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Galileo satisfies HoA conditions in Botswana

Having satisfied the conditions precedent in terms of an earlier Heads of Agreement (HoA), Galileo Resources has completed the acquisition of 100% of Botswana- incorporated Crocus-Serv. Crocus’s assets include 21 exploration prospecting licences (PLs), 19 of which are in the highly prospective Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB) and two of which …

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MICROMINE UPGRADE COMING SOON!

Set to help mine planners, designers prepare prospective regions accurately MICROMINE has expanded its suite of intuitive mine planning tools which will be available in a significant upgrade pack to be released next month, the company has revealed. The software specialist, which is a market leader in mine design and …

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ESHIA granted for Kenmare

Government has Kenmare resources environmental, social and health impact assessment (ESHIA) for the purpose-built road to Pilivili at Moma Titanium Minerals Mine. As part of its growth strategy to increase production to 1.2 million tonnes per annum of ilmenite from 2021, Kenmare is relocating its Wet Concentrator Plant (WCP) B …

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Rio Tinto approves $749 million investment

Rio Tinto has approved a $749 million (A$1 billion) investment in its existing Greater Tom Price operations to help sustain the production capacity of its world-class iron ore business in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The investment in the Western Turner Syncline Phase 2 (WTS2) mine will facilitate mining of …

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FQM says renewable energy is key to mining

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) believes the private sector investment in renewable energy will inevitably play an increasingly important role in meeting the country’s energy deficit. Speaking before a Parliamentary Committee on Energy, FQM Head of Government Affairs John Gladston said it was clear that the energy crisis has been created …

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Russia mechanises Africa’s mining sector to increase output

Russian companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment utilisation …

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Botswana’s mining production declines by 8.7% in Q2 2019

Mining production in Botswana decreased by 8.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2019, compared to the second quarter of 2018, the latest statistics released by the Statistics Botswana reveal. Announcing the latest production figures, Statistician-General, Dr Burton Mguni said the main contributor to this reduction in the index …

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