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Mincor ups full-year expectations

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Nickel miner Mincor on Wednesday told shareholders that it expected to exceed its production forecast for the full year, after another strong quarter of production. During the three months to March, Mincor produced 2 203 to of nickel-in-ore,...
23rd April 2014
 
 
NICKEL

Mirabela given some leeway

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Struggling nickel miner Mirabela Nickel has been thrown a life-line by the ad-hoc committee of holders of more than 65% of the company’s $395-million unsecured notes, due in April 2018. The consortium of holders had previously agreed to a...
23rd April 2014
 
 
DIAMONDS

Mwana doubles Q4 diamond output

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London-listed Mwana Africa has achieved steady-state production at its Klipspringer slimes retreatment project, in Limpopo, with fine diamond output more than doubling over the quarter to March. The pan-African, multicommodity mining and...
22nd April 2014
 
 
PROXY BATTLE

Dissident shareholder has not made a compelling case to change Sherritt - ISS

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Corporate governance analysis and proxy voting firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has concluded that dissident Sherritt International shareholder, Halifax-based investment firm Clarke Inc, has not made a compelling case for change,...
21st April 2014
 
 
Nickel

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
 
 
Nickel

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
 
 
Nickel

New copper proficiency testing scheme for mining laboratories

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TESTING PROFICIENCY
Mining industry laboratories can benchmark their analyses with Qotho’s new copper proficiency testing scheme
In response to requests from mining laboratories, mining laboratory quality control services provider Qotho Laboratory Services will launch its new copper and nickel proficiency testing schemes this month, with additional plans to launch a zinc...
18th April 2014
 
 
Diversified miners

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
 
 
MINING INVESTMENT

Worrying technical corner-cutting needs to be nipped in bud – Mineral Corp Video Available

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Worrying technical corner-cutting was sneaking into the mining industry and needed to be nipped in the bud, The Mineral Corporation MD Frank Gregory said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online in the attached video interview, the...
17th April 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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