds from the ongoing sale of African Tantalum (Aftan) to put in place plant, staff and equipment at the Whale Head and Deep Blue projects, in South Africa,... 


Endeavour's Ity mine
Endeavour assures shareholders of its internal controls, posts lower earnings
27th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London- and Toronto-listed Endeavour Mining has assured shareholders that the board’s audit committee has determined that there are no material weaknesses in the group’s internal controls over... 


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Kumba’s Sishen, Kolomela mines achieve IRMA 75 performance on responsible mining standard
27th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen and Kolomela mines, in South Africa, have been assessed against the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance’s (IRMA’s) comprehensive mining... 


China coal industry group says output at accident-hit mining hubs back to normal
China coal industry group says output at accident-hit mining hubs back to normal
27th March 2024 By: Reuters

Coal mining output at accident-hit mining districts of Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia in China's north have returned to normal, a major coal industry group said on Wednesday. A recent spike in coal... 


Hyphen, Eva mine, ferrochrome price make headlines
Hyphen, Eva mine, ferrochrome price make headlines
27th March 2024

This week on Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the boost that Namibia’s $10-billion Hyphen development scheme has received from Germany; Harmony’s Eva copper mine being... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
27th March 2024

This week: Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot, Copper 360 output set to quickly double on Nama Copper acquisition and, RBCT, TFR show that private-public... 


Metso brings Concorde flotation cell technology to Africa
Metso brings Concorde flotation cell technology to Africa
27th March 2024

Process and optimisation company Metso has brought its Concorde flotation cell technology to Africa for the first time. Mining Weekly recently attended the launch of the first Concorde cells in... 


Goldsource has closely watched Mako's successful development of the San Albino mine.
Mako Mining to buy Goldsource Mines
27th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Mako Mining on Tuesday announced it would buy fellow-listed Goldsource Mines, creating a diversified gold producer with a platform for growth. The transaction will create a company... 


A$10m cash boost for graphite developer Black Rock
A$10m cash boost for graphite developer Black Rock
27th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Tanzanian graphite developer Black Rock Mining on Wednesday announced a well-supported A$0.065-a-share placement that raised A$10-million. Proceeds would be used for final Mahenge preparations... 


European Metals flags potential improvements in delayed DFS
European Metals flags potential improvements in delayed DFS
27th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed European Metals has delayed the publication of a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Cinovec lithium project, in Czech Republic. However, chairperson Keith Coughlan expressed... 


Chile opens lithium salt flats for investment, saves two for state control
Chile opens lithium salt flats for investment, saves two for state control
27th March 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's government on Tuesday opened up more than two dozen lithium salt flats to private investment, while reserving the prolific Atacama and Maricunga deposits for state majority control in... 


Outgoing EOH CEO Stephen van Coller
EOH posts loss a share, as Operational Technologies division offsets Digital Enablement growth
26th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology services firm EOH reported a 2% year-on-year decrease in revenue to R3.1-billion for the six months ended January 31. Group operating profit... 


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Redpath acquires RUC
26th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Contract mining company Redpath Mining subsidiary Redpath (Australia) Holdings has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire fellow contract miner RUC Mining Contractors. Pending regulatory... 


Lake submits production EIA for Kachi Phase 1
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium developer Lake Resources has submitted the production environmental impact assessment (EIA) for its Kachi project to the Catamarca Mining Ministry in Argentina. The production EIA is... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling
26th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mechanical cutting, in which huge progress is being made, is going to be key for the mining industry going forward, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius emphasised on Tuesday, when his Johannesburg... 


Wescoal coal mining operation
Salungano expects to widen headline loss to at least 50.6c
26th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After having multiple subsidiaries experience financial difficulty in recent years, with some having entered into business rescue in recent months, JSE-listed Salungano Group expects to report a... 


Brand value increases in mining, metals and minerals; BHP comes out top
Brand value increases in mining, metals and minerals; BHP comes out top
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

This year, more than half of the brands in the ranking of the world’s most valuable and strongest mining, metals and minerals brands witnessed an increase in brand value, according to new data from... 


Kodal on track to produce lithium at Bougouni in the fourth quarter
26th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mineral exploration and development company Kodal Minerals has said its Bougouni lithium project, in southern Mali, is on track to begin production in the fourth quarter, following the achievement... 


Bearings International boosts industrial solutions with premium I-MAK brand
Bearings International boosts industrial solutions with premium I-MAK brand
26th March 2024

The strategic alliance between Bearings International (BI) and I-MAK initiated in February 2019 signalled a new chapter in BI's mission to augment its selection of premium brand offerings in a bid... 


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Decline in formal sector employment for 2023 Q4 – Stats SA
26th March 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

The Statistician-General of South Africa Risenga Maluleke on Tuesday reported a decrease in the total number of employees in the formal non-agricultural sector by 194 000 in the fourth quarter of... 


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