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Copper News

Resources giant explores Chile, Canada and Oz

     5th June 2001 Resources giant Billiton has announced three exploration agreements, which will see the company involved in Chile, Canada and Australia. 

Import threat from local steel user . . .

     1st June 2001 This is the opinion of Sasol Technology engineering MD Nico Doman, who addressed a South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) workshop last month, as part of an industrial panel relating its needs to the local steel sector. Doman said the quality of the sector's product is good and the... 

Copper resource, Peru

By: System Author     8th December 2000 Billiton subsidiary Billiton Investment is to buy the La Granja copper property in Northern Peru from Cambior of Canada. 

Copper project advances

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Top Zambian copper projects 

Local firm opens office in Zambia

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Top Zambian copper projects 

International instrumentation design effort for Zambian operation

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Top Zambian copper projects 

Full operations set for next year

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Top Zambian copper projects 

Upgrade and extension 90% complete

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Top Zambian copper projects 

Vacuum pumps for Zambia

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Zambian Copper 

R13bn to flow to SA from Konkola, says Menell

By: System Author     24th November 2000 More than half of the capital outlay made in various large-scale projects in Southern Africa returns to South Africa through the purchase of services and supplies. 

Mercurial advance of the new base-metals division

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Konkola Deeps study by January

By: System Author     10th November 2000 The May 1998 feasibility study for Konkola Deep Mining Project is currently being revalidated by the Konkola Copper Mines project team, and an updated study should be complete by the end of January. 

Chilean mining technology may come SA’s way

By: System Author     20th October 2000 Chilean mining technology company CIMM Tecnologias y Servicios could be expanding its operations to South Africa. 

Painted into a corner

By: System Author     20th October 2000 Editorial 

Copperbelt comeback on track despite losses

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Losses continue to be the over-arching feature of the newly-privatised operations on the Zambian Copperbelt, but all the new owners appear convinced that the turnaround remains on track. 

Crusher for Zambian Copperbelt

By: System Author     8th September 2000 The first of five refurbished crushers for Zambia’s newly-privatised copper-mines has crossed South Africa’s borders from Gauteng heavy-engineering firm Baldmin Engineering Works’ Benoni workshop. 

Orebody depleted – mine closure expected in December 2001

By: System Author     8th September 2000 Base metals 

Positive predictions for base metals

By: System Author     8th September 2000 With the international demand for base-metals increasing, and the sector showing strong signs of recovery, Mining Weekly features reporter Anelle Janse van Rensburg speaks to Mintek GM Dr Roger Paul about the state of the industry and the future of the base-metal sector in South Africa. Do you... 

Delivering the prize of the Copperbelt

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Deep-seated restructuring is taking place at the new company, Konkola Copper Mines, which emerged earlier this year with the single largest parcel of assets sold by the Zambian government, following a protracted and painful privatisation process. 

SA bug in Chile copper extraction plant

By: System Author     31st March 2000 The ‘BioCOP’ technology developed by Billiton to extract copper from sulphide ores, and which is now to be applied on a commercial scale in a prototype plant in Chile, in a joint venture with Chile’s national copper company, Codelco, is a form of biohydrometallurgy. 

Zambian copper project awarded to local company

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Metorex 

SA copper bug eats its way into Chilean boardrooms

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Former South African global minerals and metals group Billiton and giant Chilean copper-mining group Codelco have established a joint venture to exploit Billiton’s ‘BioCOP’ biological leaching technology on a worldwide basis. 

ZCCM privatisation set for this month

By: System Author     11th February 2000 The unbundling and privatisation of African mining monolith Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines has entered its final stages. 

Copper projects, South America and Southern Africa

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Anglo Base Metals is tackling six copper projects in South America and Southern Africa 

Chambishi is well on track

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Mining in Africa 

SA technology opens door to lucrative Chilean copper market

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Resources group Billiton is in discussion with the largest producer of copper in the world, Chile’s Codelco, which could give the company entry into the lucrative Chilean copper market. 

Chile vote spoils it for Zambia

By: System Author     1st October 1999 The decision by giant Chilean state-owned copper producer Codelco to walk away from a proposed joint venture with Anglo American to buy Zambian Consolidated Copper Mines was the result of domestic political factors in Chile. 

Copper bioleaching technology decision possible in two years

By: System Author     1st October 1999 South African resources group Billiton hopes to be in a position to take a decision to invest in a commercial copper project employing its bioleaching technology, BioCop, within two years. 

Nkomati Mine, South Africa 

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Mine 

BHP says a big mea culpa

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Editorial 

Lean operating approach sinks in

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Drilling, tunnelling and shaftsinking 

Contract mining presenting big new growth prospects

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Cementation Mining 

Second sniff at Congo’s resource opportunities

By: System Author     20th August 1999 In the run-up to, and in the aftermath of the October 1996 rebellion in Zaire, which led to the overthrow of one of Africa’s most despised despots, Mobutu Sese Seko, international mining companies began swarming. 

Potgietersrust Platinums; South Africa

By: System Author     20th August 1999 Mine 

SA giant explores China

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Exploration for copper in the Zhongdian area of China’s Yunnan province is being undertaken by South African company Billiton. 

Metallogenic map of subequatorial Africa

By: System Author     9th July 1999 July 1999 is an important month for anyone involved in mining in Southern Africa – for the first time, an extensive metallogenic map will be released for the Southern African region, including crucial information such as the detailed location of mineral deposits as well as the... 

Chileans take a shine to Zambian copper

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 A team of 14 engineers and geologists from Chile’s state-owned copper company, Codelco, is now in Southern Africa, working with Anglo American plc staff on their proposed copper joint venture (JV) in Zambia. The Chileans, who include metallurgical engineers and mining engineers, are... 

The world’s biggest mining project

By: System Author     25th June 1999 In the remote interior of Peru’s Ancash department, north of Lima, what is believed to be the world’s biggest current mining development is under way – the US$2,26-billion Antamina copper and zinc project, Mining Weekly can today report. Antamina, which is jointly owned by... 

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