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Nadine James

Nadine James

Nadine James is a Creamer Media Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Moroccan authorities announce closure of 2 000 illegal mine shafts

18th January 2019 Moroccan authorities closed 2 000 “abandoned and illicitly exploited shafts” last year, the AFP reported last week following an announcement by the Moroccan energy and mines ministry. The ministry reportedly promised to shut an additional 1 500 remaining shafts by the end of 2019. 

First Quantum achieves record copper sales, production in 2018

16th January 2019 TSX-listed copper miner First Quantum has announced record production and sales for 2018, with copper output rising by 6% and sales by 3%. Total copper production amounted to 605 853 t, compared with 573 963 t in 2017. The company sold 596 513 t in 2018, compared with 580 130 t the year prior.   

Lundin’s strong Q4 boosts full-year production results

16th January 2019 TSX-listed Lundin Mining has achieved, or exceeded, its yearly guidance at all of its operations, the diversified miner announced on Tuesday, releasing production results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018. The company produced 48 206 t of copper in the fourth quarter, taking... 

Policy certainty lifts sentiment, safety slips and a challenging 2019 forecast

14th December 2018 Improved sentiment on the back of a newly appointed Minerals Resources Minister, the publication of and the subsequent consensus on Mining Charter 3 after extensive consultations, and mixed global commodities demand influenced by macroeconomic developments – primarily US-China trade tensions –... 

Synthetic diamonds hogged media attention in 2018

14th December 2018 Media coverage of the diamond industry in 2018 has been dominated by the progression of laboratory-created diamond production, distribution and pricing dynamics, according to independent diamond expert Paul Zimnisky. He commented that several new players have entered the synthetic diamond space,... 

Prieska project edging closer to construction

14th December 2018 Dual-listed base metals miner Orion Minerals will release an updated Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (Jorc-) compliant resource statement for its Prieska zinc/copper project later this month. The Northern Cape project has a Jorc-defined maiden resource of 1.1-million tonnes of contained zinc... 

Jon Hericourt

14th December 2018 This week Mining Weekly features Jon Hericourt, the VP Operations of the Gold One Group, a 2 400-employee, R7-bilion gold mining company active on South Africa's East Rand. 

Policy certainty lifts sentiment, safety slips and a challenging 2019 forecast

14th December 2018 Improved sentiment on the back of a newly appointed Minerals Resources Minister, the publication of and the subsequent consensus on Mining Charter 3 after extensive consultations, and mixed global commodities demand influenced by macroeconomic developments – primarily US-China trade tensions –... 

Synthetic diamonds hogged media attention in 2018

14th December 2018 Media coverage of the diamond industry in 2018 has been dominated by the progression of laboratory-created diamond production, distribution and pricing dynamics, independent diamond expert Paul Zimnisky observed in a statement on his website, published last month. He commented that several new... 

New technology poised to slash metals sector’s reliance on imported metallurgical coal

7th December 2018 A patented coking coal production process is being introduced to the South African metals sector by black woman-owned company Vardocap to reduce the sector’s reliance on metallurgical coal imports and drive local beneficiation. The process, which blends various carbon products in a specifically... 

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