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Base metals growth outlook positive for Africa and S America

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Africa will be recognised as the largest contributor to the growth of mined copper production from 2013 to 2017 in percentage terms, says research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie base metals research head Helen Matthews, who highlights Zambia...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Base metals prospects attract investment across continents

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In addition to focusing on copper mining investment opportunities in Africa, energy-focused global private-equity firm Denham Capital Management is investing in new copper projects in South America this year, company director Caroline Donally...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Copper from other African mines can help SA industry

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As South Africa’s primary copper reserves are slowly being depleted, the country will need assistance from other African copper mines – particularly those in the Copperbelt region – for additional supply, says Copper Development Association...
18th April 2014
 
 
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New copper proficiency testing scheme for mining laboratories

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In response to requests from mining laboratories, mining laboratory quality control services provider Qotho Laboratory Services will launch its new copper and nickel proficiency testing schemes this month, with additional plans to launch a zinc...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Revival imminent for African zinc, says industry body

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While Africa’s zinc production represents only 13.6% of global output, there appears to be a revival in zinc projects across the continent, owing to supply and demand forecasts, says International Zinc Association of Southern Africa (Izasa)...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Tramecon

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Established in 2007, Johannesburg-based mining laboratory services provider Tramecon provides turnkey laboratory solutions to new mining projects, including workload determination, staff training, laboratory design commissioning and management....
18th April 2014
 
 
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Zambia a key player in global mining industry, says CoM

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Zambia still offers significant potential for greenfield operations, owing to the abundance of high-grade copper reserves and other minerals in the country, emphasises Chamber of Mines (CoM) of Zambia CEO Maureen Dlamini, ahead of the Copperbelt...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Project allows energy saving at copper mine

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Limpopo-based copper miner Palabora Mining Company (Palabora) launched its R40-million energy leadership programme in March 2012 with the assistance of energy efficiency firm specialising in energy-intensive industries, Ensight, to cut on-site...
16th August 2013
 
 
 
 
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