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Sandvik, Vedanta to transform Black Mountain

Sandvik has announced plans to deliver a full OptiMine® platform to Vedanta Zinc International’s Black Mountain Mining (BMM) operations, this year. The development is to accelerate the site’s data-driven operation for world-class mining safety, efficiency and productivity. Currently Sandvik is providing the complete OptiMine® suite –  the world’s most comprehensive …

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Trevali lowers Caribou mine guidance

TSX-listed Trevali Mining has lowered its zinc and lead production guidance for the Caribou mine in Bathurst, New Brunswick, but the company remains on track to achieve its consolidated zinc production guidance. The Caribou mine’s zinc guidance has been lowered from a range of 86-million to 90-million pounds, to between …

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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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Rosh Pinah push Trevali to top 10 zinc miner

Canadian zinc miner Trevali Mining expects to produce 140% more zinc, this year. This follows a transformational 2017 that saw it produce a record 177.4-million payable pounds of zinc. The 2017 output was boosted by the December quarter production from the newly acquired Perkoa mine, in Burkina Faso, and the …

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SA expected to remain reliant on zinc imports

The Namibian refinery supplies 30% of its refined product to South Africa.Zinc exports to South Africa will probably continue to account for the bulk of South Africa’s zinc consumption in the medium term, despite the projects, such as diversified miner Vedanta Resources’ Gamsberg project, expected to come on stream in …

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