Alphamin finishes 2021 on a strong note

Alphamin Resources has reported record tin production from its Bisie mine, which it achieved during the final quarter of 2021. The mine, which now produces around 4% of global tin concentrate, saw tin metal production exceed 3,000 tonnes in Q4 2021, some 10% above the...

Rebound expected after weaker quarter for Alphamin

Alphamin Resources has released data from the second quarter of this year. Although results were generally lower quarter-on-quarter, the outlook for tin production remains positive. The company, which produces some 4% of the world’s tin-in-concentrate, produced...

Goma hazards disrupt tin exports

Geological hazards near Goma, on the border of the DR Congo and Rwanda, have temporarily disrupted tin concentrate supply. On Saturday, 22 May 2021, the Nyiragongo volcano just north of the city erupted. Several earthquakes have followed in the days since – the...

Alphamin beats guidance, aims to increase production further

Alphamin beat guidance to produce nearly 2,900 tonnes of tin-in-concentrate in the final quarter of 2020. Tin production at the company’s Mpama North mine increased 13% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) to post a new quarterly record. The output of 2,898 tonnes of...

Alphamin on target despite Q3 stumble

Quarterly tin production fell at Alphamin‘s Bisie mine as the company looks to achieve its annual target of 10,000 tonnes of tin-in-concentrate. While the coronavirus pandemic abated slightly in the third quarter, the world – and Africa particularly – continued...

Alphamin exempt from DRC smelting requirements

Reuters has reported that Alphamin are now exempt from export rulings that required miners to smelt concentrates within the DRC. According to the news agency, miners producing cobalt, tin, tungsten, tantalum, and/or copper were required to upgrade their concentrates...

Alphamin plans Bisie improvements

Alphamin Resources plans to further improve tin recovery at its Bisie mine, while expanding the Mineral Resource into the Mpama South ore body. A lot of work has gone into improving the processing plant at Bisie. “When we first commissioned the gravity concentration...

Alphamin announces record output in Q2

Alphamin has announced record production in Q2 due to higher-than-expected tin grades and a lack of impacts from the coronavirus. While Alphamin processed just 8% more ore at its Bisie site than in Q1, tin-in-concentrate production increased 29% to a quarterly record...

Alphamin forecasts increased tin production, tighter margins

Alphamin Resources‘ tin concentrate production fell by 5% during the first quarter due to lower tin grades. Although the company increased processing recoveries, mine head grades fell significantly. Alphamin has targeted 71% tin recovery at its processing plant...