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Modern Mining March 2019This issue features coverage of a nice spread of commodities, with articles on the Vametco vanadium operation near Brits, the Liqhobong diamond mine in Lesotho and the Lindi Jumbo graphite project in Tanzania. We also look at the legacy of De Beers’ Voorspoed diamond mine in South Africa’s Free State Province, which has now closed down after 10 years of operations.

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Modern Mining February 2019Copper features prominently in this issue, with articles on both the T3 copper/silver project in the Kalahari Copperbelt of Botswana and the Kamoa/Kakula project of Ivanhoe and its partners in the DRC’s Lualaba Province. T3 could bring back copper mining to Botswana – the country has a long history of producing copper but currently has no active copper mines – while Kamoa-Kakula has the potential to become the world’s second biggest copper mining complex.

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Modern Mining January 2019Much of our January issue is devoted to our annual ‘Africa’s Top Mining Projects’ feature. This year we’ve selected five projects, four in South Africa and one outside our borders. They are the new processing plant at the Cullinan diamond mine, the Venetia Underground Project (VUP), the Gamsberg zinc project and the Nokeng fluorspar mine, all in South Africa, and Project 5 Million (P5M) at the Asanko Gold Mine in Ghana.

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Modern Mining December 2018In a further boost to Zimbabwe’s reviving mining sector, the ground-breaking ceremony for the Arcadia lithium project near Harare in Zimbabwe took place in late November, with Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa in attendance. The project, covered in this issue, will have a plant throughput of 2,4 Mt/a.

Further north in Africa, we look at Resolute Mining’s plans to install a new solar hybrid power plant at its Syama gold mine in Mali. Other mines that have commissioned similar systems during 2018 are Essakane, also in Mali, and Otjikoto in Namibia.

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Modern Mining November 2018There are not too many mines coming on stream in South Africa these days so it was very satisfying for Modern Mining to recently attend the launch of Canyon Coal’s Khanye opencast mine near Bronkhorstspruit, which has cost R500 million to develop and which will produce at a rate of 200 000 tons per month once in full production.

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Ivanhoe’s Platreef PGM project near Mokopane in Limpopo Province is one of only a small handful of ‘greenfield’ mining projects currently underway in South Africa. The project, which in its first phase will produce 476 000 ounces a year of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold, recently reached a milestone – as we explain in an article in this issue – when its Shaft 1 intersected the high-grade ‘Flatreef’ deposit at a depth of approximately 780 m.

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