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With five projects in its fold, Northern Star output surges

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 25 minutes ago Gold miner Northern Star Resources has continued the trend of record quarterly production, as production surged following the incorporation of its five projects. During the three months to September, Northern Star recovered 147 884 oz of gold, compared with the 114 780 oz recovered in the... 

Elemental halves Congo capex in refigured project plan

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 26 minutes ago Potash developer Elemental Minerals on Thursday announced a new capital estimate of $908-million for the development of its Sintoukola sylvinite (Kola) project, in the Republic of Congo. This compares with an initial capital estimate of $1.85-billion in the 2012 prefeasiblity study (PFS), which... 

Govt-ordered Ranger mine spill report published

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 31 minutes ago The federal and Northern Territory governments have released the findings of an independent expert report into the leach tank failure at uranium miner Energy Resources of Australia (ERA’s) Ranger mine, in the Northern Territory. The government-ordered independent report, released this week, has... 

Atlas Iron responds to changing market with accelerated cost-savings plan

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 35 minutes ago Iron-ore miner Atlas Iron on Thursday said its expected its cost savings for 2015 to be higher than previously thought, as the company’s cash-cost initiatives surged during the three months to September. Atlas on Thursday told shareholders that all-in costs for the September quarter had reached... 

Atlas Iron responds to changing market with accelerated cost-savings plan

Maules Creek to rail ahead of schedule

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 39 minutes ago First coal from the Maules Creek operation, in New South Wales, was expected to be railed in January next year, more than two months ahead of schedule, owner Whitehaven Coal reported on Thursday. The ASX-listed miner said that the acceleration of the first coal railing was owing to the strong... 

Cape Lambert granted mining licence at Marampa

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 41 minutes ago ASX-listed Cape Lambert on Thursday announced that it had been granted a mining licence for its own Marampa iron-ore project, in Sierra Leone. “I am delighted that the Ministry of Mineral Resources has finally approved the grant of Marampa’s mining licence so that we can get on with the process... 

Newcrest advances Cadia East

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 50 minutes ago Gold miner Newcrest Mining would now shift its development focus at the Cadia East operation to the propagation of Panel Cave 2, following the safe propagation of Panel Cave 1 this week. “Newcrest has developed world-class expertise in bulk underground mining techniques gained from the... 

Amplats lifts FY output guidance on lower Q3 post-strike ramp-up losses

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 51 minutes ago The post-strike ramp-up in production at Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Rustenburg, Union and Amandelbult mines was completed a month ahead of schedule, with normal output having resumed by September. In its third-quarter production report, released on Thursday, the platinum miner noted... 

Amplats lifts FY output guidance on lower Q3 post-strike ramp-up losses


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