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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
 
 
GRAPHITE

Chinese flake graphite consolidation could alter global supply structure

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China has revealed plans to consolidate operations in the world’s most prolific flake graphite producing region – the Heilongjiang province, where most of the world’s battery raw material comes from – that could significantly alter the...
17th April 2014
 
 
PROJECT OPTIMISATION

Aldridge Minerals refines Turkish flagship project

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TSX-V-listed project developer Aldridge Minerals this week reported the results of an optimisation study for its Yenipazar polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulphides deposit in central Turkey. The optimisation study sought to update the April...
16th April 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Campaign under way to pay unclaimed R5bn to 200 000 ex-mineworkers Video Available

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Teba CEO Graham Herbert (right) and Martin Creamer JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – A campaign is under way in the mining industry to find more than 200 000 former mineworkers who are owed at least R5-billion in unpaid provident fund, occupational disease and service-award claims. Disabled or...
16th April 2014
 
 
GOLD

Much more to come in China’s already ‘breathtaking’ gold story

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The scale, scope and speed of the development of the gold market in China to date has been “quite breathtaking” – and there is still a lot more to come, World Gold Council investor relations manager John Mulligan indicated on Tuesday...
15th April 2014
 
 
GOLD

Strong demand from gold-hungry China in next 4 years – World Gold Council

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Private sector demand for gold in China is poised to increase by 25% from the current level of 1 100 t/y to at least 1 350 t/y by 2017, the World Gold Council (WGC) said on Tuesday. Last year saw China become the world’s largest gold market...
15th April 2014
 
 
OIL AND GAS

Glencore beats off rival bid to snap up Chad energy explorer

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London-, Hong Kong- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining and marketing company GlencoreXstrata has beaten off a rival bid to snap up oil-and-gas exploration company Caracal Energy, which is active in the landlocked Republic of Chad in...
14th April 2014
 
 
COPPER

Las Bambas sale takes pressure off Glencore balance sheet – analysts

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The agreed sale of Las Bambas copper mine to a Chinese consortium at the high end of the price range took pressure off GlencoreXstrata’s stressed balance sheet, Liberum Capital said on Monday. London-, Hong Kong- and Johannesburg-listed Glencore...
14th April 2014
 
 
MINING RIGHT

EMED cleared to start production from Andalucían copper mine

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TSX- and LSE-listed EMED Mining on Friday announced that the Andalucían government had confirmed transfer of the mining rights for the Rio Tinto copper project, owned by its Spanish subsidiary EMED Tartessus. The announcement was made during an...
12th April 2014
 
 
COLOURED GEMSTONES

Gemfields doing ‘De Beers-equivalent’ in emeralds Video Available

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Pallinghurst chairperson Brian Gilbertson London-listed coloured-gemstones mining and marketing company Gemfields, which Pallinghurst chairperson Brian Gilbertson says is doing for emeralds what De Beers did for diamonds, is now aspiring to repeat the performance in rubies. Gemfields, in...
11th April 2014
 
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Pallinghurst bringing in new tech to boost platinum business Video Available

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Mining Weekly Online interviewing Pallinghurst's Brian Gilbertson and Arne Frandsen. In sharp contrast to South African mining’s deep dark and dangerous reputation, the JSE-listed Pallinghurst is rolling out a shallow, safe and sassy platinum alternative spiced with potentially game-changing technology. The platinum division of...
10th April 2014
 
 
PLATINUM

Exxaro says might look at Amplats' assets

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Twickenham South Africa-based coal producer Exxaro hopes to diversify into platinum group metals (PGMs) and is looking at opportunities which could include assets Anglo American has signaled it might divest. "We scouted around in PGMs and think there are...
9th April 2014
 
 
 
 
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