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Ravensthorpe mine, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas A nickel and cobalt mine located within the shire of Ravensthorpe, in Western Australia. 

First Quantum sets 2013 copper output guidance at up to 330 000 t

By: Idéle Esterhuizen London- and Toronto-listed miner First Quantum Minerals anticipated its copper production to reach between 302 000 t and 330 000 t in 2013, after recording a 16% year-on-year increase in copper production to 307 115 t in 2012. The marked increase was boosted by a yearly production record at the... 

African Eagle reports positive Dutwa acid leaching test results

By: Henry Lazenby Aim- and JSE-listed African Eagle Resources on Tuesday said it had received “encouraging” results from bulk leaching tests carried out on its flagship Dutwa nickel project, in Tanzania. Design engineer Lycopodium revealed that the hydrometallurgical tank acid leaching, at atmospheric pressure... 

First Quantum to start Ravensthorpe nickel shipments by Nov

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Canada’s First Quantum Minerals expects to ship its first nickel from the Ravensthorpe mine in Australia by the end of November. Speaking at the last day of the Paydirt Nickel conference, manager for government and community relations, Dave Coggin said that the mine would be in production by the... 

Mindoro may split nickel, copper/gold assets into separate co's

By: Liezel Hill TSX-V and ASX-listed Mindoro Resources may split its copper/gold assets in the Philipines into a new listed company, potentially in early 2012. The company is also looking for a large partner to help develop its flagship Agata nickel laterite project and will aim to have an agreement in place by... 

First Quantum rises after updating projects, growth plans

By: Liezel Hill Shares in Canada's second-biggest publicly traded copper producer, First Quantum Minerals, rose 6,8% on Wednesday, a day after the firm published an update on its expansion and development projects, including plans for a new 250 000 t/y mine in Zambia. Raymond James analyst Tom Meyer wrote in a... 

First Quantum sees output rising in 2010, starts Ravensthorpe modifications

By: Liezel Hill Toronto- and London-listed First Quantum Minerals expects to produce 385 000 t of copper and 240 000 oz of gold this year, compared with 373 940 to of copper and 193 288 gold ounces in 2009, the firm said on Tuesday. First Quantum has mines in Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and... 

First Quantum to spend $120m on reopening Ravensthorpe

By: Chanel de Bruyn TSX- and LSE-listed First Quantum Minerals will spend about $120-million in capital expenditure to bring the Ravensthorpe nickel operation in Western Australia back into production and to ramp up the operation’s production. Chairperson and CEO Philip Pascall said in a conference call on... 

Long-term nickel price 'turns the corner' – analyst

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The price of nickel would continue to rise overcoming decades, even though there would be periods during which the base metals might grapple with price fluctuation within a new “super cycle”, analyst Martin Pyle said at a conference on Wednesday. The long-term nickel floor price had “turned the... 

Sound Q1 operational results for diversified miner

By: Carla Thomaz Diversified miner BHP Billiton has achieved sound operational results in the first quarter of 2009, against a backdrop of weak demand, although with lower production compared with the December 2008 quarter. 

Ravensthorpe nickel project and Yabulu extension project

The combined project will involve the development of a mine, treatment plant and associated infrastructure near Ravensthorpe, in Western Australia and the expansion of Yabulu refinery, near Townsville, in Queensland. 

Resources group not yet ready to step up nickel mining

A decision by resources group BHP Billiton, on whether to spend nearly $800-million to develop a new nickel mine and upgrade a refinery on opposite sides of Australia, will come in late 2003 at the earliest, the company said yesterday. 

The man who’ll give new base to SA mining major

By: System Author Rugby-player-turned-mining-executive James Campbell and his team have been working to set up what is essentially a new business unit within the bigger Anglo American group. 

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