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Marleny Arnoldi

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McEwen anticipates first gold from Nevada mine by end-Feb

5th February 2019 NYSE- and TSX-listed precious metals miner McEwen Mining on Tuesday reported that construction of its Gold Bar mine, in Nevada’s Battle Mountain-Cortez trend, was nearing completion. The mine is on schedule for first gold production later this month. Commercial production will follow when the... 

High Court to hear environmental organisations’ application for access to coal IPP documents

5th February 2019 The Pretoria High Court will, on Wednesday, hear an application brought by environmental organisations, groundWork and Earthlife Africa, for the handover of various documents relating to the judicial review of the environmental authorisations granted to two coal-fired power station preferred... 

Thor envisions Nigeria gold mine construction to start in Q2

5th February 2019 Canadian junior Thor Exploration’s definitive feasibility study (DFS) at its Segolila gold project, in Nigeria, envisions a construction start date in the second quarter of the year and an 18-month construction period, for an initial five-year mine life. The company is proceeding with... 

Hudson starts calcium feldspar production in Greenland

5th February 2019 TSX-V-listed Hudson has started production ramp-up at its wholly owned White Mountain anorthosite calcium feldspar mine, in Greenland. Leading up to the ramp-up, the company completed the testing of all major equipment components, finding that all equipment was performing as expected, except... 

Improved operational performance, prices drive Amplats’ FY18 earnings higher

5th February 2019 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) expects to report basic earnings of R6.5-billion for the year ended December 31 – a 289% increase on basic earnings reported for 2017. This translates to basic earnings a share of R25, compared with the R7.41 a share reported for 2017.  

Barrick partners with junior to explore Guiana Shield

4th February 2019 Canadian explorer Reunion Gold has formed a strategic alliance with gold major Barrick Gold to jointly explore and develop prospects in South America’s Guiana Shield. Concurrently, TSX- and NYSE-listed Barrick will increase its interest in TSX-V-listed Reunion to 19.9%, from 15%, for 35-million... 

Kropz anticipates first phosphate ore from long-awaited Elandsfontein project by year-end

1st February 2019 Aim-listed emerging phosphate producer Kropz is finalising the design of processing plant upgrades at its 74%-owned Elandsfontein project, in South Africa, with first ore to be produced by the end of the year. The mine will ramp up to steady-state production of one-million tonnes a year during... 

Gold Fields denies it wants to merge with AngloGold Ashanti

1st February 2019 JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields has denied that it wants to merge with its competitor AngloGold Ashanti, stating that an article published by Bloomberg on Tuesday was factually incorrect. Bloomberg quoted a person familiar with the matter as saying Gold Fields wanted to merge with AngloGold as... 

PTM to raise $4m for Waterberg DFS

1st February 2019 TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) intends to sell up to three-million common shares at $1.33 apiece for gross proceeds of up to $4-million. The company intends to use the proceeds for its share of remaining costs to complete a definitive feasibility study (DFS) on the Waterberg... 

Universal achieves steady increase in production, earnings in Q2

1st February 2019 ASX-listed Universal Coal is on track to achieve forecast earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) guidance of A$93-million for the 2019 financial year. The coal miner achieved Ebitda of A$30.5-million, of which A$17-million was attributable, for the quarter ended... 

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