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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Strong investment case for gold in 2019 – World Gold Council

31st January 2019 Global gold demand in 2018 increased by 4% year-on-year to 4 345 t and was in line with the five-year average demand of 4 347 t. The World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) latest ‘Gold Demand Trends’ report, published on Thursday, said the increase was driven by a 52-year high in central bank buying and... 

Kodal granted exploration rights near its Mali lithium project

30th January 2019 Aim-listed Kodal Minerals has gained exclusive rights to explore – and an option to acquire – two new concessions totalling 200 km2 within 25 km of the company’s Bougouni lithium project, in Mali. The new licence areas are adjacent to the Goulamina lithium project, owned by ASX-listed Birimian,... 

Kibo’s Benga DFS ahead of schedule; MED progresses with three flexible power plant projects

30th January 2019 Aim- and AltX-listed Kibo Energy announced on Wednesday that its 60%-owned subsidiary MAST Energy Developments (MED) has started negotiating joint development agreements (JDAs) for two flexible power plants. This should provide early revenue for Kibo, with the sites – 5 MW, 11 kVA and 20 MW, 33... 

Keras trucks first manganese ore to Togo port, shipping to start end-Feb

30th January 2019 Aim-listed Keras Resources has started trucking processed ore from its 10 000 t bulk sampling metallurgical testwork programme at the Nayega manganese project, in Togo, marking the next stage of development at the project. CEO Russell Lamming said the company expects to reach peak haulage of 12... 

Operations resume at BlueRock’s Kareevlei mine

30th January 2019 Operations have resumed at Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds’ Kareevlei diamond mine, in Kimberley, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. This follows a temporary suspension of operations from January 22, after the Department of Mineral Resources imposed a Section 54 notice.  

Tharisa to list on South Africa’s A2X exchange

30th January 2019 JSE- and LSE-listed platinum-group metals (PGMs) and chrome producer Tharisa has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets, effective February 6. Tharisa has a market capitalisation of R5.1-billion and has its primary listing on the JSE, and a secondary standard listing on the main... 

Pan African’s newly commissioned tailings plant boosts H1 gold output

25th January 2019 JSE- and Aim-listed Pan African Resources’ production for the six months ended December 31, 2018, increased by 54.2% year-on-year to 81 014 oz on the back of a robust operational performance at the Barberton complex and from its newly commissioned tailings retreatment plant. Gold production... 

MC Mining mitigates Uitkomst challenges, focuses on developing new projects

25th January 2019 Despite having experienced a challenging quarter ended December 31 – the company’s second quarter of the 2019 financial year – ASX-, Aim- and JSE-listed MC Mining remains positive about the prospects for the full year. The company reported decreased run-of-mine (ROM) production from its... 

Ivanhoe welcomes new DRC President Felix Tshisekedi

25th January 2019 TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines on Thursday welcomed the inauguration of Felix Tshisekedi as President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “On behalf of everyone at Ivanhoe, we congratulate Tshisekedi and we salute the people of [the] DRC for their insistence on a peaceful and democratic... 

Barrick’s Tongon mine meets production guidance despite strikes in 2018

25th January 2019 NYSE- and TSX-listed Barrick Gold managed to return its Tongon mine, in Côte d'lvoire, to normal operation in the last quarter of 2018 and achieve its revised production target of 230 000 oz. This followed nine months of intermittent production at the mine, caused by illegal strikes and social... 


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