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Metalshub, the digital platform for buyers and sellers of metals and ferroalloys, managed to almost fivefold its platform turnover in 2019 to reach 100 million euro.  The word that perfectly describes the year 2019 for Metalshub is “growth”. The digital metal marketplace...
The government of Zimbabwe is calling for investment into its copper mining sector, which in recent years has stagnated. Through the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC), the country is scouting for investors with capacity to develop the whole copper value...
Zambia is endowed with abundant natural resources including minerals that can be harnessed to achieve poverty reduction and improve livelihoods. Given the country’s mineral endowment, it is puzzling that most citizens continue living in abject poverty. This is against the background...
The briquetting process has been developed in the late nineteenth century to agglomerate coal fines and form briquettes originally used for home heating and cooking. The heart of the process is the roller press which is currently used in...
A dispute between state-owned Gecamines and its joint-venture partner at a Congolese cobalt mine that sells to Glencore Plc threatens to halt the supply of as much as 4 percent of the metal within two months. Jersey-registered GTL, a joint venture...
Over 30,000 diamond stones have been seized in various provinces of Angola as part of an ongoing transparency operation. The operation began in September 2017. According to media reports, the stones correspond to 1,894 carats. However, Commissioner António Bernardo, the...
By Oscar Nkala Shalina Resources Ltd and Chemaf, its copper and cobalt mining subsidiary in the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a marketing agreement for cobalt hydroxide with leading commodity trading firm, the Trafigura Group. In a statement issued on...
by Matthew Hill and Taonga Clifford Mitimingi Plants won’t be able to profitably process Congo concentrates Finance Ministry proposed the duty in budget presentation The Zambian Chamber of Mines said a proposed import duty on copper concentrates will harm smelters in...
Zambia’s Association of Mine Suppliers and Contractors have rebuffed Mopani Copper Mine’s plans to introduce a new business model called contractor optimization. The Association president Augustine Mubanga has alleged that the program is aimed at reducing the number of local contractors working with...
solar-powered Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) at a pumping site using a Morningstar HazLoc-rated SunKeeper controller.  Courtesy of SunWize What exactly is meant by the “Digital Oilfield?” From its origins in the early 1970s when the first pressure/temperature gauges were fitted into...