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OceanaGold confirms unsuccessful Alacer approaches

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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...
19th September 2014
 
 
M&A

IOH urges remaining shareholders to accept BC offer

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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...
19th September 2014
 
 
COPPER

DML halts Botswana underground development on funding issue

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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...
19th September 2014
 
 
CAPITAL RAISE

Rox raises cash to fund Fisher East work

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

Moderate global economic growth outlook forces miners to keep promises

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The most critical challenge miners needed to deal with during the next 12 months was to deliver on their promises of cost savings and regain the confidence of the capital markets, professional services firm KPMG Canada’s mining industry leader,...
19th September 2014
 
 
GOLD

Gold industry at a crossroads, return to fundamentals essential for capital

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The gold industry needed to make money once more, and return to fundamentals if it was to succeed in competing with the gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) for coveted capital, the world’s seventh-largest gold producer by output said on Thursday. In...
18th September 2014
 
 
DIAMONDS

Upbeat Petra Diamonds moots dividend fast-forwarding

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Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar London-listed Petra Diamonds on Thursday outlined major upcoming elevations in the economics of its mining operations, which upped production in the 12 months to June 30 to enable the buoyant diamond mining company to post a 47% increase in...
18th September 2014
 
 
COAL

Calls for action after trespassers enter Maules Creek

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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...
18th September 2014
 
 
OIL & GAS

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

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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...
18th September 2014
 
 
DELISTING

TSX to delist gold miner Besra next month

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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.
18th September 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE

Lincoln awarded groundwater licence in South Australia

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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...
18th September 2014
 
 
MINING SERVICES

WA leads the way for autonomous mining - Minister

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Western Australia will this week play host to International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), which is in Perth to examine the state's proposed new code for autonomous mining. Western Australia is leading the global implementation of...
18th September 2014
 
 
 
 
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