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Kombat Copper Mine opens after 14-year hiatus

Trigon Metals, based in Canada, announced that its Kombat copper mine in Namibia has reopened after a 14-year hiatus. Kombat is expected to produce 4,000 tonnes of copper concentrate in 2022, according to Trigon. By adding an underground mine in 2024, the company expects to produce 14,500t. Last year, Trigon …

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Deep-South Resources has successfully barred anyone else from exploring the Haib copper property in Namibia

While its legal fight over a denied license renewal continues, Deep-South Resources has successfully barred anyone else from exploring the Haib copper property in Namibia. In July, the Canadian corporation moved for an immediate interdict to prevent the grant of a license over the same territory, as well as a …

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Mines Minister taken to court in another mining-license snafu

According to Namibia media reports, Tom Alweendo, the Minister of Mines and Energy, is embroiled in yet another license glitch after being taken to court recently. David Shikwambi (83) accuses the minister of attempting to deprive him of two exclusive prospecting licences (EPLs) whose renewal had been denied. Deep-South Resources …

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Trigon Metals mining licence renewed

Now that the mining licence has been renewed for 10 years, Trigon Metals is aiming to start copper production before year-end at its flagship, 80%-owned Kombat project in Namibia. “The renewal of our licence at Kombat marks a key milestone as we prepare to commence copper production by the end …

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Work at Namibia copper-silver project set to commence

White Metal Resources (TSXV: WHM) has announced that it has concluded a transaction with Noronex (ASX: NRX) relating to its Namibian Kalahari Copper Belt ventures, in particular the copper-silver DorWit project. In connection, Noronex has been assigned the rights to the original earn-in agreement made with RZJ Capital Management under …

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Virus vaccine hopes propel copper to a two-year high

Base metals have climbed this month on signs of progress in developing a drug to combat Covid-19, which would help economies reopen and global growth recover. But there are still immediate fears that fresh lockdowns – especially in the US – could bring renewed pressure on economic activity. The Trump …

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White Metal Resources reveal 2020-21 exploration programme in Namibia

White Metal Resources has revealed that the primary objective of the 2020-21 exploration programme is to update historical mineral resources in the Okohongo deposit and complete a technical report and mineral resource estimate compliant with The National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101). The TSX-listed company has initiated its 2020-21 exploration programme …

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Trigon’s Namibia copper project resources up to 450%

Mineral resources at Kombat copper project in Namibia are now up with more than 450% from the 7 million tonnes previously calculated in 2018. According to Trigon Metals (TSXV: TM), the total mineral resources are estimated to be at 39.1 million tonnes (including inferred resources). Earlier this month, Trigon outlined …

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PEA estimates 400M tonnes of resources at Haib Copper Project.

An updated preliminary economic assessment (PEA), conducted by METS Engineering Group has indicated mineral resource of 456.9-million tonnes and a grade of 0.31% copper at Haib Copper Project in Namibia. Deep-South Resources reports that using a heap leach treatment operation, its open-pit copper project demonstrates robust economics. The inferred resource …

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