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Torex reports strong start to 2024
11th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-based Torex has kicked off 2024 with robust performance, achieving March quarterly gold production that aligns with its plans. The company, which mines in Mexico, produced 115 494 oz and... 


Northern Star production impacted by weather, strong momentum expected in June quarter
Northern Star production impacted by weather, strong momentum expected in June quarter
11th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In the wake of significant weather disruptions across the northern Goldfields, Northern Star Resources has reported that gold sales for the March quarter totalled 401 000 oz. This marks a slight... 


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Environment-friendly solutions for Southern Africa’s mining sector
10th April 2024

Atlas Copco Power Technique highlights that its move towards environment-friendly products marks the company's commitment to supporting more sustainable practices, reducing carbon emissions, and... 


An aerial view of the Blanket mine
Caledonia's Blanket mine lifts its first-quarter output by 6% y/y
10th April 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Gold miner Caledonia Mining Corporation has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in production from its Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, to 17 050 oz for the first quarter of this year. Gold sales also... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation showcases simulated mine training facility
Murray & Roberts Cementation showcases simulated mine training facility
10th April 2024

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation in mid-March showcased its mock-up mine and other training facilities for underground mechanised mining operators, supervisors and engineers at its... 


Altona enters into agreement with Ignate for Botswana copper/silver project
9th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has entered into a binding option agreement with Ignate African Mining concerning the exploration for copper and silver on prospecting licence (PL) 2329/2023,... 


Ascot begins ore processing at Premier
Ascot begins ore processing at Premier
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian miner Ascot Resources has started ore processing at the Premier gold project (PGP) in British Columbia, marking a key milestone in commissioning the new mine. Rock was introduced into the... 


Shanta discovers promising mineralisation around New Luika, Singida mines
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Shanta Gold has discovered various gold intercepts on the Jamhuri Main, Bauhinia Creek and Elizabeth Hill deposits around its New Luika mine, in Tanzania. Shanta is aiming to convert... 


Aris appoints CFO, senior VP for capital markets
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Aris Mining has announced the appointment of Richard Orazietti as CFO and Oliver Dachsel as senior VP of capital markets. Welcoming the two new additions to Aris’ management team,... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


James Mufara appointed Caledonia COO
8th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim- and NYSE-listed Caledonia Mining has announced that James Mufara has agreed to join the group as COO with effect from May 1, following the departure of Dana Roets from the business on February... 


The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 


West African achieve solid first quarter production
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed unhedged gold mining company West African Resources  produced 56 595 oz of gold at its Sanbrado gold operations in the first quarter. The gold, produced from 844 000 t of ore milled at a... 


A large sign next to the road at the entrance to the Mponeng Mine owned by Harmony Gold that states it is the deepest mine globally
Deep-level investment
5th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

Gold major Harmony’s strategy is to direct major capital towards its high-grade underground mines and high-margin surface source operations to improve profitability. The decision to extend Mponeng,... 


TLT-Turbo Africa sales engineer Katlego Nchabeleng
Major ventilation installation completed by manufacturer
5th April 2024

During March, technology-driven mining and industrial fan and ventilation manufacturer TLT Turbo Africa has successfully implemented a major ventilation project within the platinum belt of South... 


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Songjiagou mine, China
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in the Muping-Rushan gold belt, in Shangdong province. 


Image of potash ore
Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash plans to use the proceeds of a convertible loan to advance work on the project. 


Shanta progressing exploration in Tanzania, Kenya
4th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Aim-listed gold producer, developer and explorer Shanta Gold has reported total group-wide resources of 3.51-million ounces grading 3.31 g/t gold across its New Luika and Singida gold mines in... 


Bill Beament says Develop has received an elevated level of interest in Woodlawn
Develop flags potential minority stake sale at Woodlawn
4th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Woodlawn production restart study has returned “exceptional metrics” for the copper and zinc mine, located about 250 km from Sydney. Energy transition metals company Develop Global has... 


Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Ivanhoe reports 86 203 t of copper production at Kamoa-Kakula in first quarter
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

During the first quarter, Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) successfully produced 86 203 t of copper in concentrate, the company has... 


Copper ore
Xtract to explore Silverking copper mine, surroundings in JV with Cooperlemon
3rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Xtract Resources has entered into an option and joint venture (JV) agreement with Oval Mining, which is in cooperation with Cooperlemon Consultancy, to earn an up to 70% interest in the... 


Barminco bags A$393m contract at Regis’ Duketon
2nd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining services firm Barminco has been awarded a A$393-million, three-year contract at Regis Resources’ Duketon operations, in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, ASX-listed Perenti... 


Firefly raises A$52m for Canada project
Firefly raises A$52m for Canada project
2nd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-focused FireFly Metals has announced A$52-million in funding to accelerate resource growth at its Green Bay copper and gold project, in Newfoundland. The Australia-listed company last week... 


Chile sees Codelco revival after years of copper output declines
Chile sees Codelco revival after years of copper output declines
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Codelco is turning the corner after a production slump and project overruns eroded the state-owned copper behemoth’s finances, according to a top Chilean government official. “In 2024, the... 


TRANSFER CHUTE INSTALLATION
Though transfer chutes may not be directly involved in the shaft sinking stage of development of a mine, they can used later during materials handling within the mine
Company improves efficiency, safety in underground operations
29th March 2024

There is a growing acknowledgement over the past few years that transfer points and chutes significantly influence overall process plant performance, says engineering company Weba Chute Systems,... 


TRIUMPHANT SHAFT SINKING
Reaching a final depth of 1 200 m, the new ventilation shaft sunk by Murray & Roberts Cementation at Palabora Mining Company is a triumph in many respects
Last blast of new ventilation shaft celebrated
29th March 2024

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client Palabora Mining Company (PMC) completed the last blast in the development of the miner’s new ventilation shaft at PMC’s... 


PROJECT INVOLVEMENT
Engagement is a critical step in the construction and maintenance of mine shafts
Correct installation of components critical
29th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

A successful shaft sinking project entails the correct installation of various components timeously, in addition to experienced personnel working on the project from the outset and maximising the... 


Image of copper ore
Radomiro Tomić mine, Chile
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper mine in Calama, Antofagasta region, Chile. 


KAROWE UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT
Lucara Diamond Corporation is expanding the Karowe mine to access the underground orebody, thereby extending the life-of-mine to at least 2040
Diamond miner progresses Botswana shaft sinking
29th March 2024

Diamond explorer and miner Lucara Diamond Corporation made significant shaft sinking progress in 2023 at its Karowe underground project, in Botswana, where the miner invested $101.3-million for the... 


Head gear at the Okiep mine
Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Progress has been made with the completion and submission of the Flat mines project bankable feasibility study for independent expert review. 


Image of Priesk headgear
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated mineral resource estimate for the +105 m level crown pillar block – has revealed an increase in tonnes and grade. 


Image of Tulu Kapi mineralised drill core
Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kefi Gold and Copper has achieved further positive developments at the Tulu Kapi gold project. 


Image of US map/flag
Hanford tank waste treatment and immobilisation plant, US
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

US Department of Energy and Bechtel plan to build the world's biggest radioactive waste treatment plant in Washington state. 


Image of Cascabel project drill core
Cascabel copper/gold/silver project, Ecuador
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A new prefeasibility study has determined that over an initial 28-year mine life, Cascabel could produce 4.3-million tonnes of copper equivalent. 


Large native copper nugget
Costa Fuego copper project, Chile – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hot Chili has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Puerto Las Losas to evaluate bulk tonnage loading alternatives for copper concentrates from the project. 


Dr Steve Chingwaru
PhD research uncovers invisible gold resource
28th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Stellenbosch University PhD graduate Dr Steve Chingwaru has uncovered what is potentially the world’s largest invisible gold resource. The geometallurgist’s findings could help unlock gold to the... 


Potash ore
Kore expects EPC finalisation in Q2, following which financing will ensue
28th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Congo-Brazzaville-focused miner Kore Potash has advised that the condition for conversion of five convertible loan notes (CLN) totalling $530 000 has been met, and, accordingly, these will now be... 


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... 


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... 


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... 


Jervois kicks of US govt-funded drilling at ICO’s RAM deposit
Jervois kicks of US govt-funded drilling at ICO’s RAM deposit
27th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Jervois Global has initiated the underground resources programme at the RAM deposit at its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) in Idaho, US. The endeavour, carried out in... 


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... 


29Metals halts operations at Capricorn
29Metals halts operations at Capricorn
26th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Operations at the Capricorn copper mine, in Queensland, will be suspended and the headcount of the mine will be significantly reduced, ASX-listed 29Metals said on Tuesday. The decision comes as a... 


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