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Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb is Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Sweetened Ramelius offer wins over Explaurum

18th December 2018 Gold Ramelius Resources’ sweetened takeover bid has won over fellow ASX-listed Explaurum, with the takeover target on Tuesday recommending that shareholders accept the offer. Ramelius last week improved its offer by adding 2c a share in cash in addition to one of its own shares for every four... 

Jubilee commissions 'industry-first' DCM fine chrome plant

18th December 2018 Jubilee Metals has completed the fine chrome recovery plant at the Dilokong Chrome Mine (DCM) and has started commissioning the plant, which the dual-listed company believes will open up many opportunities in the chrome industry. CEO Leon Coetzer said on Tuesday that the DCM fine chrome plant... 

Mason shareholders approve takeover by Hudbay

18th December 2018 Shareholders in Mason Resources on Monday approved a plan of arrangement with Hudbay Minerals, whereby the diversified miner will acquire Mason for C$0.40 a share. At the meeting, the shareholders approved the arrangement resolution with about 97.43% of the votes cast being for the resolution,... 

OceanaGold receives preliminary approval for Waihi life extension

18th December 2018 Mining at the Waihi operation in New Zealand will continue for at least another decade, adding to a long history of gold mining that dates back to the 1800s, Melbourne-headquartered OceanaGold has confirmed, announcing that it has received preliminary approval for its Martha project. OceanaGold... 

Federal enviro approval for Centerra/Premier's JV gold project

18th December 2018 The Hardrock project, a joint venture (JV) between Centerra Gold and Premier Gold in Ontario, has gained environmental approval from the federal government, marking a significant milestone for the proposed 288 000 oz/y gold project. The multi-million ounce gold mining project, as proposed by... 

British Columbia clears Brucejack expansion

18th December 2018 The Brucejack mine, in British Columbia, has received approval to increase its production rate to 3 800 t/y, TSX- and NYSE-listed Pretium Resources reported on Friday. The amended permits from the British Columbia Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Ministry allow for production to increase to... 

Barrick makes good on promise of larger dividend as Randgold merger passes final milestone

18th December 2018 Canadian gold major Barrick Gold is rewarding its shareholders with a larger full-year dividend, in line with a previous commitment to boost its payouts as a sweetener for its $6.1-billion merger with Africa-focused Randgold Resources. The company has declared a fourth quarter dividend of $0.07... 

Guinea-focused Bellzone Mining goes bust

14th December 2018 Guinea-focused iron-ore company Bellzone Mining has called in the liquidators after its largest shareholder and main backer Hudson Capital prevented it from raising any further equity and debt. The company previously warned that it would go bust if it could not secure a fresh injection of cash... 

Chaarat returns to Aim

14th December 2018 Chaarat Gold’s share price fell sharply following its readmission to London’s Aim market on Friday, after an eight-month suspension under the exchange’s reverse takeover rules. The company’s ordinary shares resumed trading at 11:30 London time, and fell 16% to 20.25p a share just before midday. 

Strongbow to complete London listing in H1 2019

14th December 2018 Strongbow Exploration, the company that is seeking to revive the South Crofty tin mine, in Cornwall, south-west England, has confirmed that it will plans to complete its listing on London’s Aim exchange in the first half of 2019. The company, which already has a listing on the TSX-V, previously... 


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