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Technologies for mining asteroids can be adapted for mining on earth, says SAP

10th November 2017 The dynamics of mining on earth are changing as the economics of the industry change. Mechanisation, digitalisation and environment-friendly trends are dramatically affecting the fundamentals of mining worldwide, says enterprise resource planning multinational SAP MineRP marketing VP Empie... 

Venezuelan bullion sales to dampen gold prices – CPM

27th October 2017 The prospect of the Venezuelan central bank disposing of more of its bullion holdings in the years to come will likely have a dampening effect on gold prices, commodities research and consulting firm CPM Group managing partner Jeffrey Christian says. The Venezuelan central bank allowed a... 

Weak Asian demand may halt bullion bull-run – survey

26th October 2017 Weak Asian demand and record equity prices could result in a pause in the gold bull-run, Thomson Reuters GFMS’s Gold Survey for the third quarter of the year states. In September, gold prices rose to their highest level for 13 months owing to an escalation in rhetoric and actions on the Korean... 

Investor appetite for mining projects can be whetted by accurate project scopes – DRA

10th October 2017 To attract investment, it has become necessary for organisations to complete projects under budget and well ahead of schedule, diversified engineering multinational DRA Global CEO Wray Carvelas says. While investment appetite seems to be returning to the mining sector as investors look to unlock... 

Edenville expects washed coal production at Rukwa within a week

4th October 2017 Production of washed coal from the Rukwa coal project, in south-west Tanzania, is expected to start later this week, Aim-listed thermal coal company Edenville Energy announced on Wednesday. The company plans to produce 5 000 t of washed coal in October, and aims to ramp this up to at least 10 000... 

Shift in mining finance sources for mid-caps, juniors expected – BMI

15th September 2017 Market research multinational BMI Research reported on Thursday that there would be a shift in the status quo of mining finance sources, as mineral prices stabilise and edge higher over the coming years. “Majors will continue to rely on equity and debt financing. Mid-cap and small-cap companies,... 

Bamin inks MoU to develop Brazil-based iron-ore project

4th September 2017 Diversified resources producer Eurasian Resources Group’s (ERG’s) wholly owned Brazilian subsidiary, Bahia Mineração (Bamin), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Brazil state of Bahia and a consortium of Chinese companies to develop a $2.4-billion integrated mining and... 

Mirasol and Cerro Vanguardia call time on JV

1st September 2017 The exit by Cerro Vanguardia (CVSA) from its joint venture (JV) with  CTSX-listed Mirasol Resources for the Claudia gold-silver project, in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province, is complete. Mirasol noted on Thursday that it had received the full exploration data set comprising the results of CVSA's... 

Centaurus completes Serra Misteriosa drilling, mobilises Salobo West exploration team

1st September 2017 ASX-listed Centaurus Metals has completed exploration drilling at its Serra Misteriosa gold project, in northern Brazil, and is mobilising exploration field teams to the Salobo West copper-gold project, in the Pará province, in northern Brazil. The company announced Thursday that the first phase... 

Newmont Tanami expansion reaches commercial production, adds growth platform

1st September 2017 NYSE-listed gold and copper producer Newmont’s Tanami expansion project, in northern Australia, has reached commercial production, adding profitable production and extending the life-of-mine, the company stated Thursday. The project, which was completed on time and within budget, will increase... 

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