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Kagem mine use latest technology to trace emeralds

The Gübelin Gem Lab, a leader in the analysis of precious gemstones, has launched its Emerald Paternity Test and Gemfields has become a test partner for a pioneering new nanotechnology that enables traceability of emeralds back to the exact place of mining. This new technology uses customised DNA-based nanoparticles enabling …

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Australian firm gets coal mining license in Botswana

Australian mining company African Energy Resources (AFR) has been granted a coal mining license in Botswana. The company said the 25 years mining license covers an area of 51.47km2 and contains 650Mt of raw coal in measured and indicated resources. “Granting of the mining license is an important step towards finalising the permits for …

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SA firm powers Mozambique’s Balama Mine

South Africa-based utility company Zest Energy, a subsidiary Zest WEG Group has constructed seven generators power plant at Balama graphite project. ASX-listed Syrah developers of Balama said the plant will start operating in the first quarter of 2017 producing an initial capacity of 12.5 MW with an installation of seven …

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Mustang acquires 65% in another Moz mining licence

Ruby miner Mustang Resources has acquired a 65% interest in a new ruby licence that borders its existing Montepuez project, in Mozambique, for 30-million of its own shares and $100 000 in cash. Artisanal miners are reportedly recovering large, high-quality rubies from the licence area, which is located only 3 …

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