Africa Mining News

Zambian villagers can sue Vedanta in the UK-London's Court of Appeal

London's Court of Appeal opened the way for nearly 2,000 Zambian villagers can pursue a claim for damages.

Australian Mining Companies Are Unlocking the People Puzzle in Africa

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Tanzanian troubles drag down Barrick's production

World's number one producer still confident it will meet 2017 production guidance.

B2Gold pours first gold at Fekola mine in Mali

Company is on track to begin commercial production before the end of the year, which would boost its annual production more than 70% to between 925,000 and 975,000 ounces of gold.

France's Areva to cut Niger uranium production on price drop

Decision is in response to falling uranium prices, a local union leader said.

Altus Strategies explorer joins the Mali gold rush

Juniors have been increasingly active in Mali, regarded as a relatively stable jurisdiction, where Legend has a portfolio of gold projects and licences covering nearly 400 square kilometres.

Another world record blast for BME

Blasting and explosives leader BME has broken the world record for the most electronic detonators fired in a single blast

Petra Diamonds might breach debt covenants

The company says that labour disruptions in South Africa and the confiscation of a parcel of diamonds by the Tanzanian government are to blame.

Can Mali maintain its gold mining status?

The fate of IAMGOLD's Sadiola mine hangs in the balance as Mali's gold exports fall and production winds down.

Electric cars prompt consultants CRU to explore cobalt sulphate index

Any cobalt sulphate prices published by CRU would be based on traded prices in China, a cobalt industry source said.

Informal gold mining resumes in Mali after restructuring: minister

After a 3 month suspension, Mali allows informal gold mining to recommence. The country exported over 16 tonnes of gold in the first 4 months of this year.

Graphite seeing some upward movement

The graphite market has shown its first sign of life in a few years with some upward price pressure.

Massive diamond found by Sierra Leone pastor now for sale in Antwerp

The 709-carat rock is the second-largest ever found in the West African nation.

Rainbow Rare Earths closer than ever to kick off production in Burundi

The Gakara mine holds some high-grade rare earth elements, some of which are expected to become essential for the manufacturing of batteries, magnets and electric vehicles.

South Africa mining lobby rejects talks with ministry over charter

The country's chamber of mines and the ministry are locked in a number of legal disputes over the mining charter, which aims to increase black ownership and participation in the industry as part of a government drive to overcome apartheid's legacies.

Firestone Diamonds soars on largest find to date at Lesotho mine

It's a 134 carat gem-quality light yellow diamond recovered at the company's its Liqhobong mine.

Discovery of newsworthy diamonds picks up

Over the last nine years 66 record-breaking and other noteworthy diamonds were recovered, and 61 of those have been found within the last five years.

Gold miner Avocet revenue halves on lower output

Total gold sold halved to 21,377 ounces in the six months ended June 30 from a year earlier, with an average price of $1,235 an ounce.

Sibanye-Stillwater Blitz project begins production ahead of schedule

Mine is expected to generate about 300,000 ounces annually by late 2021/early 2022, increasing total PGM production from Sibanye’s operations in the US by more than 50%.

400 workers laid off as Bokoni prepares for closure

Toronto-based Atlatsa Resources (TSXV:ATL) has made good on its stated intention to shut its Bokoni platinum mine in Limpopo province, South Africa.

Denver Gold Forum 2017 concludes with record activity

As the world’s premier precious metals equity event, the Gold Forum attracted 1,000 attendees who conducted a record 3,900 meetings.

South Africa’s mining industry fortunes improving, but challenges remain — PwC

A strong price recovery for the main commodities South Africa mines and exports has helped the country’s sector stage a turnaround in 2017, the first time in five years the industry is back in the black.

Botswana Diamonds soars on promising find at South African project

Sampling work at Ontevreden, part of the Vutomi joint venture, seems to prove the presence of high-grade kimberlite pipes.

Petra Diamonds' shares sparkle as its solves labour disputes in South Africa

Company reached wage agreement with the main union at two of its mines in South Africa. Workers will return to work on Friday.

World’s ‘most beautiful diamond’ to go under Christie's hammer

Discovered in February last year in eastern Angola, the 404.20-carat rough diamond was also the largest found so far in the southern African country.