Good first tender for BRC Diamond Core

[img:BRC_0.jpg|Aerial view of Paardeberg
East – one of BRC
Diamondcore’s South
African sites
]Toronto, Canada --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 05 March, 2008  - BRC DiamondCore Limited – a development company formed to focus on diamond exploration and production in southern and central Africa – reports the achievement of encouraging sales results from its first diamond tender.

India seeks SA coal mines

[img:Coal_0.jpg|Coal – a scarce
commodity in India
]New Delhi, India --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 5 March, 2008 - Coal India Limited, the Indian government-owned monopoly that controls most of the nation's supply of the fuel, is looking at various countries –three of them in southern Africa– in its bid to buy coal mines overseas.

Reporting this development, Bloomberg News quoted Coal India marketing director K. Ranganath as saying that the company plans to buy coking coal mines in Australia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, as well as thermal coal mines in South Africa and Indonesia.

Paramount aims for JSE listing

[img:Paramount%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Head-frame of the
Nikita Shaft at
Paramount’s Peakstar
Project in the
Free State
]Perth, Western Australia --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 04March, 2008 - Having applied its resources keenly in refining and enhancing its diversified African and Australian project portfolio, Australian diamond explorer Paramount Mining Corporation Limited is now embarking on the next phase of raising significant global capital to drive its strategic expansion initiatives in South Africa, Ghana and Australia.

Ridge Mining moves forward

[img:Ridge%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|At work at Blue
Ridge, in the
Bushveld Complex
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 04 March, 2008 - Ridge Mining plc – a London-based, AIM-listed company focusing on the development of prospective platinum group metal (PGM) projects in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa – has increased its Blue Ridge mineral resource by more than 70% as a forerunner to expanded production in the near future.

Two new Harmony’s agreements

[img:Harmony%20-%20Pic%201_0.bmp|Graham Briggs,
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 04 March, 2008 - In line with Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited’s drive to optimise value from its latent and low-priority assets, the company – fifth-largest gold producer in the world – has entered into two separate transactions with African Precious Minerals (APM) and its subsidiary Taung Gold Holdings (Pty) Ltd (Taung).

Gold Fields safety achievement

[img:Gold%20Fields%20-%20Pic%201_0.JPG|Number Nine shaft at
Driefontein gold mine
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 04 March, 2008 - Leading international gold producer Gold Fields Limited has announced a unique mine safety achievement at its South African operations.

In a media release issued here late yesterday, the company reported that two of its operations – Driefontein gold mine on the West Rand and Beatrix gold mine in the Free State – had achieved one million fatality-free shifts.

Billiton approves massive coal expansion project

[img:Billiton%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|The Mozal smelter
in southern Mozambique
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 03 March, 2008 - BHP Billiton – the world's largest diversified resources company – has announced approval of the Douglas-Middelburg optimisation project (DMO) – a US$975 million (R7.3 billion) initiative to expand its Douglas and Middelburg Mine Services quarries.

New director for ARM

[img:Stompie%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg| ]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 29 February, 2008 - Lincoln Allison (Stompie) Shiels has been appointed with immediate effect as executive director: new business for diversified South African mining company African Rainbow Minerals Limited (ARM).

With excellent long-life, low-cost operating assets in key commodities, ARM owns ferrous and base metals, platinum and coal operations, and holds a significant interest in the gold mining sector through its shareholding in Harmony Gold.

Two more deaths in third mining incident

[img:Harmony%20%28New%29%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Underground at
Harmony’s Elandsrand
gold mine
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 28 February, 2008 - Another two people have died in a seismic event at the Elandsrand mine near Carletonville, bringing to ten the number of people killed in mining incidents in South Africa over the past week.

An announcement by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) late yesterday revealed that a seismic event at the Elandsrand mine yesterday morning had caused the death of two mineworkers.

Miranda to start diamond exploration in Botswana

[img:Miranda_3.jpg|A Miranda exploration
team at work
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 28 February, 2008 - South African exploration company Miranda Mineral Holdings Limited has acquired two new prospecting permits for diamonds in Botswana, and is planning to launch its exploration activities there in the second quarter of 2008.
A Miranda announcement here today says the Botswana Government has granted two additional prospecting permits for diamonds to its subsidiary, Firefox Investments (Pty) Limited. The new prospects are adjacent to the company’s current Mochudi prospect, which is some 80 km east of Gaberone.

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