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Mining in Tanzania

Potential to expand mineral sands project

12th October 2018 The latest drilling results from Australian mineral exploration and development company Strandline Resources show there is significant potential to expand its 100% owned Tanga South Tajiri mineral sands project in Tanzania. The reconnaissance drilling returned multiple intersections of high-grade... 

Armadale releases half-year results

12th October 2018 Australian investment company Armadale Capital released its half-year report in September, showing a 25% resource upgrade proving that the Mahenge Liandu project is a significant discovery and detailing the completion of various projects. Armadale has been focusing on the scoping study and... 

Armadale releases  half-year results
PERFECT POSTCODE The Mahenge Liandu project is situated near some of the biggest graphite discoveries in the world

Encouraging results from maiden drill

12th October 2018 The assay results from Australian mineral exploration and development company Strandline Resources maiden air-core (AC) drill programme and the second round of auger drilling at the Bagamoyo (BG) mineral sands project in Tanzania have provided the company with encouraging results. The BG-2... 

Encouraging results  from maiden drill
MINERAL RICH The Bagamoyo project is rich in various minerals, including zircon

Graphex positive common ground to be found

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     12th October 2018 Australian mineral exploration and development company Graphex Mining submitted a 200-page document to the Tanzanian Ministry of Minerals earlier this month. The submission contains recommendations regarding the new mining legislation that was announced in Tanzania in July 2017. “At one of our... 

Graphex positive common ground to be found
COMMON GROUND The future of the Tanzanian mining industry relies on finding common ground between investors and the government

Ore Corp increases shareholding

12th October 2018 Australian development company Ore Corp received approval from the Tanzanian Fair Competition Commission (FCC) to increase its interest in the Nyanzaga Mining Company Limited (NMCL) to 51%. However, the move remains subject to the approval of the newly established Mining Commission. The... 

Ore Corp increases shareholding
GOLD FUTURE Ore Corp is looking to increase its gold portfolio with an increasing shareholding in the Nyanzaga Mining Company Limited

Shanta looking to positive future in Tanzania

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     12th October 2018 Amid recent changes to Tanzanian mining legislation that has emphasised localisation, Guernsey-based East Africa gold producer Shanta Gold remains optimistic about its future mining prospects in the country, says Shanta Gold CEO Eric Zurrin. “The new legislation has worked in our favour, as we... 

Shanta looking  to positive future in Tanzania
ERIC ZURRIN The changes in mining legislation prompted Shanta Gold to streamline some of its procedures and increase cash flow

Tanzanian mining sector facing tough times

13th October 2017 The Tanzanian mining sector has been hardest hit by regulatory changes in the country, with investors in other sectors also adopting a more cautious stance, which will present headwinds to growth in the long term, says research firm BMI Research. A recent dispute between the Tanzanian government... 

Tanzanian mining sector  facing tough times
Photo by Duane Daws
MINING DIFFICULTIES Recent regulatory changes have increased the difficulties of mining in Tanzania

ASX-listed company shares views on new legislation

13th October 2017 ASX-listed Magnis Resources has received and reviewed initial legal advice on the new legislative amendments to the legal framework governing the mining and natural resources sector in Tanzania and its impact on the company’s activities in Tanzania. The legal advice confirms the in-country... 

ASX-listed company shares views on  new legislation
Photo by Reuters
THREE NEW BILLS The Tanzanian government has introduced three new Bills that will affect Magnus Resources’ mine in the country

Development plan for gasfield submitted for approval

13th October 2017 Oil and gas company Aminex has submitted a development plan for the Ntorya field, located onshore in the Ruvuma basin, in Tanzania, to the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) for approval. 

Development plan  for gasfield submitted for approval
NTORYA GASFIELD Aminex's development plan is a key step towards obtaining a development licence and the commercialising of the resources from the Ntorya appraisal area

Investor support for Tanzania-focused company

13th October 2017 All subscribers to the convertible loan notes issued on September 27 by Tanzania-focused mineral exploration and development company Kibo Mining have elected to convert the notes to Kibo shares. The notes were converted at a Kibo share price of £0.05, which was calculated in accordance with the... 

Investor support for Tanzania-focused company
Photo by Bloomberg
TANZANIAN COAL TO POWER Kibo is undertaking twin track development at Mbeya comprising a coal mine based on the existing coal resources and a 250 MW to 300 MW mouth-of-mine thermal power plant – the Mbeya coal-to-power project

Mining licence application submitted to Tanzanian govt

13th October 2017 Junior graphite developer Walkabout Resources has submitted a mining licence application to the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of Tanzania for the Lindi Jumbo mine. The application, submitted last month, was prepared in compliance with the recently promulgated amendments to Tanzania’s Mining Act... 

Legislation not expected to significantly impact on niobium mine

13th October 2017 A significant proportion of the much discussed new legislation that has been implemented in Tanzania is not expected to impact ASX-listed Cradle Resources or its jointly-owned niobium mining company Panda Hill Tanzania (PHT), says Cradle Resources. The new legislation is contained in three bills... 

Legislation not expected to significantly impact on niobium mine
IN-COUNTRY VALUE-ADDITION Cradle Resources' proposed Panda Hill project will upgrade its niobium concentrate to ferroniobium on site, which is in line with new Tanzanian legislation on local beneficiation

Soil sampling, mapping suggest new gold targets

13th October 2017 A large soil anomaly with a peak value of 0.25 g/t gold has been discovered at the New York target area of ASX-listed Tanga Resources’ Hanang gold project, in Tanzania, following a geochemical sampling and mapping programme. Tanga Resources CEO Matthew Bowles explains that the New York target... 

Mining licence submitted for Fungoni

13th October 2017 ASX-listed Strandline Resources has submitted the mining licence application for its Fungoni heavy mineral sands (HMS) project, in Tanzania, to the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. The application has been prepared in light of the advanced engineering work conducted to date as part of the... 

Diamond struggles in Tanzania

13th October 2017 Owing to the possible loss of revenue at London-listed Petra Diamonds’ operation in Tanzania, it is likely that the mining company will have to seek a waiver from its banking consortium, as it has in the past, for its December 2017 bank covenant test. This is according to credit ratings firm... 

Diamond struggles in Tanzania
Photo by Duane Daws
MINE CARE AND MAINTENANCE Petra Diamonds’ Williamson mine, in Tanzania, may be put on care and maintenance

Building presence in East Africa through Tanzanian office

13th October 2017 Drive engineering specialist SEW-Eurodrive is adding to its existing presence in Tanzania, its main hub in Eastern Africa, by opening a new office in Kenya and starting a recruitment drive in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). SEW-Eurodrive’s Tanzanian branch, in Der Es Salaam,... 

Building presence in East Africa through Tanzanian office
RAYMOND OBERMEYER The importance of Tanzania as a regional hub is underscored by the fact that it is undergoing significant infrastructure development

Tanzania-focused mineral sands explorer appoints new leadership

By: Simone Liedtke     7th October 2016 ASX-listed mineral sands exploration company Strandline Resources recently appointed Luke Graham as MD and CEO to lead the company in the execution of strategic development opportunities in Tanzania and Australia. 

Tanzania-focused mineral  sands explorer appoints new leadership
INFRASTRUCTURE AT HAND Major underused ports at Tanga, Dar es Salaam and Mtwara, in Tanzania, are available to serve all Strandline Resource’s prospective mining areas

Mbeya power project slightly delayed by changes in government

By: Simone Liedtke     7th October 2016 Changes in the Tanzanian government have caused minor delays in Tanzania-based minerals exploration and development company Kibo Mining’s memorandum of understanding (MoU) with State-owned power utility Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco). The MoU involves the supply of power from the... 

Mbeya power project  slightly delayed by  changes in government
PRIORITY PROJECT The Mbeya coal-to-power project is located in the Mtwara corridor in south-west Tanzania, where government has prioritised infrastructure development

Cyanide detoxification at Tanzanian mines a high priority

By: Simone Liedtke     7th October 2016 The gold mining industry in Tanzania is facing highly-sensitive environmental challenges related to the storage of treated gold plant residues in tailings ponds, mixer and peristaltic pumps manufacturer Afromix MD Eugene Els tells Mining Weekly. 

Cyanide detoxification at Tanzanian mines  a high priority
TECHNOLOGY DEMAND Afromix was called on by various gold mining companies in Tanzania to supply high-flow gas dispersion agitators in their cyanide destruction plants

New mine plan for New Luika expected in Q1 2017

By: Simone Liedtke     7th October 2016 Low-cost Tanzanian gold producer Shanta Gold has significant growth potential across its assets and expects to release an updated mine plan for its New Luika gold mine in the first quarter of 2017. 

New mine plan for New Luika expected in Q1 2017
LOCAL WORKFORCE Ninety-three per cent of Shanta’s workforce is Tanzanian and about 40% lives in the local villages surrounding the mining sites of its projects

Panda Hill advancing

By: Simone Liedtke     7th October 2016 Metallurgical engineering company MDM Engineering expects to complete the front-end engineering design (FEED) at the end of this month for niobium mining company Panda Hill Tanzania’s (PHT) niobium project located near the town of Songwe, in Mbeya, Tanzania. Mauritius-based PHT is jointly owned... 

Panda Hill advancing
NIOBIUM PROMISE The Panda Hill niobium project's definitive feasibility study has focused on producing an average of 5 400 t/y of niobium in the form of ferroniobium over its life-of-mine

Potential of LNG in Tanzania highlighted

By: Simone Liedtke     7th October 2016 With the discovery of large volumes of natural gas in Tanzania, South African welding, cutting and gas products and services provider African Oxygen (Afrox) is confident that there are numerous opportunities related to the use of this gas in Tanzania to replace other less efficient and costly... 

Potential of LNG in Tanzania highlighted
BUZWAGI BUSINESS Linde Engineering provided a 40 t/d oxygen production plant using vacuum pressure swing adsorption technology to Acacia Mining's Buzwagi gold mine

New mining board familiarised with tanzanite operation

7th October 2016 The board of directors of State Mining Corporation (Stamico), a wholly-owned government enterprise under Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals, have concluded a two-day visit to the company’s joint venture (JV) operation with rare and precious gemstone tanzanite miner and supplier... 

New mining board familiarised with tanzanite operation
BUCKREEF GOLD MINE The mining operation is a joint venture between State Mining Corporation and Tanzania American International Development Corporation

Graphite projects gaining ground

7th October 2016 Independent, confirmatory testwork with respect to the marketability of Chilalo has been completed at Australian resource company Graphex Mining’s Chilalo graphite project in south-east Tanzania, for which Australian mining project development consultant Battery Limits completed the... 

Graphite projects gaining ground
REPUTATIONAL STRENGTH Battery Limits's work to accelerate the development of Chilalo in Tanzania is in line with its rapidly growing reputation in graphite and other energy-related commodities

Select PPE

7th October 2016 Established in 1998, Select PPE is a distributor of application-specific personal protective equipment for customers operating in the mining, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, petroleum, hospitality, medical, corporate and security sectors throughout Africa. Select PPE formulated a ‘PPE... 

Select PPE

Thickener upgrade under way in Tanzania, demand growing in Africa

7th October 2016 Mineral processing equipment specialist Tenova Takraf Africa is currently upgrading a thickener at a gold mine in Tanzania, with the scope covering the complete under solution, which includes new rakes, torque tube, centre cage and thickener drive.  

Thickener upgrade under way in Tanzania, demand growing in Africa
TANZANIAN ACTIVITY Three Tenova Delkor thickeners are installed at a gold mine in Tanzania

Company increases investment in niobium project

9th October 2015 ASX-listed company Cradle Resources indicated in July that Africa-focussed mining platform Tremont Investments increased its shareholding in the Panda Hill niobium project, in Tanzania, to 37.5%. Tremont invested $5-million to acquire a further 12.5% stake in the project, bringing its investment... 

Company increases  investment in  niobium project
Photo by Cumulus
ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT Tremont Investments increased its investment in the Panda Hill niobium project, in Tanzania, to to derisk the project

Gold project mineral resource updated

9th October 2015 Canada-based junior exploration company Helio Resource Corp in March reported that it had received an updated National Instrument 43-101-compliant mineral resource estimate for its SMP gold project in Tanzania, from industry consultants Snowden Mining. The purpose of the mineral resource estimate... 

Tanzania project geotechnical study outcome positive

9th October 2015 Dual-listed iron-ore mining and base and precious metals exploration company IMX Resources reported in September that its joint venture (JV) partner in  the Tanzania-based Ntaka Hill project, Loricatus Resource Investments, known as Fig Tree, has declared a positive outcome to its geotechnical... 

Coal-to-power DFS to be completed by year-end

By: Kimberley Smuts     9th October 2015 Tanzania-based minerals exploration and development company Kibo Mining will complete the integrated mining and power definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its Mbeya coal-to-power project (MCPP) by the end of the year, provided there are no unexpected delays, the company says. Kibo completed the... 

Coal-to-power DFS to be completed by year-end
DFS UNDERWAY Kibo Mining will complete the integrated mining and power definitive feasibility study DFS for its Mbeya coal-to-power project by the end of the year

Mineral exploration company to start drilling campaign

By: Kimberley Smuts     9th October 2015 ASX-listed mineral exploration and development company Strandline Resources will start a major drilling campaign in Tanzania once its acquisition of public Australian exploration company Jacana Minerals Tanzania has been completed, Strandline Resources tells Mining Weekly. The acquisition is... 

Mineral exploration company to start drilling campaign
DRILLING CAMPAIGN TO BEGIN Strandline Resources will start a major drilling campaign in Tanzania once its acquisition of public Australian exploration company Jacana Minerals Tanzania has been completed
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