Cost of production for opencast metal mining in south africa

Cost of production for opencast metal mining in south africa

Mining production in South Africa rose by 2 percent from a year earlier in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 12.3 percent jump in the prior month and below market expectations of a 6 percent growth. It was the sixth straight month of increases in mining activity, although at the weakest pace in the current sequence of growth. The largest positive contributors were gold (17 percent

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