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Henry Lazenby

Henry Lazenby

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Alacer completes Turkish Lira hedging contracts; eyes Çöpler capex saving

21st July 2017 Turkey-focused miner Alacer Gold has completed foreign currency forward sales contracts to limit exposure to volatility of the Turkish Lira (TRY), the company announced on Friday. Alacer, which owns an 80%-stake and operates the country’s Çöpler mine, said the hedging programme covers about 40%... 

NexGen closes $110m financing, appoints new board member

21st July 2017 Uranium explorer NexGen Energy has successfully closed a $110-million financing with Hong Kong-based CEF Holdings (CEF) and affiliates of its shareholders, comprising $50-million of common shares and $60-million principal amount of unsecured convertible debentures. Under terms of the financing,... 

Atlantic Gold updates Fifteen Mile Stream, Cochrane Hill resource estimates

21st July 2017 TSX-V-listed Atlantic Gold has updated the compliant mineral resource estimates for its 100%-owned Fifteen Mile Stream and Cochrane Hill gold deposits, Nova Scotia. The company has in June completed resource definition drilling programmes on 25 m x 20 m centres with the objective of upgrading... 

Prophecy picks-up fourth vanadium play this year

21st July 2017 Canadian project developer Prophecy Development Corp has agreed to acquire rights to a fourth vanadium project – it’s second this month. The Vancouver-based project developer has entered a binding letter agreement with Fairmont Resources to acquire the fully permitted Buttercup... 

Paladin teeters on the brink of receivership

21st July 2017 Australian uranium player Paladin Energy is on the brink of receivership as its debts outweigh potential revenues. The ASX-listed miner, which will be stripped of its TSX-listing on August 10 for failure to meet the exchange’s ongoing listing requirements, said on Friday that it has received an... 

Oil, chemical weakness force IHS materials price index lower

21st July 2017 The materials price index (MPI) from Global Insight by IHS Markit fell 0.7% last week, driven by weakness in the oil and chemicals sectors, the firm announced on Thursday. It was the MPI’s first decline since the middle of June, as weakness in oil, down 1.5%, and chemicals, down 3.9%, pulled the... 

Northern Superior returns exploration focus to TPK

21st July 2017 Exploration junior Northern Superior Resources has initiated engagement protocols under its early exploration benefits agreement with the Neskantaga First Nation in parallel with its plans to restart exploration activities on its 100%-owned Ti-pi-haa-kaa-ning (TPK) project, in north-western... 

Sarama a step closer to receiving title to key Burkina Faso-based Bondi project

21st July 2017 TSX-V-listed Sarama Resources on Thursday announced that the Burkina Faso Ministry of Mines and Quarries has issued an invoice, and Sarama has paid, for the transfer of the Djarkadougou exploration permit, which is host to the Bondi deposit. It is a critical part of Sarama’s growth strategy in... 

World copper market shows 80 000 t surplus in first four months of 2017

21st July 2017 The world refined copper balance for the first four months of 2017 indicates a surplus of about 80 000 t, the International Copper Study Group (ICSG) reported on Thursday. It ascribed the surplus mainly to a decline in Chinese apparent demand, a market that currently accounts for about 48% of the... 

Fast-growing Chinese aluminium sector attracts increased govt scrutiny

21st July 2017 As the Chinese aluminium sector comes under greater pressure to moderate its capacity growth, the government is cracking down on so-called ‘illegal’ smelters, analysis by Wood Mackenzie global aluminium markets senior research analyst Ami Shivkar has found. Shivkar argues that unqualified... 

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