Modern Mining

Botswana’s long-awaited Khoemacau copper/silver project is now ready to enter the mine development phase, with early works due to start in October this year and the full project release scheduled for Q1 2019 with the commencement of the boxcuts.

In an update on its exploration projects in South Africa, AIM-listed Botswana Diamonds reports it has been awarded the Mooikloof kimberlite pipe concession.

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has announced that a large capacity rock crusher has been successfully installed 1 150 m below surface at the upgraded Kipushi zinc-copper-silver-germanium mine in the DRC.

The new landmark 7 MW solar farm at B2Gold’s Otjikoto gold mine in Namibia – which became operational in March this year – has been officially inaugurated by the country’s Minister of Mines & Energy, Tom Alweendo. The event, held on 29 May, was attended by around 120 guests, including Modern Mining’s Editor, Arthur Tassell.

The new Mako gold mine of Toro Gold in eastern Senegal is off to a good start, with most metrics exceeding forecasts. Mill throughput for the first three months of operation, for example, was 540 kt at 2,34 g/t Au versus the budget of 460 kt at 2,49 g/t Au while average cash costs (including the ramp up phase) were US$746/oz versus the budget of US$984/oz, excluding royalties.

ASX-listed Prospect Resources has appointed global engineering firm DRA to provide engineering services and upfront design for its flagship Arcadia lithium project, located 38 km east of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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