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Hudbay's numbers man

Hudbay Minerals Inc is on the cusp of huge transformational change, bringing on production from three new mines and starting work on a fourth in Arizona. But, for the man at the helm of the mid-tier base metals miner, it is all about the financials. Full story...

Transparency lacking

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has come a long way in recent years, with companies increasingly conscious of their responsibilities to local communities. However, a new transparency index by CSR21 gives a snapshot of how well the extractive industries are reporting their CSR activities and the results aren't pretty. Full story...

The trouble with Botswana

Botswana has received plaudits for its pro-Western, business-friendly approach to the way it manages its economy, and is widely seen as a beacon of political stability on a continent where stories about bribery and corruption all too often make the headlines. Full story...

Misplaced confidence

While Chile’s state copper commission is confident of the country’s copper prospects, not everyone is as assured. With production costs climbing and the copper price under the US$7000/t mark, the Latin American country needs drastic action to ensure it stays competitive. Full story...

Gold bulls stick to their guns

More than a year on from a hotly contested debate between gold bulls and bears in London, the gold price has lost ground and is failing to respond to traditional price drivers. The bulls, however, refuse to give any ground – might they just know something the market doesn’t? Full story...

Potash demand to soar to new high

Demand for potash is forecast to hit a record 57 million tonnes this year, helped by falling prices that have lifted demand for the fertiliser amid market fears of a looming price war. Full story...

Manduca aims to be a cut above

Philip Manduca is not your average mining company chairman. But, according to him, Paragon Diamonds Ltd is not a miner, it is a ‘diamond’ company with a difference. Full story...

Ghaghoo a goer as mine officially opened

Six years ago the financial crisis forced a major rethink on how the Ghaghoo project, a kimberlite deposit covered by 80m of sand in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), would be developed. Full story...

Not black and white

The deal done by bonanza copper miner Sandfire Resources NL late last month with TSX-listed Tintina Resources Inc has drawn contrasting reactions from two of Australia’s better quality analyst teams. Albeit for different reasons! Full story...

No need for zinc to dip

All those in the zinc production space probably can’t get enough of those forecasters singing the praises of the metal in terms of future pricing. Full story...

Kapulo will carry Mawson forward

As the throwaway line made in jest went, Bruce McFadzean’s children were concerned about their inheritance being whittled away. Full story...

Bushveld bumps up ‘future metal’ resources

AIM-listed vanadium junior Bushveld Minerals Ltd has more than doubled the overall resource at its Main Magnetite Layer (MML) project in South Africa, a project expected to benefit from significantly stronger future demand. Full story...
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Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
Midway Gold is an emerging, near-term gold producer on track to bring its first million-ounce project, the Pan mine, to production in 2014
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