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Etango granted deposit retention licence

Government has granted Bannerman Resources’ Etango Uranium Project a mineral deposit retention licence with a five year extendable term. According to the company, the retention licence covers an area of 7,295 hectares, which includes the Etango ore body, two satellite deposits at Hyena and Ondjamba and all planned mine infrastructure. …

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Environmental non-compliance in mines exposed

The auditor general’s latest report has exposed perennial non-compliance within the mining industry. Government has learnt that environmental, pollution and other long-term damage to the environment by mines have not been monitored. Tabled before the National Assembly recently, the audit report for 2011/12 to 2014/15 indicates that mining sites across …

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Lesotho mine keep on quality gem recovery

British junior diamond miner Firestone Diamonds’ Liqhobong Mine in Lesotho has discovered a 134 carat gem-quality light yellow diamond. According to the company, the discovery is the largest diamond, delivered by Liqhobong so far during the early stages of mining. The company’s board believes this recovery, the second of over a hundred …

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