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Explorer issues tenders for project drilling
16th February 2024

As it looks to progress the development of its Adumbi project, Canadian gold exploration company Loncor sent drilling tenders to a number of drilling companies to bid on a 11 000 m deep drilling... 


A raw rock of pegmatite
Explorer starts Tanganyika-based drill programme
16th February 2024

During January, junior explorer and developer AJN Resources started percussion drilling on its Manono Northeast project in the Tanganyika province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Local... 


Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.
Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition
13th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining... 


A Veracio TruGyro implement placed on tests on a red rock surface
Positive reaction to machine, tech partnership
9th February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Mining equipment manufacturer Veracio, a new subsidiary of international exploration drilling company Boart Longyear, says although its partnership with directional drilling service provider... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


The Isidingo drill
DSI, CSIR and Mandela Mining Precinct to showcase innovations at Mining Indaba
25th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) will showcase technologies that have been developed... 


Capital positive about growth prospects in 2024
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed mining services company Capital continues to see strong demand across each of its business divisions, with the group expecting to report total revenue of $318-million for the year... 


Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson
Smart wristwatches to uplift mineworker well-being at Copper 360
16th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Computer programmes that use artificial intelligence (AI) to model orebodies and plan mines optimally have already been introduced by Copper 360, says the JSE AltX-listed Northern Cape copper... 


Zenith resumes full control over Split Rocks and Waratah Well lithium projects
12th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Zenith Minerals has resumed 100% control over both the Split Rocks and Waratah Well lithium projects in Western Australia. "Regaining full control of our key lithium assets in Western... 


Oriole receives remaining signature payment for Bibemi earn-in agreement
8th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Following the recently-executed definitive earn-in agreement on Aim-listed gold exploration company Oriole Resources’ Bibemi gold project, in Cameroon, the company reported on January 8 that it had... 


Epiroc's Simba E70 S production drilling rigs
Epiroc secures SKr280m equipment order for Türkiye copper mine
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and construction industries Epiroc has won a SKr280-million order from Eti Bakir, Türkiye’s largest mining company, for underground mining... 


COLLABORATIONThe Palabora copper mine Lift II expansion project is expected to extend the life of mine to at least 2038
MRC, PMC reach new depths in Lift II ventilation shaft project
15th December 2023 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client, copper miner Palabora Mining Company (PMC) celebrate a significant milestone in their partnership as they approach the... 


Sunward South Africa launch
Sunward expands presence in South Africa with new distribution, service centre
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Drilling, earthmoving and construction equipment supplier Sunward South Africa has unveiled its dedicated distribution facility in Jet Park, Boksburg, to serve the Southern African mining and... 


CAA Mining actively drilling for lithium in spodumene in Ghana – research firm
6th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Non-independent researcher SP Angel has reported that mining and exploration company CAA Mining is actively engaged in drilling operations to delineate a new lithium-in-spodumene resource in Ghana.... 


Power Metal Resources to start drill testing at Botswana project
6th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Since early October, Aim-listed exploration company Power Metal Resources has advanced plans to drill test a key target at T1-14 at its Molopo Farms Complex (MFC) project, in southwestern Botswana,... 


Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 


An image of the commissioning of five-boom drill-rig (drill-jumbo)
Specialist develops economical solutions
3rd November 2023

Multi-disciplinary specialist underground mining and metallurgical processing services company United Mining Services (UMS) Group has equipped its operations in preparation for the surge in demand... 


Murray & Roberts sign
M&R describes past year as its ‘most difficult’ since 2008
2nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The financial year ended June 30 had been the most challenging period for Murray & Roberts (M&R) Holdings since the 2008 global financial crisis, the company said in a statement on November 2. In a... 


The above image depicts the directional core drilling technology
Partnership formed to focus on directional drilling
20th October 2023

Global mining technology company IMDEX is partnering with directional core drilling (DCD) services and borehole surveying company Devico to expand their DCD capabilities and grow the market for... 


Joburg Indaba panel from left Bernard Swanepoel, Otsile Matlou, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza and Mzila Mthenjane.
Approving outstanding permits could shift economy in 12-18 months, says Mzila Mthenjane
6th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If the 5 066 outstanding mining and exploration permits were approved, South Africa could begin to see a shift in the economy within 12 to 18 months, new Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila... 


Image shows a drilling rig
Perenti completes DDH1 buy
6th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed diversified mining services provider Perenti has implemented the scheme of arrangement to acquire fellow-listed driller DDH1. The two companies earlier this year entered into a scheme... 


Empire Metals raises £3m to expand and accelerate Pitfield exploration
26th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Gold and copper exploration and development company Empire Metals has raised £3-million to advance exploration at its Pitfield project, in Western Australia. This was done by way of an... 


Bell Equipment CEO Leon Goosen.
Bell placing strong new emphasis on underground mining equipment advance
22nd September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With a legacy spanning decades and a reputation for pioneering advancements, South Africa’s Bell Equipment is now placing strong new emphasis on advancing underground mining equipment. Currently a... 


A large core sample being compared to a standard orange ballpoint pen from an exploration site n Zambia
Explorer commences soil sampling campaign
22nd September 2023

Following the receipt of forest permits in July, energy minerals explorer and developer Tertiary Minerals has started soil sampling at its Konkola West project in Zambia with about 260 soil samples... 


Capital secures major Nevada gold mining contract
20th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

London-listed mining services company Capital has announced the award of a significant drilling contract in Nevada, in the US, along with associated rig purchases, as well as an update on the... 


Andrada confirms lithium intersected pegmatites from Lithium Ridge drilling
18th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Namibian metals mining company Andrada Mining on September 18 confirmed that all drill holes – from assay results for the remaining reverse circulation (RC) exploration drilling results of an... 


An image depicting a graph
Exploration resumes at flagship gold mine
8th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

After suspending operations amid underground logistical constraints and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on contractor operations, gold producer Caledonia Mining restarted production and... 


epiroc mining machines
Epiroc wins its largest order ever at Kamoa-Kakula
5th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc has won its largest-ever order for the expansion of the Kamoa-Kakula copper mining complex, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).   Mine owner Kamoa... 


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