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New battery digital temperature gauges on offer

South African equipments sales company Instrotech has on offer Kobold’s DTE series of digital temperature gauges. According to the company,  the  DTE series offers a wide range of industrial and analytical possibilities for applications where high accuracy and clear indication is required, and where alarm control and displayed messaging is …

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Rough diamonds production increase at De Beers

De Beers’ rough diamond production for the first quarter of 2018 increased 15 percent to 8.5 million carats, reflecting the ramp-up of production from Gahcho Kué in Canada, which reached nameplate capacity in Q2 2017, and increased production from Orapa in Botswana in response to the sustained healthy trading conditions. …

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Rare Earths’ finance search swells

Namibia Rare Earths Inc has increased private placement to Cdn$4,000,000, as the company raise capital to fund Kunene Cobalt-Copper. The development comes as a result of investor interest in the company. Rare Earths is increasing the non-brokered private placement previously announced in March from a maximum of Cdn$3,000,000 to a …

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Drilling kicks off at Reptile project

Deep Yellow has commenced a 10,000m RC drilling program on the Reptile Project within EPLs 3496 and 3497. The project under Reptile Uranium Namibia  is to assess approximately 40km of the 100km of highly prospective palaeochannel system that has been delineated and remaining to be tested. This system includes the …

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Namdeb offload Elizabeth Bay Mine

Namdeb has announced that it’s seeking to secure long-term future for Elizabeth Bay Mine. Namdeb Holdings, a 50/50 joint venture between the Government of the Republic of Namibia and De Beers Group, today announced it is to seek a buyer for its Elizabeth Bay mine to secure its long-term future. …

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Clean Energy finds way into tourism industry

CRONIMET Mining Power Solutions GmbH’s solar power plant will supply Midgard Country Lodge with clean energy. The power plant a property owned and operated by Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Leisure in the heart of Namibia went into operations last December. The plant will not only reduce Midgard’s electricity costs significantly, …

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Strong zinc output from Black Mountain, Skorpion

Vedanta Zinc International subsidiary has delivered strong zinc production at Black Mountain in the Northern Cape and at Skorpion in Namibia in the last quarter of 2017. In addition, the company also reported that the $400-million Gamsberg zinc project was on track for first production in mid-2018. Black Mountain recorded …

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Rising trajectory for Etango

Etango Project strongly progressed in the last quarter of 2017 buoyed by improved uranium market, Bannerman Resources the developer has said. “The December quarter yielded excellent improvements to the Etango Project’s projected economics with the Processing Optimisation Study confirming significant reductions in estimated capital costs and opportunities for operating cost …

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Rosatom signs small scale hydro facility contract in SA

Hungarian company, Ganz Engineering and Energetics Machinery (Ganz EEM) and its South African partner, energy solutions provider Blue World Power Energy and Resources recently signed a contract to supply hydro-electric equipment for the installation of a small scale hydro-electric power plant at Mpompomo Falls, near Barberton in Mpumalanga. Alexander Merten, …

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