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Open pit mining at Prieska becomes more attractive

Open pit mining at Prieska becomes more attractive  Orion Minerals has received highly encouraging initial assay results from its flagship Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province. WhyAfrica visited the Prieska project last month as part of its Southern Africa Road Trip. Orion is running an in-fill drilling program to upgrade the existing […]

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Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught Unique and endangered vegetation that occurs in the isolated inselbergs of the Succulent Karoo Biome of the Northern Cape have become the target of an increased number of poachers active across the province.  By Leon Louw owner and editor of WhyAfrica The succulents are exported mainly to the Chinese

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WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Orion’s Okiep in SA

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 30 May 2021 – In addition to Orion Minerals’ Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa, the company has also consolidated several projects in an extensive copper mining district, the Okiep Copper Project (OCP). With the copper price heading north and the outlook extremely positive, Why Africa’s Hawks

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