Namibia Mining News

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.

De Beers reshuffles executive committee

Chief executive Bruce Cleaver said the changes were necessary to sustain De Beers' success as a business.

Diamond Fields to resume mining off Namibian coast next year

The country’s Ministry of Mines and Energy has renewed the Canadian miner's licence for ten years.

Plans underway for world's biggest offshore diamond mining vessel

Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between the country and De Beers Group, tis planning for the construction of the world’s largest custom-built diamond mining vessel.

B2Gold to kick commercial production at Mali mine earlier than planned

The Fekola mine will add up to 410,000 ounces of gold to the company's annual output.

Namibia's economy to grow faster in 2017 as mining bounces back

The country's mining sector is emerging from years of contraction and the impact of recent severe drought eases, the finance minister said on Thursday.

The best diamonds in the world are buried at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean

The best diamonds in the world come from the sea.

B2Gold up on higher-than-expected production

Company said it expects production of between 50,000 and 55,000 ounces of gold from its new mine in south-western Mali to bring total metal production for 2017 to between 530,000 and 570,000 ounces of gold.

Caterpillar to build solar power plant for B2Gold Otjikoto mine in Namibia

The Canadian gold miner chose Caterpillar and Barloworld for 7 MW solar power installation at Otjikoto mine in Namibia.

De Beers sends world’s top diamond-searching ship to explore off coast of Namibia

Them mv SS Nujoma is the sixth diamond exploration vessel to join the fleet of Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between the government of that African country and De Beers.

These were the top producing diamond mines in 2016

Here are the top 10 diamond mines in terms of output in carats and value.

Top 10 lowest cost gold mines make money if price falls 50%

The top 10 ranking of the lowest all-in cost gold mines in the world – former US president Herbert Hoover was once in charge of no. 8 on the list.

Poor uranium market conditions push Paladin Energy into restructuring

Proposed refinancing comes after Paladin failed to sell a 24% stake in its Langer Heinrich mine to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), which was expected to fetch $175 million.

Namibia’s new uranium mine to boost growth, make it world’s third producer

The country's uranium output is expected to triple in 2017 as the massive Husab mine begins production.

Namibia’s new uranium mine to triple country’s output by 2017

The country is poised to becoming the world’s third largest producer of the commodity, as the massive Husab mine begins production in October.

B2Gold gets fresh push after announcing at-the-market offering of up to $100M

B2Gold’s stock has gained almost 229% so far this year.

Australia’s uranium polluting the Antarctic — scientists

Australia has about 40% of the world's uranium reserves and exports nearly 7,000 tonnes of yellow cake annually.

Namibia's uranium production to triple by 2017

Uranium production in Namibia is expected to triple by 2017 with the ramp-up of the massive Husab mine, states a senior government official.

Chinese firm close to start mining uranium in Namibia

Once fully operational, the Husab mine will have the potential to produce 15 million pounds of uranium oxide.