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Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule
6th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Last month copper mining company Copper 360 surprised on the upside by producing its first copper concentrate from surface material well ahead of schedule. Now, this month, it is doing the same on... 


Eastplats reports record revenue for 2023 financial year
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE- and TSX-V-listed Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has reported net income attributable to shareholders of $13.8-million for the 2023 financial year, compared with a loss of $900 000 for the 2022... 


Regis to spend up to A$150m on two new underground gold mines
Regis to spend up to A$150m on two new underground gold mines
6th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Gold miner Regis Resources on Monday announced it would develop two new underground mines that are forecast to deliver between 100 000 oz/y and and 120 000 oz/y from 2027. Developing the Garden... 


Harmony reports second fatality in a week
3rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A rock drill operator has died following a fall-of-ground incident at Harmony Gold Mining Company's Doornkop mine, in Gauteng, on May 2. “We are deeply saddened by this loss of one of our... 


Weco's factory in Krugersdorp
Epiroc acquires South African rock drilling parts maker Weco
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Swedish equipment manufacturer Epiroc has successfully acquired Weco, a South African manufacturer of precision-engineered rock drilling parts. Weco has been operating in Krugersdorp, Gauteng,... 


Zimbabwe's sole nickel mine placed under administration
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe's only operating nickel mine was on Thursday placed under administration, according to a government notice, seven months after halting production due to equipment failure and low prices.... 


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Blackwater mine, Australia
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine on the traditional lands of the Gaangalu people, in the Queensland Bowen basin of Australia.  


Image of tin ore
Mpama South tin project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Tin concentrate production is imminent. 


Underground construction employee dies at Harmony's Mponeng mine
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner Harmony Gold Mining Company reports that an underground construction employee, working on planned rail maintenance, died at its Mponeng mine near Carletonville, in Gauteng, on May 1. The... 


SA mines get first look at private 5G in action
2nd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Fixed-wireless access provider Comsol has showcased the capabilities of private fifth-generation (5G) infrastructure to South African mining companies at its Midrand premises to demonstrate... 


Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.
Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 


Macmahon secures $352m contract extension at Boston Shaker
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining services group Macmahon has been granted a three-year extension of its alliance-style contract with AngloGold Ashanti at the Boston Shaker underground mine, part of the Tropicana gold... 


Harmony's Mponeng gold mine.
Booming Harmony ups full-year output and grades; lowers cost and capital guidance
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Execution and preparatory work on key gold projects are on track in South Africa, and early works on the copper project in Australia are to commence, Harmony Gold reported on Tuesday. In South... 


The Uitkomst Colliery
MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery increases quarterly output following turnaround plan
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Run-of-mine (RoM) coal production at MC Mining's Uitkomst steelmaking and thermal coal mine, in South Africa, increased by 14% year-on-year to 115 909 t for the quarter ended March 31 – the third... 


Sandfire announces maiden resource for new Botswana discovery
30th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered Sandfire Resources has unveiled potential for new copper and silver discovery in Botswana, with the announcement of a maiden resource estimate for the A1 deposit, about 20... 


Alphamin buoyed by Mpama South plant progress
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V- and JSE-listed Alphamin Resources reports that tin concentrate production from the new Mpama South plant is imminent, with first ore having been successfully introduced on April 28. The... 


A truck moving ore at Vedanta's Konkola Copper Mines, in Zambia
Vedanta seeks deals with traders to help fund Zambia copper mine
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta Resources has approached trading houses as it seeks to raise capital to revive the Konkola copper mining and smelting complex in Zambia. Billionaire Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta has discussed... 


Ongoing Douta exploration efforts
Thor reports lower revenue, profits for 2023
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gold mining and exploration company Thor Explorations has reported a $24-million year-on-year decrease in revenue from $165.2-million in 2022 to $141.2-million for the year ended December 31, 2023.... 


The Canadian Malartic operation in Quebec
Exploration efforts yield promising results for Agnico Eagle
29th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Precious metals miner Agnico Eagle is reaping the rewards of its relentless exploration endeavours, with recent drilling campaigns yielding remarkable results across key gold projects in Canada.... 


Codelco posts fresh output slump, underscoring copper struggles
Codelco posts fresh output slump, underscoring copper struggles
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

Top copper producer Codelco saw a decline in quarterly output due to lower quality ore at its aging Chilean mines — the latest sign of supply-side struggles that have helped send metal prices to... 


ENHANCED MAINTENANCE
The truck-mounted jetting units enhance the capability to efficiently clear stormwater drains and sewerage systems
Jetting units used proactively in maintenance
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Severe flooding events along South Africa’s coastal regions have underscored the crucial role of resilient infrastructure in managing excessive rainfall, says pumps supplier Werner Pumps, which has... 


A man in Blue PPE at the face of a shaft in the Test Mine offered by the Mandela Mining Precinct
Focus on programmes driving tech development
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The five mining technology research programmes of the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) have garnered much attention and have, thus far, yielded positive results, pointing to “great future potential”,... 


An image of Geovia's Strategic Mine Planner role interface
Enhancing efficiency
26th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Software solutions provider GEOVIA, a brand of software company Dassault Systèmes, has introduced two new roles to its portfolio, which facilitate improved collaboration, and fast-track work... 


Image of gold nuggets
Xavantina Operations, Brazil
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in south-eastern Mato Grosso State, Brazil. 


Image of Karowe processing plant at night
Karowe underground expansion project, Botswana
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The underground project will extend the mine’s life by 15 years. 


Image of lithium drill core from the Jadar project
Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto continues to believe that the project has the potential to be a world-class asset. 


Image of Jansen potash project
Jansen potash project, Canada – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is almost 50% complete. 


AERIAL VIEW OF THE KENNECOTT MINE
Kennecott copper mine expansion, US – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kennecott has returned to underground production after more than 40 years. 


Location map of the Madaouela project
Madaouela uranium project, Niger – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx is in discussions with the government of Niger regarding the start of mining operations. 


Head gear at the Okiep project
Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A standout intercept at the project resulted in Orion Minerals shares rocketing up 58% on the Australian Stock Exchange on April 22. 


Image of Oyu Tolg stairway to the sky
Oyu Tolgoi underground mine project, Mongolia – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto has reported that the sinking of ventilation shafts 3 and 4 is progressing. 


Prieska mine headgear
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is fully permitted. 


Aerial view of the Sanbrado gold project
Sanbrado underground gold project, Burkina Faso – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

West African Resources has reported high-grade gold mineralisation from recent infill underground diamond drilling at the project.  


Silver bars
Armadale sets out to earn a majority stake in US silver asset
24th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed investment company Armadale Capital, which holds mine investments in Africa, has entered into an agreement to earn a 50% interest in Africo American Incorporated (AAI), the holding... 


West African on track to meet full-year guidance following solid first quarter
24th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Unhedged gold mining company West African Resources’ Sanbrado mine, in Burkina Faso, produced 56 595 oz of gold at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of $1 291/oz in the first quarter of this year.... 


Gas tanks
Invictus partners with Zim-focused gold miner to investigate gas supply to Eureka mine
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Invictus Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could lead to a maiden gas offtake agreement with Dallaglio Investments, involving the supply of gas to the Eureka... 


Anglo CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Copper production increasing by 11% as Quellaveco achieved its highest plant throughput rate in Peru, and Collahuasi and El Soldado in Chile benefitting from higher copper grades were among the... 


Amplats CEO Craig Miller
Amplats posts lower first-quarter output
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum group metals (PGM) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has reported a decrease in 5E metal-in-concentrate production of 7% to 834 100 oz for the quarter ended March 31, compared with... 


A truck transporting material from the Jwaneng mine
De Beers lowers full-year production guidance on high market inventory levels
23rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner De Beers, a subsidiary of diversified miner Anglo American, has lowered its production guidance for the 2024 full-year to between 26-million and 29-million carats in response to the... 


The new electric mine truck
Boliden, Epiroc and ABB deploy first battery-electric truck trolley system for underground mining
22nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Swedish metals maker Boliden, technology company ABB and original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc have successfully deployed the first fully battery-electric truck trolley system on an 800-m-long... 


M&R’s TNT awarded EPC contract in South America
22nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) has announced that Terra Nova Technologies (TNT), in joint venture with Ingeniería y Construcción Sigdo Koppers, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and... 


Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
22nd April 2024

Etienne Bredell, recently appointed General Manager of Fluor’s South Africa office, brings more than 30 years of industry knowledge to his role. Having joined Fluor in 2008, Bredell is experienced... 


GoviEx in talks with Niger govt on Madaouela start date
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

TSX-V listed GoviEx Uranium is in discussions with the government of Niger regarding the start of mining operations after having received notice that it must begin mining at its Madaouela uranium... 


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