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Petra acknowledges Raid human rights abuse claims report, takes interim remedial action  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th November 2020 London-listed Petra Diamonds has acknowledged a report published by UK-based corporate watchdog Raid that identifies a number of alleged human rights abuses relating to security operations at the Williamson mine, in Tanzania. Petra has committed to investigate these claims and plans to appoint a... 

Will pay for Moon dirt: NASA seeks to set law for space mining

By: Bloomberg     11th September 2020 NASA wants to buy some moon rocks, and it’s seeking out companies to make space mining trips so that it can establish a legal framework for its galactic aspirations. The agency is soliciting bids from explorers anywhere on Earth who are willing to finance their own trips to the moon and collect... 

Ridgeline Minerals wins Mines and Money junior pitch battle

By: Donna Slater     4th September 2020 Nevada-based junior gold explorer Ridgeline Minerals won the pitch battle during the Mines and Money Online Connect webinar series, hosted from August 31 to September 3. The pitch battle involved five junior mining companies, who pitched a project of their choice to five investment judges. Each... 

Xtract appoints mining contractor for Boa Esperanza deposit

By: Donna Slater     25th August 2020 Resource, development and mining company Xtract Resources’ wholly-owned Mozambican subsidiary Explorator has concluded an additional mining contractor agreement with Longhau Tianci Mining Company for the exploitation of the Boa Esperanza hard-rock gold deposit at its Manica mining concession in... 

Bolivia's largest mine suspends operations again due to pandemic

By: Reuters     25th August 2020 Bolivia's San Cristóbal mine, a huge deposit of zinc, lead and silver, has suspended operations for a second time due to the coronavirus outbreak, it said on Monday, as Covid-19 infections continued to spread in the landlocked South American nation. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of... 

New sewage treatment plants planned

By: Darren Parker     21st August 2020 Following the successful commissioning of a sewage treatment plant for coal mining company Canyon Coal’s Khanye colliery, in Gauteng, in early 2019, plans are under way to build similar plants at the company’s planned De Wittekrans and Palmietkuilen collieries. In a statement issued by the... 

Danakali appoints accommodation, support services contractor for Colluli project

By: Simone Liedtke     20th August 2020 ASX- and LSE-listed Danakali’s Colluli Mining Share Company has appointed UK company RA International Group as its preferred contractor for the supply of accommodation, support services and other infrastructure buildings in support of the Colluli sulphate of potash project's development, in... 

Capital reports strong first-half performance

By: Donna Slater     20th August 2020 Mining services company Capital Limited recorded revenue of $65.1-million for the half year ended June 30, an increase of 18.8% compared with the first half of 2019, and of 8.5% compared with the second half of 2019. The company attributes its strong first-half performance to operations across... 

High-flying Gold Fields' profit soars, half-year dividend up

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2020 Covid notwithstanding, gold mining company Gold Fields saw its profit soar in the six months to June 30 and the half-year dividend declared equated to last year’s full-year dividend. The Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, headed by CEO Nick Holland, announced attributable profit for the... 

Xtract Resources, Longhau ink agreement for exploitation of Guy Fawkes deposit

By: Simone Liedtke     19th August 2020 Diversified metals and minerals producer Xtract Resources’ wholly-owned Mozambican subsidiary, Explorator Limitada, has concluded a mining contractor agreement with Longhau Tianci Mining for the exploitation of the Guy Fawkes hard rock gold deposit at its Manica mining concession in Mozambique.... 

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