Base Metals

The most common base metals are copper, lead,nickel, tin, aluminium, and zinc. Base metals are used in a wide variety of applications. For example, lead has proven to be a reliable source for batteries, and nickel often is used to strengthen and harden metal alloys, including stainless steel. Base metals also are used frequently to coat other metals. For example, zinc is used to coat galvanized steel.

MRA Elites 2021

Mining Elites in Africa 2021: Nominations now open

Nominations for the Mining Elites in Africa 2021 publication, produced by Mining Review Africa are now open. Submit your nominations for the leaders and projects truly making a difference in the African mining sector.
Uganda gold

EITI approves Uganda’s application to join the EITI

EITI implementation can help lay the foundation for transparent and accountable management of the country’s natural resource wealth.
Palabora Copper

Palabora Copper shaft to be complete by Q2, 2022

The sinking of the 1,200-metre deep ventilation shaft at Palabora Copper is proceeding apace, notwithstanding the Covid-19 shutdown and restrictions.

SA mining production down 28.2% in June

South Africa’s mining production was down 28.2% year-on-year in June 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown regulations, which have had an extensive impact on economic activity.
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Weba Chutes take Africa in their stride

With its custom-designed transfer point solutions at mines across Africa, Weba Chute Systems has proved its chutes in several commodities.
sandfire resources T3

Sandfire Resources: Pushing T3 for development start-up

"We want to be a mid-tier base and precious metals mining company – creating opportunities and delivering value in that process."
kwatani manganese

Manganese mine ups tonnage with Kwatani screens

As a vital aspect of a plant expansion at a manganese mine, Kwatani is supplying four heavy duty vibrating screens and 10 feeders to help boost throughput.
Martin Engineering

Conveyor service contracts: Reduce downtime and operating cost

Mining operators are increasingly turning to outside contractors to take advantage of consistent maintenance schedules and expert service.
anglo american copper

Jubilee Metals signs agreement to expand operations in Zambia

“This agreement offers tremendous earnings potential for Jubilee. The Project has been a target for Jubilee to drive the ramp-up in our copper production."
Buckreef tanzania

Indiana Resources highlights Tanzania’s disdain for miners

The lack of response reflects the disdain that has been shown toward international mining investors since 2017 when Mining Code was revised.
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Orion Minerals raises $6.2 million for Prieska Copper-Zinc project

Orion Minerals has announced a strongly-supported $6.2 million capital raising to progress its development-ready Prieska Copper-Zinc Project.

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