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Mineral Sands News

MRC raises funds for SA and Norwegian projects

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th July 2021 ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) will raise A$10.6-million through a share placement and fully underwritten non-renounceable rights issue to fund work at its Tormin mineral sands project, in South Africa, and at its Skaland graphite operation, in Norway. The company said on Monday that it... 

Mining vital to economy, can help guide country's path – President 

By: Martin Creamer     5th July 2021 Mining is vital to the South African economy and the opportunities that exist in mining can help guide the country’s path to a more inclusive and equitable economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated on Monday. Writing in his From the Desk of the President column, Ramaphosa placed mineral and... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa

Manufacturer invests in autonomy research

By: Halima Frost     2nd July 2021 As part of a continuous effort to optimise payload and improve customers’ profit margins, while decreasing emissions and impact on the environment, South African earthmoving equipment provider Bell Equipment has invested heavily in research and development in its drive toward realising full... 

GOLDEN MACHINES
Bell Equipment aims to maximise the efficacy of its articulated dump trucks to eventually attain a 'golden lap'
GOLDEN MACHINES Bell Equipment aims to maximise the efficacy of its articulated dump trucks to eventually attain a 'golden lap'

Trommels, feeders for surface mining available

By: Halima Frost     2nd July 2021 The MDS static and mobile trommels, as well as the apron feeders, of South Africa-based equipment supplier BLT World are compatible with the crushers, feeders, recycling and other screening plants in South African surface mining operations. “Our customers in the mining sector have shown a... 

BEAT THE DRUM
The MDS trommels offered by BLT World have drums which can accommodate three different screen sizes
BEAT THE DRUM The MDS trommels offered by BLT World have drums which can accommodate three different screen sizes

Iron-ore drives Aus exports to record highs

By: Esmarie Iannucci     28th June 2021 New data from the Office of the Chief Economist has estimated that Australia’s resources and energy exports would reach a record A$310-billion in 2020-21, with nearly half of the earnings coming from iron-ore alone. Exports are expected to increase further to A$334-billion in 2021-22, before... 

Iron-ore drives Aus exports to record highs

Ukraine to auction titanium and zirconium miner in August

By: Reuters     22nd June 2021 Ukraine plans to auction Europe's largest titanium and zirconium miner, United Mining and Chemical Company (UMCC), on August 31, the head of its state property fund said on Tuesday. If UMCC is sold, it will be the first successful privatisation auction of a large state-owned enterprise since a... 

Commodity price risk a top concern - KPMG

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd June 2021 A risk assessment for the Australian mining sector has placed commodity price risk as the major concern faced by miners, advisory firm KPMG said on Tuesday. In its latest Australian Mining Risk Forecast, KPMG Australia’s newly appointed head of mining, Nick Harridge said that the rise in demand... 

Commodity price risk a top concern - KPMG

Greenland’s Dundas mine jumps final regulatory hurdle

By: Mariaan Webb     17th June 2021 The Dundas ilmenite project, in Greenland, has been received its final government-level approval required before construction can start, with the approval of its exploitation and closure plan. The government in December awarded an exploitation licence for the project, which London-listed Bluejay... 

Greenland’s Dundas mine jumps final regulatory hurdle

300-plus vehicle fleets assessed for cleaner, safer mine mobility in five regions – ICMM 

By: Martin Creamer     15th June 2021 As part of the cleaner, safer vehicles initiative of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), more than 300 vehicle fleets have been assessed for cleaner, safer mobility on more than 300 mines in five regions globally, ICMM health, safety and product stewardship director Sarah Bell... 

ICMM health, safety and product stewardship director Sarah Bell
International Council on Mining and Metals’ Sarah Bell interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Allow geologists from surrounding African countries to boost SA's exploration rebirth, top explorer advises  

By: Martin Creamer     11th June 2021 Exploration geologists from surrounding countries should be allowed into South Africa to boost exploration. That is the view of Exploration Geology Consultants exploration manager Thinus Jordaan, who believes that South Africa’s planned exploration thrust should focus on commodities required in... 

Exploration Geology Consultants exploration manager Thinus Jordaan
Exploration manager Thinus Jordaan interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Mining firms with higher ESG ratings outperform market – PwC  

By: Martin Creamer     8th June 2021 Mining companies with higher environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings outperformed the broader market during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis, delivering 34% average total shareholder return over the past three years — ten percentage points higher than the general market index,  PwC... 

PwC Africa mining leader Andries Rossouw
PwC Mine 2021 Report covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd

Sheffield adjusts zircon contracts

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th June 2021 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has amended three zircon/zircon concentrate offtake agreements with Kimberley Mineral Sands (KMS) over its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. The amended agreements combined account for the sale of 170 000 t/y of zircon concentrate from the... 

Miners due better year in 2021 - report

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th June 2021 New research from PwC has found that the world’s top 40 miners could report record high revenues and earnings in 2021, and the second highest net profits in 18 years. In its Mine 2021 report, PwC noted that strong commodity prices propelled market capitalisation to rise by 64% on 2019 figures to... 

Miners due better year in 2021 - report

Union says latest unrest at RBM may be final nail in the coffin

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th June 2021 Trade union Uasa has expressed concern about the dangerous situation prevailing at Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), in KwaZulu-Natal, calling for decisive action from President Cyril Ramaphosa, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, the police and provincial government. The union... 

Sustainability report shows positive progress

4th June 2021 Mineral sands miner Kenmare’s 2020 Sustainability Report, published in April, shows the company met its first public sustainability targets last year and provides illuminating information on its sustainability actions. The company, which operates the Moma titanium minerals mine in Mozambique,... 

MICHAEL CARVILL
The sustainability report is a natural progression for Kenmare
MICHAEL CARVILL The sustainability report is a natural progression for Kenmare

Resource statement released to tempt new investment

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd June 2021 The federal government on Thursday released its first Global Resources Statement as part of its efforts to attract foreign investment and partnerships to develop Australia’s natural resources. The Global Resources Statement is the first milestone under the government’s Global Resources Strategy,... 

Resource statement released to tempt new investment

Australia poised to benefit from increased commodity demand - MCA

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd June 2021 A new report by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has shown that Australia was poised to take advantage of the predicted increase in global demand for commodities. The MCA’s Commodity Demand Outlook 2030 has predicted that seaborne iron-ore demand would rise moderately, from 1.5-billion... 

Australia poised to benefit from increased commodity demand - MCA

Pitt congratulates miners on perseverance

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd June 2021 Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt has congratulated the resources sector on its performance during the Covid-19 pandemic and for supporting the recovery of the Australian economy while building on its reputation as a stable and reliable global supplier of minerals and energy throughout the... 

Council for Geoscience goes live with digital geoscience data

By: Martin Creamer     1st June 2021 South Africa’s Council for Geoscience went live on Tuesday with making geoscience data digitally available. During a panel discussion on the first day of the Junior Indaba, Council for Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza invited all to go on to the council’s website to find this data, the bulk of which,... 

From top clockwise, ENSafrica COO Otsile Matlou, Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza, Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart, DMRE DG Advocate Thabo Mokoena and AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Photo by Creamer Media
From top clockwise, ENSafrica COO Otsile Matlou, Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza, Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart, DMRE DG Advocate Thabo Mokoena and AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.

Tender for new modern cadastre system to be invited next week   

By: Martin Creamer     1st June 2021 A tender for a new modern cadastre system to provide exploration information will be invited by the end of next week, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) director-general Advocate Thabo Mokoena said on Tuesday. In his opening keynote address on initiatives to ignite the exploration... 

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Director-General Advocate Thabo Mokoena
Junior Indaba covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Govt-Minerals Council team established to promote exploration – Mgojo  

By: Martin Creamer     26th May 2021 The Department of Mineral Resources (DMRE) and Minerals Council South Africa have established a task team to promote exploration, outgoing Minerals Council president Mxolisi Mgojo said on Wednesday. The exploration task team, Mgojo said during his address to the council’s 131st annual general... 

Progress on raising the embedded generation cap to 50MW
Minerals Council South Africa AGM covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Nolitha Fakude first woman mining industry president in 131 years 

By: Martin Creamer     26th May 2021 The board members of Minerals Council South Africa on Wednesday elected the first female president in 131 years. New president Nolitha Fakude, a former Minerals Council VP who is the chairperson of Anglo American South Africa, said she would be focusing on ensuring that mining contributes... 

Top right, clockwise are Nolitha Fakude, Paul Dunne, Peter Steenkamp and Themba Mkhwanazi.
Top right, clockwise are Nolitha Fakude, Paul Dunne, Peter Steenkamp and Themba Mkhwanazi.

RBM confirms death of GM

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th May 2021 Mineral sands producer Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) has confirmed that its operational services GM Nico Swart was fatally shot on his way to work on May 24. The company says Swart sustained injuries after the shooting incident, and it is offering all the necessary support, counselling and... 

Bluejay says Greenland Minister reaffirmed support for mining

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2021 Aim-, FSE-listed and QTCQB-traded Bluejay Mining CEO Bo Stensgard said on Friday that he had held a positive meeting with Greenland’s mining Minister, who was appointed following the recent general election in that country. Housing, Infrastructure, Mineral Resources and Gender Equality Minister... 

Iluka looks at suspending ops in Sierra Leone

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th May 2021 Mineral sands miner Iluka Resources has announced plans to temporarily suspend its Sierra Rutile operations, in Sierra Leone. The ASX-listed miner on Thursday told shareholders that it had provided the government of Sierra Leone with six months notice of its intention to suspend operations,... 

Hire jobless geologists to capture much-needed exploration data – LEI   

By: Martin Creamer     19th May 2021 A strong call for unemployed geology graduates to be contracted to capture historic exploration data electronically has been made by Letaba Elihle Investments (LEI) principal geology consultant Siphelele (Siphe) Ntshangase. In a Zoom interview with Mining Weekly Ntshangase also called on South... 

LEI Principal Geology Consultant Siphelele (Siphe) Ntshangase
LEI Principal Geology Consultant Siphelele Ntshangase interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

PPC Lime’s new owners to focus on developing markets, community wellbeing

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th May 2021 The new owner of PPC Lime, Kgatelopele Lime, will focus on developing new markets for its product and expanding its customer base. Kgatelopele is a consortium made up of mineral resources trader IMR Resources South Africa, mining-focused investment holding companies Kolobe Nala Investment Lime... 

PPC Lime manufacturing facility, in the Northern Cape
PPC Lime manufacturing facility, in the Northern Cape

Offtake eyed at Beharra

By: Esmarie Iannucci     10th May 2021 Silica Sand explorer Perpetual Resources has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s Guangdong Qinyin New Material Technology Co over the purchase of some 400 000 t/y of high grade silica sand from the Beharra project, in Western Australia. Under the MoU the parties would... 

Aus working on resource export strategy

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th May 2021 The federal government has announced a A$20-million investment into a Global Resources Strategy, to help diversify exports and find new markets for Australia’s resources and Technology. Resources, Water and Northern Australia Minister Keith Pitt on Friday said that the aim of the new strategy is... 

Northern Australia targeted for economic growth

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th May 2021 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the federal government’s intentions to invest A$190-million over the next five years as part of its growth plans for the region. Minsiter for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, announced the major investment package which was... 

Strandline pulls the trigger at Coburn

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th May 2021 Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources has taken a final investment decision on it’s a$338-million Coburn project, in Western Australia. Construction on the project will start immediately, and first production is scheduled for the second half of 2022. Construction is expected to create... 

Coburn EPC contract awarded

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th April 2021 Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources has appointed fellow-listed NRW Holdings Group’s subsidiary, Primero, to build the processing facilities at its Coburn mineral sands project, in Western Australia. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is worth some... 

Mining policy should be hugely supportive of exploration’s multiplier magic – investor  

By: Martin Creamer     28th April 2021 Mining, preceded by exploration, is the greatest economic multiplier of all business activities, including government expenditure, says Integral Asset Management chief investment officer Bruce Williamson. It therefore makes huge sense for government to enact attractive investment-friendly... 

Integral Asset Management chief investment officer Bruce Williamson.
Integral Asset Management CIO Bruce Williamson interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Strandline puts LNG in place for Coburn

By: Esmarie Iannucci     27th April 2021 Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources has finalised a liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement for its Coburn project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company on Tuesday announced that it had inked a ten-year LNG supply agreement with a joint venture (JV) between energy major... 

Mine safety key to higher copper production, says First Quantum

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th April 2021 Strong safety guidelines and training at mines across Zambia must be implemented with the seriousness they deserve to avoid workplace accidents, says global metals and mining company First Quantum Minerals (FQM) government relations specialist Dr Godwin Beene. Speaking ahead of World Day for... 

Nova taking steps to acquire outstanding KAZ Minerals shares

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th April 2021 Aim-listed Nova Resources (Bidco) has announced that, as at April 23, it had received valid acceptances of the final increased offer in respect of a total of 266.7-million KAZ Minerals shares, representing about 56.43% of the existing issued share capital of KAZ Minerals and about 93.07% of the... 

Kenmare settles into higher output numbers after plant relocation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th April 2021 London-listed Kenmare Resources says it is seeing an uptick in production as the relocated Wet Concentrator Plant B settles into operation at the Pilivili site, at the Moma titanium minerals mine, in Mozambique. The move of the plant started from the Namalope orezone to Pilivili in the third... 

Exploration industry has tight deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations  

By: Martin Creamer     9th April 2021 South Africa’s exploration industry has until April 19 to comment on controversial regulations still in draft form. “They’ve never consulted industry about it and what they are requesting is impractical,” says Allan Saad, a consulting exploration geologist, who formerly represented the now... 

Allan Saad, Consulting Exploration Geologist
Consulting exploration geologist Allan Saad interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
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