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JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The proposed seafloor phosphate mining project in Namibia will be undertaken in an environmentally responsible and sensitive manner, Namibian Marine Phosphate project GM David Wellbeloved assures. Technology is available to ensure minimal environmental interference and the phosphate mining planned will be even more sensitive to the environment…
Friday, 25 May 2012 08:53

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…
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…
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…
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…
Sunday, 20 May 2012 13:43

New frontiers explored in minerals hunt

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Deep-sea exploration started in the 1960s, but mining was not viable then. However, new interest has been sparked by rising demand for precious metals, mainly from Asian and other developing countries, and rising commodity prices. Anglo American, through its majority stake in De Beers, sucks up diamonds from the ocean…
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