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South Africa-based Gold Fields Ltd reported on Thursday that half-year profit more than doubled as it benefited from rising prices and output and its new CEO said the company would look for acquisitions over the medium term. Continue reading.

The managing director Kenmare Resources has said its titanium mineral mine in Mozambique has sufficient resources to support production - at the current rate - for more than 100 years and that the company had no plans to seek licences elsewhere. Continue reading.

South African mines join the effort to temper next Coronavirus wave. Continue reading.

Diversified mining company Rio Tinto announced on Tuesday that it had commenced the process of restarting operations at Richards Bay Minerals, in Kwazulu-Natal. Continue reading.

Petra Diamonds announced on Wednesday that the 342.92 carat Type IIa white diamond and an 18.30 carat Type IIb blue diamond, both recovered at the Cullinan diamond mine in South Africa, have been sold into a partnership with Stargems. Continue reading.

Investors looking to bet on global gold miners in the wake of weaker prices of the yellow metal could consider putting money in DSP Mutual Fund's World Gold Fund. Continue reading.

As a leader in the manufacture and supply of high-quality vibrating equipment to the mineral processing industry for 44 years, Vibramech's screens and feeders have ensured that the company maintains its firm footprint in West Africa. Continue reading.

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has launched an updated Water Reporting: Good Practice Guide to, it says, improve the quality and consistency of corporate water reporting that will enhance stakeholders' understanding of, and ability to use, water reports and associated data. Continue reading.

BHP Group and Mitsubishi Corp will deploy electric pickup trucks and fast-charging units at an Australian coal mine to test technology that could aid the challenging task of cutting the sector's greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading.

Petra Diamonds is looking to restart operations of the Williamson mine at Mwadui in the Shinyaga region, northern Tanzania, in the first quarter of 2022. Continue reading.

Rare earths developer Ionic Rare Earths is evaluating the development of a stand-alone rare earth separation and refining facility for the downstream processing of mixed rare earth carbonate (MREC) product from its Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda. Continue reading.

EV battery startup Britishvolt's investment from Glencore came with a cobalt supply - and ESG headaches. Continue reading.

Copper producers are ready to start expansion projects worth $2 billion in Zambia next year if the industry can reach an agreement on royalties with President-elect Hakainde Hichilema's new administration. Continue reading.

Asante Gold was pleased to announce the successful completion of the purchase of the Bibiani Gold Mine in Ghana from Resolute Mining Limited for total cash consideration of US$90 million. Continue reading.

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