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Vladimir Basov

Vladimir Basov

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Vladimir (PhD, MEng in Mining) is a professional mining engineer, scientist and analyst that has more than 20 years of practical in-field and research experience. He is particularly interested in collecting, processing baseline data and writing insightful data-driven mining industry analytics, articles, statistical and research reports.

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Kenmare cuts 2022 production guidance for ilmenite and rutile due to power outages in Mozambique

(Kitco News) - The company said today that its heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) production in Mozambique has weakened recently due to unplanned power outages.

French mining firm Eramet transfers Mabounie niobium deposit back to Gabon

(Kitco News) - The project has indicated mineral resources of 2.3 Mt of niobium pentoxide (Nb2O5) grading at 1.2% and a rare earths mineral resources of 2 Mt of rare earth oxides (REO), grading at 1%.

Top uranium miner Kazatomprom's income jumps 289% in 9M 2022 on higher uranium sales and prices

(Kitco News) - Kazakhstan's Kazatomprom (LSE: KAP), the world's largest uranium producer, today released unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for Q3 and 9M 2022.

IAMGOLD reports fatality from off-site accident in Burkina Faso

(Kitco News) - On Friday, IAMGOLD reported the death of a company employee who passed away on Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in an off-site accident in northeastern Burkina Faso.

Lithium developer Sayona says its Quebec operation ‘progressing rapidly towards restart'

(Kitco News) - Sayona said that its lithium operation in Quebec is on track for restart of production in Q1 2023.

IMPACT Silver posts net loss in third quarter, notes lower silver prices and higher costs

(Kitco News) - IMPACT Silver (TSXV: IPT) reported today that its Q3 2022 silver sales were 169,835 ounces (Q3 2021 - 147,597 ounces), an increase of 15%.

GSilver more than doubles silver production in Q3, looks to 'continue the trend'

(Kitco News) - On Thursday, Guanajuato Silver (TSXV: GSVR) reported that silver ounces produced during the quarter totaled 329,297 ounces, marking a 111% increase over Q2, while silver equivalent production increased 107% to 700,264 ounces.

Anglo American, Aurubis collaborate on sustainable copper value chain

(Kitco News) - Global mining group Anglo American (LSE: AAL) announced Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Aurubis to develop a copper product offering that responds to increasing expectations for future-enabling metals that are sustainably sourced and supplied.

Kazakh mining giant KAZ Minerals increases copper production 26% in 9M 2022

(Kitco News) - KAZ Minerals, the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan, reported today that its copper production increased by 26% to 282 kt in the first nine months of 2022 (9M 2021: 224 kt).

Dynacor increases gold processing capacity at its Veta Dorada operation in Peru

(Kitco News) - Dynacor said that the new plant expansion has increased gold ore-processing capacity by an additional 16% and follows the 25% increase completed in mid-2021.