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Canadian miner expands West African operation

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As part of its aim to expand its West African presence, Canada-based TSX- and ASX-listed gold miner Endeavour Mining announced in June that it started production at its Segala underground mine, in south-western Mali, which comprises half of the...
1st August 2014
 
 
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Gold miner increases production, cuts costs

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Gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti increased production by 17% and decreased production costs by 22% in the first quarter of this year, according to a press statement that also revealed the company’s adjusted headline earnings to be...
1st August 2014
 
 
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Gold miners need to focus on cost accounting

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With gold mining companies looking for ways of reducing costs amid the recent price decline, implementing area cost accounting analysis will help mining companies that do not already use this information to identify the profitable and...
1st August 2014
 
 
Gold

Increased demand for South African smelting tech

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As Africa’s mining industries consider new methods of processing precious metals and base metals, the demand for South African induction-heating technologies on the continent is increasing, says induction-heating solutions company Hot...
1st August 2014
 
 
Gold

Increased demand from Asia despite price decline

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Gold exploration projects continue to attract significant investor interest, mostly owing to Asian markets’ increasing demand for the yellow metal, despite the commodity’s price decline, says mining consultancy The MSA Group. Although the 21%...
1st August 2014
 
 
Gold

NPO tackles high TB rate at SA gold mines

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Shedding light on the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic that continues to pervade the global mining industry, international nonprofit biotechnology company with a mission to develop TB vaccines, Aeras, released a documentary highlighting the need for...
1st August 2014
 
 
Gold

West Africa-focused gold miner prioritises community empowerment

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London- and Nasdaq-listed gold miner Randgold Resources aims to ensure that communities surrounding its mining operations benefit from the proceeds of mining the natural resources, says CEO Mark Bristow. He tells Mining Weekly that the company has...
1st August 2014
 
 
Iron-ore mining

Continuous product development necessary

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Considering some of the key challenges currently facing the iron-ore industry, there is a definite need for original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to focus on product research and development for specific customised products, says tooling,...
25th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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