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FQM pays US$850 million in taxes, royalties, duties and fees

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has paid more than US$850 million in taxes, royalties, duties and fees to government, community and infrastructure expenditure in 2020. The payments made to With operations in Australia, Finland, Mauritania, Panama, Spain and Turkey, and multi exploration prospects in a number of other countries, the payments …

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GoviEx, Hydro Tech sign drilling contract for Mutanga project

GoviEx Uranium Inc. has sealed a drilling contract with Hydro Tech Drilling & Exploration (Hydro Tech) to undertake exploration and resource delineation drilling programs on Mutanga Uranium project. “With the reissued Chirundu Mining Permit we are keen to get back to advancing our Zambian assets with the development of Mutanga. …

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BME puts its stamp on underground mining

Years of innovation and experience in the underground space have now positioned BME – part of the JSE-listed Omnia Group – as an important player in mines where low-profile, bord-and-pillar mining methods are employed. As a blasting and explosives leader in the opencast mining sector for decades, BME has steadily …

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Lobito and Lusaka pipeline project to be commissioned in 2025

Angola and Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the construction of pipelines between Lobito and Lusaka. Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum Diamantino Azevedo signed the deal with Zambian Minister of Energy Mathew Nkuwa on April 29. The Angolan statement said studies on the products and …

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Hexagon signs partnership with Fatigue Science

Hexagon’s Mining division has partnered with Fatigue Science, a leader in fatigue and performance predictive analytics and fatigue management information systems. Combined with its real-time operator alertness and collision avoidance solutions, Hexagon will now be able to help customers further protect and optimize their people and equipment with Fatigue Science’s …

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