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Tasneem Bulbulia

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Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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DRDGold’s Q2 production down 5% q/q

1st February 2019 DRDGold’s production decreased by 5% quarter-on-quarter in the second quarter ended December 31, primarily as a result of an 8% drop in tonnage throughput. The lower throughput from Ergo Mining, a joint venture between DRDGold and Mintails, was mainly the result of power interruptions experienced... 

AfriTin to add components to Uis pilot plant

1st February 2019 AfriTin Mining has decided to implement two additional components to the Phase 1 pilot plant at its Uis tin mine, in Namibia. To increase plant throughput capacity and flexibility, a third dense medium separation section has been procured and a magnetic separation circuit will be installed in the... 

Altus, Raptor terminate LoI for Morocco subsidiary

1st February 2019 Africa-focused exploration project generator Altus Strategies’ Letter of Intent (LoI) with Raptor Resources has been terminated by mutual consent. The LoI, which was first announced in September 2018, would have allowed Raptor to earn a 100% interest in Atlantic Resources, a wholly owned... 

Ncondezi’s Mozambique integrated power project timetable nearing approval

1st February 2019 Ncondezi Energy continues to engage positively with the liaison committee regarding the approval of the project timetable for its integrated 300 MW power and coal mine project, in Tete, Mozambique. Ncondezi aims to deliver the first power from the project in 2023. 

New mining areas to improve Rainbow’s operational, financial performance

31st January 2019 Production from Rainbow Rare Earths’ Gakara mine, in Burundi – measured in terms of exported concentrate – remained flat at 275 t for the second quarter ended December 31, 2018. The average grade decreased, from 59% total rare earth oxide (TREO) in the first quarter, to 56% TREO. 

Sylvania delivers despite challenging quarter

31st January 2019 Despite a number of challenges, Sylvania Platinum’s Sylvania Dump Operations (SDO) produced 14 907 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) during the second quarter ended December 31, 2018. Late summer rains had resulted in make-up water boreholes on the western limb of the Bushveld... 

Merafe records marginal production increase in Q4

31st January 2019 JSE-listed Merafe Resources’ attributable ferrochrome production from the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, increased marginally by 2.6% year-on-year. The venture’s production for the year ended December 31, 2018, increased by 3.2% compared with the previous... 

Xtract Resources reports ‘modest’ December quarter output

29th January 2019 Xtract Resources on Tuesday reported alluvial mining contractors operating at its Manica project, in Mozambique, had produced about  1 328 oz of gold in the quarter ended December 31. Xtract continues to review the alluvial operations and introduce more equipment. 

DTI to host SA Investment Roundtable at African Mining Indaba

29th January 2019 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will, in collaboration with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and Brand South Africa, host a South African Investment Roundtable on the margins of the twenty-fifth Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, on February 5. Team South... 

Kibali achieves success across the board; above production guidance

29th January 2019 The Kibali gold mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), produced 807 251 oz of gold in 2018, above its target of 750 000 oz and 35% higher than its output in the previous year. This was achieved on the back of the successful ramp-up in underground production and a steady improvement in... 

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