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African Eagle’s Ngasamo Hill on track

African Eagle Resources, the AltX-listed mineral resources company, has reported further positive drilling results from the Ngasamo Hill Deposit at its Dutwa Nickel project in Tanzania.

Zambia copper output falls in January

Zambian January copper production falls 13pct year-on-year on mine closures.

Key Chile copper mines restart after blackout

Electricity service returns to key copper mines in Chile, but shaky supply could continue to hit mining operations.

Rossing South updated resource due Q3 2010

Uranium mine development and exploration company Extract Resources says it expects to release an updated resource estimate on its Rossing South project in the third quarter of 2010.

Village progressing in acquisition of Lesego

Village Main Reef Gold Mining has concluded binding agreements with additional shareholders in Lesego Platinum that together own 76.6% of the project's inferred resource for a total purchase consideration of R506.8m.

Smokey Hills underground ops restarted

Platinum Australia, the Australian exploration firm developing platinum projects in South Africa, says that underground mining operations have recommenced at the Smokey Hills Mine.

Phiri to head new platinum firm

Merafe Resources CEO Steve Phiri will step down at the end of March to become CEO of Royal Bafokeng Holdings' (RBH) new platinum company.

Copper price up on Chinese import data

Copper prices rise on data showing stronger-than-expected Chinese imports of the metal, quelling some concerns that demand might be softening in the world's top base metals consumer.

Xstrata to sell SA mines

Mining group Xstrata plans to sell its highest-cost thermal coal mines in SA, industry sources say.

Glencore exercises Prodeco coal option

Global diversified miner Xstrata, which has alloys, coal and platinum operations in South Africa, says it has received formal notification from Glencore International informing its of Glencore's exercise of its option to acquire the Prodeco coal operations.