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New platform to help resolve cross border mining services constraints 

By: Tracy Hancock     16th March 2018 There are two major challenges facing the supply of cross-border mining services in Africa – a lack of resources, such as skills and investment, and poor or nonexistent infrastructure – hindering the enormous growth in mining activity across Africa, says Cross-Border Mining Services Indaba... 

Pioneering tin project to spur regional development

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th February 2018 Tin exploration and mining company Alphamin Resources is aspiring to unleash the full profit and socioeconomic development potential of the company’s Bisie tin project, in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project is expected to launch Alphamin as a respected player in... 

Alphamin’s Kamstra happy with Bisie development progress

By: Natasha Odendaal     31st January 2018 Alphamin Resources continues work to unlock its developing tin resource in the remote North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Alphamin CEO Boris Kamstra on Wednesday said he was happy with the progress made, with the Alphamin Bisie Mine (ABM) aligned to the mapped out schedule... 

Alphamin raises C$56m to develop DRC tin project

By: Schalk Burger     23rd January 2018 Tin miner Alphamin Resources has raised C$56-million, or about $44.3-million, through the issue of nearly 175-million shares at C$0.32 a share to continue the development of the Bisie tin project, in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The offering included the private placement of... 

New indaba seeks to clear logistics, infrastructure challenges

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th January 2018 The Cross-Border Mining Services Africa Indaba, which aims to bring senior-level professionals from mining companies, as well as mining contractors; engineering, procurement and construction management companies; logistics companies; third- and fourth-party logistics providers; and finance and... 

Alphamin raises R33m in South African private placing

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th December 2017 TSX-V-listed tin exploration and development company Alphamin Resources has raised R33.8-million ($2.5-million) through a South African private placement. Alphamin will issue 9.95-million units to the successful South African participants at a price of R3.40 a unit. 

Alphamin eyes AltX listing, proposes final $50m raising for Bisie construction

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th November 2017 TSX-V-listed Alphamin Resources is working to jump the final funding hurdle for its Bisie tin project, in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, through a secondary inward listing on the AltX of the JSE. The exploration and development company has already raised or secured... 

Afritin targets Africa tin champion title, Namibia project upscaled to commercial production 

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th November 2017 Following the demerger of Afritin Mining from Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals – and its subsequent listing as the only pure - play tin platform on the Aim last week – the company, which has assets in Namibia and South Africa, will focus on becoming “The Africa tin champion” by bringing its flagship... 

PAVING THE WAY

By: Martin Creamer     27th October 2017 Emerging tin miner Alphamin Resources is steadily progressing the development of the first large commercial tin mine in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The 10 000 t/y tin mine, located in the North Kivu province, is expected to set precedent in a region that is plagued by significant... 

Alphamin's Bisie mine on track for 2019 production

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th October 2017 Despite facing significant social, political and geographical challenges, emerging miner Alphamin Resources is on track to deliver on the first large commercial tin mine in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Against a backdrop of historical political upheaval, rent-seeking, an... 

Resources Watch  

31st August 2017 Alphamin focused on conflict-free tin production; Huge opportunity to create more demand for platinum; And, Obuasi clear of illegal miners 

$70m already spent at $134m DRC tin project

By: Ilan Solomons     25th August 2017 Tin exploration and development company Alphamin Resources is nearing completion of the boxcut at its 9 900 t/y Bisie tin project, in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Alphamin CEO Boris Kamstra tells Mining Weekly that local earthworks contractor Kongo River, which is... 

Alphamin focused on conflict-free tin production  

By: Anine Kilian     22nd August 2017 TSX-V-listed Alphamin Resources is on track to develop the first large commercial tin mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to produce responsibly mined, conflict-free tin concentrate. The company is developing the Bisie mine, in the North Kivu province of the DRC, which is expected... 

Bisie boxcut nears completion, first tin concentrates in 2019

By: Ilan Solomons     15th August 2017 Tin exploration and development company Alphamin Resources is nearing completion of the boxcut at its 9 900 t/y Bisie tin project, in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Alphamin CEO Boris Kamstra tells Mining Weekly Online that local earthworks contractor Kongo River, which is... 

Focus on construction at Bisie conflict-free tin project

21st April 2017 Tin exploration and development company Alphamin Resources’ current focus is on preparing its 80.75%-owned Bisie tin project, in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for construction. According to a presentation by Alphamin CEO Boris Kamstra at the 2017 Investing in African... 

Bisie project to benefit from forecast tin shortfall

By: Simone Liedtke     10th February 2017 The Bisie tin project’s Mpama North prospect in North Kivu province in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the most significant tin deposits in the world, Alphamin Resources CEO Boris Kamstra explains to Mining Weekly - no other undeveloped tin asset has as... 

Govt officials endorse development of DRC tin project

By: Anine Kilian     17th January 2017 Government officials from the North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have endorsed the development of Alphamin Resources’ 10 000 t/y Bisie tin project. Construction on the project is expected to begin in the first quarter of this year, with the mine to reach full production... 

Measured, indicated mineral resources increase at tin project

8th July 2016 Tin explorer and developer Alphamin Resources has announced a 34% increase in the measured and indicated mineral resources at the Mpama North prospect at its Bisie tin project, in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

First permanent infrastructure being built at new DRC tin mine 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2016 The first permanent mining infrastructure is being built at the proposed new tin mine at Bisie, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for which $130-million is being raised. Alphamin Resources CEO Boris Kamstra said the return airway drive being built would be used to acclimatise mining... 

IDC releases $7m for Congolese tin project, feasibility study results imminent

By: Ilan Solomons     11th March 2016 TSX-V-listed mineral exploration company Alphamin Resources has received the first two tranches from South African State-owned development finance institution, the Industrial Development Corporation’s (IDC’s) $10-million exploration and development funding for its Bisie tin project, in the... 

IDC set to invest $10m in Congolese tin project

By: Ilan Solomons     29th January 2016 TSX-V-listed mineral exploration company Alphamin Resources has entered into an agreement with South Africa’s State-owned development finance institution the Industrial Development Corporation(IDC) pursuant to which the IDC will invest up to $10-million directly in Alphamin Bisie Mining (Alphamin... 

Weakening commodity prices batter Metmar’s H1 margins

By: Natalie Greve     28th October 2014 The start of manganese sinter sales over the six months ended August 31, led to diversified commodities trader Metmar lifting its turnover by 11% to R1.03-billion for the period. However, a general decline in commodity prices, such as those for manganese and iron-ore, which, in the last 12 months... 

Loss-making Metmar cold-shoulders mining, returns to trading roots 

By: Martin Creamer     30th April 2013 A R65-million operating loss in the 12 months to February 28 has prompted JSE-listed Metmar to cold-shoulder mining and re-embrace metals trading base on which the company was founded. “Our focus going forward is on the trading business and not on mining business,” Metmar CE David Ellwood said... 

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