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How nuclear technology contributes to society

QUESTION: Zambia has for a long time sought to substantially grow its manufacturing industry. What role can nuclear science play in helping to develop this sector? ANSWER: Global experience has demonstrated that the development of nuclear technology has contributed to substantial technical progress in numerous social and economic fields. The …

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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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Demag’s double v-girder revolutionise cranes game

Global player in the crane industry Demag has developed a new Double V-Girder crane which is capable of a 50T lifting capacity – four times that of the Single Girder. According to the company, the double-girder overhead travelling cranes offer exceptional load capacity for a low deadweight. In addition the …

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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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Miners urged to think pipe-work infrastructure sustainability

Polypipe, the UK’s largest and most innovative manufacturer of plastic piping systems has urged miners to have thorough pipe-work infrastructure in place to drive sustainability forward and preserve the environment. This comes at the backdrop that by 2030, water demand is expected to exceed supply in Africa by 17 percent, …

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Weatherly’s Kitumba acquisition on track

Weatherly recently announced that it has received a letter from Intrepid Mines Limited requesting an extension of the backstop date. The two parties were expected to work on concluding the deal by the 31 March 2018. Following the passing of the backstop date, Intrepid have requested an extension to 30 …

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Increasing mining services key to Africa

Southern African Development Community (SADC) believes increasing the demand for mining goods and services is necessary to grow the industry in Africa Seth Akweshie, Industrialisation Adviser for SADC made the announcement recently at the Cross-Border Mining Services Indaba, in Johannesburg citing that most inland developments in Africa have been established …

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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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KCM, Government, workers mend relations

Konkola Copper Mines has announced intentions to bridge information and expectations gap that currently existing between the mine, the workers, the Unions, the local contractors and government. The company operates Copper mines in Chingola and Chililabombwe. Steven Dinn, KCM Chief Executive Officer said that the meeting was a start of …

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