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Nevsun sells, ships first zinc concentrate from Bisha

By: Henry Lazenby     9th September 2016 Canadian base metals producer Nevsun Resources has sold and shipped the first 10 000 t of zinc concentrate from its flagship Bisha mine, in Eritrea. The shipment was loaded at the Port of Massawa and sailed on September 7, after being sold on the spot market, attracting multiple offers and highly... 

Legal, illegal Mozambique rubies and legal Angola diamonds in the spotlight

By: Keith Campbell     29th January 2016 Mozambican mining company Montepuez Ruby Mining Limitada has made public its concerns about unfair competition by illegal miners. The company operates a ruby and corundum mine at Namanhumbir in the Montepuez district, which lies in the southern region of Cabo Delgado Province. It is 75%-owned by... 

DFS gets under way at WCC’s standalone export project

By: Natasha Odendaal     31st October 2014 A definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Waterberg Coal Company’s (WCC’s) standalone export project has been commissioned, as discussions for the funding of the project get under way, the ASX- and JSE-listed group announced on Friday. WCC, which was still in talks with State-owned power... 

Roy Hill starts owner/operator mining

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     1st September 2014 The Roy Hill iron-ore mine, in Western Australia, has reported another milestone with the official start of owner/operator mining, said unlisted Hancock Prospecting. The $10-billion Roy Hill project was expected to deliver its first export product by September 2015. 

Thiess wins Roy Hill contract

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     29th May 2014 Project house Thiess has won a A$330-million contract at the Roy Hill iron-ore mine, in Western Australia, to construct the mine process plant facilities. The contract included the construction of the structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation work, and was expected to start... 

Nicaragua an attractive mining destination, says ‘open for business’

By: Henry Lazenby     11th March 2014 While several regions in the Central American isthmus might be perceived as being “closed” for mining investment, the largest country in the region, Nicaragua, is “open for business”, the country’s general director for mining at the Energy and Mines Ministry (MEM), Carlos Zarruk, recently told... 

Junior coal miner seeks BBBEE shareholders

By: Sashnee Moodley     17th August 2012 Junior coal miner South African Coal Mining Holdings (SACMH) has initiated an engagement process with potential broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) shareholders to re-establish its BBBEE credentials. 

Anglo launches R4.2bn Zibulo coal mine, to reach full output in Q3  

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     29th March 2012 Diversified miner Anglo American's newly launched R4.2-billion Zibulo Colliery near Ogies, in Mpumalanga, will reach its targeted output of eight-million tons a year by the third quarter of this year, thermal coal CEO Norman Mbazima said Thursday. The mine is the first major project to be... 

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