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Sheila Barradas

Sheila Barradas is Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor.

By Sheila Barradas

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Carmen de Andacollo mine, Chile

1st March 2024

A copper/gold mine in Coquimbo region, central Chile. 


Sanbrado underground gold project, Burkina Faso

1st March 2024

A scoping study has proposed the development of an underground development beneath the M5 South openpit at the Sanbrado gold mine. 

Location map of the Molo graphite project

Molo graphite mine expansion, Madagascar

1st March 2024

A feasibility study has confirmed the highly attractive economics for a large-scale expansion of the Molo mine and processing facility. 

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Black Butte copper project, US – update

1st March 2024

Sandfire Resources America has been given approval to proceed with the construction of its Black Butte project. 

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Dugbe gold project, Liberia – update

1st March 2024

Hummingbird Resources has welcomed subsidiary company Pasofino Gold's announcement of the start of exploration activities at Bukon Jedeh – a high-priority target area within the Dugbe gold project. 

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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update

1st March 2024

Ivanhoe chairperson Robert Friedland has commented that Kamoa-Kakula continues to exceed expectations in terms of overall performance. 

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Kapstevel South project, South Africa – update

1st March 2024

The project is largely complete. 

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Karowe underground project, Botswana – update

1st March 2024

Lucara Diamond Corp has reiterated that the underground project remains a priority, with president and CEO William Lamb saying it represents an exciting and valuable future for the company. 

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Kayelekera uranium restart project, Malawi – update

1st March 2024

Lotus Resources plans to raise $30-million through the issue of 100-million new shares at $0.30 apiece to strategic investors to accelerate the restart works at Kayelekera mine. 

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Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update

1st March 2024

Pensana has concluded a nonbinding term sheet with the Longonjo lender consortium for a project finance debt facility of up to $156-million. 

Drill core from the Makuutu project

Makuutu rare earths project, Uganda – update

1st March 2024

IonicRE has identified 69 holes with clay-hosted rare earth intersections above the current resource cutoff across three licences at the Makuutu project. 

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Mulga Rock uranium project, Australia – update

1st March 2024

Deep Yellow has reported a 26% increase in the total contained uranium in the Mulga Rock East project. 

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North Bullfrog gold project, US – update

1st March 2024

The project has been approved. 

First production of mixed rare earths from the Phalaborwa project

Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, South Africa – update

1st March 2024

Phalaborwa has received a distinctly possible life span boost. 

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Premier gold project, Canada – update

1st March 2024

Construction of the project is nearing completion. 

Iron-ore shovel equipment

Sishen ultrahigh dense-media separation project, South Africa – update

1st March 2024

The project is being reviewed. 

Aerial view of Skouries gold project

Skouries gold/copper project, Greece – update

1st March 2024

Eldorado Gold has increased the capital expenditure estimate of the project. 

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Twin Hills gold project, Namibia – update

1st March 2024

On February 25, 2024, Osino and Yimtai announced that that they had entered into a binding arrangement – the Yintai Arrangement Agreement – pursuant to which Yintai will acquire all the outstanding... 

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Witwatersrand basin project – Qala Shallows Phase 1 – South Africa – update

1st March 2024

South African development finance institution the Industrial Development Corporation has started work to complete its due diligence investigation as part of its proposed R300-million debt facility... 

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Worsley Alumina, Australia

23rd February 2024

A bauxite mine 130 km south-east of Perth, in Western Australia.  


Jwaneng underground project, Botswana

23rd February 2024

The project will transition Jwaneng from an openpit mine to and underground mine. 


Prairie lithium project, Canada

23rd February 2024

A prefeasibility study has reported initial production of 6 000 t/y. 

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Centinela second concentrator project, Chile

23rd February 2024

Antofagasta and Marubeni Corporation have reported that the project will have a 36-year mine life, based on Centinela’s substantial ore reserve of two-billion tonnes. 

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Crownpoint-Churchrock in situ uranium project, US

23rd February 2024

A preliminary economic assessment has confirmed the potential for a long-life, low-cost in situ recovery uranium operation. 

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Eneabba rare earths refinery, Australia

23rd February 2024

Iluka Resources confirmed a major cost overrun at its refinery on February 21. 


Far West Gold Recoveries operation, South Africa – update

23rd February 2024

Far West Gold Recoveries hit full stride in the six months to December 31, 2023. 

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La Coipa restart project, Chile – update

23rd February 2024

The project achieved production in the quarter ended December 31, 2023. 

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Sleeping Giant gold project, Canada – update

23rd February 2024

Abcourt Mines has started processing gold at its Sleeping Giant mill. 

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TGME underground project, South Africa – update

23rd February 2024

Theta Gold Mines has selected a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation, of China, for the construction of its TGME gold plant, tailings storage facility and wastewater dams. 

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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania – update

23rd February 2024

Tiris is the first major calcrete uranium discovery in the region. 

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Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update

23rd February 2024

Premier African Minerals intends to raise £2.48-million before expenses through a subscription to advance its Zulu project. 

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Empire State mine, US

16th February 2024

A zinc mine in the state of New York, in the US. 

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Paulsens gold mine restart, Australia

16th February 2024

First gold is expected in the first half of 2024. 

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Seymour and Root – mine and concentrator projects, Canada

16th February 2024

A preliminary economic assessment has considered two development options for the project. 

Location map of the Alacran project

Alacran copper/gold project, Colombia

16th February 2024

A feasibility study has demonstrated an economically attractive project. 


Dougou Extension sylvinite project, Congo-Brazzaville – update

16th February 2024

Kore Potash aims to exploit the project's mineral resource, a sylvinite deposit with exceptionally high potassium chloride grade, compared with that of global potash operations. 

Lump of graphite

Epanko graphite project, Tanzania – update

16th February 2024

Processing started on a 40 t bulk sample from Epanko to provide feedstock for the EcoGraf HFfree product qualification facility programme. 

Location map of the Ewoyaa project

Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update

16th February 2024

Ewoyaa is advancing through the approvals process. 

Locantion map of Kanmantoo tenements, mine and exploration

Kanmantoo underground project – Stage 1, Australia – update

16th February 2024

Hillgrove Resources has produced first concentrate from the Kanmantoo copper mine. 

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Lafigué gold project, Côte d'Ivoire – update

16th February 2024

Endeavour Mininf has reported that construction activities are well advanced. 

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Ngualla rare earth project, Tanzania – update

16th February 2024

A final investment decision is targeted by June 2024. 

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