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Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Savannah raises Mutamba resource estimate

27th March 2017 Savannah Resources has raised the resource estimate for its Mutamba mineral sands project, in Mozambique, after evaluating drilling results from the Ravene deposit. The Ravene resource has been found to contain a high-grade portion of 92-million tonnes at 6.2% total heavy materials (THM), which... 

Botswana Diamonds continues to progress exploration programmes

27th March 2017 JSE-listed Botswana Diamonds has completed a drilling programme on PL 186, on the Maibwe ground, in the Kalahari Desert, it said in a statement of Monday. “We identified the locations of the previously drilled holes where significant quantities of diamonds were discovered. We drilled three... 

CoAL COO resigns

23rd March 2017 Michiel Jakobus Brönn has resigned as COO of Coal of Africa (CoAL). This follows after the Financial Services Board recently having fined him R350 000 for insider trading. 

Kenmare swings to FY profit on the back of record production

22nd March 2017 London-listed Kenmare Resources recorded earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of $5.2-million for the year ended December 31, a turnaround from the loss of $11.5-million recorded in the prior financial year. Heavy minerals concentrate production increased 28%... 

Tertiary finalises sale of Finnish gold assets

22nd March 2017 Aim-listed Tertiary Minerals has completed the sale of its noncore gold assets in Finland to Canadian precious metals miner Aurion Resources for £100 000 in cash and shares. The assets include Kaaresselkä and Kiekerömaa and Tertiary will retain a royalty interest in these two projects. 

ICMM guide to ensure greater consistency in water use disclosure

22nd March 2017 The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has published a water reporting guide to help mining companies disclose their water use data in a consistent manner to allow for easier comparison. ‘A practical guide to consistent water reporting’, which was released on World Water Day,... 

Majuba coal silo recovery completed

20th March 2017 The construction of a permanent coal-handling solution for State-owned Eskom’s Majuba power station has been completed, including the rebuilding of Silo 20, the reinforcement of silos 10 and 30, as well as the implementation of a lift shaft, two piers and a coal conveyor system.   “We commend the... 

Scoping study demonstrates positive economics for Kyrgyzstan gold project

20th March 2017 A scoping study on Aim-listed Highland Gold’s Unkurtash project, in Kyrgyzstan, has demonstrated positive economics. The study, which was compiled by SRK, estimates some $322-million in capital expenditure will be require to build the mine, which is estimated to produce some 133 000 oz/y of gold... 

Mkango, Metalysis to research development of 3D-printed permanent magnets using rare earth alloys

20th March 2017 TSX-V- and Aim-listed Mkango Resources has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with research institute Metalysis to jointly research, develop and commercialise novel rare earth metal alloys for use in three-dimensional- (3D-) printed permanent magnets. Under the MoU, Mkango's... 

Assmang officially opens Sakura smelter in Malaysia

15th March 2017 Assmang’s Sakura ferroalloys smelter, in Sarawak, Malaysia, was officially opened on Wednesday.   Sakura is a low-cost ferromanganese producer and has successfully commissioned two 81 MVA furnaces, within the approved budget of $328-million.  Both furnaces, currently producing high-carbon... 

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