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‘There’s no ban on auctioning emeralds abroad’

MINES deputy minister Richard Musukwa says “there is no ban” on auctioning of Zambia’s emeralds abroad. However, in April, then mines minister, Yamfwa Mukanga, directed that all Zambian emeralds be auctioned in the country, contending that “Zambian gemstones have for a long time been sold on foreign markets and the …

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FQM projects increased copper production

FIRST Quantum Minerals Limited is expected to ramp up its copper production to 700,000 metric tonnes per annum by 2015 with the completion of Sentinel Mine and increase output arising from the expansions at Kansanshi mine. And First Quantum Mineral head of public relations Godfrey Msiska said once Kalumbila Mine …

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KCM, ZRL sign MOU on lime transportation

KONKOLA Copper Mines and Zambia Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding which will see the railway company transporting lime from Ndola to the mine in Chingola. The MoU is expected to culminate into a long- term agreement, which would enable Zambia Railways to transport KCM’s copper anodes from Chingola …

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BSI re-certifies Mopani

THE British Standards Institute (BSI) has re-certified Mopani Copper Mines for operating in compliance with the international quality management system standard. In a statement released yesterday, Mopani Copper Mines chief executive officer Danny Callow stated that the recertification followed a successful quality management system audit which took place in December …

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Zambia hikes mine licence fees to global levels

Zambia has managed to increase the cost of its mining licences in order to bring them in line with other countries, stated Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development, Yamfwa Mukanga. The fees for large-scale mining and change of control licences has been increased to 28 800 kwacha from 1 …

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SA equipment manufacturer extends its reach

South African conveyor equipment manufacturer Melco, which supplies modular conveyor structures for underground mining operations, has managed to expand the reach of its products into more than 75 countries worldwide, and is confident about the future outlook of its company and the South African economy in 2012. Melco operations director …

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