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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. 


property location map of the Wicheeda rare earths project, in Canada
Wicheeda rare earths project, Canada – update
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Results from a resource expansion and definition drilling programme completed in late 2021 are expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2022.  


SRK Consulting Congo Dominique Sambwa
Dominique Sambwa appointed as SRK DRC chairperson
21st January 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Mining and mineral exploration consultancy SRK Consulting has appointed geological consultant Dominique Sambwa as chairperson of SRK Consulting Congo, based in Lubumbashi, in the Democratic... 


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Arctic copper/zinc/lead/silver/gold project, US – update
21st January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Ambler Metals has reported that it will soon start the formal permitting process for the Arctic project. 


Bulk sampling from La India underground, Nicaragua
La India gold project, Nicaragua
14th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment on the La India project has presented two scenarios for development. 


Map of Kamoa-Kakula mining licence, in the DRC
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
14th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has set its sights on producing between 290 000 t and 340 000 t of copper in concentrate this year from the Kamoa project 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula operation, in the DRC
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
7th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Phase 2 concentrator plant at Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula project is 70% complete. 


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Donlin gold project, US – update
10th December 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The feasibility study on the Donlin project will be updated in 2022. 


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Dugbe gold project, Liberia – update
10th December 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Pasofino Gold has entered into a nonbrokered private share placement to raise $5.5-million to complete the definitive feasibility study on the Dugbe gold project 


Explorer announces positive PFS results
3rd December 2021

Guinea-focused developer Société des Mines de Fer de Guinée (SMFG) chairperson Guy de Selliers and SMFG CEO Mamady Youla have announced the positive findings of its prefeasibility study (PFS) for... 


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Countries attentive to enforcing compliance
26th November 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineering and scientist firm SRK Consulting has noticed that more attention is being paid to enforcing regulatory compliance in mining across the African countries in which it... 


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Cascabel copper/gold/silver project, Ecuador – update
26th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The release of the prefeasibility study for the Cascabel project will be delayed to assess certain upside options that could deliver a more robust value for the project. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
26th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals is targeting net-zero carbon emissions from its Prieska mine by collaborating on a new megascale renewable-energy hub. 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula project
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
26th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

China's Zijin Mining has approved an investment of $769-million in a smelter for the Kamoa-Kakula copper project. 


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Proyecto Touro copper project, Spain – update
26th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

All the documents and reports required for the environmental evaluation of the new project design for Touro have been reviewed and prepared for filing. 


Learning from nature in tailings dam design
25th November 2021

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


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Impact of new tailings standards highlighted
19th November 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

With the release of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) in August last year, the foundation of this field has shifted, and the stakes have been raised, argues engineering... 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula copper project
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
19th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Kamoa-Kakula's Phase 2 construction is progressing well towards a startup in the second quarter of 2022. 


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Kipushi zinc/copper/silver/germanium mine, Democratic Republic of Congo
19th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The definitive feasibility study for the project is substantially complete, which builds on the results of the 2017 prefeasibility study. 


Image of a drill rig at the Kola potash project
Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
19th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash has received an interim report from Summit Consortium of the results of an optimisation study on the Kola potash project. 


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Challenges in mining exploration in the DRC
12th November 2021 By: Anna Moross

Determining resources and reserves in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), although known for its significant mining potential and “world-class” deposits in various commodities, has its... 


Manganese ore from the K.Hill project
K. Hill manganese project, Botswana – update
12th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals Corporation has completed enhanced metallurgical testwork and final process flowsheet design as part of its feasibility study on the K.Hill manganese oxide project. 


Mining under way at the Premier gold project
Premier gold project, Canada – update
12th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The permitting process to restart the Premier gold mine is nearing completion. 


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Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, UK – update
5th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana is aiming to establish, subject to funding, a world-class, independent and sustainable supply chain of rare-earth metals vital for electric vehicles, wind turbines and other strategic... 


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Business in Africa has to deal with greater compliance demands
29th October 2021 By: Darren Parker

African governments are demanding greater levels of compliance from businesses, which has resulted in a noticeable increase in red tape and bureaucracy owing to poor execution by officials, says... 


Sustainable rare earths separation facility on horizon
29th October 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

UK-based exploration and development company Pensana, formerly Pensana Rare Earths, is aiming to establish, subject to funding, a world-class, independent and sustainable supply chain of rare-earth... 


Map of Dugbe project prospects and targets
Dugbe gold project, Liberia – update
29th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Pasofino Gold has released drilling results, which continue to highlight the significant gold endowment of the project. 


Image of lithium resources at the Arcadia project
Arcadia lithium project, Zimbabwe
22nd October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A staged optimised feasibility study has reflected the strong potential of the project to become a compelling long-life, large-scale, hard-rock openpit lithium mine. 


Image of manganese ore
K. Hill manganese project, Botswana – update
22nd October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has published an updated indicated mineral resource for K. Hill. 


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Broad view of water treatment options advised by consulting firm
15th October 2021

A broad view should be taken when considering the options for treating water, says consulting engineering firm SRK Consulting principal engineer Xanthe Adams. Complying with water quality limits... 


Aerial image of the Kamoa-Kakula project
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
15th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Kamoa-Kakula’s Phase 2 concentrator plant is proceeding ahead of schedule. 


Image of SRK Consulting working on a mine site in West Africa
Ghana base acts as catalyst for growth
8th October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Much of the success of consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting’s office in Accra, Ghana, is based on the company’s local knowledge, represented by experienced professionals from West... 


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Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
8th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Strandline Resources has signed a long-term mining services agreement with contractor Mine Site Construction Services for the Coburn project. 


Aerial image of the Kamoa-Kakula copper project
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
8th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The 3.8-million-tonne-a-year Phase 1 concentrator at the Kamoa-Kakula mine milled 319 795 t of ore in September, exceeding the monthly design run rate of 316 667 t.  


Image of uranium ore
Odysseus nickel project, Australia – update
8th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Western Areas has announced first ore production at the project. 


Vassie Maharaj, director and principal consultant in social risk and stakeholder relations management;  Franciska Lake, principal environmental scientist and Darryll Kilian, partner and principal environmental consultant at SRK Consulting
No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands
30th September 2021

In a world facing challenges ranging from climate change to social inequality, every business sector will experience rising demands on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.... 


Scoping study anticipates favourable project economics at Akobo’s Segele deposit
27th September 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold exploration company Akobo Minerals has completed a scoping study for the Segele deposit in Ethiopia and the company highlights encouraging results that exceed previous expectations. The study... 


Imge of Xaudum geodomain
Xaudum Iron Formation project, Botswana – update
24th September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The first set of geotechnical lab test results for the project, conducted on the Xaudum iron formation (XIF), indicate that the XIF materials are competent, with good to moderate strength properties. 


An image of SRK Consulting principal coal geologist Lesley Jeffrey
Coal still a lifeline for South Africa
17th September 2021

While the global focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues looks set to phase out coal as an energy resource, the prospects for South African coal production remain strong for... 


Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
10th September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

First heavy mineral concentrate production project is on track for the December quarter of 2022. 


Image of Botswana flag and periodic table symbol for manganese
K. Hill manganese project, Botswana – update
10th September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals Corp has announced an updated mineral resources estimate for its K.Hill project as part of the feasibility study for the project. 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula copper project
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
10th September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines is ramping up the mine’s 3.8-million-tonne-a-year Phase 1 concentrator plant to reach nameplate steady-state capacity. 


Condor outlines two scenarios for La India
9th September 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Aim- and TSX-listed Condor Gold has outlined two mining scenarios in an updated technical study for its La India project, in Nicaragua, both of which yielded robust economics. The highlight of the... 


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