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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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Amplats procures energy storage system for Amandelbult

23rd April 2018 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has contracted energy storage systems provider Primus Power to supply its Amandelbult mine, in Limpopo, with eight EnergyPod battery systems. The EnergyPods will provide Amandelbult with 200 kW of power and 1 000 kWh of energy. 

Gold tracks the dollar as investments take a back seat – WGC

23rd April 2018 A new report published by the World Gold Council (WGC) shows that the US dollar is again a strong indicator of the direction of the gold price. “Historically, gold has had a consistently negative correlation to the US dollar. Gold’s relationship with the dollar is determined by US-based gold... 

Drilling continues at Kodal’s Bougouni project

19th April 2018 Aim-listed Kodal Minerals plans to continue reverse circulation drilling on its Mali-based Bougouni lithium project until the start of the rainy season in June/ July. "We are continuing with the major exploration and definition programme at Bougouni, with multiple key activities happening in... 

Letšeng mining lease to be extended – Gem

19th April 2018 The Lesotho government has announced its intention to renew JSE-listed Gem Diamonds’ Letšeng mining lease until 2034. The mining lease may be further extended if necessary in relation to any underground development of the mine thereafter. 

Firestone sees high recoveries in first quarter

19th April 2018 Aim-listed Firestone Diamonds recovered 192 604 ct of diamonds from its Liqhobong mine, in Lesotho, in the three months to March 31. Recoveries were 6.6% higher than the previous quarter, resulting in a year-to-date total of 572 320 ct.  

Nanoclay technology being developed as possible means to treat AMD

17th April 2018 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is developing low-cost polymer-based adsorbents for the removal of toxic pollutants such as heavy metals, anions and organics, from wastewater, that could be applied in the treatment of acid mine drainage (AMD). AMD is the outflow of... 

AfriForum, TKAG welcome Shell’s indication to withdraw from shale gas exploration

16th April 2018 AfriForum and the Treasure THE Karoo Action Group (TKAG) view Shell South Africa’s indication of its intention to withdraw from shale gas exploration in the Karoo as a major victory for those who care about the environment, TKAG said in a statement on Monday. The Herald last week reported that... 

Amur raises projected earnings forecast

16th April 2018 Aim-listed Amur Minerals has reported a 78% increase in projected earnings for its Russia-based nickel/copper sulphide Kun-Manie project. The company said on Monday that the projected earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) had increased by 78.75% to $2.7-billion,... 

Polymetal swaps Russian property for Kazakhstan deposit

16th April 2018 Gold miner Polymetal has reached an agreement with the Russian Copper Company in which it would exchange its Tarutin property, in Russia, for the East Tarutin property, in Kazakhstan. The asset-swap deal would give Polymetal an 85% stake in the East Tarutin property, which CEO Vitaly Nesis said... 

Bluebird reports ongoing progress at South Korea mines

16th April 2018 Asia-focused Bluebird Merchants has commissioned a water-treatment plant at the Gubong mine, in South Korea. The plant will ensure that water being released from the mine, which Bluebird plans to reopen, meets acceptable standards. 

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