Base Metals

Renewables to drive copper price surge from 2021 as miners struggle...

DIFFICULTIES experienced by Northern Dynasty, a Canadian mining development firm, in permitting its proposed Pebble copper/gold mine in Alaska, a deposit that is considered...

Vedanta scores victory after Zambian Court of Appeal stays liquidation of...

THE winding up of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) was stayed by a Zambian court on November 20 allowing the company's shareholders, Vedanta and Zambia's...

Gamsberg production remains suspended whilst Vedanta searches for last missing miner

THE search for the last of 10 miners trapped at Vedanta Zinc International's (VZI) Gamsberg zinc mine was continuing and mining activity remained suspended,...

Trafigura to finance artisanal cobalt in supply agreement with DRC’s EGC

COMMODITIES trading house, Trafigura, has agreed a cobalt off-take agreement with Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (EGC), a Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) state-owned company. Trafigura...

Zambia would not sell mining assets despite defaulting on $42.5m bond...

ZAMBIA did not expect state-owned mining assets would be taken by bondholders despite defaulting on part of its debt last week, said Reuters citing...

Vedanta Zinc International suspends production at Gamsberg after miners trapped

VEDANTA Zinc International, a unit of Vedanta Ltd, has suspended all mining-related activities at its Gamsberg zinc mine in South Africa after a geotechnical...

Gertler says he paid $83m for royalties from Metalkol copper project...

DAN Gertler was behind the $83m purchase of royalties in Metalkol copper and cobalt project in Democratic Republic of Congo from state-owned mining company...

Zambia confident it can finance purchase of shares in Mopani Copper

ZAMBIA'S permanent secretary in the Ministry of Mines expected the country would finance the purchase of a larger stake in Mopani Copper Mines from...

Lawyers lodge Kabwe mine lead poisoning class action against Anglo SA...

LAWYERS acting for over 100,000 Zambians, mostly children, have filed a class action suit against Anglo American South Africa (AASA) which they say is...

Orion to resume exploration drilling at Northern Cape site after 9...

ORION Minerals, the Johannesburg-listed base metals development firm, is to restart exploration drilling after a nine-month Covid-19-induced hiatus. Errol Smart, MD of Orion Minerals, said...