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Artist's impression of the proposed Saltend rare-earth oxide (REO) separation facility
Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, UK – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has been offered a grant of up to £4-million by the UK Secretary of State for Business and Trade towards the funding of the Saltend Chemicals Park. 


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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash is actively collaborating with Summit Consortium to secure financing for the complete construction expenses of the Kola project. 


Image of Kamoa-Kakula Mining Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The complex produced a record 103 947 t of copper in concentrate during the third quarter ended September 2023. 


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Cariboo gold project, Canada – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has received environmental approval. 


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Hombre Muerto West project, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Phase 2 DFS on the HMW lithium project has delivered robust financial outcomes. 


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Hombre Muerto West project, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The definitive feasibility study on the project has been separated into two phases. 


Aerial view of the Platreef project
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe is undertaking optimisation work to identify value-accretive options for installing hoisting capacity to Platreef's Shaft 3. 


Location map of the Wicheeda project
Wicheeda rare earths project, Canada – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Defense Metals has upgraded the mineral resource estimate at the Wicheeda deposit. 


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Lake Maitland uranium/vanadium project, Australia – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Toro Energy will raise A$4.5-million through a share placement to fund extensions to the Lake Maitland scoping study. 


Image of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc has won its largest-ever order for the expansion of the Kamoa-Kakula copper mining complex. 


Prieska mine portal
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has awarded a six-month trial mining contract to P2 Mining, a subsidiary of South African mining contractor Newrak Mining Group, to undertake the early works trial underground mining... 


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Youanmi gold project, Australlia – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rox Resources will raise A$7-million to fund exploration at its Youanmi gold project. 


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Women surge ahead in technical fields, defying traditions
25th August 2023

Women are increasingly finding their way into engineering, scientific and other professional careers in industry, with less prejudice in traditionally male sectors such as mining; but how can... 


Image of Hombre Muerto project looking east
Hombre Muerto West project, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction has started. 


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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash has received a letter of support from the Congo-Brazzaville Ministry of Mines regarding the company’s development of the project. 


Mounds of rare earths
Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, Angola – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana is on track to re-engineer the Longonjo project to reduce its upfront capital cost. 


South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy president and SRK Consulting partner William Joughin
William Joughin
18th August 2023

This week we profile South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy president and SRK Consulting partner William Joughin 


Aerial view of the Platrref project, in South Africa
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
11th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines is undertaking optimisation work to identify value-accretive options for installing hoisting capacity to Platreef's Shaft 3. 


Image of Kamoa_Kakula mine complex, in the DRC
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
11th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Record quarterly production of 103 786 t of copper in concentrate was achieved for the quarter ended June 30, 2023. 


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Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
11th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Strandline Resources launched a A$35-million capital raise on July 31 to support the ramp-up of its Coburn project towards steady-state production. 


Ramaco CEO Randall Atkins says Brooke will be the US' first carbon ore and rare earth mine.
Board approval for first new US rare earths mine in 70 years
8th August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Initial mine development work on the Brook rare earths mine, in Wyoming, will start in the fourth quarter, Nasdaq-listed coal miner Ramaco Resources announced on Monday. This will be the first new... 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion is completing a study on an accelerated development strategy for the project. 


Aerial view of the Hermosa project
Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South32 has warned of a noncash impairment expense with regard to the Taylor zinc/silver/lead deposit at the project. 


Image of Prieska project headgear
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has taken another key step in its early mining strategy. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Prieska project is transitioning to the mine development and construction phase. 


GoviEx announces higher openpit mineral resources at Muntanga
17th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Mineral resources company GoviEx Uranium has announced an updated mineral resource estimate (MRE) for its mine-permitted Muntanga uranium project, in Zambia. The Muntanga project comprises three... 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The complex produced a record 103 786 t of copper concentrate in the second quarter, compared with the 93 603 t produced in the first quarter, representing an 11% increase quarter-on-quarter. 


Image of lithium ore
Wolfsberg lithium project, Austria – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Critical Metals Corp has entered into a share subscription agreement of up to $125-million with private alternative investment group GEM Global Yield Fund, the proceeds of which will be used to... 


Image of gold pour
Youanmi gold project, Australia – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rox Resources has taken full ownership of the project. 


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Miners increasingly focusing on green energy
14th July 2023 By: Donna Slater

Miners operating in Africa are increasingly shifting focus towards improving their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, including endeavours to incorporate renewable-energy... 


An image depicting a smiling man, Andrew van Zyl.
Addressing Energy Challenges
2nd June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

While South Africa’s mining industry has embraced renewable energy amid a global energy transition, local energy constraints have made renewable-energy capacity a short-term requirement, in... 


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Wolfsberg lithium project, Austria
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A definitive feasibility study has proposed average mine production of 780 000 t/y from the Wolfsberg project. 


Image of gold nuggets
Katanning gold project, Australia – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ausgold has announced plans to raise A$12-million in a share placement to fund resource expansion drilling, and complete feasibility and scoping studies at Katanning. 


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Focused approach to water management
12th May 2023 By: Bonginkosi Tiwane

With climate change posing a serious and immediate risk to the quality and quantity of a mine’s water resource, a water stewardship programme can help a mine build resilience in relation to its... 


Aerial view of the Hermosa project
Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been confirmed as the first mining project added to the US Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council's FAST-41 process. 


Dr Andy Robertson
SRK Global, RGC announce passing of founder Dr Andy Robertson
24th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining industry geotechnical and environmental engineering services company Robertson GeoConsultants (RGC) and engineering consultancy SRK Global have announced the passing of the companies'... 


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Katanning gold project, Australia – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ausgold has announced plans to raise A$12-million in a share placement to fund resource expansion drilling at its Katanning gold project. 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has reported that Phase 1 and 2 of the copper complex are approaching full capacity. 


Aerial view of the Platreef project
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction on the Phase 1 concentrator has started, with first production scheduled for the third quarter of 2024. 


Image of drill core from the Kola potash project
Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Discussions are continuing towards finalising terms for the engineering, procurement and construction contract at Kola. 


Image of a portal at the Prieska copper project
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion is investigating the potential to bring forward the start of production at the Prieska project. 


Image of gold nuggets
Youanmi gold project, Australia – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rox Resources and Venus Metals have struck a deal that will consolidate the ownership of the Youanmi gold project. 


An image of SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl
Low infrastructure investment puts local skills levels at risk
7th April 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The local consulting engineers sector boasts a high level of skills and capacity, however, lack of investment in infrastructure development has resulted in the industry struggling to retain and... 


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