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FQM reports fatality at Trident, Zambia

2nd February 2023 Toronto-listed First Quantum on Thursday announced that a worker at its Trident operation, in Zambia, had died, following a traffic accident in the Sentinel openpit. The accident involved a dump truck and light vehicle, the mining company said. One other person was severely injured and medically... 

New COO appointed to reposition Argonaut as lower cost miner

2nd February 2023 Canada-based Argonaut Gold has appointed professional engineer and geologist Marc Leduc as COO. "Marc and I worked closely at Barrick Gold and most recently in a private venture. I believe that Marc has the right skill set to facilitate Argonaut's repositioning to a lower cost North American... 

Wesdome appoints new board member

1st February 2023 Canadian mining company Wesdome Gold Mines on Wednesday announced the appointment of Louise Grondin to the board of directors. Grondin retired from Agnico Eagle Mines in January 2021 as senior VP for people and culture. Since joining Agnico Eagle in 2001, she had held various leadership... 

Mkango and CoTec sign loan and equity investment agreements

1st February 2023 Dual-listed rare earths developer Mkango Resources said on Tuesday that it had signed definitive agreements with Canada-based mining issuer CoTec Holdings for a £2-million convertible loan, a £1.5-million equity investment in Maginito, and subject to closing, a cooperation agreement regarding... 

Sibanye, Harmony, Gold Fields among miners listed in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

31st January 2023 Precious metals miners Sibanye-Stillwater, Harmony Gold and Gold Fields are among the mining firms recognised in this year's Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Harmony has been included in the index for the fifth consecutive year. 

Moolmans enters into a new R7bn five-year contract with Tshipi é Ntle

31st January 2023 Contract mining firm Moolmans, which is a subsidiary of JSE-listed Aveng, has entered into a new five-year contract, valued at about R7-billion, with its long-standing client and South African manganese miner Tshipi é Ntle. This contract award will result in significant investment in equipment,... 

Barrick hands over $3m cheque to Balochistan

31st January 2023 Canada-based Barrick Gold has paid its first $3-million to the Balochistan provincial government as part of a new partnership to develop the Reko Diq mine, in Pakistan. After the signing of definitive agreements and completion of legal processes last month, Barrick and the government of... 

MC Mining pleased with December quarter's performance

31st January 2023 South African-focused Coal miner MC Mining made "pleasing" progress with various mining and corporate activities in the quarter ended December 31, MD & CEO Godfrey Gomwe says. "The most notable achievements being the completion of the A$40-million rights issue [in November], the recommencement of... 

Gemfields reports record $333m revenue for 2022

31st January 2023 Gemstone miner Gemfields, which operates emerald and ruby mining operations in Zambia and Mozambique, respectively, reports that its revenue for 2022 had reached a record $333-million. That includes revenue from its gemstone auctions, as well as from the sale of jewellery, watches and objets... 

Alphamin exceeds guidance, achieves record full-year output

30th January 2023 Tin miner Alphamin Resources, which owns and operates the Mpama North mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, produced a record 12 493 t of tin in 2022 – exceeding its guidance of 12 000 t. Underground mining performed particularly well, with both volumes and tin grades exceeding expectations.... 

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