Roxgold Close to Commercial Production at Yaramoko

Roxgold Inc. reported that its new, underground Yaramoko gold mine in western Burkina Faso is on track to reach commercial production before the end of September. The project poured its first gold in mid-May and poured 14,482 oz for the reporting period to the end of June. Mill feed grade was averaging 13.4 g/mt gold, and gold recoveries were averaging 97.5%, above design rate of 96.9%.

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Lucara Leans on X-ray Tech for Improved Diamond Recovery

Lucara Diamond Corp. is installing more X-ray transmission (XRT) technology at its Karowe diamond mine in Botswana to process finer size fractions of diamonds. The project involves the installation of four new XRT diamond recovery units and associated conveying and screening infrastructure. The new units will target recovery of diamonds in the size range between 4 mm and 8 mm.

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Shaft Sinking Begins at Ivanhoe’s Platreef Project

Ivanhoe Mines began permanent shaft-sinking work on Shaft 1 at the Platreef platinum-group-metals, nickel, copper, and gold project in South Africa in mid-July. The shaft will have an internal diameter of 7.25 m and will provide initial access for early underground development.

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Ivanhoe Contemplates Redevelopment of DRC Zinc Mine

Ivanhoe Mines has announced a positive, independent preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for redevelopment of the Kipushi zinc-copper mine 30 km southwest of the provincial capital of Lubumbashi in southeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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