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Kamoto mine redevelopment

5th May 2006 An independent feasibility study on the Kamoto mine has just been completed. The study confirms the proposed approach of a phased redevelopment, and restoration of economically-viable operations within a very short time with low capital costs relative to the restored-production capacity. 

Gibraltar mine concentrator upgrade

5th May 2006 The project will involve the expansion and upgrade of the concentrator facility at the Gibraltar mine. The approved expenditure will expand the concentrator's grinding circuit by incorporating a semiautogenous grinding (SAG) mill that will improve the efficiency of the present milling and... 

Ambodilafa project

28th April 2006 Jubilee Platinum has entered into an option agreement with Impala Platinum with regards to its prospective Ambodilafa project. The project has the potential to host significant copper, nickel and platinum group metals. 

AIM miner to explore for copper in Tibet

24th April 2006 AIM-listed Central China Goldfields has entered into an agreement that will allow it to search almost 2 000 square kilometres of Tibet for copper. 

Kolwezi copper/cobalt tailings project

21st April 2006 The Kolwezi cobalt/copper tailings project is based on the reclamation and treatment of stockpiled flotation tailings, which were produced by the mineral concentrator facility in Kolwezi, which processed high-grade ore from the Kov and other nearby mines from 1952 onwards. Owing to the poor... 

Guelb Moghrein copper/gold project

21st April 2006 The Guelb Moghrein deposit consists of an openpit mineable, copper/gold deposit containing a measured and indicated resource of 23,7-million tons, grading 1,88% total copper and 1,41 g/t gold. 

Canadian miner moves to buy out green power company

18th April 2006 Toronto Stock Exchange- and American Stock Exchange-listed NovaGold Resources has announced that it seeks to buy out green power company Coast Mountain Power Corporation in a transaction worth about C$40-million. 

Guelb Moghrein copper/gold project

14th April 2006 The Guelb Moghrein deposit consists of an openpit mineable, copper/gold deposit containing a measured and indicated resource of 23,7-million tons, grading 1,88% total copper and 1,41 g/t gold. 

Guelb Moghrein copper/gold project

7th April 2006 The Guelb Moghrein deposit consists of an openpit mineable, copper/gold deposit containing a measured and indicated resource of 23,7-million tons, grading 1,88% total copper and 1,41 g/t gold. 

DRC copper project fast-tracked

3rd April 2006 Toronto Stock Exchange- and Aim-listed Adastra Minerals, currently the subject of a hostile bid by First Quantum, has announced that approval has been given for early site works to start at its Democratic Republic of Congo copper project. 

Guelb Moghrein copper/gold project

31st March 2006 The Guelb Moghrein deposit consists of an openpit mineable, copper/gold deposit containing a measured and indicated resource of 23,7-million tons, grading 1,88% total copper and 1,41 g/t gold. Production will initially be targeted at about 30 000 t of copper in concentrate and 80 000 ounces of... 

Galore Creek copper-gold-silver project

17th March 2006 The project will involve the construction of an openpit mining operation. The Galore Creek has a mineral resource of 13,75-million ounces of gold, 156,4-million ounces of silver and 12-billion pounds of copper - equivalent now in contained metal value to more than 40-million ounces of gold. 

Rio Blanco copper-molybdenum project

17th March 2006 A bankable feasibility study (BFS) is currently being completed on a 50-million-ton-a-year expansion programme of the Rio Blanco copper-molybdenum project, in Peru. The mine is expected to start production at an initial throughput of 25-million tons a year, with an average of 200 000 t/y of... 

Kemess mine, Canada

By: Carla Thomaz     17th March 2006 Name: Kemess mine. Location: Kemess mine is located in the southern Toodoggone area of northern British Columbia, Canada. Brief history: In the early 1960s, the Kemess South deposit was identified. Royal Oak mines acquired the property during the 1990s, bringing the mine into production in 1998.... 

Dukwe project

10th March 2006 The project will entail the development of the Dukwe openpit mine (in phases) to produce about 15 000 tons of copper a year. The mine will be developed as an openpit to extract near-surface oxide ore amenable to heap leaching and later to be supplemented by underground mining of the sulphide ore... 

Mining group expands to meet rising demand

By: Keith Campbell     10th March 2006 Global mining group Xstrata plc is confident that the current above-long-term average prices for metals and minerals will continue for some years yet. 

Wafi-Golpu project

3rd March 2006 A prefeasibility study is under way at the Wafi-Golpu prospect in Papua New Guinea. Harmony Gold is confident that its Golpu and nearby Wafi projects hold enormous copper and gold potential. 

DRC prospect to be big contributor to Metorex's revenue

By: peter cromberge     3rd March 2006 African mid-tier miner Metorex is involved in a range of capital expenditure projects across all three of its divisions (copper, coal and fluorspar) in a move designed to reposition its asset base as longer life, higher quality operations. 

Neves-Corvo mine, Portugal

By: Carla Thomaz     3rd March 2006 Name: Neves-Corvo mine. Location: Neves-Corvo is located 15 km south-east of the town of Castro Verde, in the Alentejo province of southern Portugal. Brief history: The Neves Corvo orebodies were discovered in 1977 after exploration drilling. Somincor was then formed and, in 1983, the deposits... 

First output from DRC copper project by midyear

By: Nicola Mawson     9th February 2006 Diversified miner Metorex's Ruashi project in the Democratic Republic of Congo is proceeding apace, chairperson Simon Malone said on Wednesday at the 2006 Mining Indaba in Cape Town. 

Adastra rejects hostile First Quantum bid

By: Terence Creamer     3rd February 2006 Toronto Stock Exchange-and AIM listed junior Adastra has encouraged shareholders to not sell their shares to First Quantum, which has made a hostile bid for the smaller company. 

Radomiro Tomic mine, Chile

By: Carla Thomaz     3rd February 2006 Name: Radomiro Tomic mine. Location: Radomiro Tomic is located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, 3 000 m above sea level. Brief history: Discovered in 1952 by Anaconda Development,it was approved in 1995, started in 1996 and was essentiallycompleted in 1997. Radomiro Tomic was inaugurated... 

Resource estimate revised upwards at Peru copper project

1st February 2006 Canadian miner Tiomin Resources yesterday announced that a new mineral resource estimate had been completed on the Pukaqaqa copper/gold deposit. 

Anglo clamps down on illegal mining

By: Keith Campbell     27th January 2006 Benefits begin to flow from imporved law enforcement, beneficiation and infrastructure investment 

Africa offers explosive growth

By: Jade Davenport     20th January 2006 Africa’s largest explosives manufacturer African Explosives Limited (AEL) has experienced tremendous growth in the continent, which is evidenced by the fact that the financial contribution of the company’s African subsidiaries has increased over the past decade from a virtual... 

Oz junior in DRC copper deal

20th January 2006 Australian-based copper-mining junior, Anvil Mining, recently announced that it has completed an independent technical report and finalised negotiations with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) State-owned G 

Oz copper miner rejects new takeover offer

19th January 2006 The board of Australian-based Tethyan Copper announced yesterday that its board had unanimously concluded that the latest offer by rival Skafell of 77,5 cents per share continues to “substantially undervalue” Tethyan's shares. 

Metorex gives signal of significant earnings rise

By: Liezel Hill     19th January 2006 Diversified midtier South African miner Metorex yesterday issued a glowing trading statement, advising shareholders that it expected the company's earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for the six months ended December 2005 to reach between R130-million and R140-million,... 

Anvil reports strong quarter, record production in DRC

18th January 2006 Base-metals junior Anvil Mining yesterday reported a total group production for the fourth quarter of 7 446 t of contained copper and 587 882 oz of silver. Production for the 

SA miner seeks to aggressively expand copper output

By: Helene Le Roux     16th December 2005 The shine of the high copper price is rubbing off on the growth ambitions of diversified mid-tier South African mining company Metorex, which is positioning itself to produce between 150 000t/y and 200 000 t/y of copper in the medium term. 

Vedanta moves to give Konkola a facelift

By: Nicola Mawson     15th December 2005 London Stock Exchange- and FTSE 250-listed international metals and mining company Vedanta Resources has issued another tender in conjunction with subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines. 

Nkana smelter expansion

9th December 2005 The project will involve the expansion of the Nkana smelter at Konkola Copper Mine, in Zambia. The expansion will increase the smelter capacity to 300 000 t/y and will be adequate not only to treat the expanded output from Konkola after completion of the Konkola Deep expansion, but also to toll... 

Konkola Deeps copper-mine project

2nd December 2005 The project will involve the slipping and blind sinking of the VS3B shaft from the current depth of 594 m to 1 488 m below the surface, and enlarging the shaft diameter to 10,74 m. A new twin-module concentrator, using semi-autogenous grinding and ball milling will be constructed to replace the... 

Jaguar project

2nd December 2005 The Jaguar project is located near the historic Teutonic Bore base metals mine near Leonora in Western Australia's northeastern gold fields and comprises an ore reserve of 1,6-million tons grading 11,7% zinc, 3,07% copper, 0.72% lead and 120 g/t silver (20,6% zinc equivalent) - containing 187 865... 

Tenke Fungurume copper/cobalt project

25th November 2005 The Tenke Fungurume copper/cobalt deposits comprise one of the world's largest known copper/cobalt resources and are capable of being developed into a large-scale, long-life low-cost mine. 

Jaguar project

25th November 2005 The Jaguar project is located near the historic Teutonic Bore base metals mine near Leonora in Western Australia's northeastern gold fields and comprises an ore reserve of 1,6-million tons grading 11,7% zinc, 3,07% copper, 0.72% lead and 120 g/t silver (20,6% zinc equivalent) - containing 187 865... 

118 copper project

18th November 2005 The 118 copper project (118) is located in the Caraj 

Konkola calls for bids in support of drive to double output

By: Nicola Mawson     11th November 2005 Africa's biggest copper producer, Konkola Copper Mines, has issued four tenders as part of what it calls an “ambitious and fast-track expansion programme”. 

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