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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Cora appoints WAI to undertake metallurgical test work at Mali project

9th January 2019 West Africa-focused gold exploration company Cora Gold has appointed independent consultancy Wardell Armstrong International (WAI) to undertake a preliminary metallurgical test work programme at the company’s Sanankoro gold discovery, in southern Mali. The test work programme has been designed to... 

AMCU reveals 2019 plans amid ongoing strike at Sibanye-Stillwater

9th January 2019 Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) president Joseph Mathunjwa on Wednesday said the union would continue its protected strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold operations until its demands for a R1 000 increment for the next three-year period are met. He assured members and media... 

SouthGobi requested to conduct forensic investigation into ‘suspicious’ transactions by former executives

9th January 2019 The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has provided Mongolian coal producer SouthGobi Resources with a resumption guidance, compelling the company to conduct a forensic investigation of past conduct engaged in by former senior executive officers and employees of the company which raises suspicions of... 

Pan American Silver’s Tahoe buyout gets shareholder nod

9th January 2019 TSX- and NYSE-listed Tahoe Resources’ shareholders have approved the proposed buyout of the company by Pan American Silver. Pan American’s shareholders, in turn, have approved resolutions related to the transaction, including the issue of common shares to Tahoe shareholders. 

Excellon appoints Marcello Locatelli as VP of special projects

9th January 2019 TSX-listed Excellon Resources has appointed Marcello Locatelli as VP of special projects. He will be responsible for further optimisation at the company’s operations and project evaluation. 

Global gold-backed ETF holdings grew 3% in 2018 – World Gold Council

8th January 2019 Global gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) grew by 3% in 2018, and were driven by strong growth in European funds and increased global inflows during December, the World Gold Council’s monthly gold ETF/exchange-traded product (ETP) report, published on Tuesday, shows. This, the report... 

Gold miners to focus on mitigating risks – Fitch Solutions

8th January 2019 Consultancy company Fitch Solutions believes the gold mining industry will remain fragmented, with the top five companies producing just one-fifth of global output. Despite the company’s expectation of a slight rebound in prices, it stated in its latest ‘Outlook for gold miners’ report, published... 

Athabasca appoints new COO

8th January 2019 Dana Archibald has been appointed COO of TSX-V-listed Athabasca Minerals, pending approval by the TSX-V. He joins Athabasca as a key executive leader, supporting CEO Robert Beekhuizen in managing the performance of existing operations and realising the corporation’s growth in its project... 

Spearmint increases footprint in Canadian vanadium district

8th January 2019 Canadian junior resource exploration company Spearmint Resources has increased its acreage in the Chibougamau vanadium district, in Canada, to 13 985 contiguous acres upon receiving preliminary airborne data. The company is encouraged by the preliminary data from the airborne surveys and is... 

Angkor appoints new CFO

8th January 2019 TSX-V-listed Angkor Gold Corp has appointed Viktoriya Griffin CFO, with immediate effect. Griffin succeeds Grant Smith. 


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