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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

Centaurus’ Candonga project to generate strong cash flows

A feasibility study into the Candonga direct shipping ore (DSO) operation, in Brazil, has delivered positive results, ASX-listed Centaurus Metals announced on Tuesday. The study confirmed that the project could deliver some 300 000 t/y of...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 30th September 2014
 

Lynas shares extend losses as it announces A$83m raising

Rare earths producer Lynas has announced plans to raise as much as A$83-million through an entitlement offer and institutional placement. ASX-listed Lynas said the new equity would strengthen the company’s balance sheet and provide it with...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 30th September 2014
 

Capital filtering in for juniors but competition is intense

Investor interest is slowly returning to the junior mining sector, with juniors turning cautiously optimistic, new data from advisory firm Grant Thornton has revealed. “Capital is slowly returning to the sector, but it is filtering in...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 30th September 2014
 

ABM sets production target for Old Pirate

ASX-listed junior ABM Resources on Tuesday revealed that it would produce between 50 000 oz and 60 000 oz from its Old Pirate gold mine, in the Northern Territory, during its first year of operation. In July this year, ABM received federal...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 30th September 2014
 

Altura advances Tabalong project

Diversified junior Altura Mining has inched forward with the development of its Tabalong coal project, in Indonesia, after receiving in-principal forest area approval from the Minister for Forestry for the PT Suryaraya Permata Khatulistiwa (SPK)...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 30th September 2014
 

Doray lowers debt with Andy Well revenue

The first revenue stream from the Andy Well mine, in Western Australia, has allowed gold miner Doray Minerals to reduce its debt by 75% during the financial year, to only A$13.9-million. Doray on Tuesday announced that revenue from the Andy Well...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 30th September 2014
 

Metals X secures funds for gold division

Base and precious metals developer Metals X has raised A$40.44-million through a gold pre-payment arrangement with Citibank. Under the agreement, Citi has advanced the funds to Metals X, with the company taking on the obligation to deliver 1 250...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 30th September 2014
 

CoAL turnaround strategy completed

Triple-listed Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) on Tuesday reported that it had narrowed its after-tax net loss for the financial year ended June to $63.5-million, from $65-million reported in 2013, as it concluded its turnaround strategy. The...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 30th September 2014
 

Minotaur launches SPP

ASX-listed explorer Minotaur on Friday launched a share purchase plan (SPP) in the hopes of raising some A$5-million to fund its copper/gold exploration work in Queensland, and its nickel/gold exploration in Western Australia. Shares under the...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 26th September 2014
 

Diversification key for mining services sector in volatile market

Mining services providers would need to look at diversification, efficiencies and innovation if they were to survive in the current commodity climate, advisory firm Ernst & Young (EY) reported on Friday. In its most recent analysis of ASX-listed...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 26th September 2014
 

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