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Vedanta hits production high spot at Black Mountain

By: Martin Creamer     24th May 2017 Diversified mining company Vedanta has achieved its highest quarterly production in four years at Black Mountain in South Africa, where the Gamsberg zinc project is on track to begin production towards the middle of next year. In addition, mobilisation on the Skorpion pit layback, in neighbouring... 

Deshnee Naidoo in Tasmania as govt invests in copper restart

By: Martin Creamer     2nd May 2017 Deshnee Naidoo, who is leading the development of former Anglo American-owned zinc assets in South Africa’s Northern Cape, has just returned from a fruitful interface with the Tasmanian government, which has chosen to invest A$9.5-million in the proposed restart of the Mount Lyell copper mine, a... 

Vedanta already turning Anglo’s discarded zinc assets to account 

By: Martin Creamer     17th March 2017 Diversified mining company Vedanta, which is being associated with the acquisition of 13% of the equity of Anglo American by Volcan Investments because of the link both these entities have with Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal, has done well with the South African assets it acquired from Anglo... 

Aveng wins Gamsberg zinc mining contract

By: Martin Creamer     6th December 2016 A contract to establish and mine the Gamsberg opencast zinc operation has been awarded to Aveng Moolmans by Black Mountain Mining, a Vedanta Zinc International operation. Vedanta acquired zinc assets including Gamsberg from Anglo American in 2010 for $1 338-million. 

Gamsberg project cost lowered as zinc price outlook brightens 

By: Martin Creamer     14th October 2016 Zinc International, the subsidiary of the London-listed and India-rooted Vedanta, is managing to achieve what both Anglo American and Gold Fields failed to do before it – build a zinc mine that has been 40 years in the making at Gamsberg in the Northern Cape. Zinc International, headed by CEO... 

Africa’s mining opportunities underexplored – Vedanta chair

By: Martin Creamer     8th July 2016 Africa’s true scale of business opportunities, particularly those in South Africa’s rich natural resources sector, were underexplored, Vedanta Resources chairperson Anil Agarwal outlined here during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on Friday. The head of the Indian natural resources company,... 

Explorer receives prospecting rights for Northern Cape zinc, copper, silver and lead tenements

By: Ilan Solomons     19th February 2016 Base metals exploration and mining aspirant Horomela Investments received prospecting rights for all 14 of its zinc, copper, silver and lead properties in the Namaqualand region of the Northern Cape last month. Horomela CEO Abongile Mdingi tells Mining Weekly that these properties collectively... 

Consulting firm wins LTA contract for NC solar projects

By: Dylan Stewart     22nd January 2016 Multidisciplinary consulting firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa has been appointed as the lender’s technical advisor (LTA) for two Northern Cape-based solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, by local independent power developer BioTherm Energy, says WSP principal projects manager Dinesh Buldoo.... 

First blast at Vedanta’s new $630m Gamsberg zinc mine

By: Martin Creamer     27th July 2015 It is not an easy time to be starting a mine but fortunately zinc is now in fashion because it has been unloved for so long, Vedanta CEO Tom Albanese said on Monday at the first blast of the $630-million Gamsberg zinc project in the Northern Cape. Groundbreaking at Gamsberg signals the start of... 

Anglo's zinc loss now Vedanta's sweet gain

By: Martin Creamer     25th February 2015 London-listed diversified mining company Vedanta Resources has found itself in a sweet spot as the owner of the zinc assets that Anglo American saw fit to sell off four years ago, when China seemed in perpetual over supply mode and small operations abounded. But China is no longer supplying as it... 

New Solar Resource Maps for South Africa

5th November 2014 Stellenbosch University, in cooperation with GeoSUN Africa and GeoModel Solar, this week released updated solar maps for South Africa.  The German Government, through their development agency the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, made funding available for this task, as... 


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