Global mining conference to be held in October
Times News Oman | 2 August 2017
Muscat: Mining Investment Middle East and Central Asia, the region’s main international mining conference will return to Muscat on October 9 and 10, 2017. The conference is mainly for miners, investors and service providers.
International mining investment conference to be held in Muscat
Muscat Daily | 12 August 2017
The Mining Investment Middle East and Central Asia, the region’s main international conference for miners, investors and service providers, will be held at the Sheraton Oman Hotel on October 9 and 10.
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Mining conference to focus on next level of Oman’s mining sector
Oman Observer | 23 August 2017
Complementing the national drive towards empowering the mining sector as an alternative source of national income, a high level conference on mining that will bring together 350 attendees from 25 countries will take place in Oman on October 9 and 10 at the Sheraton Oman.
Gulf Mining’s pilot potash project to start operation in 2018
Times of Oman | 9 October 2017
A pilot project to produce potash, which will be developed by Gulf Mining Group, is expected to start operation next year. Gulf Mining Group is looking at a pilot plant to produce 20-40 tonnes of premium grade potash, similar to one of the peer groups in Australia. “The capital expenditure for the pilot project is around $20 million to $40 million and we are looking at engaging Amec Foster Wheeler to conduct a feasibility study for the pilot plant in Oman,” Thomas Sinclair, managing director of Gulf Mining Group, said on the sidelines of second annual conference on Mining Investment Middle East & Central Asia.
Al Hadeetha to start copper concentrate plant construction by year-end
Times of Oman | 10 October 2017
Al Hadeetha Resources, a 70:30 joint venture between Australia-based Alara Resources and Al Hadeetha Investment Services, plans to start construction of a copper concentrate plant by the end of the year. This is subject to the company getting a mining license from the Public Authority for Mining, said a senior official from Alara Resources. The planned copper concentrate will be located at Washihi, around 160 kilometres south-east of Muscat, and the plant is expected to start operations in 2018. “The copper concentrate plant will process one million tonnes of ore to produce 30,000 tonnes of copper concentrates per annum,” Justin Richard, chief executive officer and managing director of Alara Resources, said, on the sidelines of a second annual conference on Mining Investment Middle East and Central Asia.
New wave of investment to target 60MT of copper reserves in Oman
Oman Observer | 10 October 2017
A strong rebound in international copper prices, bolstered by burgeoning global demand for the metal, is projected to spark a new wave of investment in copper mining and processing activities in the Sultanate, according to a leading industry expert. David Price Exploration Manager — Savannah Resources Oman, said the new wave — the third in the Sultanate’s modern history — has its sights on the estimated 60 million tonnes (MT) of copper ore distributed around multiple locations in northern parts of the Sultanate primarily in and around the Oman Ophiolite. Addressing the 2nd Mining Investment Middle East & Central Asia Conference under way at the Sheraton Hotel Oman, he said global demand for the “high-value metal” continues to be buttressed by buoyant prices, presently averaging $6,600 per tonne, as well as other market underpinnings
Mining Investment Middle East Conference promotes Oman’s mining industry
Muscat Daily | 25 October 2017
Mining Investment Middle East and Central Asia, Oman’s only international Mining Conference for miners, investors and service providers, has once again raised the profile of Oman’s mining industry and highlighted its potential to new international mining investors and stakeholders.