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.

Orion Minerals granted Mining Right for Prieska Copper-Zinc Project

“Our strategy to deliver a substantial new base metals mine at Prieska is rapidly gaining momentum," says Orion Minerals MD and CEO Errol Smart.

Nigeria will meet its roadmap targets

Nigeria’s mineral scene has never experienced such a national interest. In partnership with the MMSD and the NGSA, AGVM is exploring for several minerals.
South Africa

Orion and Byrnecut collaborate at copper-zinc project

Orion Minerals has concluded a MoA with Byrnecut Offshore envisaging an alliancing agreement for mine development and production at the Prieska Project.
NEW tax

Why sales tax will shrink Zambia’s economy

There has been vigorous debate about Zambia’s proposed migration from the VAT system to a Sales Tax since it was first announced in September 2018.
drc

DRC mining sector’s disclosures becoming more transparent

The EITI has made headway in ensuring improved transparency in the DRC since the country first joined the EITI over a decade ago in 2007.
orion

Orion to take controlling interest in exploration package

Orion Minerals will move to a controlling interest in a key regional exploration tenement package near its Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa.
energy

Wind turbines to consume over 5.5 Mt of copper by 2028

Over 650 GW of new onshore and 130 GW of new offshore wind capacity will be installed between 2018 and 2018. This will consume in excess of 5.5Mt of copper.
cummins

TECH NEWS: Portable fuel cleanliness analysis kit a reliable solution

The Fleetguard FK36000 portable fuel cleanliness analysis kit is a reliable solution for testing fuel cleanliness in the field.
ebola

Alphamin steers clear of Ebola with strict safety protocols

The Ebola epidemic has spread geographically to South Kivu and Goma in the DRC. To date there have been no instances near Bisie tin mine itself.
avesoro

Royalty streaming: a golden funding opportunity for Africa

Gold remains a safe bet for investors and funding and it is also a great hedge against turbulent economic times, such as the current global uncertainty.

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