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Afferro signs MoU with Posco for iron-ore projects

Afferro Mining Inc has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with steelmaker South Korea’s Posco Africa Pty Ltd is poised to invest in Afferro’s Mining Inc’s iron-ore projects in Cameroon.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 25 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Gold promises

PwC sees promising times ahead for gold equities after reaching breaking point in 2012
Feature Article 22 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Up in the air

Airborne surveying is common in mineral exploration
Feature Article 22 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Record spending for a second year

Non-ferrous exploration spending increased for the third consecutive year to a record US$21.5 billion, growing 18% from the previous all-time high in 2011
Feature Article 22 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Gold recovery optimised at Esaase

A metallurgical test programme on ores from the Esaase gold deposit in Ghana has improved weighted average gold recoveries to 92%
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 22 Feb 2013 0 Stars

PMI/Keegan: deal off

PMI Gold Corp and Keegan Resources Inc have terminated their planned merger after deciding PMI’s shareholders would not approve it
Magazine Article Finance 22 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Rio Tinto shuffle

Rio Tinto has promoted Andrew Harding from copper chief executive (CEO) to iron-ore CEO, following the appointment of Sam Walsh as group CEO in January
Magazine Article People and Appointments 22 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Bellzone appointment

Bellzone Mining plc has appointed Michel Rinaldi as managing director of Republic of Guinea to provide senior leadership on the company’s Kalia iron-ore project
Magazine Article People and Appointments 22 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Canterbury joins Bauxite Resources

Bauxite Resources Ltd has made Peter Canterbury chief executive (CEO) and executive director
Magazine Article People and Appointments 22 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Accentuate the positive

There may have been a bit of subliminal messaging taking place at 2013 Mining Indaba in Cape Town last week when a Muzak version of ‘Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive’ was piped into the media room during a lunchtime interval. I don’t know if delegates were treated to the same tune, but the message seems to have spread with many people calling the mood cautiously, or mildly, optimistic
Comment Article Opinion 15 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Stirbinskis steps up

Gold and base metals developer Drake Resources Ltd made Jason Stirbinskis chief executive replacing Bob Beeson, effective February 11
Appointment Announcement Article People and Appointments 15 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Avocet downgrade

Test work at Avocet Mining plc’s Inata gold mine in Burkina Faso indicated that mineral reserves decreased by 35-51% to 0.9Moz-1.2Moz in 2012, from 1.85Moz in 2011
Magazine Article Production and Markets 15 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Carbon Is taking off

Mining companies must react to rising demand for carbon materials
Reports Article Reports 15 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Central bank gold buying close to 50-year high

Gold buying by value rose to a record US$236.4 billion in 2012 supported by the highest level of central bank purchases for close to 50 years, the World Gold Council (WGC) said
Headline Article Production and Markets 15 Feb 2013 0 Stars

The best is yet to come

Ask most people when the global financial crisis started and the common, but incorrect answer will be September 2008, with the collapse of the US investment bank, Lehman Brothers
Magazine Article Opinion 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars

African Minerals

African Minerals Ltd has agreed a US$250 million loan with Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd for greater working capital flexibility during the ramp up phase of its Tonkolili iron-ore project in Sierra Leone
Magazine Article Finance 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Bissa to move to commercial production in weeks

Russian and African gold producer Nord Gold NV expected to start commercial production from its Bissa mine on March 1, chairman Philip Baum told Mining Journal in an interview during the Mining Indaba in Cape Town
Headline Article Production and Markets 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Afferro bids

Afferro Mining Inc said talks with Indian steelmaker Jindal Steel and Power Ltd had been terminated as Afferro’s board believed its bid undervalued the company’s iron-ore projects in Cameroon
Magazine Article Finance 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars

ENRC increases ferroalloys output

Eurasian Natural Resources Corp (ENRC) shares rose 9% on Wednesday after the company beat City estimates for its December quarter ferroalloys output
Magazine Article Production and Markets 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Randgold chief claims Africa’s resource nationalism is ‘disturbing’

Mark Bristow, chief executive of Randgold Resources Ltd, described the growing tendency of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to seek greater returns from mining operations “without giving anything back” as “disturbing”
Magazine Article Production and Markets 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars
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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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