A mineral sands operation on the South African coast run by Rio Tinto has been closed since Friday due to violent community protests which saw a security guard killed earlier this week, the company and a union said on Wednesday.
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An international group of researches have recommended 18 quantitative metrics that regulators can use to assess seabed mining projects.
Negotiations start against the backdrop of stark declines in the industry that was once the world’s largest.
This time is a 114-carat white stone.
Implats isn’t the only one facing difficulties, with about half of the industry’s production estimated to be unprofitable.
Tiger expects to release a new Life of Mine Plan for the assets in 6-8 weeks.
Uncertainty around the charter has deterred investment into a sector that accounts for 8 percent of gross domestic product in the world's top platinum producer.
The IMF has warned the southern African nation is at high risk of debt distress, while investors have grown skeptical about the amount of external loans.
Gold production for the three months to June dropped 36% to 133,778 ounces as operations at two its three mines - Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi – were scaled back.
First Quantum, which operates the Kansanshi and Kalumbila mines in the country, accounted for more than half of Zambia’s copper production last year and is the biggest individual taxpayer.
Seaborne price for coal used in electricity generation scales $120 a tonne as South Africa diverts exports for domestic use and Asian demand spikes.
Production at Lucapa's 40%-owned Lulo project, in Angola, rose 20% during the June quarter.
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe believes mines on care and maintenance are bad for the economy.
The Kimberley Ekapa joint venture focuses on mining in the South African town of Kimberley.
Nigeria will offer a 12.7 billion naira ($41.6 million) mining contract to eight companies in exploration and consultancy, its junior mining minister said on Wednesday.
Fresh setback for the company’s Solwara 1 project, expected to be the world’s first seabed gold, copper, silver mine.
Investigation is casting a wider net with the addition of Venezuela and Nigeria to its investigation, increasing the likelihood that Glencore’s management will get bogged down in a lengthy legal process.
Women’s cries just after 1 a.m. confirmed Barnabe Samuel Mussa’s worst fears -- an attack was underway.
Sections of Sibanye’s Masakhane mine, where an earth tremor resulted in the death of seven workers, have been shut for rehabilitation until February.
Starting next year, it will demand firms that get at least 25% of their metal from small-scale mines in the DRC to be subject of a professional audit.
Shares fell as much as 13% after the miner and commodities trader was told by US Department of Justice to produce documents on Nigeria, Congo and Venezuela.
Until last month, Glencore was fighting three lawsuits in Congo that called into question its control of its prized copper and cobalt mines.
Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM) has found an 89-carat yellow diamond at its 70%-owned Mothae mine in Lesotho during the current bulk sampling program.
Sibanye Canada and Regulus’ newly formed Argentinean subsidiary Aldebaran Resources will create a strategic partnership to unlock value at the copper-gold project, located in the San Juan province.
Company says that changes made to the crushing circuit will positively impact the plant’s performance,