Because of the huge amount of work, heat and processing required to produce metals, mining is one of the most energy-intensive industries in the world and accounts for an estimated 5% of global electricity consumption. In all mining countries, the...
With copper now hovering around $6 000 a tonne, the red metal is enjoying its strongest and most sustained price rally since the depths of the global commodity slump in January 2015, when it was languishing at around $4...
Copper mining can produce lucrative by-products. The most common one in Zambia is cobalt, which sells for five times more than copper on world markets. But the ultimate by-product for any copper mine is gold, and FQM’s Kansanshi mine in Solwezi...
VIRTUAL REALITY: Watch how drivers of some of the world’s largest mine trucks learn to drive their vehicles in simulators that replicate real driving conditions using virtual reality.
As we discussed last week, the COVID-19 pandemic – whilst first and foremost a public health emergency – is creating a global economic crisis in its wake, which could cause longer lasting disruption than the virus itself. For the...
Progress has been the name of the game at Kansanshi copper mine this month, where the first in a fleet of 36 new trucks has just been put into commission. It’s a Hitachi EH4000 (RD170) dump truck, and these...
Munali Nickel Mine’s exciting relaunch of operations in April 2019 is the result of no less than $50 million of investment by Consolidated Nickel Mines, and a culmination of almost four years of hard work and determination by the...
With eight months behind us since First Quantum Minerals took to the stage at the 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba and announced a $100 million cash injection to bring Zambia’s Enterprise Nickel Mine online, the time is ripe...
Right now, it’s little more than a hole in the ground; but six months from now, in the first quarter of 2018, this dusty building site in the North-Western province town of Kalumbila will be a $40-million manufacturing facility...
Since minerals exploration and development company KoBold Metals announced it was investing $150 million in developing a copper deposit in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province, the media has been abuzz about the role that “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” played in...