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Sustainability – successfully relocating 48 Elephants in Africa – not an easy task – well done to all

De Beers reports successful second translocation of elephants 12th July 2019 The second translocation of elephants from diamond miner De Beers’ Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve (VLNR), in South Africa, to Zinave National Parks, in Mozambique, has been completed. The first herds of elephants were corralled at the VLNR on June 25, before being transported by […]

Can crowdsourcing or algorithms speed up exploration and find new deposits?

Can crowdsourcing or algorithms find new deposits? It’s certainly a challenging question for exploration geologists particularly those that have spent a lifetime learning and applying geological models and gathering data in the field and building digital datasets with the ultimate aim of a mineral discovery. It’s a fascinating and exciting topic as with the American tech companies […]

Vanadium Maiden Mineral Resource – South Africa

Bushveld reports 1.58% vanadium grade for Brits project 21 June 2019 , By: Marleny Arnoldi, Creamer Media Online writer Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals on Friday announced the maiden mineral resource estimate for its Brits vanadium project, in South Africa’s North West province. Bushveld reported a 66.8-million-tonne aggregate inferred and indicated mineral resource across three seams at […]

Independent Mine Investment Survey – Africa

Africa: Still the Land of Opportunity – International mining investment South Africa ranks low on the list, West Africa ranked highest 29 May 2019, Report By: Will Coetzer, Managing Partner, Stratum. The Assay Africa Edition Insight, Articles As a mining executive search, advisory and consulting firm, Stratum International’s coverage is inevitably global. Yet, historically nearly […]

South Africa’s New Carbon Tax Act

28th May 2019, By: Creamer Media President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Carbon Tax Act into law and it will come into effect on June 1, the National Treasury said on Sunday. The Act was gazetted on May 23, together with the Customs and Excise Amendment Act, the Treasury said in a statement. “Climate change […]

LSE seeing opportunity in Africa!

LSE says, hello, Africa! Come list with us 22nd May 2019, By: Bloomberg It’s not often that the LSE comes to Africa looking for listings. Traditionally companies based on the continent have to make a strong case to have their stock traded on one the world’s biggest bourses. But this week, officials are on roadshow […]

Hydrogen fuel cell cars use hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity with the help of platinum.

20th May 2019, By: Martin Creamer, Creamer media editor JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – A new manganese-containing material may contribute to platinum-using hydrogen fuel cells being driven down the cost curve. The new material, made from manganese hydride, is being earmarked for use in molecular sieves that work with the fuel cells in hydrogen fuelled systems that […]

Gold and Arsenic association with ‘fools gold’

May 7, 2019.  Alex Gluyas. Source: Australian Mining. A team of German scientists has proven for the first time that the concentration of gold in the notorious ‘fool’s gold’ directly depends on the level of arsenic in the pyrite where the gold is encrusted. To the untrained eye, pyrite is commonly mistaken for gold and […]

Nice to see investor confidence – Exploration Budget AUD$60M

Source – Australian Mining 30.04.2019. Saracen Mineral Holdings has significantly increased its planned exploration and drilling expenditure to accelerate an ongoing push towards becoming a 400,000 ounce a year gold producer. The company has budgeted $60 million for exploration across its Western Australian operations in the 2019 financial year as part of the growth strategy. […]

Global Exploration Budgets To Increase 10% In 2019

Exploration fundamentals for most metals in 2019 are good, predicted global budget for 2019 is smaller than 2018 with 5-10% increase in expenditure, mainly focusing on  late-stage exploration as industry remains risk-averse, grass root exploration budgets fell to an all time low in 2018, major minors spending more exploration budget than juniors for grass root […]