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Karowe underground diamond mine
Lucara extends repayment schedule on $220m debt package
10th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diamond mining company Lucara Diamond has executed amended documentation related to its senior secured project financing debt package, initially established in July 2021 at a value of $220-million.... 


The Modder East operation
Gold One could dismiss more than 500 after mine sit-in
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold One International could dismiss more than 500 workers at a South African mine after two incidents last year in which hundreds of employees stayed underground for days. The Sydney-based gold... 


New Gold achieves top-end of production guidance
9th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Canada-focused gold miner New Gold said that strong fourth-quarter results led to it achieving the top-end of its consolidated 2023 production guidance. In the fourth quarter, consolidated... 


Pensana progressing activities at Angola project prior to main construction
9th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Pensana has made significant strides at the Longonjo mine site in Angola ahead of main construction starting later this year. The company is currently busy with civil works for the... 


Personnel of the Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine stand at infrastructure of the mine.
Impala withdraws suspensions of 38 Bafokeng workers
9th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Platinum group metals major Impala Platinum (Implats) has agreed to withdraw the suspension notices that were issued to the 38 employees who “were seen to have been the face of workers” who staged... 


All 2 200 Bafokeng mineworkers back safely to the surface, says Implats
20th December 2023 By: News24Wire

Impala Platinum said on Wednesday that as of 17:05 afternoon, all 2 205 mineworkers at its Bafokeng Rasimone mine had returned to the surface. The protest action began on Monday morning without the... 


Sunward expands presence in S Africa with 3 000 m2 distribution, service centre
Sunward expands presence in S Africa with 3 000 m2 distribution, service centre
20th December 2023

Drill, earth-moving and construction equipment supplier Sunward South Africa has unveiled its dedicated distribution facility in Jet Park, Boksburg, to serve the Southern African mining and... 


Blue Lagoon signs mine restart agreement with Lake Babine Nation
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mineral exploration company Blue Lagoon Resources has signed an agreement with the Lake Babine Nation (LBN) for the start of underground mining at the Dome Mountain gold mine, in British Columbia.... 


File photo: Personnel of the Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine stand at infrastructure of the mine
Protest continues at Implats' BRPM, with more than 2 000 emplyees still underground
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

An illegal underground protest at platinum group metals major Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine (BRPM) has continued for a second day, Implats corporate relations group... 


Epiroc's Simba E70 S production drilling rigs
Epiroc secures SKr280m equipment order for Türkiye copper mine
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and construction industries Epiroc has won a SKr280-million order from Eti Bakir, Türkiye’s largest mining company, for underground mining... 


Implats reports illegal underground protest at Bafokeng Rasimone mine
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Platinum major Impala Platinum (Implats) is closely monitoring an illegal underground protest, which started on the morning of December 18, at both the North and South shafts of the Bafokeng... 


Envusa's energy trading area
Nersa grants Envusa Energy trading licence
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved an electricity trading licence for Envusa Energy – a joint venture between diversified miner Anglo-American and renewable energy... 


Shale gas production
US frackers are back to haunt Opec’s price strategy
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Opec’s one-time nemesis — US shale — is rearing its head just months after the sector was all but written off as a threat to the cartel’s sway over worldwide oil markets. Drillers from the Permian... 


PLATREEF PROJECT
Phase 1 of the project is expected to be brought into production by the third quarter of 2024
Large hoist shaft establishment nears milestone
15th December 2023

In the closing quarter of 2023, the Platreef project, operated by base and precious metals developer Ivanhoe Mines and situated on the Northern Limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Igneous Complex,... 


Greenfield project nears full-scale mining
15th December 2023 By: Lynne Davies

The development of the Gugulethu Colliery – a greenfield project located to the southeast of Hendrina and proximate to Davel – is taking place at an “opportune time” as export opportunities for... 


An image of the Pan African Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant
Gold miner eyes significant growth with project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Midtier gold miner Pan African Resources aims to increase gold production by about 50 000 oz/y by 2025 through its Mintails project, which will increase the miner’s yearly production to about 250... 


An image of the Witwatersrand Basin project
Developer progressing Gauteng project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Gold explorer, developer and producer West Wits Mining’s Witwatersrand Basin project (WBP) is set to reinvigorate the gold mining sector of west Johannesburg, says West Wits Mining COO Rudi Deysel.... 


BLANKET MINERS
Caledonia Mining Corporation intends to operate Blanket gold mine in 2024 within the same guidance range as 2023 of between 75 000 oz to 80 000 oz
Zimbabwe mine sets production record
15th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The Zimbabwe-based Blanket gold mine continues to perform in line with the expectations of operator Caledonia Mining Corporation, having set a new quarterly production record in the third quarter... 


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Calcamite
15th December 2023

Specialist South African packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite is wholly owned and operated as a subsidiary of JoJo Tanks. With over 40 years of experience, it has... 


Imge of headger/converyor at the Enedaevor mine
Endeavor silver/zinc/lead mine restart project, Australia
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A restart study has demonstrated strong technical and robust economic support to restart silver/lead/zinc concentrate production at the mine. 


Location map of the NICO project
NICO gold/cobalt/bismuth/copper mine project, Canada – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Canadian government has offered funding to support metallurgical testwork for the Nico project. 


Aerial view of the Platreef mine
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Murray & Roberts Cementation will repurpose Ivanhoe Mines’ 3 Shaft to serve a dual function. 


Chakana extends C$2.2m private placement to January
14th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Chakana Copper, which is advancing the Soledad project in Peru, has extended its nonbrokered private placement to raise C$2.2-million to January 12. To date, the company has... 


Thungela expects volume boost from Aus mine, while rail impacts South African volumes
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Thungela Resources expects to report 2.9-million tonnes of saleable production from the Ensham operation, in Australia, for the 2023 financial year, which is above the company’s... 


Arizona Lithium hikes Prairie resource, PFS set for this month
13th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Arizona Lithium on Wednesday announced a major upgrade in the total resource of its Prairie lithium project, in Saskatchewan. The project’s lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) resources... 


Sanbrado
Resource estimates, scoping study results bolster Sanbrado underground development plans
13th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed gold mining company West African Resources (WAF) has released positive resource estimation results and scoping studies concerning a potential underground development beneath the M5 South... 


Orion appoints two nonexecutive directors
13th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals has appointed Anthony Lennox and Patience Mpofu as nonexecutive directors. Lennox has 40 years of resource sector experience in operations, project development... 


Aerial image of a dewatering system
Customised dewatering solutions for mines and quarries
13th December 2023

Dewatering solutions are essential to remove excess water from mines or quarries to allow operations to continue while safeguarding operators and maintaining productivity. Every operation’s... 


Photo of Martin Creamer
Green ammonia export, Bakubung sit-in, unshrinking mining make headlines
13th December 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the green ammonia export MoU recently signed by Hive Hydrogen and Itochu; the latest developments at the Bakubung platinum mine, where an underground... 


Solidarity ‘appalled’ by hostage situation at Gold One
12th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Trade union Solidarity has said it views the latest hostage drama at the Gold One mine, in Springs, Gauteng, in a very serious light, condemning it as yet another case of “appalling and cowardly”... 


M&R Cementation, PMC reach one-million fatality-free hours on expansion project
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation has reached one-million fatality-free hours at its vent shaft contract on the Palabora Mining Company (PMC) Lift II expansion... 


Protesting Bakubung employees returned to surface on Friday night, says Wesizwe
11th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Wesizwe Platinum says all employees who participated in an illegal sit-in at the Bakubung mine in the North West last week, had returned to surface at 23:00 on Friday... 


Barrick says new Nevada mine gets go-ahead
Barrick says new Nevada mine gets go-ahead
11th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Bureau of Land Management has approved Nevada Gold Mines’ (NGM’s) plan of operations for its new Goldrush underground mine, at the Cortez complex, paving the way for the mine ramp-up to... 


Amplats CEO Craig Miller
Amplats on track to deliver guidance for 2023 but cost cutting ahead
8th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has reported that its metal-in-concentrate, refined production and costs are all expected to be within guidance for 2023,... 


Bakubung platinum mine in Rustenburg.
Union leaders go underground to bring chronically ill back to surface from mine sit-in
8th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Union leaders have gone underground to fetch chronically ill mineworkers at the Bakubung platinum mine in Rustenburg, where an underground sit-in is being staged, and to bring them back to surface.... 


SLOW RAMP-UP
The Crocodile River Mine is gradually resuming operations after being placed on care and maintenance in 2013 due to economic factors and challenges associated with the mining method
PGMs miner eyes reopening shuttered mine
8th December 2023

Midtier platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) reports that operations at its North West province-based Zandfontein underground operation – within the greater Crocodile... 


Image of the Karowe diamond mine
Karowe underground project, Botswana – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Capital costs for the underground expansion are expected to reach $100-million in 2024. 


Image of grpahite ore from the Amtisoq project
Amitsoq graphite project, Greenland
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has proposed a 400 000 t/y operation with a 22-year life-of-mine. 


An image of the Eloise copper mine
Eloise mine, Australia
8th December 2023 By: Nadine James

The mine is located in north Queensland, in Australia, about 60 km south-east of Cloncurry and 155 km east-south-east of Mount Isa.   


Govt funding to advance Nico critical minerals project
6th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Canadian government has offered funding to support metallurgical test work for the Nico critical minerals project, which entails a planned openpit and underground mine in the Northwest... 


Image of Department of Water and Sanitation director-general Dr Dean Phillips
Country’s water quality deteriorates since 2014, nonrevenue water rockets - Blue, No, Green Drop reports
5th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The latest full Blue and No Drop reports, along with the Green Drop progress assessment report, released by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on Tuesday, show the deterioration of South... 


Jake Klein says the acquisition of Northparkes is an unique opportunity for Evolution.
Evolution seals $475m deal for iconic Northparkes mine
5th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Gold mining company Evolution Mining on Tuesday announced it would buy an 80% interest in the Northparkes copper/gold mine, in New South Wales, from CMOC Group. The deal, valued at $475-million,... 


Mineral Resources' Mt Marion operation in Western Australia
Beament’s Develop wins Mt Marion contract
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Develop Global, the mining start-up of Bill Beament, has won a A$46-million underground development contract to establish and develop an exploration decline at the Mt Marion lithium... 


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