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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Rio Tinto 2017 iron-ore exports up 1%, maintains 2018 guidance
    Global miner Rio Tinto, on Tuesday reported a 1% rise in iron-ore shipments for 2017 to 330.1-million tonnes, meeting its guidance. The world's No 2 miner of iron-ore, a raw material in steelmaking, also stuck to a target of 330-million to 340-million tonnes for this year, but cautioned the guidance was subject to weather constraints and partly reflected rail maintenance required in 2018.
  • DNI inks flake graphite offtake deal with Korea Graphite
    Madagascar-focused graphite project developer DNI Metals has signed a binding supply agreement with ASX-listed Peninsula Mines’ subsidiary Korea Graphite to supply up to 24 000 t/y of flake graphite, the company announced on Monday. The deal is subject to Korea Graphite finalising offtake agreements with Korean end users, starting during the fourth quarter. The binding supply agreement is seen a key pre-cursor to establishing binding offtake agreements with Korean flake-graphite end users.
  • Rockwell subsidiaries sale still on the table
    A two-pronged purchase offer by Ascot Diamonds to acquire the three bankrupt South African subsidiaries, and later, a Cayman-based entity of Canadian miner Rockwell Diamonds is still a viable solution to achieve a sale transaction and therefore, a higher recovery value for creditors, Rockwell said in a statement on Monday. A formal liquidation application for subsidiaries Rockwell Resources, HC van Wyk Diamonds and Saxendrift Mine has been postponed to March, to give Ascot enough time to negotiate a deal with the provisional liquidators (PLs) Honey Attorneys of Bloemfontein, South Africa – a process that has been complicated by hasty business rescue practitioners (BRPs) moving the liquidation process forward despite having a more valuable offer for the distressed assets in hand.