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Teck to cut 600 from workforce, coal margins at decade lows

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Diversified Canadian miner Teck Resources on Tuesday announced that it would reduce its global workforce by 5%, or 600 workers, as it sought to cut costs amid sagging profit and low commodity prices. For the three months ended March 31, the net...
22nd April 2014
 
 
EARTHQUAKE

Teck's Red Dog zinc mine still operating after quakes

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Teck Resources said on Friday its Red Dog operation in Alaska, the world's largest zinc and lead mine, is operating as usual after two earthquakes struck a few kilometres from the site. Two extremely shallow earthquakes, a magnitude 5.6 and a...
21st April 2014
 
 
Zinc

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
 
 
Zinc

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
 
 
Zinc

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
 
 
Zinc

Revival imminent for African zinc, says industry body

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ZINC REVIVAL 
Owing to increased infrastructure development, access to Africa-based zinc reserves and refining opportunities is improving
While Africa’s zinc production represents only 13.6% of global output, there appears to be a revival in zinc projects across the continent, owing to supply and demand forecasts, says International Zinc Association of Southern Africa (Izasa)...
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
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
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