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Blair is ‘wow factor’ in revamped Indaba

The annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa is being rebooted under new ownership

20 Jan 2015

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FQM’s Ravensthorpe hits snag

What is it they say about a great orebody making a great company? A structural failure in the atmospheric leach tank at First Quantum Minerals’ (FQM’s) Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Western Australia has brought back memories of the problems former owner BHP Billiton had developing a viable nickel mine in the first place. FQM, which has proven Ravensthorpe can work effectively despite tricky metallurgy, said this week it was hoping to re-start operations shortly after suspension in mid-December.

29 Jan 2015