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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
 
 
ZINC

Blackthorn sells Perkoa interest to Glencore

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ASX-listed Blackthorn Resources has signed an agreement with mining major GlencoreXstrata to sell its remaining 27.3% interest in the Perkoa zinc project, in Burkina Faso, for $12-million. Under the terms of the transaction, Blackthorn would...
16th April 2014
 
 
BASE METALS

Ivanhoe Mines expands Kipushi zinc and copper zones

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Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines on Tuesday reported that early results from the company's underground diamond-drilling programme at the Kipushi copper/zinc/germanium/lead/precious-metals mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo...
15th April 2014
 
 
SCANDIUM

DNI adds scandium to Alberta project’s product basket

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Project development junior DNI Metals on Wednesday said that an initial evaluation of recovering scandium as a co-product of the polymetallic mining operations planned for its Buckton deposit, in Alberta, had concluded that by incorporating a...
9th April 2014
 
 
GLOBAL MINING TRENDS

Mining majors prioritising value over volume as profits, valuations sag

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Bruised and battered, the global mining industry today is undergoing a sea change. Practices and policies that might have worked wonders in the past are not as relevant today, and new approaches to running profitable mining operations need to be...
4th April 2014
 
 
RING OF FIRE

Ontario, First Nations ink RoF regional framework agreement

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The province of Ontario and Matawa-member First Nations on Wednesday took an important step to move development of the province’s vast northernmost mineral wealth forward, by reaching a landmark regional framework agreement that will ensure...
26th March 2014
 
 
PLATINUM

Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef PGM mine to be Africa’s lowest-cost producer

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Platreef Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines’ TSX-listed shares on Wednesday morning rose C$0.11 apiece after the company released its preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of its flagship Platreef platinum group elements project. The project...
26th March 2014
 
 
INFRASTRUCTURE

‘Unbalanced’ risk profiles stunting African infrastructure development

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An imbalance between the risk profiles of corporates active in Africa, as well as between those of African governments, has been a major driver of stalled transport infrastructure development projects on the continent, despite overwhelming support...
19th March 2014
 
 
 
 
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