Salgaocar Swaziland plans January start-up of conc production

India-based Salgaocar plans to produce up to 2 million tpy of iron ore concentrates from mining iron ore tailings at a closed mine in Swaziland from the start of next year, according to Savramaprasad Betla, the ceo of the company’s Swaziland subsidiary

The company received a seven-year licence from the Swaziland government, which owns a 50% stake in the subsidiary, to extract iron ore from dump piles left at a closed mine at Ngwenya. “For now, we will only work on the dump material that was left outside the mine when it was still operating. That’s what we have a licence for,” Betla...

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Bianca Markram

October 18, 2011

13:35 GMT

Johannesburg