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Empire Cat donates truck for raffle

Empire CAT of Phoenix, AZ, has donated a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT Diesel truck valued at $70,000 as the grand prize for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation (SMEF)  Benefit Truck Raffle. The proceeds are to support critical education, outreach and professional development programs for SMEF. “Empire …

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Russia Digitalises Africa’s Mining Sector to Increase Output

Russian companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment utilisation …

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Illegal miners in Zim gamble with their lives

Recent reports have indicated that illegal gold miners in Zimbabwe accessing longstanding mines with inexpert tools are risking their lives.   These mines are said to be very unstable in most cases and flooded in some instances, which has inevitably led to a number of deaths over the past couple …

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Anil Agarwal’s 20% Anglo American Shares Sold

The self-made billionaire and one of India’s richest men, Anil Agarwal has sold his stake in Anglo America. As the biggest shareholder of the mining company, Agarwal is reported to have made US$500M before the costs from the deal. Agarwal, through his metals company, Volcan Holdings Plc, began buying into …

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Foreign currency payment-miners exempted in Zim

The mining firms have been permitted to pay their utility bills in foreign currency though it is just weeks after the government outlawed foreign currency as legal tender and officially reintroduced the Zimbabwean dollar a decade after it was wiped out by hyperinflation.   Zimbabwe’s Energy and Power Development minister …

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Kouri Project underway in Burkina Faso

The Kouri project by Golden Rim Resources is seen to be making stable drilling progress in Burkina Faso, West Africa. According to the company RC drilling commenced in the river channel area of the Footwall Shear, following up a recently obtained high-grade drill intercept of 4m at 44.7 grams per …

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Zimbabwean Gold price to gain an incentive

In order to incentivize gold production in Zimbabwe, an additional payment above the contractual purchase price will be provided by Fidelity as announced. Caledonia’s operating subsidiary Blanket Mine sells its gold production to Fidelity in Zimbabwe and is contractually entitled to receive a price which is derived from the afternoon …

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Canadian Lucara extracts a massive diamond in Botswana

The world’s second-largest uncut diamond has been unearthed in the Karowe Mine of Botswana. After the announcement by Canadian company Lucara Diomond Corp, the miner’s share price increased to 11% to C$1.68 a share. The 1758ct diamond is second in size only to the 3 106ct diamond that was mined …

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Zanzibar Gold expands footprint in Tanzania

Zanzibar Gold has announced plans to acquire Mkuvia gold property, in the Nachengwea area of southern Tanzania, as well as the Fakawi gold property, in the Handeni area of north-central Tanzania. The potential for low-cost extraction of placer gold from part of an extensive gold-bearing placer alluvium at Mkuvia will …

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