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Simone Liedtke

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

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Kalium wraps up FEED works, sets sights on financing

4th March 2019 With the front-end engineering and design (FEED) works for its Western Australia-based Beyondie sulphate of potash (SoP) project now complete, ASX-listed Kalium Lakes is progressing towards completion of financing tasks with the aim of making a financial investment decision in the second quarter,... 

Blasting accident kills two at Leagold mine

4th March 2019 TSX-listed Leagold Mining reported two fatalities at its Fazenda mine, in Brazil, over the weekend. Five employees, two of whom suffered fatal injuries, were involved in an underground blasting accident that occurred on the evening of February 28. 

Alphamin’s Bisie tin mine commissioning on schedule for Q2

1st March 2019 The processing plant front-end crushing circuit commissioning has been completed at TSX-V-listed Alphamin Resources’ flagship Bisie tin project, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with full commissioning and ramp-up scheduled for the second quarter of 2019. The Bisie project is now running... 

Mine fatalities decrease by 10% in 2018

1st March 2019 Following the notable regression of mine health and safety in 2017, which resulted in the death of 90 mineworkers, the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) chief inspector David Msiza on Friday said there were 10% fewer fatalities – 81 – in 2018. As health and safety is integral to the long-term... 

Gamsberg ‘a breath of fresh air’ in embattled South African mining industry – Ramaphosa

28th February 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday presided over the official inauguration of Vedanta Zinc International’s (VZI’s) Gamsberg mine, near Aggeneys, in the Northern Cape. The mine, which boasts one of the largest known and undeveloped zinc orebodies in the world, will contribute more than... 

Centerra’s Mt Milligan receives water approvals

27th February 2019 The British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has approved an amendment to TSX-listed Centerra Gold’s Mount Milligan’s environmental assessment certificate to permit access to additional sources of surface water and groundwater for its Mount Milligan operation. While subject to the... 

Kibaran seeks to raise $2.1m through share placement, share purchase plan

27th February 2019 ASX-listed Kibaran Resources on Wednesday confirmed that it has received firm commitments from investors to raise $1.1-million through a share placement of 11-million fully paid ordinary shares at an issue price of 10c a share. The issue price represents an 8% discount to the volume-weighted... 

Kibo to potentially acquire five peaking power sites totalling 25.85 MW

27th February 2019 MAST Energy Developments (MED), Kibo Energy’s 60%-owned subsidiary, has signed a binding conditional agreement for the exclusive right to undertake due diligence and negotiate the potential acquisition of five peaking power sites totalling 25.85 MW. Under the terms of the agreement, MED has... 

Another fuel levy increase lies ahead, carbon tax to be implemented

20th February 2019 A carbon tax on fuel of 9c/l on petrol and 10c/l on diesel will become effective from June 5, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday. Further, the general fuel levy will increase by 15c/l for petrol and diesel from April 3, while the Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy will be increased by... 

Improved margins drive growth in AngloGold's free cash flow generation

19th February 2019 Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti achieved its guidance for the sixth consecutive year, with improved margins driving significant growth in free cash flow generation, the company announced on Tuesday morning.   The gold miner further declared a dividend of 95c a share, equal to about $0.07.   During... 

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