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Base metals growth outlook positive for Africa and S America

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MINE GROWTH
Global copper and zinc production is expected to increase, owing to new mines and mine expansions in Africa and South America 
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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Norilsk’s Botswana mine reports stable sales, group optimistic about market trends

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Russian major mining group MMC Norilsk Nickel (Norilsk), the world number one producer of nickel and palladium and a major producer of copper and platinum (with cobalt, gold, iridium, rhodium, ruthenium, selenium, silver, sulphur and tellurium as...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Revival imminent for African zinc, says industry body

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ZINC REVIVAL 
Owing to increased infrastructure development, access to Africa-based zinc reserves and refining opportunities is improving
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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Zambia a key player in global mining industry, says CoM

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OPERATION POTENTIAL
The Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference will focus on solutions for optimal mining and processing options
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
 
 
MINERAL SANDS

Testwork confirms presence of heavy minerals at Moz play

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Metallurgical testwork at Savannah Resources’ Jangamo mineral sands project, in southern Mozambique, has confirmed the project’s potential to host a “major” heavy minerals system, outlining high-grade zones of heavy minerals with total...
17th April 2014
 
 
ECONOMY

South African stocks slide, led lower by miners

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South African stocks were led lower by top tier mining stocks on Tuesday as global gold prices slumped by more than two percent on US dollar strength. AngloGold Ashanti was the biggest loser in the blue chips index, tumbling 3.78% at R184.25, its...
16th April 2014
 
 
MINERAL SANDS

Iluka increases production as it sees signs of demand recovery

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Mineral sands miner Iluka has increased production across all its products, as it anticipates an upturn in demand. During the three months to March, the ASX-listed miner produced 56 100 t of zircon, an increase of 13.6% on the previous quarter...
16th April 2014
 
 
DIVERSIFIED MINER

BHP hikes iron-ore, met coal production forecasts

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Diversified major BHP Billiton has reported record production for four of its commodities, at ten operations, during the nine months ended March, and increased its full-year iron-ore and metallurgical coal production expectations. “Our...
16th April 2014
 
 
 
 
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