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Epiroc acquires Concept Mining

The leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries Epiroc has acquired Innovative Mining Products widely known as New Concept Mining, a South African manufacturer of rock reinforcement products for underground mining. Innovative Mining Products based in Johannesburg, South Africa, also has facilities in Peru, Zambia and …

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Rio Tinto invest $2.6 billion in Koodaideri Mine

Rio Tinto is to develop its most technologically advanced mine following the full approval of a $2.6 billion investment in the Koodaideri iron ore mine in Western Australia. Koodaideri is expected to deliver a new production hub for Rio Tinto’s world-class iron ore business in the Pilbara, incorporating a processing …

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CEC commissions maiden grid solar power plant

CEC’s newest exploit into the renewable energy space will deliver 1.9GWh of clean power a year anchored on transmission infrastructure comprising 1.2km of 11kV overhead line tapping from the existing CEC 11kV busbar at the Raven’s substation, a transformer station and switchgear. The development comes as the country is emerging …

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Zambia to complete 50 MW World Bank solar project in September

Zambia will complete its first large-scale 50 MW solar power generation plant in September this year as the nation battles a power deficit which threatens industrial output, a state-owned agency said on Tuesday. The electricity shortfall has forced Africa’s second-largest copper producer to ration power supply to the mines, the …

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Wealth announces Trinity project drill program

Wealth Minerals, a company focused on the acquisition and development of lithium projects in Chile, South America is finalizing a drill contract and expects to begin drilling before the end of May 2018 at its Trinity discovery. Drilling will consist of three drill holes to test priority drill targets identified …

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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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Peninsula divest interest in Karoo projects

Peninsula Energy Limited has decided to exit and sell its interests in the Karoo Projects in South Africa. According to the company (Karoo Projects) a divestment of 74% interest in the Karoo Projects through an active process over the remainder of the 2017 calendar year is on the cards. Peninsula …

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Kariba South extension on track

International engineering company Hatch developing the Kariba South Extension Project on the Zambezi River has revealed that the project is 85% complete. Hatch said the massive project is on track for completion in March 2018. The flagship infrastructure project was initiated by the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) due to an …

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First Quantum seals Panama copper project deal

First Quantum Minerals Limited (FQML) has acquired a 10 percent ownership interest and shareholder loans in Minira Panama SA (MPSA) which holds the concession for the Cobre Panama project. The concession is located 120 kilometres west of Panama City and 20 kilometres from the Caribbean Sea coast, in the district …

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Copper-processing plant to open at Kalulushi dumpsite

Mineral Junxion Zambia has budgeted US$3 million to construct a mineral processing plant to extract copper and cobalt slag at the dumpsite owned by Konkola Copper Mine in Kalulushi. The company has already submitted an environmental impact statement (EIS) report to the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA), ahead of commencing …

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