May 17, 2020

Stratex International Uncovers Significant Gold Mineralisation at Tanzania Project

Stratex International
African mining
Mineral Exploration
Mineral Exploration
2 min
Open pits at part of the Tembo Gold Project
London-based Stratex International has confirmed positive drilling results at part of its Tembo Gold Project in the north-west of Tanzania.The 100 squar...

London-based Stratex International has confirmed positive drilling results at part of its Tembo Gold Project in the north-west of Tanzania.

The 100 square kilometre site lies within the highly prospective Lake Victoria Goldfield, and is being explored and developed by the Tembo Gold Corporation, of which Stratex owns 12.89 percent and Chief Executive Officer Dr Bob Foster is a director.

Thirteen diamond drill holes totalling 3,179 metres have been completed in the 2014 programme with promising gold mineralisation found across the Nyakagwe East target of the Tembo area.

Foster said: "These latest drill results from the Nyakagwe East area are very encouraging and in many ways typify the drilling returns that have been reported during this programme and earlier programmes whereby it is relatively rare that a drillhole does not intersect one or more zones exhibiting moderate to high gold grades.

“Although the structural and lithological parameters controlling the distribution of the mineralisation are quite complex, the results continue to support our shared contention that the Tembo tenement package has considerable potential for the discovery of one or more significant gold deposits."

Focused on the exploration and development of gold and high-value base-metal deposits, AIM-quoted Stratex International is active in Turkey, East and West Africa and, in the eight years since listing, has discovered more than 2.2 million ounces of gold and 7.9 million ounces of silver.

For a breakdown of the drilling results please visit Stratex International.

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May 18, 2021

Anglo American: FutureSmart Mining

Anglo American
FutureSmart Mining
3 min
Anglo American is reimaging mining to improve people’s lives by leveraging technology, digitalisation and sustainability for FutureSmart Mining

Anglo American’s approach to technology, digitalisation and sustainability is changing the nature of the way the company mines. These are the step-change innovations that will transform the nature of mining – how the company sources, mines, processes, moves and markets its products – and how its stakeholders experience that business. Anglo American is transforming its physical and societal footprint with FutureSmart Mining.

FutureSmart Mining

“FutureSmart Mining is our innovation-led approach to sustainable mining,” Anglo American’s Tom McCulley told Mining Gllobal. In his role as CEO for Anglo American Peru & Group Head of Projects he has overseen investment of more than $5bn at the company’s Quellaveco copper project in Peru.

“These are the step-change innovations that will transform the nature of mining – how we source, mine, process, move and market our products – and how our stakeholders experience our business. It’s about transforming our physical and societal footprint.”


Anglo is undertaking a feasibility study to assess the possibility of rolling out one of its FutureSmart technologies, Coarse Particle Recovery (CPR), at Quellaveco. “CPR crushes particles to 2.5 times larger than normal, reducing energy consumption and mill time, leading to a 20% increase in throughput and 85% water recovery - a key issue in Peru given the concerns around water scarcity,” says McCulley.

“By allowing water to release from the much coarser particles, CPR will reduce the risks associated with wet tailings and ultimately help eliminate them altogether. When combined with low cost additives, it is possible to dewater residual waste and produce dry stackable tailings. This technology remains a focus area for us as water sent to tailings facilities often represents the largest water loss at a mine.”


Quellaveco is going to be the first mine to run the FutureSmart operating model from day one. Anglo’s idea is to build a stable base on which it can layer new technologies, CPR being one of them. 

“We will also be a fully digital mine, which brings us future benefits in terms of understanding and applying changes in real time,” adds McCulley. “Our trucks and our drills will be automation-ready. We have taken the approach that, when we decide to move into an autonomous operation, no jobs will be lost, but the nature of some people’s jobs will have to change.”


FutureSmart is a blend of technology and sustainability,” said McCulley in an interview with Global Business Reports. “If you go back to the vision and design of Quellaveco, it has really been focused on the long-term sustainability of the mine through effective use of things like water, energy and the environment. Quellaveco has been focused on technology such as automation, with digital and analytical tools all coming together. We will be looking at future technologies to bolt on as we go to ensure that we are optimizing the sustainable use of resources and remaining cost-effective.”


Anglo American’s Quellaveco copper project in Peru has created 15,000 jobs during construction and approximately 2,500 jobs are planned for operations, increasing Peru’s copper production by a forecast 300,000 tonnes per year. The mine’s first copper production is expected in 2022. To learn more about Anglo American's Quellaveco copper project read our feature here.

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