January 1, 1970

School children bunk classes to refine gold

A group of schoolgoing children spend their days refining gold for “easy money” in Benoni, on Gauteng’s East Rand. Source: News
January 1, 1970

BHP, billionaire Rinehart join metals chase in Ecuador

BHP Billiton and billionaire Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting are among commodity producers to have held talks over a potential entry into mining in Ecuador. Source: News
January 1, 1970

DiamondCorp halts formal sale process

DiamondCorp’s board has decided to terminate the “formal sale process” with immediate effect. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Gold Fields to acquire interest in project in W Australia

Gold Fields has agreed to acquire a 50% interest in ASX listed Gold Road Resources’ Gruyere Gold Project in Western Australia. Source: News