R/€ = 14.80 Change: 0.03
R/$ = 12.03 Change: 0.04
Au 1341.73 $/oz Change: 5.27
Pt 1007.00 $/oz Change: 13.38


Fission hits among strongest mineralisation yet at PLS

By: Henry Lazenby     3rd January 2018 Explorer Fission Uranium has hit some of the strongest mineralisation to date at its flagship Patterson Lake South (PLS) project, in Northern Saskatchewan’s south-western Athabasca Basin. The Kelowna, British Columbia-based miner on Wednesday reported the assay results from the last three... 

Water recovery issue keeps Diamcor’s Krone-Endora at Venetia project from full potential

By: Henry Lazenby     14th December 2017 Inadequate recoveries of water from project developer Diamcor Mining’s Krone-Endora at Venetia project's settling dams continues to hinder the project from reaching design capacity, resulting in lower output, the company announced on Wednesday. The Kelowna, British Columbia-based company advised... 

Despite ramp-up delay, Diamcor reports improved tender results

By: Henry Lazenby     11th April 2017 South Africa-focused project developer Diamcor Mining has reported improved diamond tender sales despite the ramp-up to double output at the Krone-Endora at Venetia mine being dogged by operational and product delivery issues. The issues have pushed finalisation of the testing, commissioning and... 

'Irrational' uranium prices making life tough, even for world-class juniors 

By: Henry Lazenby     13th March 2017 The resource investment market’s fixation on uranium spot prices and fewer majors operating in the space are making life difficult for uranium exploration juniors, even those such as Fission Uranium that have made world-class discoveries in one of the best jurisdictions in the world. Speaking to... 

Fission discovers new mineralised zone at PLS

By: Henry Lazenby     1st March 2017 Junior explorer Fission Uranium has announced the discovery of a new mineralised zone 660 m west of the existing R840W zone, highlighting the potential to extend the Patterson Lake South (PLS) mineralised trend, in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin, well beyond the current 2.63 km. The Kelowna-based... 

Diamcor to double near-term output as trial mining continues

By: Henry Lazenby     18th January 2017 Canada-based project developer Diamcor Mining expects to more than double diamond production at its Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in South Africa’s Limpopo province, and treat all material from 1 mm to 45 mm size fractions moving forward, after acquiring, installing and commissioning several... 

Fission reports growing high-grade resource to the west

By: Henry Lazenby     24th October 2016 Explorer Fission Uranium has confirmed new high-grade mineralisation at the R840W zone, currently outside of the Triple R resource area, and also at the main R780E zone, beneath the Triple R deposit, at its Patterson Lake South (PLS) property, located in Canada's Athabasca basin region. The... 

Fission finds more uranium to the west of PLS’s Triple R deposit

By: Henry Lazenby     25th August 2016 Explorer Fission Uranium has found uranium pathfinder elements and strong radioactivity in two new drill holes completed to the west of the western-most deposit at the Patterson Lake South (PLS) project, in Canada’s Athabasca basin. The Kelowna, British Columbia-based junior on Wednesday... 

Diamcor launches C$5m financing

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd August 2016 South Africa-focused diamond project developer Diamcor has launched a C$5-million brokered private placement. Proceeds from the offering will be used for the acquisition of additional operational equipment and materials to support the continued advancement of the company's Krone-Endora at Venetia... 

Balancing exploration and project development key for Fission at PLS

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd June 2016 Exploration superstar Fission Uranium is gearing up for a C$13.3-million summer campaign at its flagship Patterson Lake South (PLS) project in the relatively underexplored Western Athabasca basin, in northern Saskatchewan, and is looking to balance its exploration activities with the objective of... 

Dunnedin makes progress with Nunavut bulk sample

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd March 2016 Emerging diamond explorer Dunnedin Ventures has, to date, recovered 278 diamonds from a 2.4 t bulk sample collected during the 2015 field programme from the Notch kimberlite, which forms part of the Kahuna project in Nunavut. Despite having processed only about 40% of the sample, Dunnedin noted... 

China's CGN looking for more Canada uranium deals

By: Reuters     7th March 2016 China's CGN Mining, the first direct Chinese investor in a Canadian uranium project, is interested in buying stakes in more Canadian companies, a company official said on Sunday. CGN bought a nearly 20% stake for C$82.2-million ($61.63-million) in Fission Uranium, Fission said in December. 

Chinese firm takes near 20% stake in uranium explorer Fission

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd December 2015 Chinese firm CGN Mining has agreed to buy a 19.99% stake in Canadian explorer Fision Uranium, marking the first time a Chinese company has invested directly in a Canadian uranium company. TSX-listed Fission reported that under terms of the deal, the two companies would proceed towards a... 

Fission Uranium rises on reporting of resource estimate for ‘Triple R’ deposit

By: Henry Lazenby     12th January 2015 Athabasca basin explorer Fission Uranium's shares were trading up to about 23% higher on the TSX on Monday morning, after spurring investor interest by publishing an independent resource estimate for the ‘Triple R’ deposit at its Patterson Lake South property, in Northern Saskatchewan. The... 

It’s hit-and-miss for Pangolin Diamonds at Magi, Botswana

By: Henry Lazenby     25th September 2014 Toronto-based explorer Pangolin Diamonds on Thursday revealed that it had recovered four more diamonds from the Magi kimberlitic sandy tuff at its Tsabong North project, in south-west Botswana. The TSX-V-listed company, which was currently exploring for diamonds on four licences in Botswana,... 

Diamcor receives SA mining right

By: Henry Lazenby     11th September 2014 South Africa-focused diamond extractor Diamcor Mining on Thursday reported that the South African Department of Mineral Resources had granted a mining right for the Krone-Endora at Venetia project in South Africa’s Limpopo province, located directly next to De Beers’ Venetia diamond mine – the... 

Diamcor completes in-pit plant expansion at SA flagship

By: Henry Lazenby     8th July 2014 South Africa-focused Diamcor Mining on Tuesday reported that it had completed a planned plant expansion of the in-field dry-screening plant at the company's Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in the country’s Limpopo province. Diamcor said the upgrades included installing a second Dabmar Bivitec... 

Pangolin recovers precious gems in Botswana

By: Henry Lazenby     20th May 2014 Diamond explorer Pangolin Diamonds on Tuesday said that it had recovered diamonds from the Magi kimberlitic sandy tuff at its Tsabong North project, in south-west Botswana. The Toronto-based explorer said that the drill hole samples from Magi005 had returned three micro-diamonds from two... 

Fission finds record mineralisation at PLS; merges 4 high-grade zones

By: Henry Lazenby     24th March 2014 Canadian explorer Fission Uranium on Monday reported that ongoing exploration drilling at its Patterson Lake South (PLS) project, in the Athabasca basin of Saskatchewan, had uncovered “exceptional” results and one particular hole set a new mineralisation record, with its location merging four... 

Diamcor discovers another gem-quality ‘special’

By: Henry Lazenby     19th February 2014 Canadian diamond miner Diamcor, which is focused on developing the Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in South Africa’s Limpopo province, on Wednesday revealed that it had recovered another gem-quality ‘special’. The Kelowna, British Columbia-based firm said it had “incidentally” unearthed a 43.9... 

Diamcor lifts Q3 revenue with two tenders

By: Henry Lazenby     13th January 2014 In expectation of moving to 24/7 operations at its flagship Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in South Africa’s Limpopo province, Kelowna, British Columbia-based Diamcor Mining on Monday reported its third consecutive increase in quarterly revenues in its fiscal year 2014. During the three months... 

A diamond in the rough, Pangolin tracks diamond-bearing kimberlites

By: Henry Lazenby     1st November 2013 After recently announcing that it had discovered one of the largest-ever kimberlite pipes at its Tsabong North project, in Botswana, TSX-V-listed exploration junior Pangolin Diamonds is on the lookout for a partner to develop the project that is shaping up to be far larger than ever thought.... 

Pangolin Diamonds discovers potential diamond-bearing ilmenite

By: Henry Lazenby     19th September 2013 TSX-V-listed explorer Pangolin Diamonds has found a volcanic intrusion with diamond-inclusion-type ilmenites at its Mmadinare project, in north-eastern Botswana. The prospector on Wednesday said independent laboratory analysis by CF Mineral Laboratories of Kelowna, British Columbia, had returned... 


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