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Gertler in mine-boosting infrastructure push in DRC

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A new joint venture (JV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) intends answering the needs of the expanding mining sector for more power, road and rail. The Fleurette group, advised by Dan Gertler who has been investing in the DRC since 1997,...
25th April 2014
 
 
DEMOCRACY

Industry leaders reflect on evolution of SA's mining industry over last two decades

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The mining industry has, from a historical perspective, played an inherently complex and contradictory role within South Africa’s sociopolitical economy. While the industry has, for more than a century, been the main driver of phenomenal...
25th April 2014
 
 
BASE METALS

Freeport-McMoRan stock on the up despite 21% Q1 profit drop

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Grasberg, Indonesia. Despite reporting a 21% drop in first-quarter earnings, base metals miner Freeport-McMoRan’s NYSE-listed stock was rising on Thursday after it beat analyst expectations. For the three months ended March 31, the Phoenix, Arizona-based miner...
24th April 2014
 
 
COPPER

China refined copper capacity can cover domestic demand -Minmetals

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China's refined copper capacity is now sufficient to cover domestic demand, Xiaoguang Jin, Vice President of Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metals Holding Limited said on Thursday. China is the world's top user of refined copper. The comments suggest...
24th April 2014
 
 
MONGOLIA COPPER

Mongolia March copper exports up 53% on rising Oyu Tolgoi sales

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Mongolia's copper concentrate export volumes leapt 53% year-on-year in March, with rising output from the $6.5-billion Oyu Tolgoi project run by Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto driving up sales, official data showed. According to figures...
23rd April 2014
 
 
TAKEOVER OFFER

Augusta still looking for alternative deals, 10 potential suitors signed on

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Conceptual Rosement operation. US-focused copper project developer Augusta Resource Corp on Wednesday revealed that it had signed ten confidentiality agreements with potential suitors under its strategic review process, as it sought to maximise shareholder value in dealing with...
23rd April 2014
 
 
COPPER/GOLD

Sumatra to restart Tembang work by mid-2014

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An updated definitive feasibility study (DFS) for ASX-listed Sumatra Copper & Gold’s flagship Tembang project, has increased forecast gold production. The updated DFS forecast a total production of 168 794 oz of gold and about 1.8-million...
23rd April 2014
 
 
BASE METALS

Amerigo strikes new Codelco accord, to process tailings till 2037

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Canadian base metals producer Amerigo Resources, which produces copper and molybdenum from tailings from the world's largest underground copper mine, Codelco's El Teniente operation, in Chile, on Tuesday announced that it had secured a new master...
22nd April 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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