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Premium Nickel Resources Corp clinches Botswana’s copper mining bid

According to Mmetla Masire, the Botswana permanent secretary for the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, the country has picked Premium Nickel Resources Corp. as the preferred bidder for its shuttered copper mining group BCL Ltd. Before making an offer for the state-owned miner, Trevor Glaum, the …

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Botswana set out to diversify the economy to supplement diamond revenue

As a matter of urgency, Botswana must diversify into resources such as coal and base metals after a difficult year sapping government revenue for diamonds, Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Wednesday. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the diamond sector’s vulnerability, which accounts for 80% of Botswana’s export earnings. “Overdependence …

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Decarbonisation will need more, better mining

The World Bank (WB) estimates, for instance, that production of minerals like graphite, lithium and cobalt could grow by 500 percent in the next three decades to meet demand for clean energy technologies. This comes on the backdrop that mining remains a vital part of a low-carbon future, a fact …

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Caterpillar enhance mining equipment simulators’ sustainability

Caterpillar customers will now enjoy the latest simulator-based equipment training solutions courtesy of a new deal with ThoroughTec Simulation. The development comes after a global cooperation agreement to help improve safety, boost productivity, increase machine availability and create more sustainable mining operations. Under the agreement, Caterpillar Mining will recommend ThoroughTec …

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