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Zambia’s Equinox described by Barrick chairman as world’s worst deal

BARRICK executive chairman, John Thornton, described the firm's 2011 purchase of Equinox Minerals, a company that contains the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia, as...

Rio Tinto wins fight against Ivanhoe poison pill

An abitrator has ruled a "poison pill" takeover defence erected by Ivanhoe Mines Ltd does not apply to global mining giant Rio Tinto, leaving Ivanhoe vulnerable to a takeover by Rio.

Alphamin pushes ahead with $152m tin mine in the DRC

The proposed review of the existing 2002 mining code in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not a concern at this stage for...

African Eagle doubles Dutwa nickel resource

African Eagle Resources Plc has more than doubled the size of the resource estimate at its Dutwa nickel project in Tanzania, the firm says.

SA’s only zinc refinery closes temporarily

South Africa's only zinc refinery, Zincor owned by Exxaro, temporarily stopped operations after three people were killed and a dozen more hurt in an explosion.

Copper output higher from Zambia

Zambia copper production rose to 636,528 tonnes from January to November 2009, the central bank said on Tuesday.

Kabila keeps Glasenberg & Co kicking their heels in Congo

JOSEPH Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), left some of the mining industry's most powerful mining executives kicking their heels today...

Anglo’s copper target unaffected by Chile row

Changes in the ownership structure of Anglo American Sur will not detract from the group’s longer term production ambitions for copper, says an Anglo American company executive.

First Quantum hurt by low copper output

Fourth quarter net earnings are some 83% lower owing to lower copper production and prices for the metal during the period.

Glencore’s Katanga to resume sales of cobalt after uranium scare suspension

KATANGA Mining, a unit of UK-listed mining and marketing group, Glencore, would resume exports and sales of limited quantity cobalt from its Kamoto project...