Ivanhoe boss transforms what could have been a set of exciting drill results into 43 holes of “global significance in the copper world”.
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mining News
The government owes mining companies about $700 million in VAT reimbursements from before last year's suspension.
Company will make final decision on its development by mid next year.
Move comes 15 months after the country’s government halted the planned revision amid opposition from mining companies and low commodity prices.
The Morila operation continues to deliver value in its post-mining phase while progressing plans to develop the site into a commercial agricultural hub after its closure in 2019, Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow said at an on-site media briefing today.
Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold are now also being illegally extracted and traded at sites under the control of armed groups in countries including Myanmar and Colombia.
The new law, which will come into force in 2021, requires importers to ensure their business do not contribute to armed conflicts.
The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.
A leaked White House memo, which outlines the suspension of a portion of the Dodd-Frank rule on ‘conflict minerals’, will exacerbate already high levels of violence in DR Congo.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reconsidering the rule, which requires companies to trace and report whether their products contain minerals from a war-torn part of Africa.
Judge revoked an interim order that prevented the company from relocating graves present at its Platreef platinum group metals mine, in Limpopo Province.
Employees who had staged an illegal sit-in at the mine returned to work Wednesday after management and authorities reached a deal with them, the company said.
Company said talks are underway to stop an illegal sit-in that started last week by some employees demanding annual ex-gratia payments.
The Kibali gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo has continued its performance improvement in the second half of the year after a tough first half.
Congolese security forces accused of shooting civilians in the southern city of Lubumbashi.
The new venture is part of Randgold's ambitious plan to discover three new deposits in the next five years.
The EICC and CFSI Launch the Multi-Industry Responsible Raw Materials Initiative (RRMI).
The gold miner also expects to be in a position to increase dividends by the end of the year.
Congo began reviewing its mining code in 2012, aiming to increase state revenues and tighten environmental and social regulations, but it has yet to make a decision about it.
Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.
Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.
Faced with declining domestic production, China's top copper company — Minmetals — said earlier this year that the "only solution” was going overseas, and many are following its steps.
Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo keeps filling the pockets of some foreign companies as well as armed groups, a new report shows.
International development nonprofit Pact released Friday a report detailing the progress of efforts to address child labour in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Fewer than 3,800 Grauer gorillas still live in the wild, down from 17,000 in 1998 due mainly to illegal mining for coltan and other minerals, a report shows.