Sixth death in Assmang blast

[img:Assmang%20%28New%29%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Aerial view of
Assmang’s Khumani
iron ore mine site
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 27 February, 2008 - A sixth employee of leading iron ore producer Assmang Limited (Assmang) has died as a result of the weekend blast at the Number Six furnace of the company’s Cato Ridge works in KwaZulu-Natal.

Two die in Bambanani seismic event

[img:Harmony_0.jpg|Workers extending
the shaft bottom
at Doornkop
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 27 February, 2008 - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony – fifth-largest gold producer in the world – has announced that two people died in a seismic event which occurred yesterday at the company’s Bambanani mine, in the Free State.

New Angolan diamond venture

[img:Angola_0.JPG|On the job at a
typical Angolan
drilling operation
]Luanda, Angola --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 26 February, 2008 - The Government of Angola has approved a contract of association between three local companies – Endiama, Rosa and Pétalas – and Australian-based diamond exploration and development company Nare Diamonds for the exploration, research and development of diamond deposits in the Lulo area of the Capenda  Camulemba district, in the eastern Lunda Norte province of the country.

Xstrata and Nkwe in US$12 million deal

[img:Xstrata%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Xstrata’s Lydenburg
ferrochrome smelter
South Africa
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW --- 25 February, 2008  - Xstrata Alloys and Nkwe Platinum Limited – through Nkwe’s South African subsidiary Nkwe Platinum De Wildt (NPDW) – have entered into an agreement whereby Xstrata is to acquire new order prospecting rights for the De Wildt project from Nkwe for US$12 million (R90 million).

Goldfields expects 20 to 25% production dip

[img:South%20deep2.thumbnail.JPG|Gold Fields’ South
Deep twin shafts
at dusk
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 25 February, 2008 - Leading international gold producer Gold Fields Limited today forecast that its gold production for the current quarter (Q3 of its 2008 financial year) will decline by between 20% and 25% on the December quarter. This is as a direct result of the total suspension of production for one full week in January due to power constraints, continued power rationing, and the seasonal impact of the Christmas break.

Simmers granted new mining rights

[img:Simmers_0.jpg|The heap leach
pad at Simmers’
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 25 February, 2008 - Emerging South African resources company Simmer and Jack Mines Limited (Simmers) says its Mpumalanga-based subsidiary – Transvaal Gold Mining Estates Limited (TGME) – has been granted the mining rights for the Frankfort group of farms and the heap leach operation at Elandsdrift.

Six die in two furnace blasts

[img:Assmang%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Samancor Chrome’s
Witbank ferrochrome,
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 25 February, 2008 - A total of six people have been killed and at least four more seriously injured in explosions in two furnaces – one at an leading iron ore producer and the other at the world’s second largest producer of ferrochrome.

Uranium One slashes production forecast

[img:Uranium%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Aerial view of
Uranium One’s Dominion
processing plant
in South Africa
]Toronto, Canada --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 22 February, 2008 - Uranium One Inc. – a Canadian-based uranium production company with a primary listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg stock exchange – has announced a drastic reduction of almost one-third from its original production estimates for 2008. The company’s operations include the Dominion Reefs uranium mine in South Africa.

Pan African moves up

[img:Pan%20Af%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Geologists at the
Dot's Luck open
pit, at Pan African’s
Manica Project in
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 21 February, 2008 - Mining, exploration and development company Pan African Resources plc – listed on the AIM and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s Altx – reports that it has achieved an upward move from a junior exploration operation to a mid-tier exploration and gold producing company.

DRDGOLD drives on

gold plant
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 21 February, 2008 - Chief Executive John Sayers of DRDGOLD Limited – a medium-sized gold producer with several operations and exploration activities in South Africa – says the company is pushing ahead with all of its South African gold mining and dump retreatment projects despite ongoing industry concerns regarding power supplies from state utility Eskom.

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