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Vedanta mulls $800m Zinc smelter for SA mine

Miner studying plans to build 250,000-ton smelter for Gamsberg.

After setbacks, Anglo American counting on turnaround for Minas-Rio mine

Two leaks in a month, a 90-day outage and $58 million in fines is not enough to temper the company's ambitions in Brazil.

LATEST Coal  

FirstRand joins exodus of banks withdrawing funding of coal-fired power

Banks are coming under increased pressure from society, shareholders and some national governments regarding funding of new coal-fired power stations.

RBCT says 2018 coal exports fall

Coal exports fell in 2018, due to lower exports to South Korea.

LATEST Diamonds and gems  

Good diamonds are hard to find at world’s richest gem mine

The average price of diamonds found at the Letseng diamond mine in Q4 was valued at almost half of its full year price.

De Beers diamond sales falter as small stones struggle to sell

Oversupply hits miner.

SA’s hidden oil hub grows after making millions for traders

Saldanha Bay’s crude storage capacity is expanding almost 30%.

Australia’s Prospect Resources closing in on Zimbabwe lithium financing

Expects to produce concentrates for export in the next 14 months.

Eskom is sinking the economy in the name of greening it, claims forum

Renewable energy is expensive, unnecessary and authorised without proper public participation, says Coal Transporters Forum as it heads to court.

Showdown in court over controversial Mpumalanga mining project

Last minute attempt by state to shift the boundaries of a protected area to allow coal mining project slapped down.

LATEST Gold  

Sibanye sees potential for buying SA gold assets

AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine and Gold Fields’s South Deep operation would both into Sibanye Gold's portfolio.

Gold deal rush sweeps by broader mining sector

Executives say they expect the focus to stay on mid-tier gold companies.

Bushveld Minerals hopes to list in Johannesburg by Q3

Says listing is not intended to raise capital but would allow investment from SA where its core business is located.

Exploration dies in SA while booming elsewhere in Africa

Why investors are steering clear of exploration in SA.

LATEST Mining Indaba  

Restoring the relationship

The mining industry is back on speaking terms with government.

The road to recovery

Getting SA mining back to where it should be.

Can subway and landmine technologies save SA platinum?

Technology may make new mines profitable, as the industry faces a crisis of capital constraints.

Miner Lonmin narrows first-half loss, cuts annual spending target

As the platinum miner prepared for a merger with Sibanye-Stillwater.

LATEST Silver  

Silver extreme pits big investors versus small as ETFs surge

Large, active funds bearish even as ETF assets rise to record.

Another bullion flash crash is testing the nerve of traders

More than 25 million ounces of white metal traded in a minute.

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