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Tin developer procures equipment for Namibian project

AfriTin Mining has procured the entire front end crushing component for the processing circuit at the Uis tin mine currently under development in Namibia. Through its Namibian subsidiary, Dawnmin Africa Investments, AfriTin has procured the following equipment: A jaw crusher, three cone crushers, stacking and conveying equipment and the electrical …

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ARV expands footprint in Orange River Pegmatite Belt

Australian mining company Walkabout Resources’ subsidiary Aardvark Minerals (ARV) has inked a deal for a staged earn-in to an exclusive prospecting licence (EPL5691) in the Warmbad area of southern of the country. The license adjacent to, and directly to the south of the 100% owned Walkabout licence EPL6308 will form …

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Drilling program concludes at Deep Yellow

Deep Yellow Limited has completed a 7,490m scout drilling program at the Nova Joint Venture (Nova JV) project. According to the company the overall drilling campaign was primarily designed to characterise the various targets that were defined from geophysics (using IP, EM, Magnetics and radiometrics) and ground mapping and, through …

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Etango displays progressive shoot

Bannerman, the developers of Etango Uranium Mine have successfully progressed through the initial test work phase of a membrane study at the Etango Heap Leach Demonstration Plant, the company announced. The study has validated the potential for further capital and operating cost reductions, to be confirmed in the DFS Update. …

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Lesotho diamond industry sparkle continue

British junior miner Gem Diamonds has announced recovery of high quality 202 carat diamond in Lesotho. According to the company the D colour Type IIa diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho is the seventh diamond of over 100 carats to be recovered to date in 2017 from Letšeng. Letseng is the highest …

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New US$142 million mining vessel on the cards

Debmarine has announced plans to construct the world’s largest custom-built diamond mining vessel. The new vessel projected to cost approximately US$142 million (N$2 billion), is expected to commence operations in 2021. According to De Beers, the ship will work alongside five other mining vessels in the Debmarine Namibia fleet, enhancing …

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Sampling confirms lithium for Montero

Montero has confirmed the presence of the soft silver-white metal in central Namibia. “Our first channel sampling programme has confirmed lithium,” Montero Chief Executive Officer Dr Tony Harwood said recently in a statement. The exploration and development company says demand for lithium, which is used in the rechargable batteries of …

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Afritin breathe life into Uis tin project

Newly Aim-listed Afritin Mining has set focus on becoming ‘The Africa tin champion’ by bringing its flagship Uis tin project to commercial production. Anthony Viljoen, Afritin Mining Chief Executive Officer said the company aims to build an economic pilot plant to achieve commercial production, [and thereafter will] start incremental upscaling …

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Engage more frequently, miners told

Electra Mining Africa has called for more dialogue for stakeholders in the mining industry despite economic challenges the sector face. “Although the mining industry is up against tough challenges and general industry remains under tight economic pressure, there is still a need for trade exhibitions and face-to-face interaction with clients,” …

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