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Will Zambian copper be part of the coming green revolution?

The global consensus, on display at last month’s World Copper Conference, is that copper will play a vital part in the coming ‘fourth industrial revolution’. Other mining jurisdictions are preparing for the massive increase in demand that is anticipated. How should Zambia position itself?  Copper has a bright future The …

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Cache Exploration buys gold project in Mali

Cache Exploration announced the acquisition of a 100% mineral interest in a gold project in Mali, West Africa. In a press release, Cache said that it signed a definitive agreement with private vendor Rachid Mogabgab and that the acquisition includes an estimated $250,000 in mining equipment previously utilized at the …

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Gold exploration license granted to IronRidge Resources

IronRidge Resources has announced the Zaranou Gold Project Licence has been granted, and it has extended the exclusive due diligence period to the highly prospective gold license in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Commenting on the company’s latest progress, Vincent Mascolo, CEO and MD of IronRidge, says: “We are very pleased …

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South African economy transform through Industrial

The upgrading of infrastructure at industrial parks will go a long way in transforming the economy and creating jobs, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe. “The Industrial Parks Revitalisation Programme, through which the Nkowankowa Industrial Park is launched, will go a long way in creating a conducive environment …

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Emerald production boosts Zambia’s economy

Emeralds from Zambia’s Kagem mine continue to impress and capture the eye of some of the foremost gemstone buyers and jewellers around the world. Growing popularity of the ‘evergreen’ gemstone from Lufwanyama is in part thanks to a growing love for the green gems but also the relentless passion for …

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Tony Giardini appointed president of Ivanhoe Mines

Multi-listed Ivanhoe Mines has appointed Tony S. Giardini as its new president. Lars-Eric Johansson who has served as Ivanhoe’s President and CEO will retire at the end of June 2019. Johansson will work alongside Giardini until then to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. Giardini’s extensive experience as a senior-level …

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Gold demand lifted by central banks, ETFs

Global demand grew to 1,053.3 t in the first quarter of 2019, up 7% on the same period last year, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report. This year-on-year increase was largely due to continued growth in central bank buying, as well as growth in gold-backed …

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