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...

Alphamin updates Bisie mine plan

Alphamin Resources, which owns and operates Bisie in the DRC, has published a new NI 43-101 report. Bisie came online at the end of 2019 and is set to be one of the largest tin mines in the world. However, just as the mine was starting up, Alphamin was forced to...

Alphamin targets 10,000 tonnes in 2020

Alphamin Resources has announced its guidance for 2020, with tin-in-concentrate production of 9,000 – 10,000 tonnes expected. This comes on the back of positive Q4 2019 production. The company expects tin concentrate production in Q4 to test the upper reaches of...

Bridge collapse dampens Bisie outlook

Alphamin Resources has been struck a blow in its ramp-up to full production at its Bisie mine after a key bridge collapsed along its export route. Concentrate produced from Alphamin‘s Bisie mine is usually trucked over the Maiko Bridge at Lubutu, then to...

Production triples at Bisie

Alphamin has continued its ramp-up of the Bisie tin mine, producing nearly 2,500 tonnes of tin-in-concentrate during the third quarter. This is up 269% on the previous quarter according to the company. All three factors affecting tin production increased during the...