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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
 
 
Exploration

Base metals prospects attract investment across continents

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PROSPECTIVE INVESTMENT
Denham Capital Management believes the outlook for copper and zinc prospects in South America is positive
In addition to focusing on copper mining investment opportunities in Africa, energy-focused global private-equity firm Denham Capital Management is investing in new copper projects in South America this year, company director Caroline Donally...
18th April 2014
 
 
Exploration

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
 
 
EXPLORATION & MINING

Second vendor-neutral mining, exploration standard approved

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The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium approved the Exploration and Mining Business Capability Reference Map last month, after being subjected to a rigorous standards process by the consortium’s governing board.
18th April 2014
 
 
Exploration

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
 
 
DISPUTES

Randgold and Exploration, PwC reach agreement over legal wrangle

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Minerals explorer Randgold & Exploration (R&E) and its former auditor PwC have concluded a settlement agreement in respect of a legal dispute arising from PwC's alleged failure to audit R&E properly, resulting in losses claimed by R&E, which are...
17th April 2014
 
 
GRAPHITE

Energizer completes Madagascar graphite project consolidation

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Madagascar-focused project developer Energizer Resources on Wednesday announced that it had concluded a transaction that consolidated its full ownership in its flagship Molo graphite project, in the country. Toronto-based Energizer bought the...
16th April 2014
 
 
GOLD

GoldSource Mines on an ‘aggressive’ path to year-end production

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After the February closure of a friendly merger between Eagle Mountain Gold Corp and GoldSource Mines, GoldSource president and director Ioannis Tsitos told Mining Weekly Online that it was like two pieces of a puzzle coming together to rapidly...
15th April 2014
 
 
 
 
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