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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

Doray on track to meet full-year production targets

29th April 2016 Another solid quarter of gold production from the Andy Well mine, in Western Australia, has placed gold miner Doray Minerals in a strong position to meet the upper end of its full-year production guidance of between 78 000 oz and 85 000 oz for the full year 2016. The Andy Well operation... 

Low rare earths prices cause drop in Lynas revenue

29th April 2016 Rare earths miner Lynas has reported a significant drop in revenue for the three months to March 31, owing to low rare earths prices, which also hinders the miner’s plans to fund improvements at its Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (Lamp) operation, in Malaysia, through cash flows. Sales revenue... 

OceanaGold reports solid quarter as Didipio breaks production record

29th April 2016 Record production from the Didipio gold mine, in the Philippines, has resulted in dual listed OceanaGold increasing its gold production during the three months to March. The ASX- and TSX-listed miner reported on Friday that gold production for the first quarter ended March had increased to 122... 

Maxwells resource estimate upped by 400% – Silver Lake

29th April 2016 Junior gold miner Silver Lake Resources has reported a 400% increase in the mineral resource at its Maxwells project, within the Mount Monger project, in Western Australia. Following an accelerated exploration programme, the project was now estimated to host a resource of 1.69-million tonnes,... 

Oz backs Minotaur findings in South Australia

29th April 2016 Junior explorer Minotaur Exploration has identified a number of new copper-gold targets around producer Oz Minerals’ Prominent Hill operation, in South Australia, which would now be investigated further. In October of last year, the two companies signed a heads of agreement that allowed Minotaur... 

Capricorn shakes the tin to fund Karlawinda studies

29th April 2016 ASX-listed junior Capricorn Metals has raised A$12.6-million through a share placement to advance its flagship Karlawinda gold project, in Western Australia. The company, previously known as Malagasy Minerals, said on Friday that it had placed 97.2-million shares, at a price of 13 each to... 

APLNG pushes Origin production

29th April 2016 With the start of shipments from the Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas (APLNG) project in January, producer Origin Energy on Friday reported a 12% increase in production for the three months to March, compared with the previous quarter. Origin reported production of 60.9 PJe during the... 

Beach sees 5% revenue drop despite production, sales increase

28th April 2016 Oil and gas producer Beach Energy has reported a 5% drop in revenue for the three months to March 31, despite an increase in production and sales volumes. On the back of a 9% decrease in oil prices between December and March, Beach’s revenue fell from A$126.4-million to A$119.7-million. 

State, Commonwealth budgets under pressure amid commodity price slump

28th April 2016 Advisory firm Deloitte Access Economics said on Thursday that both state and Commonwealth budgets would remain under pressure as commodity prices continued to remain low. In its latest edition of the Investment Monitor publication, the firm noted that the fall in mining investment in Queensland... 

An oil province off South Australia would be beneficial – Appea

28th April 2016 The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) on Thursday told a Senate hearing that the development of an oil province in the Great Australian Bight would deliver benefits to both South Australia and Australia as a whole. A Senate committee was tasked in February to... 

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