West Africa - Assays confirm lithium deposits

West Africa - Assays confirm lithium deposits

London-based Kodal Minerals has released the final assay results for the reverse circulation (RC) drilling programme at the Bougouni Lithium Project in southern Mali.

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East Africa - Sand footprint extended

East Africa - Sand footprint extended

Strong drilling results at Base Resources’ Kwale mineral sands project in Kenya demonstrates, according to the company, the potential to grow resources and mine life to the north and south of the existing project reserves. The company recently completed an extensional and infill drilling programme at Kwale.

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West Africa - Four drill rigs zoom in on priorities

West Africa - Four drill rigs zoom in on priorities

Diamond drilling at ASX listed West African Resources’ Sanbrado gold project in Burkina Faso has returned high-grade results. According to Richard Hyde, MD at West African Resources, two contractor rigs are currently drilling at the M1 South prospect, while two company-owned rigs are operating at the M5 site.

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East Africa - Mayshehagne shows potential

East Africa - Mayshehagne shows potential

Canadian exploration company East Africa Metals’ (EAM’s) diamond drilling programme at the Harvest Project’s Mayshehagne VMS and VTEM09 prospects in Ethiopia has delivered encouraging results. The company intersected 21.19m grading 4.32% copper, 1.04 grams per tonne (g/t) gold, 35.9g/t silver and 6.98% zinc.

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Titanium Dioxide Pigment plant to be built in Richards Bay

Titanium Dioxide Pigment plant to be built in Richards Bay

Africa’s titanium pigment market will soon have a new player following the conclusion of a technology partnership between Nyanza Light Metals and Avertana of New Zealand. The two partners will culminate in the construction of a R4 billion titanium dioxide pigment (TiO2) production plant in the Richards Bay industrial development zone (IDZ).

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Steenkampskraal confirms high-grade thorium

Steenkampskraal confirms high-grade thorium

Steenkampskraal Holdings has once again confirmed the presence of extremely high grades of thorium and rare earth elements at its project close to Vredendal on the west coast of South Africa. According to Trevor Blench, chairperson at Steenkampskraal, the thorium (Th) and rare earth elements (REEs) are the highest grades in the world. “At an average of 2.14% Th and 14.4% REE, with REEs in some areas as high as 45% TREO + Y2O3 [total rare earth oxide + yttrium oxide], this is an impressive deposit,” says Blench.

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Chrome plant empowers community

Chrome plant empowers community

By Ntsako Khosa.

Anglo American Platinum recently announced the launch of an Atomatic chrome recovery plant in the Limpopo province in partnership with the Baphalane Ba Mantserre community, writes 

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Clean-up weighs in on production

Clean-up weighs in on production

JSE listed DRDGOLD has commissioned two new reclamation sites in the south and in the east of Johannesburg. Reclaimed slimes from 4L2 alongside the M2 freeway, south-east of Johannesburg’s CBD — which contains more than 11.9 million tonnes (Mt) of material at 0.30 grams per tonne (g/t) — will be piped to the company’ City Deep processing plant at a rate of 300 000 tonnes per month (tpm), and then to the Ergo plant for gold extraction.

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