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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • CER attorneys to address MPs on new coal in the IRP
    Attorneys from the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) plan to, on Tuesday, tell Members of Parliament (MPs) that an Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) that provides for expensive new coal-fired power, at a time when South Africa needs to be urgently transitioning away from "harmful" coal, would be in conflict with the Constitution. "This means that an IRP that irrationally includes expensive new coal could be held up by court challenges for years to come," the CER said in a statement published on Monday.
  • Galileo hits high zinc mineralisation in Phase 2 drilling programme
    Aim-listed Galileo Resources has completed its Phase 2 diamond drilling programme and reported positive assay results so far for the first eight holes analysed, at its 80.75%-owned Star Zinc project, in Zambia. Phase 2 comprised 24 holes totalling about 1 000 m to depths, from surface, of between 25 m and 105 m downhole.
  • Consultants confirm at least 1Moz potential at Cora Gold’s Mali prospect
    A report compiled by SRK Consulting has confirmed that gold explorer Cora Gold’s Sanankoro project, in Mali, has the potential to delineate between one-million and two-million ounces of gold to a depth of 100 m, also indicating the potential for significant further upside at depth. SRK derived an initial exploration target of between 30-million and 50-million tonnes of gold ore at a grade of between 1 g/t and 1.3 g/t gold.