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Varvara hub, Kazakhstan

By: Sheila Barradas     15th June 2018 A gold/copper mine in the Kostanay region. 

Fortune may defer Saskatchewan metals processing plant

By: Mariaan Webb     14th June 2018 Project developer Fortune Minerals may defer its planned metals processing plant near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and may opt to sell concentrates from the flagship Nico mine directly to third parties, the company said on Thursday. The London, Ontario-based company has approval for a $200-million... 

Mitsubishi pays $600m to up stake in Anglo American’s Peru copper project

By: Mariaan Webb     14th June 2018 Diversified miner Anglo American has agreed to sell another 21.9% equity interest in its Quellaveco copper project, Peru, to Mitsubishi, increasing the Japanese group’s interest in the project to 40%. Mitsubishi will pay $600-million for the additional interest in Quellaveco, implying a... 

Outotec Floatforce Retrofit significantly improved metallurgical performance for Jinchuan Group

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2018 Outotec China successfully completed the 150m3 flotation cell retrofit project at Jinchuan Groups Ni-Cu facility in Jinchang. Background 

Mustang Resources finds more high-grade vanadium at Moz project

8th June 2018 Emerging multicommodity miner Mustang Resources’ latest assay results for the Caula vanadium/graphite project in northern Mozambique continue to underpin a strong economic outlook for the project, with the miner noting that a maiden vanadium resource is due soon. Mustang Resources announced last... 

Battery Minerals on track to produce graphite after raising A$20m

8th June 2018 Minerals explorer Battery Minerals is advancing its Montepuez graphite project in the north-west of Montepuez, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique following the latest fund-raising. The company has received financial commitments for A$20-million through a share placement at 6c a share. The proceeds will be... 

Second binding offtake highlights demand for graphite concentrate

8th June 2018 The external support for the Ancuabe graphite project in Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique in the form of a second binding offtake agreement signed last month, provides “strong” momentum for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), financing and development objectives of the project,... 

Russia's Polyus to decide on Sukhoi Log gold mine by 2020/21

By: Reuters     7th June 2018 Russian gold miner Polyus said on Thursday it planned to make a final investment decision on Sukhoi Log, one of the world's largest untapped gold deposits, by 2020/21, when it would also begin capital spending on construction. Should a positive investment decision be made, production would start... 

Trilogy reports maiden cobalt resource estimate for Alaska project

By: Anine Kilian     6th June 2018 Alaska-focused mineral explorer Trilogy Metals on Monday reported a maiden 77-million-pound cobalt resource for its Bornite project. The resource estimate used assay data from drill holes completed by the company between 2011 and 2013 and re-sampled historic holes drilled in the 1960s and 1970s. 

Varvara hub, Kazakhstan

By: Sheila Barradas     1st June 2018 A gold/copper concentrate operation in the Kostanay region, north-west Kazakhstan. 

PanTerra pursues $25m damages claim against Dominican govt

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     24th May 2018 ASX-listed PanTerra Gold on Thursday told shareholders that it would pursue up to $25-million in damages from the Dominican government, over allegations that the government failed to meet its contractual obligations at the Las Lagunas tailings dam project. The Las Lagunas project involves the... 

Titan raises A$11m for Mirador acquisition

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     22nd May 2018 Peru-focused explorer Titan Minerals has raised A$11-million through a share placement to fund the acquisition of the Mirador copper and gold plant, and to fund exploration and development at its Torrecillas and San Santiago gold projects. The share placement, which was priced at 3c a share,... 

Mayskoye mine, Russia

By: Thabi Madiba     18th May 2018 A gold mine located in the Chaunski district of the Chukotka Autonomous region, in Russia. 

Desert Lion sets price for flotation plant development in Namibia

By: Simone Liedtke     17th May 2018 The Phase 1 flotation plant at TSX-listed Desert Lion Energy’s Namibian lithium operations is estimated to cost about C$7-million. The plant, with a processing capacity of between 350 000 t/y and 400 000 t/y, will be used to process the fines from the historic run-of-mines stockpiles at Desert... 

Azure looks at development options for Oposura

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     17th May 2018 ASX-listed Azure Minerals was investigating a number of development options at its Oposura zinc and lead-silver project, in Mexico. The company told shareholders that over a dozen metals trading companies and base metal smelters and shown interest in purchasing the zinc and lead-silver... 

Callinex jumps 35% on viable combined Nash Creek, Superjack PEA

By: Henry Lazenby     15th May 2018 Base metals-focused Callinex Mines has made public the results of a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) examining the production of zinc from the combined 100%-owned Nash Creek and Superjack projects, located in New Brunswick’s prolific Bathurst Mining District, in Maritime Canada. The PEA... 

Albazino mine, Russia

By: Sheila Barradas     11th May 2018 A gold mine the Khabarovsk region of Russia. 

Careful process consideration, augmentation delays Elandsfontein phosphate mine

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th May 2018 Investment company African Rainbow Capital on Wednesday announced delays to its 25%-owned Elandsfontein phosphate mine.  

Black Rock produces ultrahigh-grade graphite concentrate

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     8th May 2018 Graphite focused Black Rock Mining has delivered the world’s first 99%+ purity graphite concentrate at its pilot plant in Canada, from ore mined at its Mahenge graphite project, in Tanzania. “We are not aware of any deposit that is capable of producing 99.3% grade concentrate by standard... 

Dukat hub mine, Russia

By: Thabi Madiba     4th May 2018 Name: Dukat hub mine. Location: The Dukat hub is located in Omsukchan, about 595 km from the city of Magadan in Russia. 

Work starts on initial phases of Songwe feasibility study

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd May 2018 Work has started on the initial phases of a feasibility study into Mkango Resources’ Songwe Hill rare earths project, in Malawi. Metallurgical optimisation is under way at laboratories in Australia and Canada, with the work programme having been scaled up following the receipt, in January, of... 

Galileo continues discussions with MPP

By: Anine Kilian     2nd May 2018 Aim-listed Galileo Resources has reported that negotiations with an undisclosed major phosphate/fertiliser producer (MPP) are continuing positively. The company is talks with the MPP to finalise a definitive agreement to supply, for up to 15 years, raw phosphate rock in the form of flotation... 

Kore Potash progresses DFS for RoC project

By: Nadine James     30th April 2018 Potash exploration and development company Kore Potash, headed by CEO Sean Bennett, continues to make progress with the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its flagship 97%-owned Sintoukola (Kola) Potash project, in the Republic of Congo (RoC). 

MGX looking forward to booking first revenue by Oct as commercial petrolithium plants deploy

By: Henry Lazenby     28th April 2018 Budding energy metals producer MGX Minerals is looking forward to generating its first revenues later this year as the first commercial petrolithium extraction systems deploy to sites in Utah and Alberta. “It’s a liability until it becomes an asset,” president and CEO Jared Lazerson says of the... 

Petropavlovsk closes Pokrovskiy plant to integrate into POX Hub

By: Mariaan Webb     24th April 2018 Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk is advancing the development of the POX Hub at the Malomir mine towards its planned commissioning later this year, with the Pokrovskiy plant having been taken off line for refurbishment and integration into the new processing facility. Petropavlovsk chairperson... 

Chemical ore separation market now expanding

20th April 2018 While the company’s historic market for the supply of chemicals to separate orebodies comprises mainly the Central Africa Copperbelt of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the market is expanding in terms of geography and mineral range, says mining reagent specialist Axis House MD Trevor... 

Drilling continues at Kodal’s Bougouni project

By: Anine Kilian     19th April 2018 Aim-listed Kodal Minerals plans to continue reverse circulation drilling on its Mali-based Bougouni lithium project until the start of the rainy season in June/ July. "We are continuing with the major exploration and definition programme at Bougouni, with multiple key activities happening in... 

Atalaya’s Q1 output beats management expectations

By: Mariaan Webb     11th April 2018 Dual-listed Atalaya Mining has achieved its second highest production quarter on record, with copper output increasing to 9 441 t in the three months ended March, from 8 805 t in the corresponding period of 2017. The company, which operates the Proyetco Riotinto mine, in Spain, achieved a 7.1%... 

Ghana, AngloGold agree to Obuasi redevelopment

9th March 2018 Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti has signed the regulatory and fiscal agreements with the government of Ghana that will provide the framework for the redevelopment of the Obuasi gold mine, in Ghana, into a modern, productive mining operation, the company announced in a press release last... 

MGX PEA outlines economic case for magnesium oxide production at Driftwood project

By: Henry Lazenby     7th March 2018 Exploration junior MGX Minerals has released the results of a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Driftwood Creek magnesium project, located in British Columbia, outlining the project's potential to become a high-margin, low-cost producer of magnesium oxide (MgO). The early-stage... 

Pending toll milling, Bunker Hill ready to roll in as little as 60 days

By: Henry Lazenby     7th March 2018 The 'crown jewel' of the Coeur D'Alene zinc, lead and silver mining district, in northern Idaho, could be in initial production in as little as 60 days pending finalisation of a toll milling agreement, after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed an agreement releasing owner Bunker... 

Metallurgical tests confirm high-grade spodumene at Portugal project

By: Schalk Burger     5th March 2018 Aim-listed Savannah Resources on Monday reported that Phase 2 metallurgical test work at the Mina do Barroso lithium project, in Portugal, has confirmed that conventional metallurgical processes will produce a spodumene concentrate. “Test work confirms high-grade spodumene mineralisation with a... 

Mineral flowsheet development completed at Prieska zinc-copper project

By: Simone Liedtke     1st March 2018 JSE- and ASX-listed minerals exploration company Orion Minerals has successfully completed the development of a mineral flowsheet for the treatment of sulphide zinc/copper mineralisation at the Prieska project, in the Northern Cape. The derived mineral processing flowsheet achieves high zinc and... 

Prospect starts small scale lithium carbonate production

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th February 2018 ASX-listed Prospect Resources has started commissioning its battery grade lithium carbonate pilot plant in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe. The laboratory complex in the Kwekwe area supports the laboratory scale and pilot scale production of lithium carbonate, with small scale production of battery grade higher... 

Hecla enters toll-milling accord with Excellon

By: Henry Lazenby     27th February 2018 US gold producer Hecla Mining has signed a toll milling agreement with Mexico's highest-grade silver miner Excellon Resources, to process sulphide ore from the San Sebastian mine, in Mexico, at Excellon's Miguel Auza flotation mill facility. The ore will be trucked 42 km between the two... 

Barrick guides for lower output for longer as it works to bolster production profile

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd February 2018 Major miner Barrick Gold has outlined a lower production profile in the coming years as it focuses on developing four major new projects that are expected to lift output by about one-million ounces from 2021 onwards. The Toronto-based company expects to produce between 4.2-million and 4.6-million... 

Australian minerals sector calls for workplace relations, education reform to build future workforce

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th February 2018 Australia’s higher education system should be reformed and outdated workplace relations laws that discourage investment and stifle innovation and efficiency should be fixed to build the future Australian minerals workforce, said Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) interim executive director David... 

Glenover signs heads of agreement for potential offtake deal

By: Anine Kilian     5th February 2018 Aim-listed Galileo Resources’ 36%-owned Glenover Phosphate subsidiary has signed a heads of agreement for a potential offtake deal with an undisclosed major phosphate and fertiliser producer. Under the terms of the agreement, Glenover will supply the fertiliser producer with raw phosphate rock in... 

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