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Council worried about safety, wellbeing of employees kept underground at Springs mine
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Minerals Council South Africa says it is deeply concerned about the health and safety of more than 500 workers underground at Gold One’s Modder East mine, near Springs, in Gauteng. "The... 

Anglo American reports third-quarter production.
Anglo: copper production up, rough diamond production down
24th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The copper production of diversified mining company Anglo American increased by 42% in the third quarter owing to the ramping up of the new Quellaveco copper mine in Peru. However, this was offset... 

The Venetia Underground mine
De Beers' third-quarter output decreases to 7.4m carats
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global diamond company De Beers' production decreased to 7.4-million carats for the third quarter ended September 30. That compares with the 9.6-million carats produced in the third quarter of last... 

Miners are still underground at Gold One
24th October 2023 By: News24Wire

Thirty-six hours later, more than 500 miners at the Gold One mine in Springs, east of Johannesburg, are underground while unions continue to throw allegations against each other.   Workers who want... 

Labour dispute keeps 540 Gold One miners stuck underground
23rd October 2023 By: Bloomberg

About 540 workers at Gold One International’s Modder East mine have been prevented from returning to the surface by labour-union members after a dispute over recognition, according to a company... 

The Steenkampskraal mine
Steenkampskraal Monazite Mine CEO lays out development plan to 2027
23rd October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining company Steenkampskraal Monazite Mine CEO and mine manager Graham Soden has outlined the mine’s planned development strategy to December 2027 to bring the mine into production. In a release... 

The Illawara operation in New South Wales
South32's met coal output falls on Illawarra disruptions
23rd October 2023 By: Reuters

Australia's South32 posted a bigger-than-expected 18% drop in its first-quarter metallurgical coal output on Monday, hurt by production disruptions at its flagship Illawarra operations in New South... 

Conventional and mechanised mining viable options at Bengwenyama – study
23rd October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Johannesburg- and Australia-listed Southern Palladium has disclosed the results of geotechnical test work conducted at its Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project, situated on the eastern... 

Mercedes production falls short of target – Bear Creek
20th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-based Bear Creek Mining has announced a revision to its production forecast for the Mercedes mine, in Mexico, as the operation fell short of expectations for gold output during the third... 

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Software tool to promote health & safety on mines
20th October 2023

Mine ventilation and refrigeration specialist BBE recently launched its software package designed to streamline ventilation and occupational hygiene reporting functions. The VUMA HUB software... 

AuTECO prepares for Green Bay drilling campaign, appoints MD
AuTECO prepares for Green Bay drilling campaign, appoints MD
20th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed AuTECO Minerals is set to embark on an aggressive exploration programme at the Green Bay copper and gold project, in Newfoundland, Canada, having completed the acquisition of... 

Mines rescue teams in action for the 2023 Australian Underground Coal Mines Rescue competition.
Moranbah teams win national underground mines rescue competition
20th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Emergency response capabilities were put to the test as eight highly-skilled mines rescue teams proved their mettle in a national competition at Moranbah North mine on Thursday. Anglo American... 

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Lead-free detonator range safer for environment
20th October 2023

Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica is taking another step towards its purpose to sustainably capitalise from the Earth’s resources by commercially launching what it claims... 

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Nonelectric detonators gain traction
20th October 2023 By: Halima Frost

Since the launch of mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME’s new Viperdet MS series of detonators in August, the products have been used in 11 successful blasts in the South African... 

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We need to find out all we can about our country’s underground water resources
20th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With surface water availability potentially becoming a climate-change victim in the years ahead, South Africa should map its groundwater availability to ensure its best use in times of crisis. It... 

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Karowe mine, Botswana
20th October 2023 By: Nadine James

A diamond mine in north-central Botswana. 

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Sukari underground gold mine expansion, Egypt – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The life-of-mine plan has delivered long-term increased gold production, lower operational costs, reduced operational risk and significantly reduced carbon emissions from the project. 

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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash is actively collaborating with Summit Consortium to secure financing for the complete construction expenses of the Kola project. 

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Finniss lithium project, Australia – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Core Lithium has reported an increase in the mineral resource estimate at the BP33 deposit. 

Lily Mine inquest finds owners failed to conduct proper risk assessments
19th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The Mbombela Magistrate's Court has found that owners of Lily Mine failed to conduct proper risk assessments - as required by the Mine Health and Safety Act - ahead of the tragic 2016 collapse... 

Envusa's energy trading area.
Anglo's Envusa applies to trade 520 MW of green electricity with seven operations
19th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables company Envusa Energy, which is owned jointly by Anglo American in partnership with EDF Renewables, this week lodged an application for a licence to trade electricity in South Africa’s... 

The Sukari underground mine
Capital poised for further revenue growth
18th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining services provider Capital remains on track to meet its revenue guidance of between $320-million and $340-million for the full-year, after having generated $79.7-million of revenue in the... 

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Curtain falls on Mt Isa underground copper mine
18th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

After more than 60 years of copper mining, the Mt Isa underground copper mine and concentrator, in Queensland, as well as the Lady Loretta zinc mine, will close in the second half of 2025, with the... 

Glencore to shut Mount Isa copper mines by 2025, cut 1 000 jobs - AFR
17th October 2023 By: Reuters

Miner and trader Glencore is set to close its three underground copper mines in Mount Isa by the end of 2025, in a move that will result in the loss of about 1 000 jobs, newspaper Australian... 

Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis.
Tharisa extends out Karo platinum project commissioning timeline by 12 months
17th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The continued weakening of platinum group metal (PGM) prices and macroeconomics have resulted in the Karo platinum project timeline for commissioning being extended out by 12 months to June 2025,... 

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Rio posts another strong quarter
17th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has delivered another strong quarter of results, with a production increase reported across all of its commodities, apart from titanium dioxide slag. “We delivered... 

Seequent CEO Graham Grant
Subsurface technology important for achieving a just transition
16th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The energy transition is fundamentally an underground transition, says geoscience software company Seequent CEO Graham Grant, because 80% of the energy consumed globally currently comes from or is... 

Green's Creek in Alaska
Hecla updates 2023 silver guidance
13th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based silver miner Hecla Mining is continuing to grow its production, producing almost a million ounces more this year, compared with the first three quarters of last year, says president and... 

Perseus produced 136 634 oz of gold across its three operating West African gold mines – Yaouré, Sissingué and Edikan
Midtier gold miner outdoes performance expectations
13th October 2023

At the end of its 2023 financial year ended June 30, midtier gold producer Perseus Mining’s performance exceeded market expectations and showcased the company’s commitment to sustainable growth and... 

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Tuvatu alkaline gold project, Fiji – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lion One Metals has poured its first gold. 

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Woodlawn zinc/copper project, Australia – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Develop has reported that Woodlawn is well on track to become a significant producer of copper and zinc. 

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Syama mine, Mali
13th October 2023 By: Nadine James

A large-scale gold operation in Mali. 

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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The complex produced a record 103 947 t of copper in concentrate during the third quarter ended September 2023. 

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Amandelbult Mine Complex, South Africa
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Anglo American Platinum has reported that the Amandelbult mine will comprise three main areas. 

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Cariboo gold project, Canada – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has received environmental approval. 

The Sukari underground mine
New Sukari LoM plan to lower operational risks, carbon emissions
12th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London- and Toronto-listed Centamin has unveiled details of a new life-of-mine (LoM) plan for its Sukari gold mine, in Egypt, which will deliver consistent gold production of 506 000 oz/y over the... 

Kore Potash, Sepco gearing up for crucial developments at Kola project
12th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In anticipation of significant milestones, Aim- and ASX-listed potash developer Kore Potash and Shanghai Electric Power Company (Sepco) are gearing up for crucial developments at the Kola project,... 

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Whitehaven clears another court hurdle amid shareholder unrest
12th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner Whitehaven Coal has welcomed the Federal Court’s dismissal of an application for judicial review proceedings over the company’s Narrabri Stage 3 extension project. Greens group the... 

The Environmental Impact of Regional Groundwater Abstraction at Mines in South Africa
The Environmental Impact of Regional Groundwater Abstraction at Mines in South Africa
11th October 2023

Introduction (Virtual Showroom): Groundwater is an essential resource that plays a critical role in sustaining ecosystems and supplying the water needs of populations worldwide. However, when it... 

Australian court backs coal mine expansions in key climate case
11th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

An Australian court backed the government’s decision to approve expansions of two coal mines in a case that’s challenged the climate credentials of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s... 

NUM worker t-shirt and gloves
NUM signs three-year wage agreement at Gold One
11th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Pretoria, Witwatersrand, and Vereeniging (PWV) region has signed a three-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at the Gold One Modder East Mine, in... 

Green light for new BC underground gold mine
Green light for new BC underground gold mine
11th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Cariboo underground gold mine, located in the historical Wells-Barkerville mining camp of central British Columbia, has received environmental approval. The project, owned by Osisko... 

The first batch of students at Copper 360's Mining School.
Copper 360 mining school attracting international partner attention
10th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper 360’s mining school in the Northern Cape is attracting attention from international mining schools and global agencies wanting to partner with it. “We’ve received a lot of requests,” Copper... 

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