Lycopodium picks up contract for Sabodala-Massawa

Perth-based engineer Lycopodium has been notified it was awarded the engineering and procurement (EP) and associated project management (PM) services contract for Endeavor Gold’s Sabodala-Massawa expansion project in Senegal, West Africa. The firm was awarded early works after the completion of the operation’s definitive feasibility study (DFS) and has now snagged these newest contracts that extend its longstanding partnership with…

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Ҫӧpler coming back to life

SSR Mining said it has received the needed regulatory approvals from government entities to restart operations at its Ҫӧpler mine in Turkey following improvement work at its heap leach pad. The Canadian-headquartered miner said the Turkish Ministry of the Environment issued the approval and reopened the mine 22 September for the first time since the end of the second quarter,…

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Glencore gains larger stake in MARA project

Glencore will soon own 43.75% of the MARA project in the Catamarca province of Argentina after entering an agreement to acquire Newmont’s 18.75% shareholding. Under the terms of the deal, Glencore will pay Newmont $124.9 million upon closing and a $30 million deferred payment upon commercial production subject to an annual interest charge of 6%. Total deferred consideration is capped…

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Conveyor Components Co. offers easy bucket elevator alignment control

U.S.-based Conveyor Components Co. has manufactured bucket elevator alignment control units to indicate when the head or boot section of a bucket elevator drifts too far out of alignment. The OEM said the units (models VA and VA-X) have a rugged heavy duty cast aluminum housing, and can be used to signal a problem or simply shut down the bucket…

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Minerals Council steps in to fix South Africa’s safety performance

The South African mining industry’s August safety performance – the worst month of the year – was a red flag that the Minerals Council South Africa could not ignore. It has agreed to revitalise a range of safety interventions in the sector to ensure safer working environments. The industry recorded eight fatalities in August, bringing the total number of deaths…

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