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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
 
 
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 Corporation 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
 
 
BASE METALS

350 Santa Rita workers on forced leave – Mirabela

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Embattled nickel miner Mirabela Nickel has warned that it would impose forced leave on around 350 staff at its Santa Rita mine, in Brazil, as it looked for funding to support ongoing operations at the mine. Mirabela, which went into voluntary...
17th April 2014
 
 
NICKEL

MMG sells Avebury mine

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Hong Kong-listed MMG on Tuesday signed a sales agreement with exploration and mining development company QCG Resources (QCG) to sell its Avebury nickel mine, in Tasmania, for A$40-million. The Avebury mine has been on care-and-maintenance since...
15th April 2014
 
 
PLATINUM-GROUP METALS

No platinum surge despite 400 000 oz strike-related output loss - bank Video Available

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Standard Bank commodities head Walter de Wet South Africa’s Standard Bank estimates that about 670 000 oz of platinum-group metals (PGM) had been lost by the end of March as a result of protracted strike activity in the sector, with platinum comprising about 400 000 oz of that total and...
14th April 2014
 
 
CAPITAL RAISING

Cassini raises cash for West Musgrave

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Junior nickel hopeful Cassini Resources on Friday announced that it would raise some A$10-million through a share subscription to fund exploration work at its recently acquired West Musgrave project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed Cassini...
11th April 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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