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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

2019 start eyed at Nolans - Arafura

Rare earths developer Arafura Resources is hoping for production from its Nolans project, in the Northern Territory, to start in 2019. In releasing the project's development report to shareholders, ahead of the start of the definitive feasibility...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 2nd September 2014
 

Reed launches PFS at Barrambie

ASX-listed Reed Resources would launch a prefeasibility study (PFS) to assess the technical feasibility of a hard rock titanium mining and processing operation at its Barrambie project, in Western Australia, following a successful mini pilot-scale...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 2nd September 2014
 

Azumah increases Wa reserve

Gold developer Azumah Resources has reported a 45% increase in the ore reserve at its Wa mine, in Ghana, underpinning an initial mine life of seven years. The ASX-listed company on Tuesday reported that the project was estimated to host a Joint...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 2nd September 2014
 

Discovery raises cash to go underground

Copper miner Discovery Metals Limited (DML) would raise up to A$25.7-million to develop its Zeta underground mine at the Boseto copper project, in Botswana. The miner announced its intention to undertake a two-for-one renounceable rights issue,...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 2nd September 2014
 

FIRB clears Jogmec investment in Qld

The Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has approved Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (Jogmec’s) A$3-million investment into ASX-listed Allegiance Coal’s Kilmain coal project, in Queensland. Under the terms of the...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 2nd September 2014
 

Rio cuts jobs at Kestrel coal mine

Mining major Rio Tinto on Tuesday confirmed that it would be cutting staff numbers at its Kestrel coal mine, in Queensland. While giving no clear number of the targeted cuts, reports suggested that about 100 staff would be made redundant at the...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 2nd September 2014
 

PanAust mulls expanded Frieda River development

Metals miner PanAust was considering an expanded development for the Frieda River copper/gold project, in Papua New Guinea, following further data analysis. The most recent feasibility study had considered a project with the potential to deliver...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 2nd September 2014
 

MRRT to be axed as Abbot government makes repeal deal

The Australian resources industry has welcomed the news that the federal government had secured the necessary votes to abolish the minerals resource rent tax (MRRT). The Senate failed to abolish the MRRT earlier this year, with the Australian...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 2nd September 2014
 

Australian greenfield exploration figures ‘extremely concerning’ – Amec

Australia’s investment in exploration expenditure continues to be at historically low levels, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) commented on Tuesday as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published the latest...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 2nd September 2014
 

Universal Coal to raise A$24.5m from IchorCoal

South Africa-focused coal miner Universal Coal on Tuesday announced a A$24.5-million investment from Frankfurt-listed IchorCoal. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, IchorCoal - headed by former ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Nonkululeko...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 2nd September 2014
 

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