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60 tonnes of suspected Sugilite impounded

By Paul Shalala Police in Mansa District have arrested 20 people and impounded several motor vehicles and motor bikes for illegally mining Sugilite. The suspects were arrested yesterday between 17:00 and 22:00 hours on the Chembe-Mansa road as they were escorting a tipper truck which was carrying 60 tonnes of material suspected to be Sugilite.

Govt urged to formalise mining of Sugilite

By Paul Shalala A mining expert has urged government to formalise the mining of Sugilite. EDWARD SIMUKONDA says this is because illegal miners are evading tax and exporting the mineral illegally. Mr. SIMUKONDA says Sugilite has the potential to give government revenue because it is a lucrative mineral. He says Sugilite is used for making
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