Africa Mining: Gemfields’ operation in Ethiopia under siege by armed groups

Africa Mining: Gemfields’ operation in Ethiopia under siege by armed groups

Precious gemstones miner Gemfields denounced this week that there has been a significant influx of firearm-bearing illegal miners and handlers at its majority-controlled emerald bulk-sampling operations in southern Ethiopia.

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Mozambique Mining: Govt promotes fairs for the legal sale of precious stones

Mozambique Mining: Govt promotes fairs for the legal sale of precious stones

The third edition of the Nampula Gem Fair (Fagena), attended by exhibitors, traders and authorities, is a way to discourage the illegal marketing of precious and non-precious minerals in Mozambique, said the provincial director of Mineral Resources and Energy.

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Africa Mining: Congo copper faces increased LME scrutiny with audits

Africa Mining: Congo copper faces increased LME scrutiny with audits

The London Metal Exchange (LME) will start requiring that copper producers which source metal from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) carry out independent audits to prove their material is ethically sourced, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Africa Mining: South Africa Mining production increases 2.8% y/y in June

Africa Mining: South Africa Mining production increases 2.8% y/y in June

Mining production increased by 2.8% year-on-year in June, from a 1.8% decline in May, with the largest positive contributor being platinum group metals (PGMs), which rose by 28.2% and contributed 5.9 percentage points, says Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).

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Mozambique Extractives: “Megaprojects’ contribution to Mozambique’s economy falls” – Tax Authority

Mozambique Extractives: “Megaprojects’ contribution to Mozambique’s economy falls” – Tax Authority

The Mozambican Tax Authority revealed on Tuesday that megaprojects, the mining industry and the oil industry contributed less revenue to the state’s coffers in the first half of the year than last year.

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Mozambique Mining: Syrah Resources Completes Purchase of Battery Anode Material Site

Mozambique Mining: Syrah Resources Completes Purchase of Battery Anode Material Site

Syrah Resources Limited (ASX: SYR) (“Syrah” or “Company”) is pleased to announce the purchase completion of its Battery Anode Material (BAM) plant site in Vidalia, Louisiana. During the due diligence period Syrah also finalised the major terms for electricity, natural gas and water utility agreements.

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