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Zambia’s history of copper production — Part 2

Economic growth takes centre stage In Part 1 of Zambia’s history of copper production, we reflected on the country’s progression from the early days of large-scale production of the red metal almost 100 years ago, to the challenges that led to the re-privatisation of the industry at the end of the …

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FQM MAINTAINS PRODUCTION AND JOBS DESPITE SECTOR-WIDE WOES

Stabilising operations, maintaining workforce and production have become a difficult task for the mining sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic and an unfavourable mining tax code, but FQM has so far achieved mostly positive results Global mining giant First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has maintained jobs and production at its operations in …

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Zambia facing hurdles with its copper exports due to Covid-19

Africa’s second-largest copper producer, Zambia, has faced hurdles to export its copper amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it is a landlocked country which needs to use ports in other countries situated near the seacoast like South Africa. The country’s copper exports to China have been affected by COVID-19 lockdowns imposed …

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Ivanhoe, China’s CNMC partnership set to benefit Zambia, Africa

The strategic partnership between Ivanhoe Mines and China Nonferrous Metal Mining (CNMC ) would see the two companies being active in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), exploring the production, smelting, and logistics opportunities. Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines has signed an agreement with CNMC, to jointly explore, develop or …

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GV Gold increases production with the help of digital technologies

GV Gold, also known as Vysochaishy, one of the fastest-growing Russian gold mining companies, has rolled out the Zyfra OpenMine fleet management system (FMS) at its Ugakhan Mine in Russia’s Irkutsk Region in Siberia. The implementation of the project has resulted in a year-on-year ore production volume increase of 11%. …

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