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Henry Lazenby

Henry Lazenby

Henry Lazenby is Creamer Media Sr Deputy Editor: North America for Mining Weekly.

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Relaxed export, production quotas an 'inflection point' for Chile's lithium industry

16th March 2018 In the days following conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera being sworn in as president of Chile for a second term on Sunday, the new government is signalling a more relaxed approach to the hot-button issue of lithium production and exports. This week's announcement that the Chilean Nuclear... 

Kinross adopts new 'poison pill'

16th March 2018 Dual-listed miner Kinross Gold has adopted a new shareholder rights plan to replace the expiring existing document from March 29, the company announced on Thursday. The new plan will ensure that Kinross and its shareholders continue to receive the benefits associated with the current shareholder... 

Mistrust between miners, host govts hampering efforts to realise African Mining Vision

16th March 2018 Endemic mistrust between private sector miners and African jurisdictions belies the spirit and objectives set out in the African Union's African Mining Vision, an audience attending the eighth MineAfrica panel discussion at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference heard on... 

Oliphant talks up Mantashe's mining pedigree in Toronto

15th March 2018 South Africa's Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant talked up the mining pedigree of newly installed Minister Gwede Mantashe during the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's annual convention, held in Toronto. "His previous mining experience is an advantage for... 

Paradigm shift required to position mining industry for long-term success

15th March 2018 The long-term mindset of the mining industry will have to change to position itself for long-term success, set against an ever-changing landscape, says BHP Billiton's head for Minerals America, Daniel Malchuck. He told an audience during the keynote session of the recent Prospectors and... 

Fission's latest drill results mark steady high-grade march westward as PLS expands

14th March 2018 The final four drill holes of Fission Uranium's winter exploration campaign on the R1515W zone, at its Patterson Lake South (PLS) property, in Canada's Athabasca Basin region, have all returned mineralised intercepts, with three holes encountering high-grade radioactivity. At shallow depth,... 

RNC's Mark Selby dispels myths regarding nickel demand as new EV markets beckon

14th March 2018 Tightening long-term fundamentals for nickel are sketching a rosy picture for the stainless steel-making ingredient, as increased dependence from the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) market adds a growing new demand stream in an already constrained supply scenario. RNC Minerals president and CEO... 

Trevali's African assets shine as strong Q4 marks year in the black

14th March 2018 Zinc producer Trevali Mining's fourth-quarter performance has sealed a positive year for shareholders, rewarding them with profit as the company's expansion into Africa pays off. The Vancouver-headquartered company reported net income of $25.2-million, or $0.03 a share, up 260% from $7-million,... 

A year of two truths for zinc as new supply responds to tight market

14th March 2018 This calendar year is expected to tell a tale of two outcomes for zinc as tight first-half concentrates and declining metal stocks contrast against new supply coming on stream and building concentrate levels. CRU Group analyst Ryan Cochrane foresees the real cash price of zinc building towards a... 

Only about 60% of potential new gold supply incentivised at $1 300/oz

13th March 2018 Only about 60% of potential new gold supplies are incentivised for a 12% internal rate of return, at a gold price of $1 300/oz, Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac) analyst Vince Madden-Scott told an audience during a recent mining convention, in Toronto. This spells a grim picture for an industry that is... 

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