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Codelco, Anglo both claim edge in Sur battle

Codelco and Anglo American both claimed to have landed clean blows on each other in their increasingly bitter legal battle for a stake in Anglo American Sur.

Iron ore shortage expected by 2013

Kumba Iron Ore says the iron ore supply demand balance indicates a potential shortage will develop in sea borne iron ore by 2013/14.

KGHM says plans for large output rise unrealistic

Copper producer KGHM dropped plans to boost production by some 40% next year because it no longer planned to make a large acquisition of foreign deposits.

Anglo ramps up Chilean operations

Anglo American has confirmed that it has started to ramp up production at the four operations effected by the massive earthquake which struck Chile.

Barrick submits compromise deal to Zambia Govt., but won’t rule out...

BARRICK Gold had submitted proposals aimed at reaching a compromise deal regarding new taxes from the Lumwama copper mine in Zambia, but it warned...

Alphamin imposes “strict protocols” following Ebola outbreak in DRC

Alphamin  Resources - the Toronto and Johannesburg listed junior miner  operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - is “monitoring closely” the latest...

First Quantum agrees power levy with Zambia, retains output guidance

FIRST Quantum Minerals (First Quantum) said it was on course to meet quarterly production guidance from its Zambian operations Kansanshi and Sentinel after reaching...

Orion confirms ‘global’ mineral resource for Prieska project at 30 million...

ORION Minerals said today the total mineral resource of its Prieska copper and zinc project totalled just over 30 million tonnes. "The completion of the...

Vedanta’s Anil Agarwal says SA’s ‘agony’ can be overcome

THERE is the brief prospect of travelling in the Rolls to the Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town’s Gardens district, but I’m shepherded instead...

African Eagle cautious on larger Zanzui

African Eagle has seen promising results from its second nickel deposit, but said it is too early for the company to make a decision on whether or not to change its focus from Dutwa.