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Eldorado gold output up 34% despite Covid impacts

26th February 2021 Canadian miner Eldorado Gold has bolstered its gold production by 34% to 528 874 oz in 2020, achieving the guidance that it has set out for the year, despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The higher output was primarily due to an increase in tonnes of ore stacked and placed under heap... 

Green light for Pallinghurst-backed Nouveau Monde’s Canada graphite mine

26th February 2021 The Quebec government has issued a Ministerial environmental decree authorising project developer Nouveau Monde to build what is set to become the Western world’s largest graphite mine. The environmental decree authorises the Matawinie mine to produce 100 000 t/y of graphite material. Nouveau... 

Talon raises $30m for exploration at Tamarack North

25th February 2021 Toronto-listed Talon Metals has raised $30-million on a bought-deal basis to advance work related to the planned exploration and development programme at the Tamarack North project, in Minnesota. The company is in a joint venture with Rio Tinto and has the right to earn up to 60% of the Tamarack... 

US miner applauds Biden’s order on securing critical supply chains

25th February 2021 President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order targeting supply chains in key industries to bolster domestic production and avoid shortages of critical products. The order directs an immediate 100-day review across federal agencies to address vulnerabilities in the supply chains... 

PolyMet secures victory in Minnesota Supreme Court

25th February 2021 The developer of the NorthMet copper/nickel/palladium project, in north-eastern Minnesota, has secured another court victory, this time in the Minnesota Supreme Court, which ruled in favour of the Clean Air Act permit issued to PolyMet Mining. The court ruling overturned an order by the state... 

B2Gold's net income doubles

24th February 2021 Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Canada-headquartered gold miner B2Bold had a remarkable year of growth in 2020, achieving its twelfth consecutive year of record gold production, record revue and net income doubling. The miner, which operates in Africa, generated net income of... 

Anglo Pacific inks $205m Voisey’s Bay cobalt stream deal

24th February 2021 Royalty and streamlining company Anglo Pacific on Wednesday announced the $205-million acquisition of a holding company that owns a 70% net interest in a stream on cobalt production from the Voisey's Bay mine, in Canada, progressing its ambition to focus on commodities that support a more... 

Nevada and Arizona now the most attractive mining destinations

23rd February 2021 Nevada, in the US, is now the world’s number-one jurisdiction for mining investment, bumping Western Australia from the top of the chart, according to the latest Fraser Institute survey. Arizona, which ranked ninth in 2019, sailed into the second place, while Saskatchewan climbed eight spots... 

Sibanye-Stillwater makes battery metals entry

23rd February 2021 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has entered the battery metals sector through an investment in lithium firm Keliber, which has a goal of being the first European company producing high-purity, battery-grade lithium hydroxide from its own ore. The South Africa-based major would make a... 

Strong price recovery continuing into 2021, says Lucara

23rd February 2021 Canada-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corp said on Monday that the strong price recovery of the fourth quarter has continued into 2021, and a stable, positive price environment was forecast for the year. Following an incredibly challenging year in 2020, the diamond industry began 2021 with a... 

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