The company plans to create a vertically integrated operator to tap into a region that buys in an estimated 10 million tonnes of fertilizer a year.
New data by International Copper Study Group predicts copper mine output will grow 5.7 million tonnes by 2018 as Peru, Zambia and Mexico ramp up production.
The deal increases Chinese miners presence in Congo, which is Africa’s top copper producer and the world’s largest producer of cobalt.
Conflict mining remains an important issue, and one we are beginning to see governments step in to address in different ways.
The miner is spending $1.3 million in exploration work aimed to reopen a historic tin-indium mine in Nova Scotia.
It also plans to review the legal status of the joint venture, while it negotiates with Ivanhoe to raise its stake to 20% from the current 5% it holds.
The goal is to facilitate the mining, production and distribution of the fertilizer in Eastern and Southern Africa.
An annual list that reveals the names of mineral smelters that do not use raw materials linked with criminal gangs is at the heart of Europe’s push to clean up the world’s mining industry.
Insufficient evidence against Argos-Heraeus.
Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Expands Geographic Scope, Adopts Risk-Based Approach
THEnergy observes increasing interest in storage solutions from industrial off-grid end-customers and project developers.
Perhaps the most important aspect of today’s agreements is the fact that both aim to form long-term strategic partnerships to collaborate on further ventures, opening new markets for all the firms involved.
Facilities scheduled to start production in the fall of 2015; seen as model for future foreign investment and development projects
The main objective of the legislation is to ensure that profits from those so-called “blood metals” — tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold — do not go to African warlords.
Providing proof of origin of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold near conflict zones voluntary under law to be adopted this week.
The DRC's government has told mining companies it intends to reopen negotiations with them over a revision of the mining code sent to parliament last month.
Zijn's main interest in Ivanhoe seems to be the Kamoa copper project.
The Democratic Republic of Congo, a big, lush, mineral-rich country in the heart of Sub Saharan Africa, currently produces roughly 6% of the world’s copper.
Randgold Resources' $1.7bn Kibali project in DRC is operating at design after commissioning of metallurgical plant and first of three hydropower plants.
The amount of gold produced by the Democratic Republic of Congo is on track to be four times the amount produced last year, thanks largely to the opening of the Kibali gold mine in May.
Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow argues that the looming undersupply of gold will create opportunities for mineral-rich African countries but they will have to compete aggressively for shrinking exploration dollars.
In the 30 years Rio Tinto's Argyle Pink Diamonds have been tendering the rare gems, only 13 red diamonds have been brought in.
The world's largest diamond miner by market value said it will adopt a more flexible sales approach.
Sector now delivering some of the healthiest returns for many of the world’s biggest miners, including Rio Tinto and Anglo American.
The electric motor company's plans to double the globe's battery output will up graphite demand 152%, but sourcing cobalt outside the Congo could prove difficult.
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