After losing money for three years to 2015, Harmony is now focused on finding mines able to offset falling production at its South African operations.
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Texas-based Ocean Minerals says the area is also rich in scandium, a key ingredient for making an extremely light, strong, corrosion resistant, heat tolerant and weldable alloy.
Harmony Gold has been looking for new assets to meet its goal of increasing production to 1.5 million ounces over the next three years.
Conflict comes as Rio Tinto donated its majority stake in the operation to both Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville last month.
Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.
The Blair Athol mine, closed in 2012, would be the second Australian coal asset in a year to be sold for just A$1.
Decision follows a company review of the asset that was triggered by the Bouganville government’s pressure to restart mining at Panguna or give it up.
Inferred mineral resources for Nautilus' CCZ project went up to 685 million tonnes from 410 million tonnes.
Net profit for 2015 dropped by almost 30% to $261 million (1.7 billion yuan) from the previous year's $353 million.
The three SPTs are scheduled to undergo extensive wet testing at Duqm Port.
On 1 February a European consortium launched a new Horizon 2020 project: Blue Nodules. This project addresses the challenge of creating a viable and sustainable value chain to retrieve polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor. […]
Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that the Solwara 1 Joint Venture (comprising Nautilus 85% and Eda Kopa (Solwara) Limited 15%) has taken delivery of the three Seafloor Production Tools (“SPTs”) from Soil Machine Dynamics Limited’s facility in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Canadian deep sea miner has signed agreements with United Engineering Services LLC to provide support services associated with wet testing the company’s production and storing equipments.
The new agreement replaces a previous three-year contract that would have seen Nautilus supplying 1.1 million tonnes of unrefined copper ore to Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group.
The 2012 emails from an investor in Florida-based deep sea mining firm Neptune Minerals Inc. were forwarded to Clinton by her son-in-law and hedge fund partner Marc Mezvinsky.
The cash injection comes from selling half of its interest in the Porgera mining operation to the Chinese group last May.
Not metaphorically, but literally – the deep sea is a gold mine, and that is just scratching the surface.
Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that contract for the detailed design of the Solwara 1 dewatering plant to be used on the Company’s Production Support Vessel has been awarded to the Brisbane office of the DRA Group.
The company is also slashing 30% of its foreign employees and 15% of the local workforce.
A group of scientists is asking international authorities to temporarily halt the approval of new underwater mining contracts until further environmental controls are put in place.
They are calling the company's shareholders “not to pay the price of ignorance” when it comes to investing in the Solwara 1 deep sea copper, gold mining project in Papua New Guinea.
Mali, Papa New Guinea, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Tanzania, DRC and Mongolia among countries where gold mining contributed the most to their locals economies, says the World Gold Council.
The study, commissioned by Nautilus Minerals, shows seabed copper mining may cause less disruptions to the environment and local communities than terrestrial operations.
Nautilus Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2015 OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of 50 top performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Marketplace last year.
The goal is to expand Nautilus’ Seafloor Massive Sulphide prospect inventory around Solomon Islands, located east of Papua New Guinea.