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Rapaport TradeWire October 14, 2021

Diamonds Net 14 Oct 2021
Retail. Industry. Mining. October 14, 2021. RAPAPORT MARKET COMMENT ... Golden Week. Chow Tai Fook 2Q sales +56% ... -0.37% ... Five Presumed Dead After Disused Mine Collapses ... mining ... Company extends land-based mining through 2042 ... Lucara Mulls Clara Spin-Off, New Botswana Mine ... India Bore recovers “matryoshka” stone at Ellendale mine. Grib Mine in Russia Yields 118ct.
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NETHERLANDS/BOTSWANA : Dutch offshore king Gregory Elias bags Mowana copper mine

Africa Intelligence 13 Oct 2021
Soaring copper prices are boosting the mining sector in Botswana. A week after the announcement that Canadian investors Premium Nickel ....
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Lucara Mulls Clara Spin-Off, New Botswana Mine

Diamonds Net 12 Oct 2021
RAPAPORT... Lucara Diamond Corp might spin off its digital sales platform and add another mine in Botswana, CEO Eira Thomas revealed in a recent interview ... “We love Botswana, we’d love to have another mine in Botswana.
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BOD shines brighter

The Voice Botswana 12 Oct 2021
Botswana Diamonds (BOD) acquires SA diamond project ... Thorny River is a flagship project of Vutomi Mining, an associate company of BOD ... BOD says Vutomi’s South African projects will be advanced in tandem with ongoing Botswana-based exploration programmes, and may have the potential for early commercial diamond mining.
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Illegal gold miners change modus operandi

Mmegi Online 12 Oct 2021
Alleged illegal gold miners have now changed tact as they illicitly mine for gold in the Shashe area, a few kilometres from Francistown. It is a well-known fact that illegal mining for gold in Botswana is mainly concentrated in the disused gold shafts in Francistown and the proximity of Matsiloje village.
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BDP’s uninterrupted 55 years

Mmegi Online 08 Oct 2021
It may sound awkward to talk about Botswana’s 55-year sovereignty without mentioning the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) ... Benefiting from a rapidly expanding economy in the 1970s and ’80s, Botswana was able to extend basic infrastructure for mining development and basic social services for its population.
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7 questions with Eira Thomas: ‘there’s huge opportunity for young innovators’ in mining

Mining Dot Com 07 Oct 2021
Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry focused on diamonds (Aber Diamond, Stornoway Diamond and Lucara) and gold (Kaminak Gold and Tectonic Metals) ... CMJ spoke with Thomas about innovation in the diamond market, Lucara’s pandemic response in Botswana, and how the mining sector can attract a more diverse workforce.
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Nickel: the mined commodity most exposed to biodiversity risks – report

Mining Dot Com 07 Oct 2021
The country is the world’s largest producer of nickel ore and home to one of the world’s biggest copper-gold mines,” the report reads ... Risks for copper, on the other hand, are spread across multiple geographies including Indonesia’s Papua Province, Panama, Brazil, Botswana and Turkey.
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DAVID MPARUTSA: SMEs could bounce off growth in the mining sector

Business Day 06 Oct 2021
Africa is rich in natural resources, and between mining and the oil and gas sectors the contribution to GDP is significant. In SA this contribution sits at 8% to 10% depending on the economic cycle; in oil-rich Nigeria this is about 7%; and Botswana has nearly 35% of its economic activity centred on mining — specifically the diamond sector.
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De Beers Looking at Greenland’s Marine Diamonds

Diamonds Net 06 Oct 2021
De Beers currently mines marine diamonds off the coast of Namibia; the country’s 2020 rough production had a value of $465 per carat, one of the highest in the world, according to Kimberley Process data ... De Beers also operates land-based mining in Botswana, South Africa and Canada. Image. Disko Bay, Greenland, during the midnight-sun season ... .
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Blasting is his game

The Voice Botswana 05 Oct 2021
... Botswana and Southern Africa ... Between the two operations (Lucara Botswana’s Karowe Diamond Mine and MP Mining’s Mowana Copper Mine) MDS has a complement of 94 people ... At MDS we have a vision to be the Mining Services and Supplies partner of choice in the Botswana Mining Industry.
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Mowana copper mine gets a new suitor

The Voice Botswana 05 Oct 2021
After almost three years under judicial management, Mowana Copper Mine in Dukwi has attracted new owners ... It is said that in Botswana he controls MPL Mining (Pty) Ltd which is a limited liability company registered in the country ... Currently, MPL does not produce or sell any products into or from Botswana.
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Back to work

The Voice Botswana 05 Oct 2021
One milestone I am particularly proud of is the fact that mining businesses in the area have accepted my call to be more engaging and visible with the locals ... The rentals, because of the mines, are very expensive and so we hope Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) will soon set up and build houses here to be able to mitigate the high rentals.
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PPC Aggregates, BMWU dispute goes to trial

Mmegi Online 01 Oct 2021
The longstanding dispute between PPC Aggregates and Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) over the payment toward retrenchment packages to some of the company workers will now go to trial ... PPC later acquired Quarries of Botswana but maintained that it was not liable for paying the retrenchment packages.
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