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Cape Lambert to fund Timis Mining’s Marampa buy

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 3 minutes ago Resource investment company Cape Lambert on Wednesday announced that it had entered into a term sheet with Timis Mining to provide that company with about $20-million for its planned acquisition of the Marampa iron-ore project, in Sierra Leone, from the administrators of London Mining. Under the... 

OceanGold hopeful of Blackwater economics

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 6 minutes ago A preliminary economic report on dual-listed gold miner OceanaGold’s Blackwater gold project, in New Zealand, has indicated an economically robust project. In a report released on Wednesday, the ASX- and TSX-listed miner noted that Blackwater could be mined at a rate of 120 000 t/y, to produce... 

Mincor assets deliver in Sept quarter

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 39 minutes ago Nickel miner Mincor Resources has exceeded its production expectations during the September quarter, as both its operating mines, in Western Australia, exceeded yearly production targets. During the three months under review, Mincor increased production to 2 515 t of nickel-in-ore, up 5%... 

Speculation arise around Mutiny/Doray tie-in

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 48 minutes ago The shares of gold miners Doray Minerals and Mutiny Gold went into a trading halt on Tuesday, pending announcements of a potential corporate combination. Doray’s trading halt would lift on Friday, while Mutiny was expected to resume trading on Thursday. 

Silver Lake sells Lakewood assets

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 49 minutes ago ASX-listed Silver Lake Resources has announced the sale of its Lakewood mill assets, in Western Australia, in a deal worth A$5.5-million. The company would receive a 2% gross revenue royalty on all minerals mined or recovered from two mining leases. 

BHP reports record production, says no major projects under way

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 51 minutes ago Mining giant BHP Billiton has reported record production across four commodities and eight operations during the quarter ended September, including from its Pilbara iron-ore operations. Iron-ore production for the three months under review increased by 1% on the previous quarter, and 17% on the... 

BHP reports record production, says no major projects under way
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Norton delivers record results and lower cash costs

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 53 minutes ago Gold miner Norton Gold Fields has reported a slight increase in gold production during the three months to September, compared with the previous quarter, as productivity and cost reduction initiatives delivered results. Production during the three quarters under review reached 46 957 oz, at a C1... 

Global REE supply threatened after reports that 40% of Chinese supply is illegal

By: Henry Lazenby The world's most prolific producer of rare earth elements (REE) - China - had revealed that 40% of its supply was from illegally mined sources in the country, market-focused research house Benchmark Mineral Intelligence analyst Simon Moores reported on Tuesday. REE market expert Dudley... 

Global REE supply threatened after reports that 40% of Chinese supply is illegal


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