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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... 

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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... 

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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.... 

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... 

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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. 

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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. 

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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... 

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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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1st December 2023

Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide... 

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Cononish mine, Scotland
1st December 2023 By: Nadine James

Cononish is Scotland’s first commercial gold mine. 

Goliath gold complex, Canada – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Treasury Metals has announced a nonbrokered private placement to raise up to C$4-million for the project. 

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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The direct-to-blister flash smelter is on schedule for commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2024. 

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Lift II copper project, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lift II will have a design capacity of 32 500 t/d, 400 m below Lift I, with a mine life to 2040. 

Gold nuggets
Sleeping Giant gold project, Canada – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Abcourt Mines started work in September to restart the operation. 

DRDGOLD's tailings retreatment under way at Ergo.
Recovery of battery metals, PGMs being looked at by DRDGOLD
30th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The recovery of battery metals and platinum group metals (PGMs) is being looked at by DRDGOLD, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, which is being globally acknowledged for its mastery of... 

Implats to restart some Impala Rustenburg operations; death toll rises to 12
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Impala Platinum (Implats) will resume production at its Rustenburg operations on Thursday, after the company suspended activity earlier in the week following an accident. The deep-level shaft in... 

The Karowe processing plant
Lucara sets lower 2024 production guidance, appoints CFO
29th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp, which has appointed Glenn Kondo CFO and corporate secretary, with effect from January 1, expects to mine between 3.6-million and 4.6-million tonnes and recover... 

Linden eyes midtier status
Linden eyes midtier status
28th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The findings from the Jasper Hills scoping study, unveiled by Perth-based junior Linden Gold Alliance on Tuesday, illuminate a promising prospect for establishing a dynamic multi-mine development... 

Maiden resource estimate for Variscan’s San Jose
28th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Variscan Mines has announced a maiden mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 1.1-million tonnes at 9% zinc and 1.2% lead at the San Jose mine, in northern Spain. The project is centred... 

First Quantum says two contractors died in Zambia
27th November 2023 By: Reuters

Canada's First Quantum Minerals said on Monday two people died at its Zambian operations last week. The miner said a worker from its contracting partner, Reliant Drilling, died at First Quantum's... 

MinRes picks up iron-ore rights near Carina mine
MinRes picks up iron-ore rights near Carina mine
24th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company Mineral Resources (MinRes) is buying more rights near its Carina iron-ore mine in the Yilgarn Hub of Western Australia’s Goldfields, fellow ASX-listed Aurumin reported on... 

Silver Lake sees opportunity for Sugar Zone ‘reset’
Silver Lake sees opportunity for Sugar Zone ‘reset’
24th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based gold mining firm Silver Lake Resources continues to believe in the potential of the Sugar Zone mine, in Ontario, Canada, says chairperson David Quinlivan. The company, which in... 

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24th November 2023 By: Yolande Botes

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... 

The Westwood operation
Westwood mine, Canada
24th November 2023 By: Nadine James

Westwood is Iamgold’s only underground mine. 

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Costa Fuego copper project, Chile – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Hot Chili has taken another step in its consolidation strategy for the project. 

Aerial view of the Idaho Cobalt Operations
Idaho Cobalt Operations, US
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Jervois has started its underground resource extension programme at the RAM deposit at the Idaho Cobalt Operations. 

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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar, telecommunications group MTN and technology giant Huawei have teamed up to bring fifth-generation technology to the Gugulethu colliery. 

Image of diamond in rock
Merlin diamond project, Australia – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lucapa has paused work on a feasibility study on its Merlin project. 

Large native nugget of copper
Rajo Inca copper project, Chile – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has extracted its first ore. 

Sleeping Giant mill reawakens
23rd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed Abcourt Mines on Tuesday started processing the first tonnes from the Pershing-Manitou deposit at the Sleeping Giant mill, having begun work in September to restart the operation.... 

Meliadine extension project should not be allowed – Nunavut board
Meliadine extension project should not be allowed – Nunavut board
23rd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The extension project for the Meliadine mine, owned by Agnico Eagle, should not proceed, owing to the uncertainty of the potential for negative, lasting effects on caribou, the Nunavut Impact... 

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The potential for South Africa's mining sector to drive renewable energy investments
23rd November 2023

By Wilco de Villiers In recent years, the emphasis in the global mining industry has shifted from mere energy cost savings and carbon footprint reduction to a more critical concern: energy... 

Eloise’s Lense 6 exceeding expectations, says AIC MD
Eloise’s Lense 6 exceeding expectations, says AIC MD
22nd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Lens 6 deposit at the Eloise mine, in Queensland, has exceeded all expectations since its discovery in September last year, and is expected to have a material impact on the copper project’s... 

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