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Equinox to hit 135,000t copper target this year

Equinox says its Lumwana copper project in Zambia will hit full production of 135,000 tonnes of copper this year. It is stockpiling uranium-bearing ore ahead of a decison whether to build a processing plant.

Palabora, union clash over wages

A trade union has declared a wage dispute with copper mining company Palabora Mining following a second round of wage negotiations.

BHP upbeat; eyes China commodities hunger

BHP Billiton says China's commodities demand surges in the last quarter of 2009, but it warned that a removal of a stimulus package there could slow recovery.

Zambia targets 750,000t copper this year

Zambia is on track to mine 750,000 tonnes of copper this year and expects to raise output to a million tonnes by 2012.

ZCI a step closer to re-listing

ZCI is a step closer to re-listing.

Highveld production heats up

Steel producer Higveld Steel and Vanadum has reported a 31.4% increase in its hot metal production.

Metorex production increases

Diversified mining group Metorex has reported a 32% increase in its December quarter production from its Ruashi Mining operations in Zambia.

Copper production dips at Palabora Mining

Palabora Mining, which operates South Africa's largest copper mine, has reported a drop in copper concentrates produced in 2009.

Copper output higher from Zambia

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

First Quantum bid approved by Kiwara

The acquisition of base-metals exploration firm, Kiwara by First Quantum Minerals is poised to go ahead after Kiwara's shareholders approved the deal.