Thursday, 24 May 2012 08:51

Namibia: Sandpiper Followed Due Process

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The minerals industry, like all other extractive or displacive industries such as fishing, energy, timber and farming, will always impact on the natural environment in some way. Responsible resource companies seek out the best practices in order to understand, manage and minimise their impact on the environment, and to deliver…
Sunday, 20 May 2012 13:54

Ocean phosphate mine proposed

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BusinessLive, in a feature article posted Saturday, presents a good summary of efforts made thus far to advance ocean mining. Plans by Nautilus Minerals to explore the ocean floor for polymetallic seafloor massive sulphide deposits have been well reported, but according to BusinessLive, another ocean mining operation, this time for…
WINDHOEK - Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP), a Namibian-based marine phosphate mining company, has made a firm commitment that its mining activities will be subjected to the highest standards of environmental monitoring. NMP will be developing the Sandpiper Project, located off the Walvis Bay coast. According to the company, the monitoring…
Miners search far and wide for mineral wealth. As the world's resources continue to shrink and the population gets larger, miners are looking towards oceans - and even space. Deep-sea exploration started in the 1960s, but mining was not viable then. However, new interest has been sparked by rising demand…