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Workers begin strike at Chile's sprawling Chuquicamata copper mine

By: Reuters     14th June 2019 More than 3 000 unionised workers at Codelco's sprawling Chuquicamata copper mine walked off the job early Friday morning after failing to reach a labour deal earlier this week with Codelco, the world's top producer of the metal. Chuquicamata unions 1, 2, and 3 rejected a contract offer from the... 

Qld wants to make Mount Isa line more attractive for mineral exporters

By: Esmarie Iannucci     10th June 2019 The resources sector has welcomed a half-billion dollar commitment by the Queensland government to boost mineral freight exports on the Mount Isa line. The government on Sunday announced an A$128-million initiative to lower freight charges and to build a new container terminal at the Port of... 

Mantashe must place cheaper, job-rich renewable energy high on list in additional Energy Minister role

By: Martin Creamer     7th June 2019 Mines and energy are joined at the hip, which means the appointment of a Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy makes sense. But, then again, mines and the environment, water, trains, roads and ports are also very much in the mix. Does that mean South Africa needs a single ministry of mines,... 

Shiva Uranium mine up for auction

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th June 2019 The controversial Gupta-owned Shiva Uranium mine has been put up for auction by its business rescue practitioners. Shiva was placed under business rescue in February 2018, along with eight other Gupta-affiliated businesses.  

Constantine publishes Alaska zinc/copper project PEA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2019 TSX-V-listed Constantine Metal Resources has announced the results of a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its 51%-owned Palmer zinc/copper/gold/silver project, in south-east Alaska, demonstrating a “high-quality project with strong economics”. CEO Garfield MacVeigh said on Wednesday that... 

Harding has no economically viable gold, Council for Geoscience confirms 

By: Simone Liedtke     30th May 2019 Following an investigation of the KwaMachi community’s claims of having found gold in a quarry near the area in Harding on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, the Council for Geoscience (CGS) has determined that there is no economic gold in either the quarry or its surroundings. All concentrations... 

Company progresses copper/silver project

24th May 2019 Venture capital firm and owner of the Khoemacau copper/silver project Cupric Canyon Capital has made significant progress towards the construction of what is to be a major copper and silver mine in north-west Botswana and expects first copper concentrate production in the first half of 2021.... 

Ghana seeks investors to mine bauxite to fund infrastructure

By: Bloomberg     23rd May 2019 Ghana is inviting investors to submit plans on how to tap the nation’s bauxite deposits as the government seeks to leverage more of its mineral resources to fund infrastructure. The government will receive proposals from interested parties until the end of the year on how to expand production and... 

$62m Zimbabwe smelter heeds local beneficiation call 

By: Martin Creamer     16th May 2019 The $62-million smelter at Unki Mine’s existing complex is a strategic investment, which meets local beneficiation commitments, Anglo American Platinum said on Thursday, when it opened the completed installation at a ceremony in Shurugwi, Zimbabwe. The smelter investment is indicative of the... 

Tharisa sticks to dividend guns as mine reconfiguration lowers output, profit 

By: Martin Creamer     15th May 2019 Platinum group metals and chrome mining company Tharisa Minerals has not allowed lower half-year production, profit and cash flow to get in the way of declaring an interim dividend. The Johannesburg- and London-listed company declared a $0.005-a-share payout on earnings a share of $0.4c, in... 

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