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Copper is a modern metal, says Barrick Gold

Canadian mining company, Barrick Gold looks to expand on their copper industry as they believe the metal is strategic, modern and irreplaceable. Barrick Gold is the owner of Lumwana Copper Mine in Zambia. According to their CEO, Mark Bristow, Barrick is on the lookout for growth in the copper industry …

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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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Zambia headed to CIIE 2019

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) is facilitating for some Zambian firms to showcase their products at the scheduled 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE). The China International Import Expo is providing a platform for firms to show case their products, network with a large constituent of international buyers and sellers …

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Government pledges to alleviate load-shedding, commits to settle Maamba collieries bills

The government has pledged to alleviate the country’s problematic load shedding issue by committing to settle the bills it owes Maamba Collieries. Maamba Collieries has been receiving continuous shortfall in monthly payments from ZESCO ever since the company started supplying power in August 2016. This development impacted significantly on the …

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Hook-block the star of Condra’s overhead crane

Leading crane manufactures, Condra Cranes have elevated in status the humble hook-block to become the key component of an electric overhead crane completed by the company for a metal refinery. This particular machine was shipped in the third week of September. The company says it is their engineering expertise, the …

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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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STAR ZINC PROJECT GETS A LIFELINE AS SPONSOR RAISES US$600K

Galileo Resources hopes to use its funds raised through a share placing to begin mining its Star Zinc project in mid-2020, as well as commencing an exploration study at its other Zambian location, Kashitu The United Kingdom based miner has raised £500 000 through the placing of 100-million new shares …

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Mopani’s “Optimisation Programme” a disadvantage to locals

Mopani Copper Mine’s contractor optimization programme requires thorough assessment in order to safeguard local contractors. During a meeting in Lusaka with Mopani Copper Mines management when called on at his office, the Mines Minister Richard Musukwa made mention that the suspension of the new procurement method at Mopani still remains …

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