Base Metals

Five dead in DRC tin mine collapse

Five die after a tin mine in DRC collapses.

Orion sees “early indications” it can accelerate Prieska Copper, cut R3.8bn...

ORION Minerals had seen "very positive early indications" that it could lower the R3.8bn capital cost of its Prieska Copper project as it worked...

Congo election postponement not a threat to Ivanhoe projects

A DELAY in elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) did not pose a threat to agreements signed between it and Ivanhoe Mines,...

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.

Palamin Q3 copper concentrate down 19 pct q/q

Palabora Mining's third quarter copper concentrate output is down 19 percent quarter-on-quarter.

Exxaro could keep KZ Sands going

Exxaro's KZ Sands titanium smelter could be saved by the recent upturn in the titanium market if the group can strike suitable deals with customers who want the smelter to stay in operation.

Davies to probe Exxaro refinery closure

A team is to investigate the imminent shutting down of Exxaro's zinc plant, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Vedanta’s Konkola settles on 17% pay hike

Konkola Copper Mines, the Zambia miner owned by Vedanta Resources Plc, has awarded its workers a 17% pay increase, says a union official.

Metorex H1 copper output up by 5pct

Junior miner Metorex says that during the six months ending in December 2010, its copper production increased 5% to 26 358 tonnes, while its cobalt production increased by to 2 021 tonnes.

Copper output at Lumwana rises 59pct

Copper production at Equinox Minerals' Lumwana mine in Zambia, Africa's largest copper producer, rose 59% in the first half of 2010 due to improved efficiency, the company says.