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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal is Creamer Media Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Weatherly posts double-digit production growth in December quarter

19th January 2018 Aim-listed Weatherly International produced 4 739 t copper cathode from its Tschudi mine during the December quarter – 11.5% above nameplate capacity and 15% higher than the preceding quarter. This brought production for the first half of the company’s financial year to 8 843 t or 4% ahead of... 

Aspire progresses path to feasibility for Nuurstei project

19th January 2018 Mongolian metallurgical coal explorer and infrastructure company Aspire Mining has completed several key steps as it works towards providing the foundation for the start of a feasibility for its Nuurstei coking coal project. The company appointed Neil Wilson as project manager for the Nuurstei... 

BlackEarth celebrates ASX listing, gears up for Madagascar drilling

19th January 2018 ASX-listed BlackEarth is preparing to implement its drilling programme after listing on the Australian bourse on Friday following a $5.45-million initial public offering (IPO) raising. The company is embarking on a 200-hole graphite drill programme at its Maniry graphite project, in Madagascar,... 

Mincor raises A$10m in two raisings to fund nickel exploration

19th January 2018 An oversubscribed A$3-million share purchase plan (SPP) has brought the total amount raised by ASX-listed Mincor Resources to A$10-million since December. The company on Friday announced that, of the A$12.8-million in applications received from shareholders, Mincor would accept A$1-million in... 

BCI reports positive progress on Mardie salt PFS

19th January 2018 ASX-listed BCI Minerals’ significantly progressed prefeasibility study (PFS) has provided further validation on the viability of its Mardie salt project, in the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Over the past six months, BCI has completed material environmental, heritage and geotechnical... 

Silicosis trust distributes one-quarter of R400m settlement

19th January 2018 A trust formed in 2016 to compensate a group of former Anglo American South Africa and AngloGold Ashanti employees who suffer from silica-related illnesses, has already distributed about R102-million of a R395-million settlement. The Q(h)ubeka Trust was established in March 2016 following the... 

AfriTin marks progress at Uis mine

17th January 2018 Aim-listed tin miner AfriTin Mining has acquired the entire front-end crushing component for the processing circuit of the Phase 1 processing plant at the company’s Uis tin mine, in Namibia. The equipment includes a jaw crusher, three cone crushers, stacking and conveying equipment and an... 

Universal over delivers on earnings guidance

17th January 2018 ASX-listed Universal Coal has achieved record earnings and production for the six months ended December 2017. The company, which operates coal mines in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, surpassed its group earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) by 33%, reaching... 

Zim govt flags Prospect’s lithium project as priority

17th January 2018 ASX-listed Prospect Resources’ flagship lithium deposit has been identified as a priority mining development by Zimbabwe’s Office of the President and Cabinet. The Arcadia lithium project has been selected following the new Zimbabwean government’s directive that the Ministry of Mines and Mining... 

BMG secures option over four Bulgarian exploration projects

17th January 2018 ASX-listed BMG Resources has secured the rights to acquire call options for 100% of four Bulgarian gold and polymetallic minerals development and exploration projects. These project include the Trun, Babyak, Srebren and Zidarova/Varshilo projects – a mix of advanced and prospective exploration... 

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