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Severstal needs partner to bring Liberia iron-ore mine online

By: Reuters Russian steelmaker Severstal said on Monday that it will not be able to bring its Liberian iron ore project on line without a partner to help with investment and share risk amid a slump in world ore prices. Russia's second-biggest steel producer owns 100% of the Putu project – a 13 km (8 mile)... 

Liberian govt, Tawana to begin mineral development agreement talks

By: Natalie Greve Iron-ore focused Tawana Resources has received approval from the Liberian Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME) to begin negotiation of the company’s mineral development agreement (MDA) for the Mofe Creek project. The MDA is a legally binding agreement, outlining the technical, commercial,... 

2.5Mt/y Liberia iron project ‘ticks all the boxes’ – Tawana

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Iron-ore hopeful Tawana Resources has revealed that its Mofe Creek project, in Liberia, could deliver about 2.5-million tonnes a year of iron-ore. A scoping study has found that the project would have an initial mine life of 14 years, and would deliver a revenue of around $2.5-billion. Mofe... 


By: Alida Odendaal Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa  

Iron-ore exports driving cargo volumes through Liberia port

By: Reuters Volumes of cargo passing through the port of Monrovia doubled last year after work to expand the terminal led to a jump in the number of ships docking there, the port's manager told Reuters. The port was managed by APM Terminals, a division of the AP Moller-Maersk Group, which had invested... 

Tawana ‘pleased’ with recent Liberia iron project assessment

By: Natalie Greve A recent preliminary assessment by ASX-listed Tawana Resources of its 100%-owned Mofe Creek iron-ore project has identified the potential for establishment of a low-cost, high-recovery iron-ore operation at the Liberia-based tenement. Prepared internally by the company, the assessment focused on... 

New Liberty mine, Liberia

By: Sheila Barradas A gold mine situated within the Bea Mountain Mineral Development Agreement property in Grand Cape Mount county, in the north-west region of Liberia. 

SGS sets up Liberian iron-ore laboratory as West Africa exploration booms

By: Jean McKenzie The increase in iron-ore exploration and production in West Africa had prompted an increasing demand for mineral services, which led to SGS Mineral Services setting up the first commercial iron-ore laboratory in the region at Monrovia, in Liberia. This was part of SGS’s investment of over... 

ArcelorMittal plans $125 iron-ore investment to raise output by 65%

By: Keith Campbell Global number one steelmaker ArcelorMittal has revealed that it intends to invest $125-million in its iron-ore mines in Brazil, in order to increase their production by 65% by next year. The company’s Brazilian mines are forecast to produce 4.3-million tons of iron ore this year and the target... 

ArcelorMittal’s iron-ore investments, Australian gold exploration in W Africa, S Africa in low mining destination rung

By: Martin Creamer Steelmaker ArcelorMittal is investing more in iron-ore in South America and Africa; Australian junior Middle Island is pushing exploration hard in West Africa, and South Africa a low 20th on mining investment destination ladder. 

South African banks engaged to fund Liberia’s first commercial gold mine 

By: Martin Creamer South African banks are being engaged for the raising of $113-million to fund Liberia’s first commercial gold mine. Financing for construction is expected to be completed by October and civil construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, Aureus Mining CEO David Reading... 


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