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Lucara achieves solid quarter at Karowe, underground expansion progressing
10th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp’s Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana, delivered another solid operational quarter ended March 31, and the company’s high-value diamond production forecast remains... 

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Diversified miner focuses on community upskilling
10th May 2024

Johannesburg-headquartered diversified resources investment company Menar’s subsidiaries are prioritising youth empowerment through providing skills training, learnerships, internships and... 

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Virtual training key to cost-effective skills development
10th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The mining industry is increasingly turning to virtual reality (VR) training to equip employees with essential skills in a simulated environment that mimics real-life conditions while reducing... 

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Tarrawonga mine, Australia
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine about 16 km north-east of Boggabri, in Australia. 

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Bankan gold project, Guinea – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Predictive Discovery has announced a A$50-million raising to advance the project. 

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Costa Fuego copper project, Chile – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hot Chili has arranged funding to accelerate its Costa Fuego copper project. 

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Bellevue gold project, Australia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Studies are under way on maximising the potential of the project by expanding the plant beyond its current nameplate capacity. 

Platinum nugget
Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Eastern Platinum has initiated the restart of the Zandfontein underground section. 

KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use
10th May 2024

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be... 

Location map of the Havieron project
Havieron gold/copper project, Australia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Greatland Gold is contemplating reclaiming full ownership of the Havieron project. 

Drill core sample from the Tulu Kapi gold project
Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Good progress has been reported at the project. 

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TGME underground project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hong Kong Ruihua Investment Management is to invest $10-million in Theta Gold Mines through a share subscription agreement. 

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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has reached the final stages of its acquisition of a controlling interest in the project. 

Ore stockpile at the Woodlawn project
Woodlawn copper/zinc mine, Australia
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A production restart study has confirmed the mine’s exceptionally strong financial and technical merits. 

Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem
8th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining company Gold Fields expects to be in a position to decide on the establishment of a wind power project at the South Deep gold mine, west of Johannesburg, in the third quarter of this year.... 

B2Gold says Goose project slightly behind schedule
B2Gold says Goose project slightly behind schedule
8th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Development of the Goose openpit and underground project, in Nunavut, is running slightly behind schedule, with the first gold pour pushed out by one quarter. Senior gold producer B2Gold explains... 

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Marula appoints young local professional as Larisoro mine manager
7th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

UK- and South Africa-listed Marula Mining has appointed local professional Benard Kiprotich as mine manager for the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya, which is managed by Marula’s wholly-owned... 

Kefi progressing Ethiopian gold project towards launch
7th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Kefi Gold and Copper has reported good progress, to schedule, at its high-grade Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia. The remaining finance syndicate board processes are on track for final... 

Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep gold output well down as Gold Fields implements recovery plan
7th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

With first-quarter gold production down 34% at South Deep gold mine, Gold Fields is focusing on setting up the well-endowed long-life Gauteng operation for longevity, quality ounces and sustainable... 

Willie Nel, Technical Sales Consultant, CHRYSO Southern Africa
Fibre-reinforced shotcrete gains traction in mining
7th May 2024

In recent years, the mining industry in South Africa has become a major user of fibre-reinforced shotcrete for underground support. In line with this trend, CHRYSO Southern Africa reports growing... 

Develop MD Bill Beament
Develop considers two pathways for Pioneer Dome lithium project
7th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Develop has unveiled the results from an updated scoping study for its Pioneer Dome lithium project, in Western Australia, with two production scenarios now under consideration. Both... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule
6th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Last month copper mining company Copper 360 surprised on the upside by producing its first copper concentrate from surface material well ahead of schedule. Now, this month, it is doing the same on... 

Eastplats reports record revenue for 2023 financial year
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE- and TSX-V-listed Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has reported net income attributable to shareholders of $13.8-million for the 2023 financial year, compared with a loss of $900 000 for the 2022... 

Regis to spend up to A$150m on two new underground gold mines
Regis to spend up to A$150m on two new underground gold mines
6th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Gold miner Regis Resources on Monday announced it would develop two new underground mines that are forecast to deliver between 100 000 oz/y and and 120 000 oz/y from 2027. Developing the Garden... 

Harmony reports second fatality in a week
3rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A rock drill operator has died following a fall-of-ground incident at Harmony Gold Mining Company's Doornkop mine, in Gauteng, on May 2. “We are deeply saddened by this loss of one of our... 

Weco's factory in Krugersdorp
Epiroc acquires South African rock drilling parts maker Weco
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Swedish equipment manufacturer Epiroc has successfully acquired Weco, a South African manufacturer of precision-engineered rock drilling parts. Weco has been operating in Krugersdorp, Gauteng,... 

Zimbabwe's sole nickel mine placed under administration
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe's only operating nickel mine was on Thursday placed under administration, according to a government notice, seven months after halting production due to equipment failure and low prices.... 

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Blackwater mine, Australia
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine on the traditional lands of the Gaangalu people, in the Queensland Bowen basin of Australia.  

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Mpama South tin project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Tin concentrate production is imminent. 

Underground construction employee dies at Harmony's Mponeng mine
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner Harmony Gold Mining Company reports that an underground construction employee, working on planned rail maintenance, died at its Mponeng mine near Carletonville, in Gauteng, on May 1. The... 

SA mines get first look at private 5G in action
2nd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Fixed-wireless access provider Comsol has showcased the capabilities of private fifth-generation (5G) infrastructure to South African mining companies at its Midrand premises to demonstrate... 

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... 

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... 

Harmony's Mponeng gold mine.
Booming Harmony ups full-year output and grades; lowers cost and capital guidance
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Execution and preparatory work on key gold projects are on track in South Africa, and early works on the copper project in Australia are to commence, Harmony Gold reported on Tuesday. In South... 

The Uitkomst Colliery
MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery increases quarterly output following turnaround plan
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Run-of-mine (RoM) coal production at MC Mining's Uitkomst steelmaking and thermal coal mine, in South Africa, increased by 14% year-on-year to 115 909 t for the quarter ended March 31 – the third... 

Sandfire announces maiden resource for new Botswana discovery
30th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered Sandfire Resources has unveiled potential for new copper and silver discovery in Botswana, with the announcement of a maiden resource estimate for the A1 deposit, about 20... 

Alphamin buoyed by Mpama South plant progress
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V- and JSE-listed Alphamin Resources reports that tin concentrate production from the new Mpama South plant is imminent, with first ore having been successfully introduced on April 28. The... 

A truck moving ore at Vedanta's Konkola Copper Mines, in Zambia
Vedanta seeks deals with traders to help fund Zambia copper mine
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta Resources has approached trading houses as it seeks to raise capital to revive the Konkola copper mining and smelting complex in Zambia. Billionaire Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta has discussed... 

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.... 

The Canadian Malartic operation in Quebec
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.... 

Codelco posts fresh output slump, underscoring copper struggles
Codelco posts fresh output slump, underscoring copper struggles
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

Top copper producer Codelco saw a decline in quarterly output due to lower quality ore at its aging Chilean mines — the latest sign of supply-side struggles that have helped send metal prices to... 

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Electrification of the mining industry makes progress
26th April 2024

Multinational technology company ABB recently announced its collaboration with Boliden and Epiroc in the development of a fully battery electric truck trolley system. Said to be the first of its... 

The truck-mounted jetting units enhance the capability to efficiently clear stormwater drains and sewerage systems
Jetting units used proactively in maintenance
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Severe flooding events along South Africa’s coastal regions have underscored the crucial role of resilient infrastructure in managing excessive rainfall, says pumps supplier Werner Pumps, which has... 

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