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Dugbe gold project, Liberia – update
4th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has a potential five-million-tonne-a-year throughput. 


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Kamoa-Kakula Mining Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
4th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Kamoa Copper has selected a mining machinery company to supply a high-capacity direct blister furnace to expand the project. 


Image of Prieska project headgear
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
4th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Prieska copper/zinc mine is now on its way towards commercial production. 


Image of mounds of rare earths
Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, UK/Angola – update
4th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has progressed to the construction phase at its Longonjo rare earths mining project, in Angola, and its Saltend processing hub, in the UK. 


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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
28th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash’s local subsidiary company has received a letter from the Minister of Mines of Congo-Brazzaville regarding progress at the Kola project. 


Flood resilience must now be a key focus for S Africa
21st October 2022

As flood events become more frequent and severe, South Africa will need to lift its game in disaster management to become more resilient. This means not just better maintenance of infrastructure,... 


SRK Global chairperson Alejo Sfriso
SRK Global appoints Alejo Sfriso chairperson
19th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Engineering consultancy SRK Global has appointed SRK Consulting Argentina practice leader Alejo Sfriso as chairperson, succeeding Mark Noppé, who is leaving to take up the position of director of... 


SAIMM webinar kicks off dialogue on mine decarbonisation
18th October 2022

In the journey towards decarbonisation, the South African mining sector is taking its first steps toward renewable self-generation; what will need to follow is a more systematic and integrated... 


Global technology and mining leaders unite at Micromine's annual virtual event
18th October 2022

Established world leader in mining and exploration technology, Micromine, has announced that its annual virtual event, Micromine Momentum, will stream live and exclusively on 27 October 2022. Now... 


TAFADZWA CHINDEDZA
The geotechnical case study of an openpit gold mine in West Africa has highlighted the importance of incorporating structural complexity into numerical slope stability modelling to achieve meaningful modelling results
West Africa case study gives slope failure insights
14th October 2022

The complexity of shear zones in openpit mines came under the spotlight at the recent RocScience Africa conference in Accra, Ghana. Presenting a paper on a case study from a West African mine,... 


Manganese ore from the K.Hill project
K. Hill manganese project, Botswana – update
14th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals Corp has announced the results of a life-cycle assessment, prepared by Minviro, based on the feasibility study for its K.Hill battery-grade manganese project. 


Drill rig and the Kola project
Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
14th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

SEPCO Electric Power Construction Corporation – a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China – has delivered the engineering, procurement and construction proposal for the construction... 


GoviEx delivers feasibility study for $343m Niger uranium project
21st September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian developer GoviEx has confirmed the strength of its Madaouela project, in Niger, delivering a positive feasibility study at a time when inflationary pressures are having a significant... 


Toro puts a cost on Lake Maitland
21st September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Capital cost estimates for a standalone uranium/vanadium operation at Lake Maitland, at the Wiluna project, in Western Australia, amount to A$270-million, or $202.5-million. ASX-listed Toro Energy... 


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Municipalities struggle to address key infrastructure challenges
16th September 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Dysfunctional wastewater treatment plants pose a health hazard for residents living downstream along watercourses and have a negative impact on the environment, says consultancy firm SRK Consulting... 


Goldfields gold project, Canada
Goldfields gold project, Canada
2nd September 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortune Bay is doing a preliminary economic assessment to define the optimal development path for the Goldfields project before initiating further resource delineation drilling and/or development... 


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Engineering benefits women
26th August 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The local working environment has changed to allow women to benefit from opportunities in engineering-related industries, says consulting engineers SRK Consulting MD Vis Reddy. This has set in... 


Drill rig at the Kola potash project
Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville
19th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A 2022 optimisation study has decreased the cost of the project by $520-million. 


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Kamoa-Kakula Mining Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
19th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has reported that Kamoa Copper’s dedbottlenecking programme is progressing according to schedule. 


Aerial view of the Platreef project
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
19th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has reported that underground mine works are advancing well. 


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Doors opened by women engineers, scientists
12th August 2022

Women working as consulting engineers and scientists are opening doors of opportunity in mining by breaking down discriminatory attitudes and creating role models for the future, with the... 


Image of gold nuggets
Donlin gold project, US – update
12th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The 2022 drill programme at the Donlin gold project has been “extremely exciting” and “rewarding", Novagold CEO Greg Lang has said. 


Image of mounds of rare earths
Saltend Chemicals Park rare earth oxide separation facility, UK – update
29th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has broken ground at its Saltend rare earth processing hub. 


Image of Kamoa-Kakula project
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
22nd July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Kamoa Copper has selected a mining technology company to supply key concentrator plant equipment for its copper mining complex expansion. 


Image of drill from the Kola potash project
Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
22nd July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash expects the engineering, procurement and construction contract proposal for the construction of the Kola potash project to be ready by August. 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
20th July 2022

This week: Madison betting big on uranium price, demand resurgence; Basing analysis solely on data can result in treasure being mistaken for trash; and, Leakproof oxyfuel system launched at... 


How to avert the risk of valuable information being disregarded.
Basing analysis solely on data can result in treasure being mistaken for trash
15th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Applying subject matter expertise to process data streams for accuracy is a necessary part of mining’s new digital age, according to SRK Consulting Global chief technology officer Mike Olsen.... 


Image of mounds of rare earths
Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, UK
15th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has initiated a design and cost-estimate study for the production of heavy rare earths at the project. 


Image of gold nuggets
Cariboo gold project, Canada
15th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Osisko Development has advised of its subsidiary Barkerville Gold Mines’ entering into a participation agreement with Williams Lake First Nation to jointly develop the Cariboo gold project. 


Image of Prieska project
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
15th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has said that it has received “highly encouraging” initial assay results from an in-fill drilling programme designed to upgrade the existing shallow inferred resource in the +105... 


More resilient infrastructure needed  to protect water quality
More resilient infrastructure needed to protect water quality
8th July 2022

Consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting partner and principal environmental scientist Manda Hinsch says the quality of drinking water declines when infrastructure is vulnerable to... 


Image of mineral sands in hand
Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
8th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Strandline Resources’ Coburn mineral sands project has facilitated the start of openpit mine development two months ahead of schedule. 


Aerial view of Kamoa-Kakula's adjacent Phase 1 and 2 concentrator plants
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
8th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Phase 1 and 2 concentrator plants at the Kamoa-Kakula mine have surpassed their 7.6-million-tonne-a-year throughput design capacity for the third consecutive month. 


Image of iron-ore stockpiles
Nimba iron-ore project, Guinea – update
8th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Nimba Development Company has started with a preliminary technical information exchange process with the government of Guinea. 


Image of Prieska headgear
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
8th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

On June 29, Orion Minerals announced a capital raise to fund the company’s Prieska copper/zinc mine. 


An image of Vis Reddy
Infrastructure rebuilding good test for sector
1st July 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

The rebuilding of damaged infrastructure, in KwaZulu-Natal, after the devastating floods, will be a good test for the consulting engineering sector’s capacity to supplement skills shortages, says... 


Image of ore from K. Hill manganese project
K. Hill manganese project, Botswana – update
1st July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals aims to have the feasibility study for its K.Hill project completed in the third quarter of this year. 


Image of Prieska headgear
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
24th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has announced a three-tranche share placement to sophisticated and professional investors to partly fund the development of the project.  


Image of Prieska mine headgear
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
17th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Only a very little portion of equity is still required for the restart of the Prieska copper/zinc mine, Orion has said. 


Image of manganese ore from the K Hill project
K. Hill manganese project, Botswana – update
10th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has completed a reverse circulation infill drill programme at the K. Hill Extension deposit for a total 4 561 m. 


Eskay Creek gold/silver project, Canada – update
Eskay Creek gold/silver project, Canada – update
10th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Skeena Resources has welcomed the historic consent-based decision-making agreement reached by the province of British Columbia and the Tahltan Central Government. 


Image of copper ore and the Kamoa-Kakula project
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
10th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Kamoa-Kakula mining complex has set a new monthly production record, with 29 800 t of copper in concentrate produced in May. 


Image of Dugbe deposits and exploration targets
Dugbe gold project, Liberia – update
3rd June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A detailed feasibility study is expected to be issued soon by Hummingbird Resources earn-in partner Pasofino. 


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