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... →
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... →
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,... →
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.... →
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Diversified resources group Rio Tinto has awarded a $1,3-billion engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to Texas-based engineering firm KBR for the Hope Downs 4 iron-ore mine, in Western Australia.
Construction on the 15-million-ton a year mine is scheduled to begin... →
The Sydvaranger opencast iron-ore mine, at the northern tip of Norway, 400 km north of the Arctic Circle, was reopened after 14 years out of service. This is the first new iron-ore mining operation to be launched in Europe in the twenty-first century, reports earthmoving, mining and construction... →
By: Jonathan Faurie
With visible signs of a global economic and commodity revival, renewed focus will be placed on commodities that are key to fast-tracking infrastructure projects significantly affected by the global economic crisis. →