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...

AVZ agrees tin offtake

AVZ Minerals has announced that it has signed a three-year offtake deal with Kalon Resources to sell 600 tonnes of tin concentrate per year. Kalon Resources is a subsidiary of Noble Resources, a significant trader of tin concentrates, sourcing from Africa and South...

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 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 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...