Mining News

2 years ago | January 31, 2020

Anglo American Platinum earnings double

The world’s leading primary producer of platinum group metals, and parent company for Unki Mine- Anglo American ...

2 years ago | January 24, 2020

What is artisanal gold, why is it booming?

A rapid rise in the price of gold since 2000 has driven millions of people to deposits in Africa, South America and ...

Ghana delays mining IPO

Ghana is delaying the sale of $750 million of shares in a gold mining fund as the government reviews the rules and ...

The fall of Vale’s chief

Fabio Schvartsman was supposed to be the fresh face that would help Vale, the world’s biggest iron-ore miner, advance ...

2 years ago | January 17, 2020

Leaving everything in the dust

Palladium’s great start to the year pales in comparison to its lesser known, but much more expensive sister metal, ...

Will lithium be the next oil?

The shift to renewables is chugging along at a record-breaking pace. In 2018, they made up 26.2 percent of total energy ...

Cleaning up Africa’s gold rush

ENTEBBE. —  In a refinery just outside Uganda’s main airport, workers slip bars of freshly refined gold into clear ...

2 years ago | January 10, 2020

Global giant De Beers faces diamond crisis

Anglo American Plc curbed its plan to expand diamond production over the next two years after sales slumped in 2019 amid ...

Will Zim benefit from gold’s extra shine?

Global trade and political tensions are conspiring to return gold its previous status as the ultimate hedge in 2020 ...

‘Cobalt mine output to increase slowly’

YICHANG, China. — Global cobalt mine output will increase at a slower rate next year than in 2019, providing some ...

2 years ago | December 20, 2019

Mining sector incentives to promote new investment

Tax incentives, which the government extended to the mining sector are meant to attract new  investment while ensuring ...

Unki Mine undertakes the global certification programme

The resource rich Southern African country, Zimbabwe has managed to attract new mining sector investors and for several ...

Unki Mine undertakes the global certification programme

Fadzai Lydia Midzi Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association The resource rich Southern African country, Zimbabwe has ...

2 years ago | December 13, 2019

Gold’s deal blitz could draw in rest of mining sector

A torrent of deal-making among gold producers that’s pushed M&A in the sector to an eight-year high is seen spilling ...

Gold’s been on a tear this year, 2020 may see more reward

Gold’s impressive advance in 2019 — aided by trade war frictions, easier monetary policy across the world’s leading ...

Chamber proposes alteration of EPO management

The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (CoMZ) has come up with a coterie of proposals for Government’s consideration in the ...

First diamonds from Angola’s new pipe to arrive mid-2020: Alrosa

Angola’s major new Luaxe diamond deposit may start trial mining in mid-2020 and could produce 1 million carats of ...

2 years ago | November 29, 2019

Despite talk of coal’s demise, it still powers the world

Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu this week told BBC HardTalk host Stephen Sackur ...

It’s palladium, rhodium vs platinum

South African miners face a conundrum: increasing palladium and rhodium output to take advantage of soaring prices risks ...

UK rare-earth firm buys 10 mining claims

It’s a group of minerals used in everything from LCD TVs to batteries and defence technology, but rare earth elements ...