Maseve shows positive trends

Maseve shows positive trends

TSX listed Platinum Group Metals’ Maseve mine, which only started operating early last year, produced about 2 477 ounces of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) in concentrate in March 2017. Production in March 2017 was the best level achieved since commissioning and shows a positive trend. 

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Degraded land drives renewable energy

Degraded land drives renewable energy

Degraded land can be used to create renewable energy solutions for communities, according to a feasibility study by Promethium Carbon for a community based renewable energy project. The feasibility study, funded by the Prosperity Fund under the British High Commission, was presented in Johannesburg on 17 March. 

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SEW-EURODRIVE SA supplies largest drive ever

SEW-EURODRIVE SA supplies largest drive ever

A 24t ZDN hoist drive, representing one of the largest single units from SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa to date, is to be supplied to a mine in Canada for a hoisting application. Traditionally known as specialising in smaller geared motors for conveyor applications, the project highlights the OEM’s capability to manufacture custom components up to the size and complexity of girth gears.

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Burundi: Rare activity draws local attention

Burundi: Rare activity draws local attention

Recruitment of local labour in anticipation of trail mining is underway at Rainbow Rare Earth’s Gakara project in Burundi. Rainbow raised USD8-million on the London Stock Exchange in January ahead of the commencement of mining activities.

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Botswana: Drill rigs mobilise at Mowana

Botswana: Drill rigs mobilise at Mowana

London-listed Capital Drilling has started mobilising its equipment after being appointed by Alecto Minerals to take care of the drilling and blasting activities at its Mowana copper mine in Botswana.

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Kenya: New plant gears up

Kenya: New plant gears up

Goldplat, the AIM quoted African gold producer, has successfully commissioned the first stage of the new processing plant at Kilimapesa Gold in Kenya.

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West Africa - Auger drilling enhances prospectivity

West Africa - Auger drilling enhances prospectivity

Auger drilling at ASX listed Vital Metals’ Burkina Faso exploration permits has returned results of several grams per tonne gold underlying areas of barren soil cover.

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West Africa - Good Karma in Burkina

West Africa - Good Karma in Burkina

An infill drilling programme at Canadian-based Endeavour Mining’s North Kao deposit at its Karma gold mine in Burkina Faso has resulted in a maiden indicated resource of 314 000 ounces amenable to heap leaching and a subsequent conversion of 262 000 ounces to reserves.

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