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WearCheck expands in West Africa

South African condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, today upgraded their laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana into a state-of-the-art testing centre which can now conduct transformer oil, coolant and fuel analysis – amongst a host of additional services – as well as traditional used oil analysis. Tarkwa’s new laboratory – now housed in …

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JV kick start work at Lofdal Heavy Rare Earths

Namibia Critical Metals Inc has announced details of the planned work program for the Lofdal Heavy Rare Earths Project. The development comes after the company entered into an agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) to jointly explore and develop Lofdal. Authorities at the company plan to …

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Premier‘s stake in MNH now at 12%

Premier African Minerals’ stake is set to rise to 12 per cent after agreeing to acquire an additional 2 per cent stake in MN Holdings (MNH). MNH is the owner and operator of the Otjozondu mine, a manganese mining project, which is 450km east of Walvis Bay, a port town …

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IIA Technologies infringed element six synthetic diamond rights

Singapore courts have ruled that IIa Technologies have infringed an Element Six patent for proprietary synthetic diamond products and their method of manufacture. The patent relates to the production of material which is desirable both for use in laboratory-grown diamond jewellery, and in optical applications such as infrared spectroscopy and …

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Players expect improved performance, reduction in frequency and severity of TSF-Mining delegates

The controversial issue of Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF) construction and management following a spate of disasters over the last 24 months was unpacked during a breakfast discussion by leading mining services companies Fraser Alexander, Knight Piesold and Webber Wentzel on the sidelines of the annual Investing in Africa Mining Indaba …

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Kunene announce significant results

Namibia Critical Metals Inc. has announced significant results from rock samples taken from the company’s Kunene project area. Situated about 340 kilometers north of the company’s Lofdal Heavy Rare Earth Project, Kunene represents a new light rare earth (LREE) opportunity, the officials said. “This discovery provides Namibia Critical Metals with …

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Mining communities need to grow in tandem with economic growth

Delegates at the Mining Indaba believe that it is imperative to grow economies first in mining communities as that will translate in economic growth for nations and the continent. An estimated 7,000 delegates from 90 countries are in Cape Town for the Investing in African Mining Indaba which started on …

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Hexagon scoops mining safety award

Hexagon’s operator alertness system for light vehicles has been voted winner of the 2019 Mining Magazine Safety award. The annual awards celebrate excellence in the mining industry, as voted by readers who are invited to recognize “outstanding commitment to advancing the state of play in mining”. “This year, we received …

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Namibia Critical Metals, JOGMEC conclude agreement

Namibia Critical Metals Inc. has signed an agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) to jointly explore, develop, exploit, refine and distribute mineral products from the company’s Lofdal Heavy Rare Earth Project. The agreement provides JOGMEC with the right to earn a 50 percent interest in the …

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Namdeb seeks tax break

NAMDEB is confident that the government would grant the company tax breaks so that it extends its land-based operation beyond 2023. Namdeb is a joint venture between the Namibian government and Anglo American’s De Beers Group, it currently pays a 10% royalty on its sales and 55% corporate tax on …

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