Modern Mining

In its interim results for the six months ended 30 September, London-listed Vedanta Resources says that its Gamsberg zinc project in South Africa – being undertaken by Vedanta Zinc International – is on track to commence production in mid-2018.

Caledonia Mining Corporation, listed on the TSX and NYSE American, says that – following the recent announcement of an updated resource statement – it plans to extend the depth of the Central Shaft at its 49 % subsidiary, the Blanket mine near Gwanda in Zimbabwe.

Robert Friedland and Lars-Eric Johansson, respectively Executive Chairman and CEO of TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines, and Dr Patricia Makhesha, Managing Director of Ivanhoe’s subsidiary, Ivanplats, have jointly announced that Shaft 1 at the Platreef platinum, palladium, rhodium, gold, nickel and copper mine near Mokopane in Limpopo Province has reached a depth of 500 m below surface. This is more than half way to the planned final depth of 980 m.

Endeavour Mining Corporation, listed on the TSX, has announced that the construction of its Houndé gold project in Burkina Faso has been completed US$15 million below its initial capital budget with commercial production being declared more than two months ahead of schedule.

Botswana Diamonds (BOD), listed on AIM, has reported the re-discovery of eight Group 1 kimberlites at its Free State project, part of its Vutomi project in South Africa.

AIM-listed Hummingbird Resources has announced that Aggreko has fully commissioned the 7,4 MW diesel power facility on site to provide power to the process plant at the company’s Yanfolila gold mine in Mali.

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