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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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Construction on Exxaro’s new offices to start in September

18th July 2017 Real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has started the multimillion-rand development of a new head office for diversified miner Exxaro Resources. Exxaro’s new corporate headquarters will consolidate its current offices in Pretoria and Johannesburg into a single workspace, located at... 

Petropavlovsk achieves 19% increase in H1 gold production

18th July 2017 Russia-focused gold miner Petropavlovsk’s gold production increased by 19% year-on-year to 232 400 oz in the six months ended June 30. The increase is supportive of the miner’s aim to produce between 420 000 oz and 460 000 oz for the full year.  

Hummingbird’s Yanfolila on track for first gold pour by year-end

18th July 2017 Construction at Hummingbird Resources’ Mali-based Yanfolila mine is progressing on schedule and within budget, with several aspects of development, including process design and detailed engineering, now complete. Updating shareholders on developments at the mine during the three months ended June... 

Taseko temporarily halts mining activity at Gibraltar

18th July 2017 Base metals producer Taseko’s British Columbia-based Gibralter mine has been temporary idled owing to uncontrolled wildfires in the mine’s immediate vicinity.  In response to the severe wildfire conditions, the company had already scaled back mining and milling operations at the mine.   An... 

Giyani Gold changes name

17th July 2017 TSX-listed Giyani Gold has changed its name to Giyani Metals. Giyani Metals will begin trading its shares on the TSX Venture Exchange on Monday and the common shares of Giyani Gold will be delisted. 

Firestone Diamonds’ Liqhobong mine reaches quarterly targets

17th July 2017 Aim-listed Firestone Diamonds’ Lesotho-based Liqhobong diamond mine treated 925 000 t of material in the quarter ended June 30. This brings the total for the financial year to 1.97-million tonnes, the company said in a statement on Monday.   

Kibo unaffected by Tanzania mining legislation changes

14th July 2017 Tanzania-focused mineral exploration and development company Kibo Mining’s Mbeya coal-to-power-project (MCPP) will not experience any adverse developmental impacts owing to recent changes in Tanzania’s legislative mining environment. Reuters reported that Tanzania’s Parliament had passed two laws... 

FDI key for mining growth in North Africa, Middle East

14th July 2017 State-owned miners will continue to drive mining output in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), with governments slowly encouraging foreign direct investment (FDI) into the sector, however, political instability will keep investment rates relatively low compared with other regions, according... 

Kimberlite discovered on Vutomi licence

14th July 2017 Aim-and BSE-listed Botswana Diamonds has identified a Group 2 kimberlite pipe at its Ontevreden licence, in South Africa’s North West province, which is held by diamond deposit explorer Vutomi. Initial work indicates an area of between 1.5 ha and 2.5 ha containing high-interest garnets.   

Kumba expects 20% headline earnings increase

14th July 2017 JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore expects its headline earnings per share (HEPS) and basic earnings per share (EPS) for the period ended June 30 to be at least 20% higher than the comparative period. Headline earnings for the period are likely to be between R4.37-million and R4.74-million, with basic... 

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