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Epiroc aims to halve carbon dioxide emissions in operations as part of 2030 goals

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2020 Mining and infrastructure equipment multinational Epiroc this week released its 2030 sustainability goals, which include halving carbon dioxide emissions from operations, transport and major suppliers, as well as from customers’ use of Epiroc equipment. "These are challenging targets, but we will... 

Mardie DFS proves positve for BCI

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st July 2020 A definitive feasibility study (DFS) on the Mardie salt and potash project, in Western Australia, has confirmed that the project could become a globally significant Tier 1 project. The DFS, released by owner BCI Minerals on Wednesday, noted that the project could produce 4.4-million tonnes a... 

Kogi adopts phased approach to funding, work on Agbaja project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th June 2020 ASX-listed Kogi Iron has announced that it will adopt a staged funding and development programme to ensure the development of its Agbaja cast steel project, in Nigeria, continues to progress. The company also revised down its initial envisaged production rate during Phase 1 of the project to... 

19 workers at Trevali mine test positive for Covid

By: Mariaan Webb     27th June 2020 Vancouver-headquartered Trevali Mining has suspended operations at its Santander zinc/lead mine, in Peru, after 19 workers tested positive for Covid-19. The company said on Friday that the workers were asymptomatic and that they were in preventative quarantine. Operations had been suspended at... 

Barrick JV to retrench most of Porgera’s staff

By: Mariaan Webb     24th June 2020 Global gold major Barrick has told the workforce at its Porgera joint venture (JV) mine that most of them will be retrenched in the coming weeks, affecting 2 650 Papua New Guinea nationals. Expatriate employees had already been retrenched and the local workforce would have their employment... 

Tulu Kapi gold project plans updated

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th June 2020 Aim-listed Kefi Minerals has recorded progress towards the goals of closing full project funding  for its Tulu Kapi gold project, in Ethiopia, in October and for gold production to start in 2022. "I am pleased to report that development and financing activities have been adjusted following recent... 

African Gold unveils DFS for 100 000 oz/y Mali mine

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th June 2020 TSX-V-listed African Gold Group has published a definitive feasibility study (DFS), as well as an updated mineral resource and reserve estimate, for the Kobada gold project, in Mali. The DFS envisions a production rate of 100 000 oz/y for the first five years of operation.  

Nevada Copper readies to resume production in third quarter

By: Simone Liedtke     17th June 2020 TSX-listed Nevada Copper continues preparing for the restart of processing operations at its Pumpkin Hollow underground mine, in the US, which is planned for the third quarter, subject to revision based on impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors. The miner also said on Tuesday that it... 

Wescoal develops SOPs, COPs for Covid, expects upcoming loss

By: Martin Creamer     15th June 2020 Coal-mining and trading company Wescoal on Monday voluntarily updated shareholders on its operations, strategic projects and milestones as well as its quarterly production and sales figures from its operating assets. Wescoal stated that it was in the process of finalising its results for the year... 

Construction activities to resume at Scotgold’s Cononish mine

By: Simone Liedtke     12th June 2020 Construction and development activities at Aim-listed Scotgold Resources’ Cononish gold and silver mine, in Scotland, will resume on June 15. The mine has been on care and maintenance since March 27. 

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