Off The Wires

Thabex, Angel Diamond case deferred

The case involving Thabex, the junior mining and exploration company, and Angel Diamonds has been postponed to October 6, 2010 in the High Court of Lesotho.

First Uranium temporarily closes Ezulwini plant

First Uranium Corporation temporarily closed its Ezulwini Uranium plant to replace two columns in the Ion Exchange section, following a structural failure on a loading column.

Rockwell scores at Kimberley mines

Five large diamonds of 50 carats and above have been discovered at Rockwell's Holpan, Klipdam and Saxendrift mines bringing the total number of plus 50-carat stones discovered in its current fiscal year to eleven.

Lafarge Mining climbs BBBEE verification ladder

Lafarge Mining, the company with interests in limestone, has been awarded a Level 3 status in its recent Empower-Logic BBBEE verification, according to the firm.

Anglo still to sell Scaw Metal’s SA ops

Anglo American's has confirmed plans to sell Scaw Metals' South African operations as part of a divestment programme are still on the cards.

Rio Tinto invests US$1.6bn in Aussie iron ore

Resources giant Rio Tinto approved a US$1.6bn investment to develop the Hope Downs 4 iron ore project in Western Australia and link with Rio Tinto's existing rail, power and port infrastructure in the Pilbara.

Chrometco tumbles, restates 3 years of earnings

Shares of Chrometco Ltd tumbled more than 9% to 10 cents after the South African mining exploration group said it would restate its earnings figures for the past three years.

First Quantum delays shut down of Zambian plant

First Quantum Minerals, the Canadian mining company, has postponed its plans to halt copper production at the Bwana Mkubwa processing plant in Zambia to September.

ARM, Vale approve release of new Zambia mine

African Rainbow Minerals, the diversified mining company, and its joint venture partner Vale SA have released the Konkola North Copper in Zambia.

Court hears Kebble was jovial before death

Dominic Ntsele, the former friend of mining magnate Brett Kebble, testified at the Johannesburg High Court stating that the former JCI boss seemed in a good mood on the night he was killed.