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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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Bauba launches Moeijelijk underground chrome development

19th February 2018 JSE-listed Bauba Platinum officially launched the underground development phase of its Moeijelijk chrome mine, in Limpopo, on Friday. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online, CEO Nick van der Hoven said the mine, which is set to create about 400 direct and indirect jobs by December, has already started... 

ABM, Thunderbird JV to accelerate potential for discovery North Arunta

15th February 2018 ASX-listed ABM Resources has agreed to extend the period for Thunderbird Metals raising a minimum of $0.5-million to March 31, for the joint venture (JV) exploration agreement of the North Arunta project, in the Northern Territory. Thunderbird will earn a 51% interest in the project by spending... 

New Century signs gas supply agreement with Santos

15th February 2018 ASX-listed zinc developer New Century Resources has entered into a four-year A$100-million gas supply agreement (GSA) with independent oil and gas producer Santos for its Mount Isa power generation facilities in the Lower Gulf of Carpentaria. While the full terms of the GSA remain confidential,... 

Commissioning starts at Bald Hill lithium plant

15th February 2018 Joint venture partners Tawana Resources and Alliance Mineral Assets have started commissioning the dense media separation (DMS) circuit at their Bald Hill lithium and tantalum mine, in Western Australia.  First spodumene concentrate is expected as soon as ore is fed to the DMS circuit in early... 

Solidarity calls for Mining Charter to be set aside

14th February 2018 Trade Union Solidarity on Wednesday disclosed the contents of documents it has submitted as part of a court case to have the third iteration of the Mining Charter set aside. Speaking at a media briefing, in Pretoria, Solidarity research industry head Connie Mulder said the trade union would act... 

Acacia scraps FY17 dividend, posts $707m net loss

12th February 2018 The share price of LSE-listed Acacia Mining fell by 18.6% on Monday as it reported a net loss of $707-million for 2017 and said it would not pay a dividend for the financial year. The company continues to be negatively affected by a general ban on the export of metallic mineral concentrates in... 

Bluebird, Southern sign JV to reopen South Korean silver mine

12th February 2018 Aim-listed Bluebird Merchant Ventures has signed an agreement with Southern Gold to develop and reopen the Kochang gold and silver mine in South Korea. Under the terms of the agreement, a joint venture (JV) will be formed once Bluebird has spent $500 000 to complete a report on the feasibility to... 

Ergo’s R126m payment to municipality to reduce DRDGold’s cash

12th February 2018 Gold mining company DRDGold’s subsidiary, Ergo Mining, will pay R126-million to the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality (EMM) to ensure continued electricity supply to Ergo, reducing DRDGold’s cash balance of R295-million as at December 31.   Ergo has been engaged in a legal dispute with EMM... 

Avocet completes Resolute sale

9th February 2018 Aim-listed Avocet Mining has completed the sale of Resolute to the Balaji group of companies for $5-million. Completion of the sale was delayed three times, most recently until February 8. 

African Tantalum sends fourth tantalum shipment to customer

9th February 2018 African Tantalum (Aftan) has sent the fourth shipment of high-purity tantalum from its Namibia Tantalite Investment mine to a North American tantalum consumer and end-user of tantalum ore. Aftan, which is a subsidiary of Aim-listed Kennedy Ventures, on Friday said it has made significant progress... 

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