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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Resources Watch
    This week: Crucial for commodity countries to build economic resilience And, owner’s engineer role by ‘Proudly South African’ Erudite pleasing Perth
  • Zambia sees 2017 copper output rising up to 850 000 t
    Zambia's 2017 copper output is expected to increase to between 800 000 t and 850 000 t from 774 290 t in last year, Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma on Thursday. Zambia's copper production is next year likely to increase further to reach 1-million tonnes, Yaluma said, citing improved power generation and higher prices.
  • Orion identifies exploration targets through survey
    A 962 km2 high-power SkyTEM airborne electromagnetic (EM) survey that dual-listed Orion Minerals started at the Areachap Belt, in the Northern Cape, in late November, has identified four primary and 11 secondary priority targets for exploration. The company now intends to expand its activities to begin drill testing the highly prospective paleo seafloor for zinc/copper rich massive sulphide mineralisation in early 2018.