R/€ = 16.15 Change: 0.00
R/$ = 14.17 Change: 0.00
Au 1239.98 $/oz Change: -6.65
Pt 789.68 $/oz Change: 0.81


Alcoa to close two Spanish aluminium plants with job losses

By: Reuters     17th October 2018 Alcoa said on Wednesday it would close two of its three aluminium plants in Spain with a combined annual production of 180 000 metric tonnes, resulting in the lay off of almost 700 workers. The Aviles and La Coruna plants were two of the least productive due to intrinsic structural problems such... 

Berkeley plunges on Spain permit uncertainty

By: Mariaan Webb     17th October 2018 The stock of triple listed Berkeley Energia plunged on Wednesday, after news reports that the Spanish government has decided not to issue the permits needed for its Salamanca uranium mine. Berkley, which on Monday alerted investors to a delay in receiving an urbanisation licence, traded nearly... 

W boosts board with Madrid-based directors

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 Tungsten, copper and gold mining company W Resources has appointed two Madrid-based directors, Pablo Neira and James Argalas, as nonexecutive directors. Neira brings over 30 years of international experience specialising in managing listed industrial manufacturing companies and family office... 

Spain's nuclear watchdog requests more info on Berkeley uranium mine

By: Reuters     14th September 2018 Spain's nuclear watchdog CSN has asked Australian mining company Berkeley Energia for more information on its plans for a uranium mine in Salamanca, on which work is due to begin later this year, the regulator said on Friday. The project, which would become the European Union's only open-cast... 

Advisian quickly becoming an advisor of choice in transport and master planning

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th August 2018 Transport infrastructure is a primary driver for expanding trade and sustainable development throughout the EMEA region. This is particularly the case in the SSA (sub-Saharan African) and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) regions, where the integration of transport infrastructure with new... 

Menar hopes to expand through $28m Kangra Coal buy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st August 2018 Mining investment company Menar Holding plans to acquire a 70% stake in Kangra Coal, which owns assets in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, from Madrid-listed Gas Natural Fenosa for $28-million. If approved, the acquisition will add to Menar’s growing portfolio and diversified geographical location... 

Spanish cattle farmers are worrying about nearby uranium mines

By: Bloomberg     3rd July 2018 Maria Jose Alamo, whose 120 cattle graze on land close to the only major new uranium mine being developed in the world, is worried. “I myself wouldn’t buy the meat of cattle raised close to such a mine,” said Alamo, 48, in an interview at a cafe in the hamlet of Banos de Retortillo, in Western... 

Berkeley Energia to migrate to LSE main board this week

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2018 Uranium project developer Berkeley Energia said on Monday that its admission to the main market of the LSE and the Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao and Barcelona stock exchanges (SSE) should be effective this week. The LSE migration should occur on Wednesday, at which stage trading in the company’s... 

Berkeley appoints COO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2018 Uranium-focused Berkeley Energia has appointed corporate executive Sean Wade as COO to identify and lead strategic business development opportunities. Prior to joining Berkeley, Wade was director of international media and investor relations at Georgia’s largest bank, TBC. During his time at the... 

Berkeley Energia to list on LSE, Spanish stock exchanges

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd May 2018 Uranium developer Berkeley Energia (currently Aim-listed) on Wednesday announced its intention to apply for admission of its ordinary shares to the main board of the LSE and to the Spanish Stock Exchanges (SSEs) of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia.  

German ruling likely blessing in disguise for platinum - RBPlat 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2018 The German Federal Court ruling on diesel car emissions, which could cost transgressors eight-billion euros in fines a year, is seen as a likely blessing in disguise for platinum, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri said on Tuesday. The global backlash against diesel-engine cars,... 

TMAC achieves permitting milestones in Yukon project developments

By: Henry Lazenby     19th January 2018 Gold producer TMAC Resources has achieved a significant permitting milestone for its Madrid and Boston gold deposits, after the Nunavut Impact Review Board and the Nunavut Water Board accepted the final environmental-impact statement and water licence applications and started a coordinated review... 

Miners bolster senior ranks in preparation for fast-paced 2018

By: Henry Lazenby     16th January 2018 Several Canadian listed miners reported senior management changes on Tuesday. Marine mining hopeful Nautilus Minerals announced Tuesday that Tariq Al Barwani has been appointed to the role of nonexecutive chairperson. Al Barwani joined the board in May 2016. He is a director and shareholder of MB... 

TMAC again lowers guidance as mill ramp-up slows

By: Henry Lazenby     15th August 2017 Emerging gold producer TMAC Resources expects to produce even fewer ounces this year at its Dorris mine, in Canada’s Nunavut Territory, as a slower-than-expected ramp-up of the plant impacted on the operation’s most recent quarterly performance. TMAC poured first gold at Dorris – part of the Hope... 

Berkeley Energia takes another step towards mine construction

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th December 2016 Aim-listed Berkeley Energia on Tuesday said that construction at its 100%-owned Salamanca uranium mine, near Madrid, Spain, will start early next year, following the order of the first major items for the crushing circuit. Proceeds raised from a recent $30-million equity raise have been used to... 

Lithium Americas aligns with key strategic market movers

By: Henry Lazenby     12th April 2016 Mere weeks after forming a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with global chemicals company Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) to develop the significant Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project in Jujuy, Argentina, Canadian project developer Lithium Americas (LAC) has signed a nonexclusive memorandum of... 

New multipurpose scissor lift platform developed

27th March 2015 To enhance logistics of underground mining operations, concrete equipment and material-placing equipment manufacturer Putzmeister has developed the Minelift 4 scissor-lift platform. 

Iron-ore major receives global awards

16th January 2015 Mining major Anglo American iron-ore business unit Kumba Iron Ore announced in October that the Top Employers Institute has certified the company as a top employer in South Africa for its employee offerings. The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognises... 

09/11/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th November 2012 Foreign investors in South Africa’s latest batch of renewable energy opportunities have hit the ground running; Strong calls are being made for the crafting of a new social compact for the mining industry to prevent another Marikana; and Impala Platinum is working with the Department of Science... 

Sennen Resources strongly advises against Liberty Silver’s hostile bid

By: Henry Lazenby     25th August 2012 Gold junior Sennen Resources on Friday strongly advised its shareholders to reject an extended hostile offer by Liberty Silver for the company. Sennen, which is currently funding a $5-million exploration programme as part of a five-year option agreement with North Arrow Minerals, to earn 60%... 


By: Martin Creamer     20th July 2012 Spanish coal miners are seen firing handmade rockets during clashes with the Spanish riot civil guard at the Pozo Santiago coal mine in Aller, in northern Spain. Mineworker unions complain that planned government subsidy withdrawals will destroy coal mining, which relies on state aid to compete... 


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