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Sierra Metals expects grid connection to lower costs

By: Henry Lazenby Base metals miner Sierra Metals expects an improved connection to the Mexican power grid to result in lower costs, improved operational stability and open the option for further expansions at its Bolivar copper/silver/zinc mine. The TSX- and BVL-listed company on Thursday announced that, as of... 

CRG reports strong production for first four months of 2013

By: Idéle Esterhuizen LSE- and JSE-listed gold miner Central Rand Gold (CRG) on Friday reported total mining production of 83 597 t for the first four months of the year, against a target of 83 604 t. The overall mined grade was 3.25 g/t, marginally lower than 3.92 g/t in 2012. CRG noted, however, that the drop in... 

Production at Tshipi Borwa mine to start in November

By: Leandi Kolver First manganese is expected to be mined in November at manganese miner Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining’s new openpit Tshipi Borwa mine, near Kathu in the Northern Cape, Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining CEO Finn Behnken tells Mining Weekly. The Tshipi Borwa mine has been designed to produce... 

CRG reports 70% rise in Q1 production

By: Idéle Esterhuizen Johannesburg- and London-listed Central Rand Gold (CRG) reported a 70% rise in its production for the first quarter of 2012 to 4 777 oz, with 3 051 oz having been produced by its own operating plant. CRG stated on Tuesday that the ore processing plant continued to perform above expectations,... 

Sylvania books profit, reports progress at tailings operations

By: Henry Lazenby ASX- and Aim-listed Sylvania Platinum on Wednesday reported a profit of $447 207 for the six months ended December 31, compared with a loss of $2.46-million for the same period in 2010. Revenue was up by 21% to $23.65-million, compared with the $19.5-million achieved in the first half of 2010.... 


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