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Green blasting tech to be showcased
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica will showcase its lead-free, non-electric detonator range, its 4D underground (UG) bulk explosives solution as well as its new electronic... 


Disruptive technology to power a new era in mining
Disruptive technology to power a new era in mining
26th January 2024

The African mineral exploration and mining industries have a vital role to play in the world’s transition to net zero by 2050 and in the future of the African economy, with the continent home to... 


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IPR
26th January 2024

IPR, previously known as Integrated Pump Rental, is recognised across the SADC region as the pump, heavy-duty slurry handling and dredging specialist, operating across all sectors including... 


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Murray & Roberts Cementation
26th January 2024

Murray & Roberts Cementation, part of the Murray & Roberts group, is a top-tier underground mining contractor headquartered in Johannesburg, serving Africa. 


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Egoli project, South Africa – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pan African Resources has reported that dewatering of Evander’s 7 Shaft Egoli project is ongoing. 


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Florence Copper in situ copper recovery facility, US – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Taseko will accelerate construction activities at the Florence project, as the company has concluded more financing for the mine. 


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Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The government of Serbia wants to hold further talks with Rio Tinto about the project. 


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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Summit Consortium has advised that the financing proposal for the total construction cost of the project will be provided for Kore within six weeks of the engineering, procurement and... 


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Madaouela uranium project, Niger – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx has reported that the unexpected military coup in Niger has created some challenges. 


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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has reached an agreement to access and acquire the surface ownership rights of properties owned by Mora Plase Proprietary. 


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Peak mine, Australia
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold/copper mine in Cobar, central west New South Wales, Australia 


Harmony expects at least 12% growth in interim production
25th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Ahead of JSE-listed Harmony Gold releasing its interim results on February 28, the company has advised that total gold production for the six months ended December 31 would be between 820 000 oz... 


McClean Lake uranium mining to restart
McClean Lake uranium mining to restart
24th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The McClean Lake Joint Venture (MLJV) will restart uranium mining operations, targeting 800 000 lb of uranium oxide (U3O8) in 2025, Orano Canada and Denison Mines announced on Wednesday. Mining at... 


Proposed underground lab in South Africa moves into project stage
24th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A proposal to build South Africa’s and Africa’s first underground science laboratory has now moved into the project stage, with the launch of the Paarl Africa Underground Laboratory (PAUL),... 


Laramide resumes EIS process for US uranium project
Laramide resumes EIS process for US uranium project
22nd January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Laramide Resources is reinitiating the review process of the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for its La Jara Mesa uranium mine project in New Mexico, US. The TSX-... 


Pan African on track for further output growth
22nd January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed gold miner Pan African Resources increased its production by 6.7% year-on-year to 98 458 oz for the six months ended December 31. The company explains that its Barberton Mines... 


Dartbrook coal mine to restart after 18 years on care and maintenance
Dartbrook coal mine to restart after 18 years on care and maintenance
22nd January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After 18 years in care and maintenance, the Dartbrook coal mine in the Hunter Valley is poised for a restart, Australian Pacific Coal (AQC) interim CEO Ayten Saridas announced on Monday. The... 


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Barrick hands over Kahama terminal to Tanzanian govt, revives two mines
22nd January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

International gold miner Barrick Gold Corporation has concluded an eight-month partnership with the Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) by handing over a new airport terminal built at the closed... 


Continued need for Vesconite overseas as US pumps industry demand grows
Continued need for Vesconite overseas as US pumps industry demand grows
21st January 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The US pumps industry is showing great demand for wear components supplied by bearings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings, which was recently acknowledged at the 2023 South African Capital Equipment... 


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On-The-Air (19/01/2024)
19th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses global mining, critical minerals and the benefit of smartwatches for mineworkers. 


Chuquicamata Subterranea is an ambitious project to extend the openpit copper mine's lifespan by converting it into an underground operation
Codelco to invest $720m more in Chuquicamata copper mine
19th January 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, submitted an environmental permit request on Thursday to modify its Chuquicamata Subterranea project at a cost of $720-million.... 


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Jansen potash project, Canada
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP approved Jansen Stage 2 of the project in November 2023, and will transform Jansen into one of the world’s biggest potash mines, doubling production capacity to an estimated 8.5-million tonnes... 


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Kipushi zinc/copper/silver/ mine, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has signed a new joint venture agreement with State-owned mining company Gécamines to restart the high-grade zinc/copper/silver mine. 


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Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Angolan sovereign wealth fund Fundo Soberano de Angola has said that it is “delighted to see the excellent progress” being made on site. 


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Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The full project launch, including funding drawdown, is on course for the first half of 2024. 


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Northparkes mine, Australia
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper/gold mine in New South Wales, Australia. 


Perenti secures A$420m of contract extensions
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining services company Perenti has announced that its underground mining businesses have been awarded contract extensions valued at A$420-million. This includes a 12-month, A$125-million contract... 


Pantoro to start Scotia underground development earlier than planned
17th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Pantoro has decided to accelerate the start of development of the Scotia underground mine at its Norseman project, in Western Australia. Development of the underground mine is now... 


Sunward South Africa unveils new facility in Boksburg
Sunward South Africa unveils new facility in Boksburg
17th January 2024

Drill, earth-moving and construction equipment supplier Sunward South Africa has unveiled a new dedicated office, warehouse and workshop facility in Jet Park, in Boksburg, to better serve the... 


Ivanhoe signs JV with DRC State miner to revive 100-year-old Kipushi mine
Ivanhoe signs JV with DRC State miner to revive 100-year-old Kipushi mine
16th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has signed a new joint venture (JV) agreement with State-owned mining company Gécamines to restart the high-grade Kipushi zinc/copper/silver mine, in the Democratic... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson
Smart wristwatches to uplift mineworker well-being at Copper 360
16th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Computer programmes that use artificial intelligence (AI) to model orebodies and plan mines optimally have already been introduced by Copper 360, says the JSE AltX-listed Northern Cape copper... 


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Rio Tinto sees gradual recovery in China’s economy in 2024
16th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major Rio Tinto expects stimulus measures implemented by China to catalyse a slow but steady recovery of the world’s second-biggest economy in 2024, providing reinforcement to... 


Thor increases production guidance for 2024
15th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Thor Explorations has set its production guidance for the new year at between 95 000 oz and 100 000 oz of gold following solid production of 84 609 oz last year. The TSX-V and Aim-listed miner... 


PTM progresses studies towards PGMs smelter, refinery in Saudi Arabia
15th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canada-headquartered miner Platinum Group Metals (PTM) continues to progress a market study that seeks to identify potential global sources of platinum group metals (PGMs) concentrate that could... 


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Angolan sovereign wealth fund satisfied with Longonjo construction progress
15th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Angolan sovereign wealth fund Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) is “delighted to see the excellent progress” that is being achieved on site at the Longonjo rare earths project, as this is an... 


Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations to one of the Africa’s largest and fastest growing copper operations, situated in the DRC
Trafo Power Solutions designs, manufactures substations for Kamoa
15th January 2024

Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations, as well as seven standalone ring main units, to one of the Africa’s largest and fastest growing copper operations, situated in the... 


Codelco reaches deal with supervisers union at Chuquicamata copper mine
Codelco reaches deal with supervisers union at Chuquicamata copper mine
12th January 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said on Friday it had reached an agreement on a new contract with the union representing supervisors in its Chuquicamata division.... 


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Innovative design takes automated drilling to a new level
12th January 2024

A new top hammer tool system is designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs by saving fuel and simplifying automated drilling in surface bench and underground longhole applications. The... 


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Full-year production at Caledonia’s Blanket mine in line with guidance
12th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Miner Caledonia Mining successfully met production guidance for the year ended December 31, at its Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe, producing 75 416 oz of gold, despite a challenging first half of... 


OceanaGold appoints technical and project officer
12th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed OceanaGold on Thursday announced the appointment of Bhuvanesh Malhotra as chief technical and projects officer, effective January 22. “Following an extensive search, we are pleased... 


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Kanmantoo underground project – Stage 1, Australia – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first stope blast at Kanmantoo has been completed. 


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Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has made significant strides at the Longonjo mine ahead of main construction starting later this year. 


Aerial view of the Savannah nickel project site
Savannah nickel project, Australia – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Panoramic Resources went into voluntary administration on December 14, 2023. 


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