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SRK Ghana is at the phase where young engineers will be drawn into multidisciplinary projects
Industry changes support trend towards sustainable mining
2nd April 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

There have been several changes globally as well as in West Africa’s mining industry, with the industry steadily embracing a more sustainable approach to mining, highlights SRK associate partner... 


Donlin gold project, US – update
Donlin gold project, US – update
2nd April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Donlin Gold has confirmed a follow-up drill programme for the project. 


Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
2nd April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines is considering accelerating the Phase 3 concentrator expansion at its Kamoa-Kakula project. 


Andrew van Zyl, director and principal consultant, SRK Consulting
Green future, price volatility demand optimised time to production
1st April 2021

The evaluation and planning of new mining projects is being complicated by increased volatility in commodity prices. Much of this volatility is linked to fast-moving research and development in... 


Premier gold project, Canada
Premier gold project, Canada
26th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Gold and silver explorer Ascot Resources has progressed the basic and preconstruction engineering studies. 


Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa
25th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Diversified metal explorer and developer Orion Minerals is targeting production startup in 2024. 


DRC’s first social term sheet approved
19th March 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A large mining company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has – with assistance  from consultancy SRK Consulting Congo – become the first to have its Cahier de Charge, or social term sheet,... 


DRC’s first ‘Cahier de Charge’ approved
19th March 2021

In a pioneering step, a large mining company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has – with assistance  from SRK Consulting Congo – become the first to have its Cahier de Charge (Social Term... 


Coburn mineral sands project, Australia
Coburn mineral sands project, Australia
19th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources has secured $60-million in debt funding for the Coburn mineral sands project. 


TEAMWORK 
A mine’s supply chain can be a powerful aspect of achieving shared value and community resilience through local procurement, supplier development and enterprise support
Pandemic highlights new supply chain priorities
12th March 2021

Despite the severe disruption of the global movement of goods during the early stages of Covid-19, most countries and companies were able to introduce mechanisms to allow for activity to resume,... 


 WADING THROUGH THE WATERS
Water risks such as declining water quality, flooding, drought, water scarcity and water stress are all contributing to a decline in local water security
Water stewardship can halt security decline
12th March 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

With water security declining in South Africa, consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting principal consultant Fiona Sutton believes that securing commitment from companies regarding the... 


SRK pursues local ownership in DRC
12th March 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Independent consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting’s operational base in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has increased the levels of its local employee ownership significantly.... 


Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
12th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

ASX-listed Strandline Resources has signed a 15-year electricity supply agreement for its Coburn project with Pacific Energy subsidiary Contract Power Australia. 


Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
5th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals announced a A$25-million capital raising on February 25 to fast-track the development of its two base metal production centres in South Africa – the Prieska and Okiep copper complexes. 


Sanankoro gold project, Mali – update
Sanankoro gold project, Mali – update
5th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Cora Gold has started a 22 000 m drilling campaign at its flagship Sanankoro gold project. 


Cora starts 22 000 m drilling campaign at Sanankoro
1st March 2021 By: Donna Slater

West Africa-focused Cora Gold has started a 22 000 m drilling campaign at its flagship Sanankoro gold project in southern Mali. CEO Bert Monro says the drill programme will be the largest single... 


K.Hill manganese project, Botswana – update
K.Hill manganese project, Botswana – update
12th February 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has received the first set of assay results from the reverse circulation infill drilling programme from the project. 


Mining’s environmental and social impact is increasingly regulated and monitored.
Mining steps up to society’s growing demands
11th February 2021

The world in which mining must make its way today is a vastly different place to what it was just a few decades ago. It is now operating in a much more regulated and challenging context. 


Decarbonisation will need more, better mining
5th February 2021

Mining remains a vital part of a low-carbon future, a fact that was confirmed by the topics prioritised at the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba’s virtual conference this week. “The message... 


SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl
Opinion: Decarbonisation will need more, better mining
5th February 2021

In this opinion piece, SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl reflects on some of the most prominent topics discussed at this year's Investing in African Mining Indaba.... 


Cusi silver project, Mexico
Cusi silver project, Mexico
5th February 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has supported Sierra Metals’ organic growth strategy. 


Prominent Hill copper/gold/silver mine expansion study, Australia
Prominent Hill copper/gold/silver mine expansion study, Australia
5th February 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

OZ Minerals has reported that the accelerated decline development at the Prominent Hill project is progressing well. 


ANDREW VAN ZYL 
The African mining sector will, similar to other regions, face uncertainty around supply and demand dynamics
Industry expected to shoulder heavy responsibility
29th January 2021 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Much is expected of pioneer industries, such as mining, which often have to establish themselves and operate in environments that are less than ideal, lacking, for instance, in energy and transport... 


MARCIN WERTZ
As a conference that focuses on business networking, the Mining Indaba is certainly compromised by being limited to a virtual format
Technology presents opportunities for company, industry
29th January 2021 By: Mamaili Mamaila

While it will always be important for people in the mining sector to interact regularly in a forum where they seek new business opportunities, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that virtual events... 


Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa
29th January 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has reported an encouraging set of results from its high-impact exploration drilling programmes targeting near-mine and regional volcanogenic massive sulphide copper/zinc and... 


Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Repubic of Congo
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Repubic of Congo
15th January 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has said that underground development at the copper project resulted in the mining and stockpiling of 269 000 t of ore, grading 5.36% copper, in December. 


Alpala copper/gold/silver project, Ecuador – update
Alpala copper/gold/silver project, Ecuador – update
11th December 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

SolGold has delayed the delivery of the prefeasibility study for the project. 


International Women in Mining launches newest edition of mentoring programme
7th December 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gender equality nonprofit organisation International Women in Mining (IWiM) has announced the launch of its 2021 International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme (IWRMP) in collaboration with... 


Prominent Hill copper/gold/silver mine expansion study, Australia
Prominent Hill copper/gold/silver mine expansion study, Australia
27th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

An update on the Prominent Hill expansion study has shown that the installation of a vertical shaft at Prominent Hill is technically and economically feasible, with capital investment consistent... 


GoviEx completes metallurgical testwork at Madaouela
25th November 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral resource company GoviEx Uranium expects to release details of a final process design flowsheet for its Madaouela uranium project, in Niger. Over the past year, the company’s technical team,... 


Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo
20th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

The initial joining of the main northern and southern access tunnels at the Kakula copper mine has been completed. 


Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola
20th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana Rare Earths continues to progress two studies towards becoming a rare earths miner. 


Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa
20th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has reported massive copper and zinc sulphide intersections at two near-mine prospects at the project. 


ANDREW VAN ZYL AND MARCIN WERTZ
SRK’s in-country expertise has provided many advantages, particularly in instances when cross-border travel has been restricted
Technology helps companies weather storm
13th November 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Multinational consulting engineers SRK Consulting director Andrew van Zyl stresses that technology, through the efficiencies it enables, is an important tool for retaining jobs in mining. The... 


Improvements in rock engineering reduce accidents
6th November 2020

Rock-related accidents have reduced significantly in recent decades, owing to incremental improvements in rock engineering practice, says independent consulting firm of engineers and scientists SRK... 


K.Hill manganese project, Botswana
K.Hill manganese project, Botswana
6th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals Corporation has started with an infill drill programme at the project. 


Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo
6th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

The underground development at Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa-Kakula copper project totalled 2 172 m in October. 


Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa
6th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

The Prieska project has the potential to underpin a significant near-term, low-cost, copper/zinc development project, with exceptional opportunities for future growth. 


Andrew Van Zyl, Director and Principal Consultant, SRK Consulting, South Africa
Mines keen to embrace renewables for on-site energy
3rd November 2020

Renewable energy is showing its potential contribution to power generation on mines, with keen interest in South Africa and Australia; the pace of take-up in the two countries, however, has been... 


Bolivar copper/gold/silver project, Mexico
Bolivar copper/gold/silver project, Mexico
30th October 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Sierra Metals plans to complete a prefeasibility study to further derisk the plan and determine the best way forward. 


SRK Consulting principal mining engineer Joseph Mainama
SRK Consulting highlights Northern Cape mining potential following Joburg Indaba
26th October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The Northern Cape’s potential gained considerable mention at the recent Joburg Indaba mining conference as the prospects of South Africa’s minerals sector start to brighten. “It was encouraging to... 


Buoyant take on Northern Cape’s mining potential
26th October 2020

As the prospects for South Africa’s minerals sector start to brighten, there was considerable mention of the Northern Cape’s potential at the recent Joburg Indaba mining conference. “It was... 


Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
23rd October 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanoe Mines has reported good progress on the tunnelling for the project. 


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