Namibia Mining News

De Beers, Namibia to spend $468m on world’s first custom-built diamond searching ship

The new vessel is expected to add about 500,000 carat a year of production capacity to Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between De Beers and the African nation's government.

White Metal to purchase four copper properties in Namibia

The licenses the miner is acquiring cover historical copper-silver resources in the Kalahari Copper Belt and the Kaoko Belt.

B2Gold to produce 5m ounces of gold at Mali mine after $50m expansion

Average annual gold output would increase to more than 550,000 ounces in the five-year period 2020 – 2024, and over 400,000 ounces during the remaining seven years.

B2Gold’s beats first quarter production targets

Consolidated gold production was 230,859 ounces, 6% (12,704) ounces above budget.

B2Gold to invest $50 million in Fekola mine expansion

It could take the Malian mine gold output to 7.5-million tonnes a year from the current 6-million tonnes.

Vedanta to shut Namibian zinc refinery for five weeks

Miners downed tools from Feb. 22 to March 6, affecting waste-stripping at the mine and mining of ore.

Exyn Technologies introduces robots into Dundee Precious Metals’ gold mines

The tech company introduced its A3Rs robots which comprise a fully autonomous aerial system for data collection in GPS-denied environments.

B2Gold hits record gold output in 2018 thanks to new Mali mine

For 2019, the Canadian miner forecasts gold production of between 935,000 and 975,000 ounces at all-in sustaining costs estimated at between $835 and $875 per ounce.

Tiffany joins top diamond miners in disclosing origins of gemstones

Tiffany has begun tracing each of its individually registered diamonds (0.18 carats and larger) by a unique serial number.

Rio Tinto sells stake in Rossing uranium mine to China

The company is selling its 69%-stake in Rossing Uranium Limited, which owns the Namibian mine, to China National Uranium Corporation (CNUC).

B2Gold hits record gold production in Q3

78% higher than in the same quarter of the previous year.

China's CNNC seeking overseas partners to secure uranium

"Our vision is to be the world's leading uranium company" - Ni Tao deputy manager of China National Uranium Co Ltd

Namibia scraps black ownership rules for mining exploration licences

Rules threaten the diamond and uranium producer's ability to attract investment.

The top ten zinc producing mines in the world

India clinches the title for largest zinc mine with Rampura Agucha.

Chinese interested in buying Rio Tinto’s Namibian uranium mine

Talks between the miner and China National Nuclear Corporation were confirmed by the country's energy minister.

Nyrstar profit warning highlights zinc's disconnects

Belgian zinc producer Nyrstar issued a profit warning last week, citing "adverse market conditions".

Lithium price plunge claims first victim

Namibia's Desert Lion Energy ceases all operations as Chinese lithium prices plummet to three-year lows – down by half since the start of 2018.

Kudu gas project might not be viable for Namibia – Energy Minister

Namibia's long-delayed Kudu gas-to-power project, seen as key to boosting electricity security in the southwest African country, might not be viable.

B2Gold opens major new solar farm at its Namibia mine

The plant is expected to improve B2Gold’s economic returns, reduce impacts on the environment and become a potential funding source for community development.

Namibia may scrap black ownership requirements for mining companies – minister

Namibia may scrap requirements for black ownership in mining as it seeks to woo investors to an industry that is rebounding with the commodities cycle.

B2Gold says Mali’s new code won’t affect its Fekola mine

The Canadian miner says any contemplated amendments in a new mining code will not apply to Fekola without its consent.

De Beers’ Namibia venture puts mine up for sale, at least 130 jobs to go

Namdeb, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian government and Anglo American’s diamond unit De Beers, has put its Elizabeth Bay Mine up for sale.

De Beers’ diamond venture in Namibia axing at least 130 jobs

Move seeks to ensure the sustainability of Namdeb land-based operations.

Mali mine takes B2Gold 2017 output to record high

This is the ninth consecutive year the Canadian miner achieves record annual gold production.

Namibia Rare Earths one step closer to getting mining license

A 2014 Preliminary Economic Assessment concluded that the Lofdal project has the potential to produce an average of 1,500 tonnes per annum of separated rare earth oxides.