Electronics and car makers are racing to lock in supply agreements for cobalt amid fears of shortage.
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mining News
Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) has become a major of revenue for millions of people in about 80 countries worldwide, with more than 100 million people currently depending on the activity for their livelihoods. But at what costs?
Randgold boosted divvy to $2 a share, after a year of record production and soaring profits, but warned the good times may be over soon as it’s now facing demanding new regulations in Congo, one of its key jurisdictions.
Mine is on track to produce its target of 700,000 ounces of gold in 2018.
The LME has sent a directive to all suppliers asking them to detail how they guarantee “responsible sourcing” of the commodities they trade in the exchange.
Miner said full-year profit and output was on track despite a third-quarter dip, but its shares slid to a three-month low after its CEO did not rule out seeking arbitration over a tax dispute in Mali.
Ivanhoe boss transforms what could have been a set of exciting drill results into 43 holes of “global significance in the copper world”.
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.