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Exploration momentum is with the juniors

IT WAS back in 1997 when total exploration expenditure, as estimated by Metals Economics Group (MEG),...

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24 FEBRUARY 2006

India's coal conundrum

INDIA is the third-largest producer of coal in the world and is currently largely self-sufficient. However,...

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17 FEBRUARY 2006

Dominion loses its 'Mickey Mouse' image

DOMINION Mining Ltd joined the ranks of gold producers in the 1980s with operations in the Meekatharra...

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03 FEBRUARY 2006

African diamonds: the search widens

PREDICTIONS that there will be a US$3 billion shortfall in the production of rough diamonds compared...

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27 JANUARY 2006

Inuit iron ore: a challenge in Arctic mining

THE Nunavut Territory's two lead-zinc underground mines, Polaris at latitude 75º north on Little Cornwallis...

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20 JANUARY 2006

Iron-ore products– steel-making

IN STEEL-MAKING, three basic iron-ore products are provided by mining operations: ¦ Pellets – iron-ore...

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20 JANUARY 2006

MIGA in the mining sector

MINING companies have long used the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) to cover risks that...

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13 JANUARY 2006

Beneficiation controversy continues

SPARKS have been flying over the South African Government's Precious Metals Bill which, like the contested...

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06 JANUARY 2006

Kebble: investigations gather pace

WHEN South African mining magnate Brett Kebble slumped dead over the wheel of his bullet-ridden luxury...

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06 JANUARY 2006

Zimbabwe (2006)

Robert Mugabe has now led Zimbabwe for all of the 27 years of its existence, and the near-collapse of...

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01 JANUARY 2006

Cobalt - 2005

Apparent worldwide refined cobalt demand in 2004 was about 51,400 t, an increase of 8.3% over 2003. The...

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01 JANUARY 2005