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BROWNFIELDS: Caledonia Mining – Blanket

Caledonia is currently busy with its Central Shaft project, which is effectively creating a new mine below the current workings.

Are mines adequately addressing rural and tribal communities?

Are mines just ticking communications boxes or are they really getting to the heart of what matters and why?

Caledonia achieves record gold production from Blanket in Zimbabwe

Gold producers Caledonia Mining Corporation produced a record 57 899 oz of gold from the Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe during 2020 – the top end of the company’s revised increased guidance.

Electricity supply in Zimbabwe improves for miners

Caledonia Mining has announced that the electricity supply situation at the Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe has improved substantially.

Rare earths project in Angola showcases strong NdPr mineralisation

ASX-listed Pensana Metals’s latest drill results from the infill drilling programme at its Longonjo NdPr rare earths project in Angola has confirmed some of the highest grades returned from the project to date. The results have revealed continuity of the thick blanket of NdPr rare earths mineralisation which starts at surface.  Highlights include: LDRC135: 14 m at 5.20% REO (total […]

Gold support price initiative for Zimbabwean gold miners

Fidelity has stated that to incentivize gold production in Zimbabwe it will pay an incentive price over and above the contractual purchase price.

Caledonia on track to increase Blanket output

Caledonia Mining is on track to increase gold production from its 64%-owned Blanket mine in Zimbabwe to 80 000 oz pa from 2021.

Record production reached at Zimbabwean gold mine

All production numbers are expressed on a 100 percent basis and are based on mine production data and are therefore subject to adjustment following final assay at the refiners. Approximately 16 425 oz of gold were produced during the quarter, a new quarterly production record for the mine. Production in the quarter was 14% higher than the previous quarter (Q3, […]

Caledonia Mining increases & upgrades Blanket resource base

Based on the diamond core drilling that has been done at depth below the Blanket Section over the past half year, approximately 343 000 t have been upgraded from the inferred to the indicated resource category and an additional 1 276 000 t of new inventory has been added to inferred resources. This upgraded indicated resource of 343 000 t, combined […]

Earthquakes and super volcanoes: The making of South Africa’s mineral wealth

We like to think Earth is a stable home, but it isn’t really. As earthquakes rock California and the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska, and as the story of survivors of the Nepal earthquakes three months ago continue, we are reminded that Earth continues to change. Our planet has been changing for as long as it has existed. […]