Companies are pressing the government to better regulate public consultations and votes on mining projects, as they see legal uncertainty as the industry's main current challenge.
Africa Mining News
Only last year CAR was allowed to resume diamond exports after a three-year ban that tried preventing armed groups from financing a bloody inter-religious conflict.
The Just Gold project is the first to successfully trace conflict-free and legal artisanal gold from mine site to export applying regional and international standards.
Increasing demand for efficient building systems, electric vehicles and renewables generation could add more than 4 million tonnes of annual copper use by 2030, a study shows.
FLSmidth has won a five-year contract from OCP S.A. (formerly known as Office Chérifien des Phosphates) to operate port equipment for handling phosphate, fertilizers, and sulphur.
Move comes barely seven months after Rio Tinto agreed to sell it its stake in Simandou for up to $1.3 billion.
The 373.7-carat diamond, sold during the Vancouver-based miner’s $54.8 million recent tender, was one of 15 large and high value diamonds offered by the company.
BMI Research expects prices to continue sliding for at least the next five years on rising supplies from Australia and Brazil and evidence of Chinese demand cooling earlier than expected.
Here are the top 10 diamond mines in terms of output in carats and value.
Today’s infographic comes from Eurocontrol Technics Group, and it highlights the global problem of fuel theft.
It’s been a bad week for iron ore, with all indices steeply lower on Friday for a second consecutive day.
A higher South African rand versus the U.S. dollar was to blame for lowering Sibanye Gold's (NYSE:SBGL) net operating profit in the first quarter.
Mid-tier gold producer B2Gold (TSX:BTO) has had an excellent start to the year, producing more gold at lower costs than expected from its four mines in the Phillippines, Namibia and Nicaragua.
De Beers Group today announced it is leading a ground-breaking research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of the company’s operations in as few as five years.
The D-colour Type-II diamond is one of the highest-quality stones to come out of the company’s Letšeng mine.
In Asia, trading was halted after prices sank 7.3%, which is the maximum a day allowed by Chinese regulators.
Quarterly revenues were about half of the revenues posted in the year-ago quarter.
Despite producing less gold, Kinross Gold (TSX:K) made more revenue in the first quarter and is proceeding with an aggressive plan that will slash costs and increase production at its Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania.
The top 10 largest mines in the world by value produced are estimated to represent 58% of global production.
Despite the drop in production, the gold miner kept guidance unchanged for its 2017 financial year at 540,000 ounces.
Industrial and precious metals, coal, oil, as well as natural gas, collectively accounted for just 6.2% of foreign direct investment into the continent last year.
Government officials’ comments add bitterness to the already resentful locals, following wave of negative coverage of Chinese mining practices in the Ghanian media.
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Deal creates one of the largest diamond mines in West Africa.
The Russian miner wants to recover $271 million it lost when a state-backed company failed to complete the acquisition of a 50% stake in its Nkomati mine in South Africa.