Alphamin confirms Mpama South development

Alphamin Resources has confirmed that it will develop the Mpama South deposit as part of its Bisie complex in the DR Congo. Earlier this month, Alphamin announced a maiden Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) for its Mpama South tin deposit, located just 1km from its...

Alphamin: Mpama South Resource expansion likely

Mpama South is Alphamin‘s potential second economic deposit in the DR Congo, just a few kilometres down the road from its flagship Mpama North deposit. Mpama North is currently being mined as part of the company’s Bisie operations. Late last month, the...

Alphamin looks South with expansion plan

Alphamin Resources plans to nearly double tin production at its Bisie complex in DR Congo following a positive economic study into the Mpama South deposit. Alphamin has been mining the Mpama North deposit at its Bisie complex since late 2019. Mpama North is one of the...

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...

Tantalex acquires final Manono tailings, moves to begin drilling

Tantalex Resources has announced that it has signed a binding agreement with MINOR SARL to acquire the entirety of the tailings at Manono. The Manono mine, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was worked extensively between 1919 and the mid-1980s. During that...

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...

AVZ mulling separate tin project at Manono

AVZ Minerals is considering a separate alluvial tin operation near to its Manono lithium-tin project. Currently, Manono has a Mineral Resource Estimate of some 400 million tonnes ore containing some 287,600 tonnes of tin. Despite its enormous resource, AVZ’s tin is...

China begins search for other sources as Myanmar supply drops again

In August, Myanmar experienced extremely heavy rains, leading to flooding. The high waters constrained mine production in the country, a major source of tin concentrates for smelters in China. The flood waters have still not been cleared, leading to lower shipments...