- published: 12 Oct 2015
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In this video, you will experience the “warm heart of Africa,” as GIA field gemologists visit Malawi’s Chimwadzulu ruby mine for the very first time. Although this is one of the continent’s oldest-known ruby and sapphire deposits—discovered in 1958—it’s largely unknown to the gem trade or public at large. Malawi is one of the smallest African nations, bounded by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique to the east, south, and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by the waters of Lake Malawi. “I read about Chimwadzulu a very long time ago…and this is a place I’ve wanted to come to for a very long time,” says GIA Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu. The deposit’s geology is very complex, he explains, and the mine’s sapphires provide a key to un...
Will Dawes, chief executive officer at Mkango Resources Ltd (LON:MKA) says he is very excited about the Rare Earth sector going forward. Just two weeks since listing on AIM, the group is to get its hands on new airborne data fund by the World Bank that will confirm it as a serious mining investment destination in the future. The data will cover the group’s licenses in Malawi and confirm existing anomalies and compliment ongoing discovery programmes. “We are one of the very few advanced stage Rare Earth projects and we’re the only focused Rare Earth company listed on AIM,” says Dawes. He told Proactive Investors that he was confident of the fundamentals of Rare Earth going forward. Dawes says that the outlook is “very good” over the next few years. Touching on the feasibility study back in ...
Reinford Mwangonde about uranium mining in Malawi
Hon Bright Msaka SC, Minister for Natural Resources, Energy and Mining for Malawi closes session on Mining & Energy at Malawi Investment Forum 2016, Lilongwe, Bingu wa Mutharika International Conference Centre (10-11 October 2016)
Moses Mkumpha is Malawi's only trained cultural conservator in the last 20 years. This Southern African country boasts a rich cultural heritage dating back over two million years. It has unique artifacts, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. But due to lack of resources and public appreciation much of this unique heritage is at risk of being overlooked or uncared for. Moses faces a myriad of challenges in protecting Malawi's hidden treasures but he's determined to protect them.
Mining's most influential stakeholders gathered in Cape Town for the 19th Annual Mining Indaba. ABN's Chris Bishop caught up with John Bande, Malawi Mines Minister, to discuss his countries plans to become a premier mining destination for companies.
Check out more episodes of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia here: http://bit.ly/1p4lfu9 Swaziland is a landlocked country sandwiched between South Africa and Mozambique. Despite Swaziland's small size, it boasts more hectares of land dedicated to growing Cannabis than all of India. It is also home to Swazi Gold, the legendary sativa strain. Hamilton Morris travels to Swaziland hoping to chemically analyze the cannabinoids present in some of the local strains. Instead, he finds a country steeped in political corruption and economic turmoil. Cannabis is viewed by many growers, users, and politicians as a drug that will cause insanity, but it may be Swaziland's only hope for economic stability. Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscr...
The video contains; 1) Challenges of the ASM sector in Malawi and the role of The Geological Survey of Malawi - Chief Geologist Mr.Kondwani Dombola, Geological Survey of Malawi 2)Challenges of the ASM sector in Botswana & the role of the Botswana Geological Survey- Mr.Othugile Rulele, Botswana Geological Survey 3)Health and safety issues Related to ASM in Zambia - Inspector of Mines Canisius Mwenya, Department of Mines Safety (Zambia) 4) How Can the Environmental Management Agency support the ASM Sector in Zambia - Principal Inspector Mr.Ngwata, Environmental Management Agency 5) Business Planning for ASM in Zambia - Mrs.Theresah Chuula, Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) 6) Strengthening Community Voices in Mineral Resource Governance in Zambia - Ian Milimo, UNDP Day 3 of the Artisana...
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With this new short GIA field expedition video you will discover some aspects of the GIA Field Expedition FE67 that took place in June 2015 in order to visit sapphire and opal mining areas in Australia. On the sapphire side we started with Inverell in New South Wales, then moved to the Anakie sapphire field and finally to the Lava plains both of them in Queensland. Each time we were impressed with the technical knowledge about sapphire mining... Enjoy!
Dean Lungu, Chamber of Mines and Energy Chair and Director of Bwanje Cement, Cassius Chiwambo, Senior Mining Engineer in the Department of Mines, and James Chatupa, Consultant for Crayton Resources during session on Mining & Energy at Malawi Investment Forum 2016, Lilongwe, Bingu wa Mutharika International Conference Centre (10-11 October 2016)
This short GIA field gemology video shows the diversity of gem mining in Eastern Africa from Madagascar to Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique as we saw it during the different expedition Vincent Pardieu (GIA Senior Manager for Field gemology) lead there in Summer 2012. It was the first field video produced by the GIA field gemology department.
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On a trip to the ruby mining area around Montepuez, we heard about Gemfields plans at Montepuez Ruby Mine, and visited their ambitious project to farm chickens in partnership with a local women's association. We were also able to see Mustang's Montepuez Ruby Project and exploration pits at Metals of Africa's concession as well as visit areas where garimpieros (unlicensed miners) were digging. Gem quality ruby now being found at these newer sites indicates that the boundaries of this large deposit are yet to be established. This film is published with thanks to Vincent Pardieu, GIA and our generous hosts at Montepuez Ruby Mine, Gemfields and Montepuez Ruby Project at Mustang as well as Mr Constantine at Metals of Africa. Thank you also to our team members, Wim Vertriest, (GIA), Floriane Dur...
Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Hon Aggrey Masi MP, launches Malawi Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the first report. Apologies for the quality of the video and cutting off the beginning and end of the speech. Lilongwe, Bingu International Conference Centre 25 July 2017
Impression of the FloJa Foundation. The FloJa Foundation is a non-profit NGO. Its daycare centre improves the living conditions and future expectations of orphans and other vulnerable children in Karonga, Malawi. More information: http://www.flojamalawi.nl.