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PFS study confirms Langer Heinrich’s high quality and potential

Paladin Energy Ltd’s pre-feasibility study (PFS) for the resumption of the Langer Heinrich uranium mine has provided enhanced economics and potential for capacity expansion at the Namibian mine. The study has confirmed that $80-million in capital will be required to support a 5.2-million-pound-a-year operation. The Namibian mine look set to …

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Diamond Fields Suspends Second Stage Namibian Mining Programme Indefinitely

Diamond Fields Resources (DFR) has confirmed that its second stage of the ML111 Namibian mining plan will no longer continue this year, citing the need for further exploration and development work in order to improve mining performance. Following completion of the initial stage of DFR’s current ML111 mining campaign, the …

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Growing Focus on Social Transitioning in Mine Closure

Social transitioning is a vital aspect of mine closure that can no longer be ignored. This was the clear message from the 13th International Conference on Mine Closure in Perth earlier last month. SRK is an independent, global network of consulting practices in over 45 countries on six continents. Its …

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Chinese graphite demand slump questioned

As Syrah Resources reduced graphite production from the Balama Mine for the fourth quarter to 5000 tonnes a month, down from 15,000 tonnes, another Australian miner has challenged claims of slowing Chinese demand for graphite. Walkabout Resources has questioned the accuracy of reports that spot prices for all graphite flake …

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Paladin hopeful of uranium price benefits despite market uncertainty

Uranium miner Paladin Energy expects to benefit should there be a substantial increase in the uranium price, following signs of recovery in late 2018, chairperson Rick Crabb said in the company’s annual report for the 2019 financial year, published on Tuesday. The miner owns 75% of the Langer Heinrich mine, …

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Afritin achieves first tin concentrate production at Uis

AfriTin will now focus on ramping the plant up to its design capacity of 500 000 t/y of ore, which will produce about 60 t a month of tin concentrate by the end of the fourth quarter of 2019. Moreover, AfriTin has concluded an offtake agreement with Thailand Smelting and …

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The renewal of Deep Yellows EPLs in pipeline – Ministry prepared to grant extension

Uranium explorer, Deep Yellow Deep Yellow Limited last week advised that the Ministry of Mines and Energy have notified the company of their preparedness to grant the renewal of Exploration Prospecting Licences (EPLs) 3496 and 3497 for a further two years, until 4 August 2021. The announcement was made last …

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WearCheck wins double awards in Europe

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, scooped two awards from top international training body, Mobius, at a condition based maintenance (CBM Europe) conference in Belgium recently. The awards are for first place in the Best Training Partner EUMEA 2018/19 and the Best Student Growth Africa 2018/19. Dennis Swanepoel, WearCheck’s reliability solutions consultant …

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Alweendo reins in CPB over gems tender

THE Central Procurement Board has failed to convince mines minister Tom Alweendo why it picked a diamond valuation company that charged the government N$70 million more than the outgoing service provider. The CPB, on behalf of the mines ministry, had awarded a N$300 million contract to Gem Diamonds Namibia to …

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Tumas 1 East reports encouraging drilling

Deep Yellow has reported encouraging drilling results on EPL3497 where new continuous mineralisation has been identified in the Tumas 1 East palaeochannel area along Tributary 5. According to the company, the program was completed in April 2019 with a total of 211 RC drill holes for 1,951m drilled. The project’s …

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