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Savannah marks 2018 start with mining lease applications for Mutamba

By: Mia Breytenbach     16th January 2018 Aim-listed Savannah Resources has submitted three applications to Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy for mining leases for the Mutamba heavy mineral sands project. Located in the Gaza and Inhambane provinces, Mutamba is being developed in a consortium with diversified mining... 

Savannah completes construction of Mutamba pilot plant, commissioning under way

By: Mia Breytenbach     20th November 2017 Aim-listed resource development company Savannah Resources has completed construction of the pilot plant for its bulk metallurgical test work programme at the Mutamba mineral sands project, in Mozambique. The Mutamba project, located in the Gaza and Inhambane provinces, is being developed in a... 

Savannah establishes initial resource at Mutamba, now eyes scoping study

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th November 2016 Aim-listed Savannah Resources has declared an initial resource estimation of 3.5-billion tonnes at 3.8% total heavy minerals for two of the four deposits at its Mutamba project, in Mozambique. Of this resource estimate, 81-million tonnes comprised ilmenite, 2.2-million tonnes contains rutile and... 

KP looking to add Mozambique as a member

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd November 2016 Kimberley Process (KP) chairperson Ahmed Bin Sulayem, has met with Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi to discuss the country’s compliance with KP requirements, as well as best practices in rough diamond valuation. Mozambique is not currently a member of the KP, but has been an aspiring candidate... 

Mozambique seeks Kimberley Process certification to export newly-found diamond wealth

By: African News Agency      30th August 2016 The Mozambican government is seeking clearance to export its newly-found diamonds from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) amid reports that up to 34 international mining companies have joined the country’s diamond exploration rush. Top Mozambican mines ministry official Ordelio De... 

Mozambique reports unquantified diamond discovery

By: Keith Campbell     22nd July 2016 In Mozambique, the National Director of Mines last week confirmed that diamonds had been discovered in the Massangena district of the Gaza province. Talking to the Maputo newspaper Notícias, he refused to say how many diamonds had so far been found, but stated that exploration and prospecting... 

Mozambique mining to benefit from infrastructure developments

By: Keith Campbell     8th July 2016 Encouraging news for the Chibuto heavy minerals sands project in Mozambique is that three companies are, it has been reported, interested in developing the Chongoene Logistics Corridor, without which Chibuto will not be viable on an sustained basis. The information was revealed by Transport and... 

Mozambique mineral sands JV progressing

     11th March 2016 Aim-listed diversified miner Savannah Resources remains optimistic about finalising its joint venture (JV) with diversified mining major Rio Tinto, says CEO David Archer, noting that, “Savannah’s plan over the coming year is to conduct further resource drilling and complete a scoping study to... 

Mozambique adds new execs in minerals department

By: Keith Campbell     18th September 2015 More top executives of Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy – acronymed in Portuguese as Mireme – were sworn in last week by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Pedro Couto. Mireme was created by merging the previous Ministries of Mineral Resources and of Energy. The creation... 

Technology solutions provider exhibits full mining services range

By: Ilan Solomons     24th January 2014 Total technology solutions provider to the global mining, minerals and bulk materials handling sectors Tenova Mining & Minerals, will showcase its comprehensive offering across the mining and minerals value chain at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape... 

Gold sector still active, despite low prices

By: David Oliveira     8th November 2013 Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services provider Tenova Bateman sub-Saharan Africa MD Tollie Nel says that even though gold prices have dropped, there is still more exploration activity in the gold sector in Africa than in other commodities. “Recently, there has been... 

Mozambique approves coal projects, ponders iron-ore proposal

By: Keith Campbell     20th September 2013 The Mozambican government recently awarded four coal concessions, with a total value of $5-billion. The first of these will start operations next year and they should create more than 1 000 permanent jobs. This information was released by Mineral Resources Minister Esperança Bias, at the start of... 

Moz continues to attract interest as mining investment destination, mineral export conduit

By: Keith Campbell     27th April 2012 Mining company Rovuma Resources, a subsidiary of the privately-held Rockover Resources group, has discovered a major deposit of nickel in the north of Mozambique. According to Radio Mozambique, which reported the find, this is the first nickel orebody located in the country and is estimated to... 

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