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Anglo American Platinum has reported a loss in platinum group metals production of 521,600oz for the quarter ending 30 June, as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.


Kumba Iron Ore has reported that a decline in production, as well as reduced iron prices, will see its headline earnings drop by 15-19%.


The estimated capital cost for Kinross Gold's Lobo-Marte project in Chile has been estimated, with contingency, to be $995m.


Anglo American managed to achieve a return to 90% production by the end of June, as various projects emerged from Covid-19 lockdowns.

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Rio Tinto requests environmental approval for Winu project

Rio Tinto has lodged an environmental approval request for its Winu copper project, in Western Australia. The company plans to have production begin at the site by 2023.

Waterberg advances towards construction and development decision

Following positive results from a definitive feasibility study at the Waterberg Project, Platinum Group Metals is now expecting progress on a construction and development decision, following delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barrick to reduce power to Porgera communities

Communities around Barrick's Porgera project currently receive free electricity from the mine but, amid a dispute with the Papua New Guinea Government and the need for cost reductions, the miner will be limiting the time in which power is provided.

Jericho joint venture announces resource estimate

Minotaur Exploration and Oz Minerals have announced that their Jericho joint venture in Queensland has a maiden 9.1 million ounce inferred mineral resource, grading 1.4% copper and 1.3 g/t gold.

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A more ambitious renewables roll-out would have major benefits for South Africa, new study shows

New research from Meridian Economics and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Energy Centre has asserted that a more ambitious renewables build programme than that laid out in the Integrated Resource Plan 2019 would not only bring huge benefits to South Africa but should begin immediately. The study estimates that increasing the country's renewables pathway could attract more than R200bn in investment. 

Source: Mining Weekly

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