Mozambique Mining News

Coking coal price finally breaks fall

Indian consortium plans to restart Benga mine in Mozambique bought from Rio Tinto for a fraction of Melbourne company's original purchase price.

Gemfields postpones emerald auction over India's ‘demonetization’

The auction of emeralds from the miner's Kagem operation in Zambia will now be in February.

SEC said to be probing Rio Mozambique coal deal

World number two miner acquired Southern African coal assets for $3.7 billion in 2011 – sold it for $50 million three years later.

Met coal price surge could revive giant Mozambique project

Vale reworks agreement with Japan's Mitsui that could breathe new life into $4.4 billion expansion of Moatize mine and railway in Southern African nation.

Gemfields Unveils: Ruby Inspired Stories

Gemfields is proud to unveil ‘Ruby Inspired Stories’, a triptych of films featuring up-and-coming global female talent, each exploring the hidden meaning behind these captivating gemstones.

Vale says write down of Mozambique coal venture won’t affect project

Company denied reports claiming that partner Mitsui was revising the terms of their association.

Gemfields fetches $29 million in Singapore rubies auction

The company managed to sell 90,642 carats of the 92,136 carats it made available under the auction.

World’s two biggest miners walking away from coal, but they are not telling

BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have significantly cut their investments in coal, while repositioning behind the scenes.

Follow the yellow brick road: a journey into the world of coloured gemstones

For nearly five centuries gemstones have been synonymous with wealth, power, luxury and royalty.

Gemfields shares soar on ‘knock out’ auction results

The emeralds and rubies miner raised $19.2 million from its recent auction in Jaipur, India.

Gemfields mine in Zambia richer than initially thought

According to SRK, the company needs to spend $84 million over the first four years of the project

Gemfields expands outside Africa, targets Latin America emerald assets

The London-listed precious stones miner plans to buy two emerald projects in Colombia.

Vale sells Integra coal mine in Australia to Glencore and Bloomfield

The sale follows last month’s touted deal with Stanmore Coal, which bought Vale's Isaac Plains coal mine for just a dollar.

Indian miner to expand operations at Rio's former Mozambique coal assets

ICVL wants boost annual production at its Benga mine from 5.3 million tonnes to 13 million tonnes in the next five years.

Gemfields Mozambique mine to yield rubies for over 20 years

An independent report has confirmed the Montepuez mine holds the largest deposit of rubies in the world, with projected output of 432 million carats over 21 years.

Skills development and human resource capacity building needed to keep Mozambican economy on high growth trajectory

As Mozambique sits on the precipice of a rapidly growing gas, mining, infrastructure and energy economy, investors, business, unions, government and social stakeholders are walking an unchartered road.

Gemfields shines on rare rubies find

The stock closed 4.17% higher in London Tuesday after the miner revealed the discovery of two rare matching rubies from its Montepuez mine in Mozambique.

Trouble brewing in South Africa’s gold mining sector

The country's radical Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said it would begin a wildcat strike in the sector if its rival union and companies extend wage deal to its members.

Irish Kenmare sends S. African miners in Mozambique home over xenophobia

The decision follows a similar move by Sasol, which repatriated Friday 340 of its employees working on projects in the Southeast Africa nation for their own safety.

Gemfields acquires additional ruby licenses

Gemfields Plc has completed the acquisition of two additional licenses for ruby deposits in Mozambique.

Mozambique's mining boom damns the poorest

Although investments in extractive industries have contributed to high economic growth rates in the past several years, this growth has not translated into significant reductions in poverty or improvements in health and employment for the general population.

Rio Tinto’s $3.7bn Mozambique coal business sold for $50m

Transaction marks the end of a dreadful venture for the mining giant.

Rio’s $3.7bn Mozambique coal business fetches $50m

The assets were acquired when it took over Riversdale Mining in 2011.

Mozambique to open new round of coal bids

Following adoption of new mine ownership law for coking coal-rich southern African nation.

Resource rich countries lead global conflict and political violence index

Levels of conflict and political violence have risen significantly in 48 countries, most of them considered traditional mining destinations.