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Antofagasta expects water agreement with BHP for Zaldivar mine-media

By: Reuters     25th March 2019 Chile's Antofagasta expects to reach an agreement with miner BHP to help ensure water supply at its Zalidvar copper mine in the country's northern desert, a company official told a Chilean newspaper on Friday. Antofagasta needs access to water for the future development of its Zaldivar copper... 

Sheppard appointed Konkola CEO – Business Day

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd March 2019 Business Day on Friday reported that Chris Sheppard had been appointed CEO of Vedanta Resources’ Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) subsidiary, in Zambia. Sheppard was the former head of AngloGold Ashanti’s South African business. 

Now BHP will earn into Luminex projects in Ecuador

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd March 2019 Canadian junior Luminex Resources has brought in another major miner to earn into its projects in Ecuador, announcing a letter of intent to enter into a farm-in and joint venture (JV) agreement with BHP over the Tarqui 1 and 2 mining concessions. BHP will have the right to earn up to a 70%... 

Hudbay wraps up Rosemont permitting process

By: Mariaan Webb     22nd March 2019 TSX- and NYSE-listed Hudbay Minerals has wrapped up the permitting process for the Rosemont mine in Arizona, having received the approved mine plan of operations (MPO) from the US Forest Service. The issuance of the MPO is the final administrative step in the permitting process. 

Doray shareholders agree to Silver Lake takeover

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd March 2019 The shareholders of gold miner Doray Minerals on Friday approved a merger with fellow-listed Silver Lake Resources. Under the proposed merger, Doray shareholders will receive 0.6772 Silver Lake shares for every Doray share held. Silver Lake shareholders will hold a 62.7% interest in the combined... 

Strike halts operations at Sierra Metals' Peru mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd March 2019 TSX-listed miner Sierra Metals has suspended all mining and milling activity at its Yauricocha mine, in Peru, after unionised workers downed tools over contractor changes in a strike that is deemed illegal. The employees belong to the Union of the Mine and Metallurgical Workers of Minera Corona,... 

Mount Polley mine, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd March 2019 A copper, gold and silver mine located in south-central British Columbia, Canada 

Australian drilling programme makes promising start

22nd March 2019 A drilling programme at a sizeable anomaly beneath a dry salt lake in South Australia, has been successfully completed with encouraging preliminary geology observations. The Torrens project is located within the Stuart Shelf region of South Australia about 50 km from modern mining company Oz... 

Shotcrete-testing system available for mining sector

By: Halima Frost     22nd March 2019 Construction industry services and technology provider Hilti has improved on its powder-actuated DX 450 shotcrete testing system to suit the mining sector. After seeing the scope to increase its client portfolio Hilti presented the DX 450 to a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.... 

Recovery process aiding cyanide detox

By: Thabi Madiba     22nd March 2019 To assist mining companies in managing and recovering cyanide, engineering consultancy AZMET Technology & Projects developed the AZMET cyanide recovery process (AZ-CRP) to provide an alternative to cyanide detoxification. AZMET’s focus is to provide a simpler and more cost-effective solution for... 

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