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K. Hill manganese project, Botswana – update
3rd June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has announced progress on its demonstration plant, feasibility study, exploration and corporate activities for its K.Hill project. 


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Technology a beneficial partner for consulting engineers
27th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Consulting engineers have tended to welcome technology, owing to its multiple benefits, including the gathering and analysing of large amounts of data, which can inform responses to industry... 


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Pensana confirms $494m capital cost for its Saltend, Longonjo operations
25th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Pensana has completed a front-end engineering design (FEED) and value engineering study for a rare earth separation hub at the Saltend Chemicals Park, in the Humber Freeport, in the... 


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Premier gold project, Canada – update
20th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Underground development has started. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
20th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion announced its signing of a nonbinding term sheet with Canadian royalty finance company Triple Flag Precious Metals on May 9, in respect of a funding package to advance the development of the... 


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Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
13th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has announced the completion of the Shaft 1 production changeover at the Platreef project. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
13th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has entered into a nonbinding termsheet for $87-million in funding to advance the development of its Prieska copper/zinc mine. 


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SRK Consulting assisting clients with technological evolution of mining
11th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

While original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) tend to drive the technological evolution of mining equipment toward lower-carbon options, engineering consultancy SRK Consulting director and... 


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Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
6th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has started earthworks on a direct-to-blister flash smelter at the Kamoa-Kakula copper mining complex. 


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K. Hill manganese project, Botswana – update
6th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has announced the handover of the process flowsheet for the project. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
6th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

An early production assessment on the project has been fast-tracked. 


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Goldfields gold project, Canada
6th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortune Bay has decided to complete a preliminary economic assessment on the Goldfields project. 


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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
29th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash has started a detailed review of the optimisation study on the Kola project. 


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Opportunity for Africa to fill commodity gap
22nd April 2022

Forecasts suggest that the global economy is facing a ‘commodity gap’ in the near future as the demand for battery minerals could outstrip supply. Consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting... 


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Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
15th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Kamoa-Kakula project set a new quarterly production record in the first quarter of this year, with 55 602 t of copper-in-concentrate produced. 


Drill bit from the Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville
Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
15th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash has received an enhancement study for its Kola project. 


Fortune Bay kicks off PEA for Saskatchewan gold project
12th April 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The board of Fortune Bay has approved the completion of a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Goldfields gold project, in northern Saskatchewan, building a foundation for the future... 


Firm looks to support mining entrants
8th April 2022

West Africa is now attracting attention for battery minerals mining with a renewed interest likely to draw in explorers and miners of various sizes and capabilities, says consulting engineers and... 


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Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Strandline Resources has initiated a scoping study to potentially increase the production rate of its Coburn mineral sands project by 50%. 


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Premier gold project, US – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Ascot Resources is facing a potential further production delay at the project, after a project financing setback. 


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Prominent Hill copper/gold/silver mine expansion, Australia – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

OZ Minerals has announced a decision to increase the hoisting shaft capacity at Prominent Hill. 


Drill core from the Segele project in Ethiopia
Segele gold project, Ethiopia – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Akobo Minerals has reported that international mining consultancy firm SRK Consulting (Australasia) has started to update the resource estimate for its Segele project. 


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Wolfsberg lithium project, Austria – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

European Lithium will raise A$30-million to fund a strategic land acquisition, and resource extension drilling and metallurgical testwork at the company’s Wolfsberg lithium project. 


Akobo progresses Segele further
4th April 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Scandinavia-based and Ethiopia-focused gold exploration and boutique mining company Akobo Minerals reports that international mining consultancy firm SRK Consulting (Australasia) has started to... 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
1st April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A bankable feasibility study has confirmed the potential of Prieska to underpin a significant near-term, low-cost, copper/zinc development project, with exceptional opportunities for future growth. 


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Water scarcity puts wastewater under spotlight
18th March 2022

Consulting engineers are playing a valuable role in supporting municipalities to upgrade wastewater treatment works (WWTWs), says consultancy firm SRK Consulting principal civil engineer and... 


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Yauricocha mine expansion, Peru
18th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated preliminary economic assessment on the proposed expansion of the mine has concluded that Yauricocha will have a capacity of 1.98-million tonnes a year.  


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula mine
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republc of Congo – update
11th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has reported that the Kamoa-Kakula mine produced 105 884 t of copper concentrate in 2021. 


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Designs evolving to meet new outcomes
4th March 2022

Owing to the latest tailings dam standards demanding a longer-term view of design, construction and closure outcomes, a growing interest in design philosophies that incorporate shapes and processes... 


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Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa
4th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The 2022 feasibility study on the Platreef project has confirmed its potential to be the industry’s biggest and lowest-cost primary platinum group metals producer. 


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Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US
4th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

South32 intends developing the Hermosa polymetallic project comprising the zinc/lead/silver Taylor sulphide deposit, the zinc/manganese/silver Clark oxide deposit and an extensive, highly... 


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K. Hill manganese project, Botswana – update
25th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals Corp has announced an updated mineral resource estimate for the project. 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula mine
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
25th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A debottlenecking plan for the project has been approved by Ivanhoe Mines' board. 


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Nimba iron-ore project, Liberia
18th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Nimba project is considered one of the best undeveloped iron-ore resources in the world. 


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Wicheeda rare earths project, Canada
11th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment on Defense Metals' Wicheeda project has proven positive. 


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Dugbe gold project, Liberia – update
11th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Pasofino Gold has released an update for the Dugbe gold project, with a feasibility study scheduled for completion in April. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
11th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Market researcher S2 Research has published an updated valuation for Orion Minerals at R1.16, or A$0.11, a share, compared with its current share price valuations of R0.34, or A$0.03. 


First gold at Segele has been a long time coming for Akobo Minerals
7th February 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Norway-based Akobo Minerals is confident that it will pour first gold from its flagship Segele project, in Ethiopia, by the fourth quarter of this year. The company considers this a remarkable... 


Aerial view of the Premier gold project
Premier gold project, Canada – update
4th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Ascot Gold announced a 27% increase in the capital cost estimate for its Premier project in January 2022. 


SRK Consulting director and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl
Risky road towards carbon-neutrality for mines
28th January 2022

As South Africa begins its journey towards a lower-carbon future, the mining industry will have much to consider. It can make a significant local contribution by generating its own renewable... 


Kamoa-Kakula mining licence, showing the Kamoa, Kamoa North, Kakula and Kakula West Mineral Resource areas, and a portion of Ivanhoe’s 100% owned Western Foreland area.
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has reported that the Phase 2 concentrator plant is expected to be 93% complete by January 31. 


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

Kore Potash expects to finalise an optimisation study report for the Kola project before the end of the quarter. 


Image of Prieska project shaft
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The executive team of Orion Minerals is re-evaluating the development schedule of the project. 


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