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Copper majors report sound performances

17th May 2019 Several large diversified miners dominate copper production in Zambia and account for a significant amount of copper production in the Copperbelt, which includes the Copperbelt province and the towns of Ndola, Kitwe, Chingola, Luanshya and Mufulira in particular, as well as the Democratic... 

Las Cruces mine, Spain

By: Sheila Barradas     26th April 2019 A copper mining complex located in Sevilla, in Southern Spain. 

Çayeli Bakir mine, Turkey

By: Sheila Barradas     18th April 2019 A copper/zinc mine located on the Black Sea coast of north-eastern Turkey. 

Explosives company expanding West African footprint

12th April 2019 South Africa-based explosives company BME continues to strengthen its presence in West Africa – which is poised to become one of the top five gold-producing regions in the world. BME – a division of the JSE-listed chemical manufacturing company Omnia Group – manufactures explosives at emulsion... 

First Quantum plans $327m Cobre Panama expansion

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st April 2019 Base metals miner First Quantum Minerals is planning a $327-million expansion at its new Cobre Panama mine, raising the throughput rate to 100-million tonnes a year by 2023, the Canada-headquartered company has revealed in an updated technical report for the Panama-based project. The expansion... 

Argentina mining gets Macri boost as tough election looms

By: Bloomberg     26th March 2019 Argentina is eyeing its first major new mining project in two decades, nudged forward by President Mauricio Macri’s market-oriented policies. But there’s no guarantee he’ll be around to take credit. Argentina’s economy is tanking with the central bank hiking interest rates to ease inflation and... 

First Quantum is said to offer $700m for Zambia mine

By: Bloomberg     5th February 2019 First Quantum Minerals has offered to buy the Zambian government’s 20% stake in Africa’s biggest copper mine for as much as $700-million, according to two people familiar with the transaction. Vancouver-based First Quantum already owns 80% of the Kansanshi mine in Zambia’s North-Western... 

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