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Sheffield finds buyer for Thunderbird ilmenite

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st June 2018 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has inked a maiden ilmenite offtake agreement for its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. The company on Thursday told shareholders that the five-year agreement with Bengbu Zhongheng New Materials will see the company supply 150 000 t of... 

Sheffield secures port allocation for Thunderbird

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th May 2018 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has signed a port access agreement with the Shire of Derby-West Kimberly, allowing the company access to a bulk handling facility and infrastructure at the port of Derby. Sheffield is hoping to export its mineral sands project from the Thunderbird... 

Sheffield spin-off Carawine starts trading on ASX

By: Mariaan Webb     14th December 2017 A new exploration company with gold and base metals assets in Victoria and Western Australia started trading on the ASX on Thursday, following an oversubscribed A$7-million initial public offer (IPO) that closed in late November. Carawine was spun out of ASX-listed Sheffield Resources, which is... 

Sheffield signs 27 000 t/y offtake deal for Thunderbird zircon

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th December 2017 ASX-listed Sheffield Resources has signed a maiden binding offtake agreement with the largest mineral sands processor in China, Hainan Wensheng High-Tech Materials Company, for the future sale of zircon concentrate from its Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia. The agreement is... 

Sheffield spinoff Carawine raises A$7m in IPO

By: Mariaan Webb     30th November 2017 The new exploration company housing Sheffield Resources gold and base metals assets in Victoria and Western Australia, Carawine Resources, has raised A$7-million in an oversubscribed initial public offering (IPO). Sheffield, which is focusing on the Thunderbird mineral sands project in Western... 

Sheffield raises A$32m for Thunderbird development

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     25th October 2017 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources will raise A$32-million through a share placement and share purchase plan (SPP) to fund the development of its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. The company on Wednesday said that it would raise an initial A$30-million through the placement... 

Sheffield to spin-out gold and base metal assets

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th October 2017 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has announced plans to demerge its gold and base metals assets into an ASX-listed company. The assets, which are currently held by subsidiary Carawine Resources, include the Jamieson gold-copper-silver-zinc project, in Victoria, and the Oakover and... 

Sheffield taps Taurus for Thunderbird debt funding

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th October 2017 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has mandated Taurus Mining Finance Fund to arrange for a $200-million debt facility to support the development of the Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company said on Wednesday that Taurus had agreed to arrange and underwrite a... 

Thunderbird mineral sands mine gains EPA approval

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     10th October 2017 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved the Thunderbird mineral sands project, which ASX-listed Sheffield Resources is developing, subject to a number of conditions. Under the recommended conditions, Sheffield will be required to undertake progressive mine... 

Sheffield signs first offtake agreement

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th September 2017 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources on Tuesday announced its first binding offtake agreement over its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. Under an offtake agreement with Indian ceramics company Ruby Ceramics, Sheffield would supply 6 000 t/y of zircon from the Thunderbird project,... 

Sheffield gets another offtake bite

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     29th May 2017 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has inked a cornerstone ilmenite offtake memorandum of understanding (MoU) over its Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia. The MoU with Chinese manufacturer CNNC Huayuan Titanium Dioxide Company covers some 45% of the estimated total... 

Sheffield signs another offtake MoU

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     10th April 2017 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has signed another memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the future sale of zircon from its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. The nonbinding MoU with India’s Sukaso Ceracolors represented up to 20% of the estimated total volume of zircon to be... 

Sheffield signs offtake MoU at Thunderbird

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     4th April 2017 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has signed two offtake memorandums of understanding (MoUs) over future production from its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. “The MoUs have been signed with zircon consumers with a high standing in the industry, confirming Sheffield’s... 

Thunderbird product better than expected

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     13th March 2017 Testwork on the Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia, has demonstrated that the project could deliver an ilmenite product with premium specifications. ASX-listed Sheffield Resources has reported that the testwork, which is being conducted as part of the bankable feasibility... 

Sheffield and Independence form Fraser Range JV

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th November 2016 ASX-listed junior Sheffield Resources has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with metals producer Independence Group over four granted tenements in the Fraser Range region of Western Australia. Under the terms of the JV, Independence will earn a 51% interest in the project area by making an... 

Photographing the industrial vernacular

By: Jade Davenport     7th October 2016 On a recent trip to the UK, I found myself with a few hours to spare in London and so decided to visit the Tate Modern art gallery. Of course, it would be my luck to stumble across a mining and industrial photographic exhibition while browsing through the various collections. Given the rarity of... 

Capital raising helps Sheffield maintain momentum at Thunderbird

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th August 2016 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has received commitments to raise up to $17.1-million, through a placement of 23.9-million shares at 52c a share, to complete a bankable feasibility study (BFS) at its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. The funds raised will also be used for... 

Sheffield looks at smaller Thunderbird

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     2nd March 2016 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources was considering a smaller start-up operation for its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia, saying on Thursday that a bankable feasibility study (BFS) would be undertaken shortly. In October last year, Thunderbird released an updated... 

Sheffield appoints new CFO

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th February 2016 Mineral sands developer and explorer Sheffield Resources has appointed Mark Di Silvio as CFO and company secretary.   With over 25 years’ resources industry experience, Di Silvio’s professional career includes gold operations and development experience in the Kalgoorlie region, and senior finance... 

Sheffield announces maiden reserves at Thunderbird

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     22nd January 2016 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has reported a maiden ore reserve of 683-million, grading 11.3% heavy minerals for its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. “Releasing a maiden ore reserve is the final step in closing out the Thunderbird prefeasibility study (PFS) and moving to... 

Sheffield raises cash for Thunderbird studies

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     27th November 2015 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources is aiming to raise up to A$5-million through a share placement and a further A$2-million through a share purchase plan (SPP) to fund a bankable feasibility study (BFS) for its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. Sheffield told shareholders on... 

Sheffield signs port option for Thunderbird

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th October 2015 ASX-listed mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has secured an access agreement for its Thunderbird product over the Derby wharf. The agreement with the Shire of Derby-West Kimberley marked Sheffield as the preferred proponent at the wharf and provided the company with exclusive access to... 

Revised PFS shows better economics at Thunderbird mine

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th October 2015 An updated prefeasibility study (PFS) into the Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia, has resulted in a 26% reduction in the project’s preproduction capital and an increase in the project’s expected mine life and yearly earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and... 

Atlas buys Sheffield tenements

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     13th August 2015 Embattled iron-ore miner Atlas Iron has acquired three exploration tenements, located near its Abydos and Mt Webber operations, in the Pilbara, from fellow-listed Sheffield Resources. Atlas would pay A$150 000 for the tenements, payable in shares based on a 15% discount to the company’s five-day... 

Brigitte Appointed To Expand International Business For Conflow

8th July 2015 Conflow, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of dust and fire suppression systems, has appointed Brigitte Pennington as Sales and Marketing Manager, with specific responsibility for developing new business opportunities in the quarrying and open cast mining industries. Brigitte has worked in... 

Sheffield publishes PFS for Thunderbird mineral sands project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th May 2015 ASX-listed Sheffield Resources on Thursday revealed that its Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia, would require an investment of some A$367-million to develop. A prefeasibility study (PFS) estimated that the Thunderbird project would produce an average of 114 000 t/y of... 

Centrex buys Sheffield potash project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     9th March 2015 ASX-listed Centrex Metals has entered into a purchase agreement with fellow-listed Sheffield Resources to acquire the Oxley potash project, in Western Australia, in a transaction valued at A$2.5-million. Centrex reported on Monday that it would pay an upfront A$1-million, which would be... 

Sheffield may export Thunderbird product from Derby wharf

By: Mariaan Webb     2nd March 2015 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has been granted preferred proponent status for a bulk commodity handling area at the Derby wharf, in Western Australia, which is seen as an important step towards securing export capacity for the company’s Thunderbird project. MD Bruce McQuitty said... 

Sheffield adds to Thunderbird resource

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th December 2014 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has increased the mineral resource at its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia, to more than three-billion tonnes. The project was now estimated to have a measured, indicated and inferred resource of 3.2-billion tonnes, grading 6.8% heavy mineral... 

Sheffield launches PFS at Thunderbird

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     26th May 2014 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has launched a prefeasibility study at its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia, following its successful capital raising. Earlier this month, Sheffield undertook a share placement to raise A$11.5-million in funding. 

Sheffield raises cash for Thunderbird

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     9th May 2014 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources was hoping to raise up to A$11.5-million in a share placement to advance its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company said on Friday that it would place up to 14.2-million shares, at an issue price of 81c each, to... 

Sheffield scoping delivers a promising Thunderbird

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th April 2014 A scoping study into ASX-listed Sheffield Resource’s Thunderbird mineral sands deposit, in Western Australia, has revealed that the project could have an initial mine-life of about 32 years. Based on the current resource of 2.62-billion tonnes, grading 6.5% heavy mineral sands, for 170-million... 

Sheffield doubles Thunderbird resource

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th March 2014 ASX-listed explorer Sheffield Resources has doubled the mineral resource at its Thunderbird heavy mineral sands deposit, at its Dampier project, in Western Australia. The junior reported on Wednesday that the deposit was now estimated to host some 2.62-billion tonnes of ore, at 6.5% heavy... 

Sheffield grows Eneabba resource

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     30th October 2013 Junior explorer Sheffield Resources has added a further one-million tonnes of resource at its Eneabba mineral sands project, in Western Australia. The company on Wednesday reported a maiden mineral resource of 52.2-million tonnes, at 2.1% heavy minerals at its Drummond Crossing deposit, adding... 

Sheffield finds new potash deposit in WA

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th July 2013 The share price of ASX-listed Sheffield Resources spiked by nearly 10% on Friday after the company announced the discovery of a new potash deposit at its Oxley project, in Western Australia. A maiden 17-hole, 1 704 m reverse circulation drilling programme returned thick, high-grade potash... 

Sheffield's sale of Pilbara assets unconditional

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th April 2013 ASX-listed Sheffield Resource’s sale of its South Pilbara iron tenements has been declared unconditional, as the sale was not subject to Foreign Investment Review Board approval. Earlier this month, Sheffield agreed to sell its South Pilbara tenements to fellow-listed Brockman Mining.  

Brockman expands South Pilbara holdings

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     2nd April 2013 Iron-ore miner Brockman Mining has moved to increase its holdings in the Pilbara by purchasing fellow listed Sheffield Resources' south Pilbara tenements, in Western Australia. 

Sheffield reports maiden resource at Thunderbird

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th December 2012 ASX-listed Sheffield Resources has announced a maiden mineral resource of 1.37-billion tons heavy minerals at the Thunderbird prospect, at the Dampier heavy mineral sands project, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Grading at 6.1%, the resource was estimated to contain some 83-million... 

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