MACIG 2018 Pre-Release

Country: Africa Countries • Industry: Mining • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: June 2017 • Authors: Eduardo Arcos, Lindsay Davis, Laura Brangwin Executive Summary: Rising commodity prices, particularly gold and copper, bring a more stable environment for producers and explorers globally. MACIG 2018 will recognise this year’s top ten destinations for mining investment and provide updates from new and existing projects as market sentiment improves. Exploration is on the return, with drill programs in the second half of the year hopefully bringing fruitful resu...

Nigel Forrester, Managing Director, Mount Burgess

Mount Burgess’ Kihabe project in Botswana is preparing a feasibility study this year as it aims at significant zinc production. Mount Burgess’ Kihabe project is situated on the Botswana side of the Namibian border where the company has tied up an entire portion of a Neo-Proterozoic belt containing zinc, lead, and silver. What makes this region so prospective? At this stage, we have developed resources of some 25 million tonnes (mt) at just over 3% zinc equivalent grade. This is broken up into two deposits: the Kihabe and Nxuu deposits. We intend to develop the Nxuu deposit first as this...

    Pedro Damjanic, Senior VP of Mining, Finning Chile

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    James Hume, President, Eagle Mapping

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      Stephen Keith, President, GrowMax Resources

      Recently re-branded GrowMax Resources explains how it intend to develop its fertilizer assets in Peru. Could you give us some background into the rebranded GrowMax Resources Corp? GrowMax was known as Americas Petrogas before. Over the last years it had a difficult time getting traction in the market. On top of the fertilizer assets in Peru, the company had oil and gas assets in Argentina, so there was a bit of confusion there. Last year, the company sold off the Argentine assets, which brought a nice amount of cash and it decided to focus solely on the fertilizer assets in Peru. We renamed ...

      Gold Mining in Western Australia

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      Yukon – A stampede of Gold Hunters

      All of a sudden majors and juniors alike are snapping up properties in Yukon. Eduardo Arcos PHOTO: Courtesy of Goldstrike Resources For decades, Yukon has failed to live up to its mining potential. This territory, roughly as large as Spain, currently hosts only one major operating mine – Capstone’s Minto copper mine. Despite its widely acknowledged mineral wealth, companies have been reluctant to invest heavily in Yukon as they focused on overseas acquisitions during the boom years and cited high operational costs in this territory during the downturn. (more…) ...

      Dale Clayton, Managing Director, Liebherr

      GBR Connect Series Lieberr sees Chile as a good opportunity to diversify its commodity exposure and is building a firm presence there. What role does Chile play in your global strategy? Liebherr is a global company with over 130 individual companies. In our mining division we have companies all over the world that provide sales and services. Liebherr Chile is very important as it is a large mining country and has a good exposure to copper, lithium, and iron ore. We have put an emphasis on Australia, Indonesia, and South Africa for coal and iron ore, but we would also like to focus our busine...

      Ivan Rayo, General Manager, JRI Ingeniería

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