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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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

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De Beers sells $505m rough diamonds in first sales cycle

8th February 2019 Diamond producer De Beers on Tuesday reported that rough diamond sales in this year's first sale cycle had reached $505-million. This is $167-million less than the $672-million earned in the first sales cycle of 2018. 

Petra delivers solid H1 output, says diamond market outlook remains stable

8th February 2019 LSE-listed Petra Diamonds delivered solid production, along with a “continued improvement” in its safety performance, in the first half of the 2019 financial year. CEO Johan Dippenaar on Monday said the mining company, which operates the Cullinan, Finsch and Koffiefontein mines, in South Africa,... 

VGSA encourages SSC to conclude business rescue process for Lily, Barbrook mines

7th February 2019 Vantage Goldfields South Africa (VGSA) says it is keen to complete the sales agreement with Flaming Silver and Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC) “as a matter of urgency in order to provide clarity and finality for all affected parties, but particularly former employees, creditors and... 

Pure Gold announces increased mineral resource at Madsen

5th February 2019 TSX-V-listed Pure Gold Mining expects to release the feasibility study for its Madsen gold deposit, in Ontario, followed by a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of the Russet South, Fork and Wedge satellite deposits, during the course of this month. On Tuesday, the Vancouver-based explorer... 

Zinc One unveils maiden resource estimate for Peru project

5th February 2019 TSX-V-listed Zinc One Resources has announced a maiden initial resource estimate for the Bongará zinc mine project, in north-central Peru. The estimate consists of an indicated mineral resource of 812 000 t averaging 18.9% zinc containing 339-million pounds of zinc at a 10% zinc cut-off and an... 

W advances La Parrilla development, production exceeds 50 t

5th February 2019 Aim-listed W Resources on Tuesday announced that it had completed further shipments of tungsten concentrate from its La Parrilla mine, in Spain, where development remained on track as construction of the jig plant advanced towards completion. Following the first shipment, announced in December, W... 

Goldplat's South African, Ghana subsidiaries achieve solid Q2 performance

4th February 2019 Aim-listed Goldplat on Monday announced a 57% quarter-on-quarter increase in the production of gold-equivalent ounces for the second quarter ended December 31. Output was, however, 4% lower year-on-year. 

IronRidge’s Côte d’Ivoire field activities ‘gaining momentum’

4th February 2019 Field activities are gaining momentum in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, for Aim-listed IronRidge Resources’ portfolio of projects, as the country enters its dry season for 2019. Commenting on the company’s latest progress, IronRidge COO Len Kolff noted in a statement on Monday that airborne... 

Firestone on track to meet FY guidance despite subdued environment

4th February 2019 Aim-listed Firestone Diamonds on Monday reported that it had treated 1.9-million tonnes of ore in the six months to December 31, in line with the company’s full-year guidance of between 3.6-million tonnes and 3.9-million tonnes treated. In a quarterly operations update for its Liqhobong diamond... 

AngloGold expects to report higher FY18 profit

4th February 2019 AngloGold Ashanti expects to report headline earnings a share of between 50c and 54c for the year ended December 31. This is a significant increase compared with the headline earnings a share of 6c reported for the comparative period. 


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