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$26.5m restart of Zim nickel smelter under way

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ACCELERATED RESTART The smelter at Trojan nickel mine will be in operation by 2015 Plans are under way to restart a nickel smelter at the Zimbabwe-based Trojan nickel mine, owned by mining company Bindura Nickel Corporation (BNC), a subsidiary of pan-African multicommodity resources company Mwana Africa. The company announced in...
15th August 2014
 
 
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Australian company invests $1.1m in Zambian copper mine

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DRILL RIG
Exploration work started at Lumwana West in May
Australia-based mineral exploration and development company Argonaut has increased its ownership of the Lumwana Copper Concentrate Project (Lumwana West), in Zambia, from 51% to 90% through a final payment of $1.1-million to the project vendors....
15th August 2014
 
 
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Base metals explorer to increase Tanzania nickel deposit

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MINING OPERATION
IMX Resources aims to increase nickel sulphide deposit at Ntaka Hill 
Base metals exploration company IMX Resources is aiming to increase the current nickel sulphide deposit and establish a world-class nickel project at its Ntaka Hill nickel sulphide project, in south-east Tanzania, through the ongoing Nachingwea...
15th August 2014
 
 
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Base metals to see growth in Africa

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PROSPECTING
Africa promises to yield increased amounts of base metals   
Africa, and Southern Africa is particular, is contributing significantly to the increase in global copper supply, says mining consultancy The MSA Group GM Dr Ian Haddon tells Mining Weekly that, in addition to copper, mining projects in Africa...
15th August 2014
 
 
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Copper mine enhances project management capabilities

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ON-SITE ORGANISATION
Palabora has enhanced its project management by implementing a project portfolio management system
Refined copper producer Palabora Copper has successfully enhanced its project management and tracking functions by implementing Project Portfolio Office (PPO), an online project portfolio management and collaboration application. Having first...
15th August 2014
 
 
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Zinc still a priority for SA, says industry body

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Despite promising developments, the zinc industry is facing several challenges, such as the strike in the engineering and metals sector
Several zinc mining projects, such as the development of JSE-listed Vedanta Resources’ Gamsberg zinc reserve, in the Northern Cape, will ensure that zinc remains a priority for South Africa’s mining industry as well as the government, says...
15th August 2014
 
 
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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
 
 
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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
 
 
 
 
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