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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

Excelsior reduces Kalgoorlie North openpit mining costs

Gold hopeful Excelsior Gold on Friday reported that it could reduce the expected openpit mining costs at its Kalgoorlie North project by between 10% and 20%. The estimate was made after Excelsior received proposals from 28 mining contractors in...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 19th September 2014
 

OceanaGold confirms unsuccessful Alacer approaches

Dual-listed gold miner OceanaGold on Friday confirmed that it had made several attempts to gain control of fellow gold miner Alacer Gold. Responding to market speculation, OceanaGold told shareholders that since February this year, the company...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 19th September 2014
 

IOH urges remaining shareholders to accept BC offer

Takeover target Iron Ore Holdings (IOH) on Friday told shareholders that it would start an active campaign recommending the takeover offer from fellow-listed BC Iron, after its second largest shareholder also accepted the offer. Earlier this...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 19th September 2014
 

DML halts Botswana underground development on funding issue

Copper miner Discovery Metals Limited (DML) has placed the development of its Zeta underground mine, at the Boseto copper project, in Botswana, on hold. The miner said this week that a proposed A$25.7-million rights issue, which was announced at...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 19th September 2014
 

Rox raises cash to fund Fisher East work

Explorer Rox Resources has raised A$4.5-million in a share placement. The company announced on Friday that it had placed about 104.6-million shares, in a single tranche, priced at 4.3c a share. The funds raised would allow the company to continue...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 19th September 2014
 

Australian mining-sector unemployment double national average

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – The Australian resources sector was facing double the average national unemployment rate, the Australian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) reported on Tuesday. AusIMM indicated that the unemployment rate in...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 19th September 2014
 

Calls for action after trespassers enter Maules Creek

The New South Wales Minerals Council has called for state government intervention after trespassers entered the much contested Maules Creek mine, owned by ASX-listed Whitehaven Coal. The Minerals Council claimed that the trespassers cut down 187...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 18th September 2014
 

AWE-Origin onshore gas find may be WA’s largest since 1960s

The share price of ASX-listed oil and gas company AWE increased by nearly 15% on Thursday after the company announced a major onshore gas discovery in Western Australia. The company said that a gross contingent resource of between 65-billion...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 18th September 2014
 

TSX to delist gold miner Besra next month

Gold miner Besra was being forced from the TSX, after the bourse determined that the company had failed to meet its continued listing requirements. Besra’s shares would be delisted from the TSX at the close of business on October 17.
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 18th September 2014
 

Lincoln awarded groundwater licence in South Australia

ASX-listed junior Lincoln Minerals on Thursday announced that it had received a groundwater licence for its proposed iron-ore mine in South Australia. In August this year, the Environment, Resources and Development Court of South Australian...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 18th September 2014
 

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