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...

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...

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...

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...