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Mining in Mozambique

Infrastructure improvements, coherent legislation could boost industry

By: Cameron Mackay     10th June 2022 Foreign direct investment in Mozambique has been in decline since 2013, owing to political uncertainty, falling commodity prices and security concerns. Law firm Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech says domestic investment has, however, remained steady throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and the... 

Firm part of offshore project

10th June 2022 Global leader and reference in heavy lifting and engineered transport Sarens, in a press release released in May, reaffirmed its position as an important partner in large-scale projects, citing its involvement in operations for oil and gas in Mozambique. Sarens was involved, in Maputo, on... 

Firm offers labour solutions to mines

By: Cameron Mackay     10th June 2022 Integrated employment management solutions company Quyn will use its presence, contacts and previous experience in projects in Mozambique to supply bespoke employment management solutions to the mining sector, says Quyn Mozambique country manager Nelo Teixeira. Quyn provides a range of tailored... 

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BESPOKE EMPLOYMENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS Quyn will use its experience in providing labour for infrastructure projects in the country to assist the country’s mining sector

Mandate will aid project’s progress

10th June 2022 Graphite miner Triton Minerals announced in April that it had entered into a mandate with financial solutions provider Taurus Capital Group, pursuant to which Taurus agreed to act as a lead manager of a placement to raise up to about $4.1-million (before costs). Taurus will act as a lead manager... 

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PROJECT DEVELOPMENT Once complete, this capital raising will enable the continued, rapid development of Triton’s flagship Ancuabe project towards production

Hybrid energy system benefits mine, indicates sustainable momentum

By: Cameron Mackay     10th June 2022 The approval of a solar and battery system at miner Syrah Resources’ Balama graphite operation, in Mozambique, reflects an ongoing shift in the African mining sector towards sustainability, self-reliance and cost control, states energy investment company CrossBoundary Energy mining business... 

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RENEWABLE MOMENTUM African mines are proving to be leaders in adopting hybrid energy solutions, owing to the high costs, uncertainty, and complex logistics

Aid critical amid unstable climate

By: Nadine Ramdass     4th June 2021 Dual-listed Gemfields Mining subsidiary Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM) – a joint venture (JV) with Mozambique-registered company Mwiriti – has prioritised humanitarian services amid insurgent attacks and illegal mining in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, in Mozambique. “Since the incidents of... 

MRM made 500 bulk kits with basic food products available for distribution
MRM made 500 bulk kits with basic food products available for distribution

Socioeconomic challenges threaten progressive laws

By: Nadine Ramdass     4th June 2021 Mozambique’s Mining Law and Petroleum Law are progressive and designed to attract investment to the country, but the impact of the declining economy since 2016, the Covid-19 pandemic and an insurgency in northern province, Cabo Delgado, have made it difficult for the country to reap the benefits... 

WARREN BEECH
Government will need to take decisive steps to stimulate further investment.
WARREN BEECH Government will need to take decisive steps to stimulate further investment.

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

Water is key factor in responsible mining

4th June 2021 The impact of the recent Cyclone Eloise has shown that mines in Mozambique face extreme challenges related to water, which can only be addressed through early planning and continuous management, explains consulting engineers SRK Consulting partner and principal hydrologist Peter Shepherd and... 

DES MOSSOP 
SRK is able to apply a range of its mining-related disciplines in mining projects
DES MOSSOP SRK is able to apply a range of its mining-related disciplines in mining projects

Ruby mine recovery on horizon

By: Nadine Ramdass     4th June 2021 Insurgent attacks and Covid-19 have had a significant impact on the Mozambican mining industry, says Gemfields CEO Sean Gilbertson. The investment climate in Mozambique, particularly Cabo Delgado – which holds a lot of promise from an investment perspective, in terms of growth opportunities, and... 

ADRIAN BANKS
Healthy ruby supply and demand are expected this year
ADRIAN BANKS Healthy ruby supply and demand are expected this year

Approval for ruby licence acquisition granted

5th June 2020 Coloured gemstone mining and marketing company Fura Gems received formal approval from the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique (MIREM) for the acquisition of a ruby licence, the company said in a release last month. It noted that it had completed the previously announced... 

MORE AND MORE 
Fura is in the process of completing the purchase and sale of interests in three additional ruby prospecting licences in Mozambique
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MORE AND MORE Fura is in the process of completing the purchase and sale of interests in three additional ruby prospecting licences in Mozambique

Operations restart following suspension

5th June 2020 Australia-based industrial minerals and technology company Syrah Resources will restart operations at the Battery Anode Material (BAM) plant in Louisiana, in the US, the company said in a release last month. This follows the temporary suspension of production in March of both the BAM plant, as... 

Strides made at graphite project

5th June 2020 Significant advances were made by ASX-listed Triton Minerals at its flagship Ancuabe graphite project in northern Mozambique, the company announced in an ASX announcement in April. The announcement outlined its activities for the three-month period ending March 31, 2020. 

Company delivers remote solutions

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     5th June 2020 Covid-19 and the consequent physical-distancing requirements have raised challenges for every mining company, especially in delivering effective training and face-to-face coaching, says global mining technology and workforce optimisation firm Immersive Technologies regional VP Johan Stemmet. He... 

CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENT
Provides immediate recognition of return on investment through workforce development techniques
CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENT Provides immediate recognition of return on investment through workforce development techniques

Ilmenite production continues despite Covid-19 operational impact

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     5th June 2020 Covid-19 restrictions have caused delays to its growth project, titanium minerals and zircon producer Kenmare Resources noted in its first-quarter production update, released in April. It operates the Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique. 

WET CONCENTRATOR
WCP B in operation at Namalope
WET CONCENTRATOR WCP B in operation at Namalope

Ancuabe expected to deliver first graphite in 2020

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     7th June 2019 Graphite developer Triton Minerals aims to start full construction of its Ancuabe graphite project, in the Cabo Delgado region of northern Mozambique, in the third quarter of this year and, subject to financing, expects first production in late 2020, says Triton Minerals CFO David Edwards. He... 

CRITICAL STEP Once financing discussions for Ancuabe are complete, Triton Minerals expects to start design work, mobilisation to site and construction
CRITICAL STEP Once financing discussions for Ancuabe are complete, Triton Minerals expects to start design work, mobilisation to site and construction

Company awaits mining lease approval

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     7th June 2019 Diversified resources company Savannah Resources is eagerly awaiting the last outstanding mining lease approval for the Mutamba heavy mineral sands joint venture (JV) project, in the Gaza and Inhambane provinces of Mozambique, says Savannah CEO David Archer. Savannah has a consortium agreement... 

TREASURE TROVE
The Mutamba project is one of the largest undeveloped mineral sands accumulations in the world
TREASURE TROVE The Mutamba project is one of the largest undeveloped mineral sands accumulations in the world

Market growth supports Moz graphite project reaching full production

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     7th June 2019 Australian resources company and graphite miner Syrah Resources’ base case demand view provides natural graphite market growth of about 270 000 t in the next three years from about 750 000 t at the end of last year, almost all of which is in natural graphite fines, with quality also becoming an... 

SHAUN VERNER
Our focus for this year is for consistency and stability through methodical continuation of production volume increase
SHAUN VERNER Our focus for this year is for consistency and stability through methodical continuation of production volume increase

Gemfields partners with National Geographic

7th June 2019 Gemstones supplier Gemfields is partnering with National Geographic to lift the veil on vital projects supported by Gemfields in Africa, benefitting both communities and conservation. Gemfields’ gemstone mining operations in Zambia and Mozambique provide a significant benefit to these African... 

BENEFICIAL OPERATIONS Gemfields’ gemstone mining operations in Zambia and Mozambique provide a significant benefit to these African countries
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BENEFICIAL OPERATIONS Gemfields’ gemstone mining operations in Zambia and Mozambique provide a significant benefit to these African countries

Minerals processing company sees growth opportunity in Moz

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     7th June 2019 Minerals processing specialist Multotec boasts an entrenched presence in Mozambique, having operated in the country’s mining sector for more than 15 years, and Multotec Mozambique regional manager Thinus Kruger tells Mining Weekly that there is potential for the company to grow further. Multotec... 

KRIS VERGOTE
Multotec supports its products and regularly communicates with and visits clients
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KRIS VERGOTE Multotec supports its products and regularly communicates with and visits clients

Aury Africa to open an office in Mozambique

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     7th June 2019 Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa will open an office in Tete, Mozambique, by the third quarter this year. Aury Africa director Sydney Parkhouse says all company registration requirements have been met. The African mining and mineral resources sector is... 

Battery Minerals on track to produce graphite after raising A$20m

8th June 2018 Minerals explorer Battery Minerals is advancing its Montepuez graphite project in the north-west of Montepuez, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique following the latest fund-raising. The company has received financial commitments for A$20-million through a share placement at 6c a share. The proceeds will be... 

STAGE ONE The Montepuez graphite mine will produce 45 000 t/y to 50 000 t/y of graphite concentrate
STAGE ONE The Montepuez graphite mine will produce 45 000 t/y to 50 000 t/y of graphite concentrate

Energy company expects appropriate tariff from financial model review

By: Melissa Zisengwe     8th June 2018 Emerging Mozambican power development company Ncondezi Energy says the positive preliminary results from updated proposals from the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts, for its integrated power and coal mine project indicate... 

SUPPLY BOOST The Ncondezi project will supply 300 MW to the Mozambican grid, specifically into the northern grid, where power supply is unreliable
SUPPLY BOOST The Ncondezi project will supply 300 MW to the Mozambican grid, specifically into the northern grid, where power supply is unreliable

Heavy rains affect production at Manica gold concession

8th June 2018 The alluvial production at the Manica gold mining concession in Mozambique for the first quarter of the year was disappointing on the back of prolonged heavy rains, although real progress was made, says diversified metals and minerals producer Xtract Resources executive chairperson Colin Bird.... 

Major graphite development shows Mozambique resource potential

By: Melissa Zisengwe     8th June 2018 Australian resources company and graphite miner Syrah Resources says the Balama graphite project is the first major resources development in Mozambique for several years, with the company, along with the Mozambique government, “demonstrating the importance of operating stability in Mozambique to... 

OPERATING STABILITY The Balama graphite project provides a long-term and consistent source of high-grade flake graphite
OPERATING STABILITY The Balama graphite project provides a long-term and consistent source of high-grade flake graphite

MMEC conference outlook indicative of state of mining industry

By: Melissa Zisengwe     8th June 2018 The increase in international participation at the sixth edition of the Mozambique Mining, Energy and Natural Gas Conference (MMEC) reflected the state of the Mozambique mining industry, which is an emerging market, says event organiser AME Trade. The conference was held in Maputo on April 25 and... 

SIXTH EDITION The Mozambique Mining, Energy and Natural Gas Conference was held in Maputo on April 25 and 26
SIXTH EDITION The Mozambique Mining, Energy and Natural Gas Conference was held in Maputo on April 25 and 26

Natural flake graphite market expected to move into a deficit around 2020

By: Melissa Zisengwe     8th June 2018 Graphite miner Syrah Resources is expecting the global flake graphite market to remain in a state of small oversupply this year but to move into a deficit in the coming years, as the company increases its graphite production ahead of an expected increase in demand from electric cars, buses and... 

GRAPHITE DEMAND Syrah Resources expects global demand to grow by 10% and reach about 780 000 t in 2018
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GRAPHITE DEMAND Syrah Resources expects global demand to grow by 10% and reach about 780 000 t in 2018

Resources company on target for PFS completion

By: Melissa Zisengwe     8th June 2018 Diversified resources company Savannah Resources says the company is well on target to complete the Mutamba prefeasibility study (PFS) in early 2019, as stage one of the PFS is well advanced and includes a gap analysis, an options review, project planning and budget finalisation for stage two of... 

ON TARGET The prefeasibility study assesses the Mutamba project’s potential development and the economic aspects
ON TARGET The prefeasibility study assesses the Mutamba project’s potential development and the economic aspects

Second binding offtake highlights demand for graphite concentrate

8th June 2018 The external support for the Ancuabe graphite project in Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique in the form of a second binding offtake agreement signed last month, provides “strong” momentum for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), financing and development objectives of the project,... 

GRAPHITE SAMPLE About a third of the graphite in Triton Minerals’s deposit is jumbo flake and about 59% is large flake
GRAPHITE SAMPLE About a third of the graphite in Triton Minerals’s deposit is jumbo flake and about 59% is large flake

Mustang Resources finds more high-grade vanadium at Moz project

8th June 2018 Emerging multicommodity miner Mustang Resources’ latest assay results for the Caula vanadium/graphite project in northern Mozambique continue to underpin a strong economic outlook for the project, with the miner noting that a maiden vanadium resource is due soon. Mustang Resources announced last... 

HIGH-GRADE VANADIUM The latest assays indicate grades of up to 1.02% vanadium pentoxide and 24.2% total graphitic carbon
HIGH-GRADE VANADIUM The latest assays indicate grades of up to 1.02% vanadium pentoxide and 24.2% total graphitic carbon

Modest mining industry growth on back of political turmoil

By: Nadine James     9th June 2017 Mozambique's mining industry is expected to increase marginally from $640-million in 2017 to $756-million in 2021, largely as a consequence of the challenging operating environment created by escalating political tensions and minimal public-sector support. This forecast is made by research... 

ENTERING A DRY SPELL The Mozambique mining industry has been adversely affected by the 2016 debt scandal, legislative changes and escalating tensions between the government and the main opposition
ENTERING A DRY SPELL The Mozambique mining industry has been adversely affected by the 2016 debt scandal, legislative changes and escalating tensions between the government and the main opposition
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