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Shares were up more than 5% after the firm posted higher output across all divisions, except for copper, and said market conditions for its diamond business had improved.
He envisions people living in big glass-carbon fiber domes on the surface, with additional areas mined out below the surface by robots for "industrial" uses.
AMCU has been demanding pay hikes of more than 50% for its lowest paid members and a 15% hike for its higher paid members.
Weakening currency supplies fatter margins for South African mines responsible for nearly three-quarters of global platinum production.
The company remains confident the sale of its Rustenburg mines in South Africa to Sibanye Gold will clear its last regulatory hurdle before the end of the year.
While many still see space mining as science fiction, global recruitment expert Fircroft has compiled data that proves it feasible.
While met coal is clearly the star performer, thermal coal is probably the biggest upset – seaborne prices have jumped 65% in 2016 to above $80 a tonne.
Four employees were attacked by unknown assailants.
Strikers at top South African platinum producer enter two-year wage deal.
Companies had no choice but to cut back on new developments, re-focus on profitable production rather than maximum production and to save costs.
Despite continued investment in copper assets on the continent from China and India hunting for coal mines.
A credit upgrade, a rocketing share price and rally in coal and iron ore call into question downsizing strategy of world's number five miner.
The current lithium frenzy will end badly while gold bugs should look at the riper opportunities available in copper and platinum, according to mining financier Robert Friedland.
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Chronic underinvestment in platinum mines has exacerbated supply crunch.
They will appeal verdict that paved the way for about half a million current and former miners to proceed with a multi-million-dollar suit, which seeks compensation for those who contracted lung diseases.
Most investors expect the Fed to put off raising rates, which would keep gold as an attractive asset to buy.
Operational challenges and regulatory uncertainty in the region will keep a lead on its resources sector until at least 2020, says BMI research.
Value of South Africa's mining industry forecast to contract 11.4% in 2016, followed by years of close to zero growth according to new report.
The main challenge for mining near-Earth celestial bodies is neither technology nor cost, but simply “convincing people it is realistic,” says Dr. Phil Metzger.
Anglo American Platinum forced to stockpile concentrate and shut down smelter in South Africa responsible for one fifth of its refined platinum output.
South Africa is believed to have approximately 6,000 abandoned mines and between 8,000 and 30,000 illegal miners across the country.
Study predicts fifth year of growing deficits and halving of above ground stocks as strikes in top producer South Africa loom.