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Support for Sundance at Mbalam

Sundance Resources Ltd has entered into a memorandum of understanding with China-Africa Construction Ltd to “establish the scope, cost and delivery programme for the railway track and rolling stock needed to support Sundance’s Mbalam project”
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 10 Sep 2010 0 Stars

Rising uranium production

According to preliminary estimates by Russian uranium producer Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ), world uranium production continued to grow in the first half of 2010, and amounted to nearly 26,000t
Magazine Article Production and Markets 10 Sep 2010 0 Stars

BHPB faces potash competition

BHP Billiton’s hostile US$40 billion bid for Canadian company Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc faces competition, according to the latter’s chief executive
Headline Article Finance 10 Sep 2010 0 Stars

BHPB, ArcelorMittal end west Africa merger discussions

Mining giant BHP Billiton and steel-maker ArcelorMittal have ended talks over a planned iron-ore joint venture in west Africa.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 09 Sep 2010 0 Stars

Playing the publicity game

In announcing his departure from BP, chief executive Tony Hayward said, in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, that the company had been “a model of corporate social responsibility” but had failed to be a “PR success
Breaking News Article Opinion 08 Sep 2010 0 Stars

African Aura considers split

To improve its valuation, African Aura Mining Inc is considering splitting its gold and iron-ore assets in west Africa
Magazine Article Finance 03 Sep 2010 0 Stars

Tonkolili receives permits

The government and parliament of Sierra Leone have backed African Minerals Ltd’s large-scale Tonkolili iron-ore project, respectively granting and ratifying the mining licence and fiscal regime for the mine and infrastructure required
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 03 Sep 2010 0 Stars

Mineral Deposits changes mind on asset unbundle

Mineral Deposits Ltd (MDL) said a “number of factors” have influenced the decision to spin-off the Sabodala gold mine rather than its Grande Côte mineral sands project.
Magazine Article Finance 27 Aug 2010 0 Stars

Xstrata buys more iron ore exposure

Xstrata plc has made a A$428 million (US$383 million) cash offer for all the shares in Sphere Minerals Ltd, owner of the Askaf iron-ore project in Mauritania.
Magazine Article Finance 27 Aug 2010 0 Stars

Vale secures Liberian route for Simandou joint venture

The Vale SA-BSG Resources Ltd Simandou iron-ore joint venture, based in Guinea, has signed an agreement with the government of Liberia to allow transport of output from the proposed development through the country
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 27 Aug 2010 0 Stars

Xstrata offers cash for Mauritanian iron ore company

Xstrata plc has made a A$428 million (US$383 million) cash offer for all the shares in Sphere Minerals Ltd, owner of the Askaf iron-ore project in Mauritania.
Breaking News Article Finance 24 Aug 2010 0 Stars

AngloGold says Ghana renegotiation not ‘appropriate’

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, Africa’s biggest gold producer, says a plan by Ghana to renegotiate a 2004 agreement that capped mining royalties paid to the government is not “appropriate”
AngloGold Ashanti News |Finance News | West African News |
Breaking News Article Finance 20 Aug 2010 0 Stars

High River increase

OAO Severstal’s gold subsidiary has exercised its warrants in High River Gold Mines Ltd and increased its ownership by nearly 5% to 70.4%
Magazine Article Finance 20 Aug 2010 0 Stars

Gaston made COO

Gold explorer Kryso Resources plc has appointed Andre Gaston as COO as it advances its Pakrut project in Tajikistan
Appointment Announcement Article People and Appointments 20 Aug 2010 0 Stars

Perseus assays

Perseus Mining Ltd has intersected further gold mineralisation during drilling in and around its Central Ashanti Gold project in Ghana
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 20 Aug 2010 0 Stars

Souma intercepts

Avocet Mining plc has received drilling results from the first phase of the programme at the Dynamite prospect, part of the Souma Trend, a gold-in-soil geochemical anomaly near its Inata gold mine in Burkina Faso
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 13 Aug 2010 0 Stars

Randgold chooses 'mega mine' strategy in Mali but cash costs grow

Randgold Resources plc has blamed its June-quarter cost increases on challenging conditions at the Loulo plant and on accounting rules at Morila, both in Mali
Magazine Article Finance 13 Aug 2010 0 Stars

Diggers and Dealers: Kalgoorlie turns political

This year's Diggers & Dealers conference featured sharp criticism of the ruling Labor Party's proposed mining tax. The event chairman, Barry Eldridge, accepted the conference's new role, and told delegates that a political stance would be taken at future events if the industry again faced an issue such as the resource tax
Magazine Article Reports 13 Aug 2010 0 Stars

Kalia deal closed

Bellzone Mining plc has concluded definitive terms for the funding and development of infrastructure for its Kalia iron-ore project in Guinea with China International Fund Ltd (CIF)
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 06 Aug 2010 0 Stars

New energy fuels growth

President Hifikepunye Pohamba and the ruling South West African People’s Organisation (SWAPO) were decisively re-elected in the presidential and National Assembly elections of November 2009
Reports Article Reports 06 Aug 2010 0 Stars
Read articles from the latest Print Edition - MJ 11/07/14
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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