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Katanga Mining – from the frying pan into the fire

Glencore subsidiary Katanga Mining has been served a freezing order against 75% operating subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC), in the amount of US$2.28 billion. The freezing order was served in the DRC by Ventora Development Sasu, a company affiliated with Dan Gertler and comes just after the local owned mining …

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Zambia’s copper production set to grow, but may be restricted by policy – BMI

Although the growth prospects for Zambia’s mining sector remains positive for this year, amid rising copper prices and improved electricity supply, a worsening regulatory environment may negatively impact on the country’s copper production in the coming years, warns BMI Research. “We expect Zambian copper production growth to accelerate in the …

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Stanbic calls on collective drive for growth

Stanbic Bank has geared up to join forces with mining companies to develop the full potential of the country’s extractive industry. The bank made the promise at its annual Economic and Mining Roadshow in the North-Western and Copperbelt provinces. According to the bank, the engagement brought together various players from …

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Cradle Arc to sell Zambia gold assets to Singa Holdings

Cradle Arc has entered into an option agreement to sell its Matala and Dunrobin gold assets to Singa Holdings Zambia. Through its subsidiary Luiri Gold Mines, Cradle Arc has granted Singa an exclusive option to initially form a joint venture for the operation of the Matala and Dunrobin gold assets. …

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CAMINEX prop up Copperbelt economy

Zambia’s premier Copperbelt agricultural, mining and industrial trade expo – CAMINEX slated for June will showcase the latest – products, machinery, technologies and services. CAMINEX supported by government and industry associations is considered an important trade platform, “It attracts thousands of industry professionals keen to come together in one location …

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Large-scale Cobalt potential discovered at Nyungu in North Western Zambia

ASX-listed Argonaut Resources has announced preliminary details of potential copper and cobalt production at the Nyungu copper-cobalt deposit in North-western Zambia. The Nyungu copper-cobalt deposit is part of the Lumwana West project, located 65 km south of the DRC border in North-western Zambia. Cobalt deposit Existing drilling by Argonaut has …

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Jubilee Metals licence reinstated

New minister of Mines and Minerals has reinstated Jubilee Metals Group’s mining licence for the Kabwe project. In a previous announcement project operator, BMR Group reported that they received a letter from the Mining Cadastre Department of Zambia. Government had terminated the mining right of the Kabwe operation in February …

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Jinchuan’s profits surges on higher cobalt, copper prices

Chinese miner and metals trader Jinchuan Group International Resources has reported net profit fivefold bigger than a year earlier due to higher cobalt and copper prices. Jinchuan, which operates the Ruashi copper and cobalt mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Chibuluma copper mine, in Zambia, posted net …

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Slow start for Kagem’s emeralds auctions

Kagem Mine has sold a total of US$10.8 million at the company’s auction in India recently. According to the company proceeds from will be fully repatriated, with all royalties due paid on the full sales prices achieved at the auction. The auction was of predominantly commercial quality rough emeralds mined …

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SA steel industry continue to face challenges

Allied Steelrode recently announced that the fluctuating primary pricing threatens the mettle of South Africa’s steel industry. According to industry sources, much of this can be attributed to the extreme volatility of the primary pricing. “This level of volatility poses an enormous and very urgent challenge to the entire sector,” …

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