Orion Minerals subsidiaries Vardocube and Bartotrax have secured prospecting rights for strike extensions at important contiguous areas around the Prieska zinc-copper deposit located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
Canadian mining company Teck Resources has raised its stake in the Quebrada Blanca copper mine to 90% by acquiring Chilean company Inversiones Mineras, which held a 13.5% stake in operating company Compañía Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca (QBSA).
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Mining company OZ Minerals has obtained final approval from the state and federal governments for its A$916m Carrapateena copper gold project, located nearly 160km north of Port Augusta in South Australia.
British Columbia (BC) established a 12-member mining jobs taskforce in an attempt to strengthen the industry in the province by helping ensure job security and viable mines. New Century Resources selected National Pump & Energy (NPE) and Paragon Tailings as the preferred contractors for hydraulic mining service works at the Century zinc mine tailings deposit in Queensland, Australia. Mining-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from February 2018.