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BlueRock pleased with ramp up in production at Kareevlei

26th July 2017 Production has continued to improve at Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds’ Kareevlei mine, in Kimberley, with total tonnage for July expected to reach about 20 000 t, a 35% increase on the 14 427 t achieved in June. BlueRock is aiming for a monthly target of 25 000 t by the fourth quarter of this year. 

Metair achieves H1 earnings surge

26th July 2017 Metair Investments expects to report a surge in earnings for the first half of this year as the performance from its automotive components business improves. This was offset slightly by the less favourable results for its energy storage business owing to the currency weakness of foreign reported... 

Gem encouraged by recovery of more 100 ct-plus diamonds at Letšeng

25th July 2017 London-listed Gem Diamonds is encouraged by the improvement in the recovery of diamonds larger than 100 ct at its Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, during the first half of this year. It recovered four diamonds larger than 100 ct in the six months to June 30, and another in July. 

Calls for more investment in science infrastructure in Africa

25th July 2017 Researcher Professor Kelly Chibale has called for a deep commitment to investing in world-class infrastructure and skills for scientists to succeed on the continent. The founder and director of Africa’s only integrated drug discovery and development centre, H3D, at the University of Cape Town... 

SNC-Lavalin awarded FEED conversion to EPC contract for Guinea refinery

24th July 2017 TSX-listed SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by private firm Brahms Oil Refineries to undertake a front-end engineering design (FEED) conversion to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 10 000 bbl/d crude oil refinery in Kamsar, Guinea. The professional services and... 

Anglesey completes scoping study for Wales mine

24th July 2017 Project developer Anglesey Mining on Monday published the results of its scoping study for the Parys Mountain copper/zinc/lead project, in north Wales, which demonstrates a viable mine development. The study, which Micon International and Fairport Engineering prepared, envisages a mining rate of... 

Newcrest pours money into WA explorer to search for gold projects

21st July 2017 Australian gold major Newcrest Mining will provide A$500 000 in funding to exploration company Encounter over the next 12 months to look for projects in northern Western Australia. The companies on Friday announced their project generation alliance, which will use Encounter’s project team to... 

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

21st July 2017 Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers an Engineering News Online app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps... 

Kumba raises Sishen FY production guidance

20th July 2017 Kumba Iron Ore has raised the full-year production guidance for its Sishen mine, in the Northern Cape, to 28-million to 29-million tonnes, owing to the solid and consistent performance and ongoing improvements at the mine. The mine produced 7.9-million tonnes of iron-ore in the second quarter of... 

Caledonia lowers FY17 output target on infrastructure constraints

20th July 2017 Canadian gold miner Caledonia Mining has reduced its full-year production target to between 52 000 oz and 57 000 oz of gold, from the previously targeted 60 000 oz. The company’s Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, produced 12 522 oz of gold in the quarter ended June 30, compared with the 12 510 oz... 

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