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Exxaro fulfills yearly corporate sustainability initiative obligations

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd October 2021 South African coal and heavy minerals miner Exxaro Resources has fulfilled its yearly obligations as a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Exxaro recently delivered its UNGC Communication on Progress (COP) document, which... 

Hummingbird’s production impacted by equipment availability

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd October 2021 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources poured 22 102 oz of gold during its third quarter, with sales for the period amounting to 22 255 oz at an average realised price of $1 782/oz. This left the gold miner with a gold inventory of 2 769 oz at the end of September, valued at $4.8-million. 

NorZinc’s Prairie Creek targets 261Mlb/y of zinc-equivalent

By: Mariaan Webb     22nd October 2021 TSX-listed NorZinc is starting on an updated definitive feasibility study for its Prairie Creek project, in the Northwest Territories, Canada, having completed a positive preliminary economic assessment (PEA). The PEA incorporates an updated mineral resource estimate of 9.8-million tonnes at... 

Piedmont adds to Carolina resource

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd October 2021 Lithium miner Piedmont Lithium has increased the mineral resource estimate for its Carolina project to 44.2-million tonnes, grading 1.08% lithium oxide for about 1.1-million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent. About 774 000 t of this lithium carbonate equivalent resource has been estimated... 

Illegal sand mines continue to profit

By: Claire O'Reilly     22nd October 2021 Statistics released by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) inaccurately reflect the volume of illegal mining operations in South Africa, says mining industry body Aspasa (formerly Aggregate and Sand Producers of Southern Africa).  

Technologies play powerful role in climate change efforts

By: Anna Moross     22nd October 2021 Technology is a critical accelerator in the efforts to implement climate change actions, and according to South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) energy efficiency and data & knowledge management GM Barry Bredenkamp, there is a major shift in the design of energy-consuming... 

Studies show women benefit from modernisation

By: Nadine Ramdass     22nd October 2021 As more women join the mining industry in a professional capacity, more research and studies are analysing the various obstacles they have to contend with, as well as how employers can address these. Such research is instrumental in helping the historically male-dominated industry adapt so that... 

Google to invest $1bn to support Africa’s digital transformation

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd October 2021 Google plans to invest $1-billion over five years to support Africa’s digital transformation. The investment will focus on enabling fast, affordable Internet access; building helpful products; supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses; and helping nonprofit organisations to improve lives... 

Empowering communities to be economically sustainable in Matzikama

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st October 2021 The Tronox Mineral Sands operation, situated in the Western Cape, mines and beneficiates heavy minerals to produce titanium dioxide feedstock (chloride and sulphate grades), zircon, rutile and high purity iron products. On October 19 and 20, 2021, Tronox Mineral Sands, in collaboration with the... 

BHP studies the potential for using nickel mine waste to capture carbon

By: Reuters     21st October 2021 BHP Group is looking at the potential to use the waste from its Australian nickel mining operations to capture and store carbon and will conduct field trials this financial year. It is also harnessing new technologies to look deeper underground for minerals critical to the energy transition like... 

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