Sula historic drill core offers encouraging results for Sierra Leone project

Sula historic drill core offers encouraging results for Sierra Leone project

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Additional samples taken from a historic drill core at Aim-listed Sula’s Ferensola goldproject, in Sierra Leone, have yielded further positive results, with one oxide sample returning an assay of 28.9 g/t gold. In early November 2016, samples were collected from a historic drill core remaining on site and which was drilled prior to Sula’s ownership of the Ferensola project’s licence. […]

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Supermoon 2016

Ever looked up at the night sky to see a full moon so close you could almost touch it? Well done, you’ve spotted a supermoon. The impressive sight happens when a full moon is closest to Earth. It orbits our planet in an oval shape so sometimes it comes closer to us than at other times. To us Earth-lings, the moon appears 30 per […]

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Sterkfontein water to boost Vaal dam levels

While reiterating its call for citizens to use water wisely, the Department of Waterand Sanitation (DWS) on Thursday announced that it would release water from its reserve Sterkfontein dam into the Vaal dam on November 7. Amid the ongoing drought, dam levels across the country have depleted to unprecedented levels, with the Vaal dam at 26.6%, while Sterkfontein stood at 91.5%. The minimum release planned at this stage […]

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Paused zinc rally expected to continue gaining momentum in 2017

VANCOUVER (miningweekly.com) – Zinc’s 66% rally this year is expected to continue in 2017, analysis by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) Global Research shows. Analysts believe the shortfall in mine output (concentrates) will be around 391 00t this year, making this the largest deficit since 1993. “Shortfalls to that tune are only possible because smelters can draw […]

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Botswana diamond miner announces four-month plant closure

GABORONE – Contract miner Basil Read Mining Botswana (BRMD) has announced an immediate cessation of all mining operations at Lerala Diamond Mine(LDM), which is owned by Australian gem miner Kimberely Diamonds. BRMD, which was contracted to conduct mining operations on behalf of Kimberley Diamonds Limited (KDL), said it would be forced to retrench some employees to avoid incurring losses during the period of redundancy. In an internal memo circulated to all […]

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Sasol espouses multi-asset virtues of $11bn US project amid cracker rivalry

The skyline associated with Sasol’s $11-billion ethane cracker project in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is starting to change fundamentally as the plant’s large steel structures are installed on a portion of the vast 890 ha site, where the South African energy and chemicals group is creating a new multi product chemicals complex. Even some Gulf Coast […]

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Horizontal raise bore trial project at Cullinan mine nears completion

CULLINAN (miningweekly.com) – Raise boring and drilling services group MasterDrilling is nearing completion of a 220 m horizontal raise bore (HRB) trial project atSouthern Africa-focused miner Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan diamond mine, in Gauteng. On Thursday during a site visit to the mine, Petra miningmanager Steven Klopper highlighted that the HRB method of developing access points to the kimberlite orebody had recorded significantly faster development rates […]

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Uncompetitive scrap metal prices causing further decline in industry

Unless strong action is immediately taken to stem the export of scrap metal and keep it in South Africa at competitive prices, the scrap beneficiating industry will further decline and directly affect the aluminium sector, saysaluminium foundry alloys producer Zimco Aluminium Company (Zimalco) sales and marketing director Bob Stone. “Owing to a high price for scrap metal and closures in the consuming industries, final original-equipment-manufacturer users are importing […]

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Dichotomy underlines India’s ambitious plans to double mineral production by 2020

According to government data released last month, of these 288 projects, 94 had not made any headway as companies have not submitted  required documents, 110 projects are still awaiting environmental approvals from provincial and federal governments and 63 are yet to get the go-ahead from provincial governments. A senior officials of the Mines Ministry has […]

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