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Esmarie Swanepoel


Esmarie Swanepoel is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia for Mining Weekly.


Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

Mining contributed A$55.7bn to Qld economy in 2015/16

27th October 2016 Despite a challenging year for the natural resources sector, the mining industry continues to make a significant contribution to the Queensland economy, having been directly and indirectly responsible for one in every five dollars in the state’s economy and one in every seven jobs, in 2015/16.... 

Newcrest lifts gold output 3%, exercises Cote d’Ivoire option

27th October 2016 Gold miner Newcrest has reported a 3% increase in gold production during the three months to September, with the miner delivering 615 000 oz of gold and 24 000 t of copper. “Newcrest achieved a 3% increase in production and a 15% increase in all-in sustaining cost (Aisc) margin during the... 

Atrum abandons ACG takeover

27th October 2016 Coal junior Atrum Coal has abandoned plans for a takeover of Atlantic Carbon Group (ACG), telling shareholders that the company did not have sufficient time to conduct a positive due diligence. Atrum in September approached ACG in relation to making a possible takeover offer for the shares issued. 

Doray cuts the ribbon at Deflector

27th October 2016 Gold miner Doray Minerals has officially opened its Deflector gold project, in Western Australia, within 14 months of acquiring the project. “The introduction of Deflector into our operating portfolio will be transformation for the company and we wouldn’t be celebrating this achievement today,... 

DeGrussa delivers another strong quarter

27th October 2016 Copper/gold miner Sandfire Resources has maintained its full-year guidance after another solid quarter of production at its DeGrussa operations, in Western Australia. During the three months to September, the DeGrussa mine delivered 15 610 t of contained copper and 9 731 oz of contained gold.... 

Dalla Valle quits BHP Billiton

27th October 2016 Mining giant BHP Billiton chief commercial officer Dean Dalla Valle will leave the diversified mining group at the end of March, the company announced on Thursday. “Dalla Valle is one of the longest serving and most respected leaders at BHP. His deep knowledge of operations, strong commercial... 

Moly unperturbed by Metro's bid for Gulf

27th October 2016 ASX-listed Moly Mines will continue to progress its takeover of Gulf Alumina, despite the possibility of a competing bid from shareholder Metro Mining. Metro Mining earlier this week announced its intention to launch a takeover for Gulf Alumina, under which it will offer Gulf shareholders a... 

Lulo keeps on delivering

27th October 2016 Diamond miner Lucapa Diamonds has recovered another round of large diamonds at the Lulo mine, in Angola. The recent recoveries include two large diamonds weighing 77 ct and 71 ct respectively, and follow the recent recovery of diamonds weighing 172 ct, 104 ct and 72 ct, as well as a 39 ct pink... 

Lynas shares advance on deal with lenders

26th October 2016 The share price of ASX-listed Lynas advanced to a one-month high on Wednesday after the company announced planned amendments to its debt facilities with JARE and convertible bondholders. Lynas, which also published its quarterly production report, stated that it planned to extend the terms of... 

Resolute takes bigger stake in Kilo

26th October 2016 Gold miner Resolute Mining as signed a share swap agreement with explorer Osisko Mining to acquire a 12.9% stake in Canada-based gold explorer Kilo Goldmines. Under the terms of the agreement, Resolute will acquire Osisko’s 21.86-million shares in Kilo in exchange for 1.45-million of its own... 

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