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Eldorado unveils maiden resource for deposit near Lamaque

23rd February 2021 Canadian bullion miner Eldorado Gold has announced a maiden resource estimate for the recently-discovered Ormaque deposit, near its Lamaque operations, in Quebec. The deposit has an inferred mineral resources total 2.62-million tonnes at a grade of 9.53 g/t gold, for 803 000 oz of contained... 

Canada could take major slice of EV economic pie – Benchmark

22nd February 2021 Canada has sizeable potential to be one of the upstream leaders of the lithium-ion battery ecosystem that the world is building, says Benchmark MD Simon Moores, who will be appearing in front of the House of Commons on Monday. Moores will partake in a discussion on Canada’s role in building a... 

Pumpkin Hollow experiences delays

22nd February 2021 The Pumpkin Hollow underground mine, in the US, is experiencing delays, Toronto-listed Nevada Copper reported on Friday, stating that steady state production of 5 000 t/d of ore would be deferred from mid-year into the third quarter. The company said mechanical issues and other incidents in the... 

Investments to start paying off this year, says Hudbay

19th February 2021 While 2021 remains a year of investment for base metals miner Hudbay, it is also the year in which the company expects to start see the benefits of its high-return investments as it grows production in Peru and Canada. The company is expanding the Constancia mine, in Peru, through the... 

Menell to chair Brazilian Nickel

19th February 2021 Brian Menell has been appointed nonexecutive chairperson of private UK firm Brazilian Nickel (BRN), following the recent $25-million investment by TechMet, of which he is chairperson and CEO. The South African industrialist succeeds Paul Lush, who is now deputy chairperson of BRN. Commenting on... 

Mick Davis backs Madagascar graphite mine development

19th February 2021 An investment firm led by former Xstrata CEO Sir Mick Davis has thrown its weight behind the Molo graphite development in Madagascar. Vision Blue, the firm that Davis found in December 2020 to invest in battery and technology minerals, has selected Molo as its flagship graphite asset, agreeing... 

Newmont adjusted earnings, free cash flow surge

18th February 2021 The world’s biggest bullion producer, Newmont, on Thursday announced record full-year and fourth-quarter results, with free cash flow surging 153% to $3.6-billion Adjusted net income soar from $970-million, or $1.32 a share, to $2.14-billion, or $2.66 a share, in 2020, while in the... 

Rio Tinto committed to Oyu Tolgoi, says CEO

18th February 2021 Mining company Rio Tinto remains committed to Oyu Tolgoi, in Mongolia, and is comfortable with the risk sharing and the stake that it has in the asset, which is one of the world’s largest-known copper and gold deposits. Responding to an analyst’s question during the group’s year-end results call... 

Teck advancing its copper growth strategy

18th February 2021 Diversified major Teck Resources has made progress at the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 (QB2) copper project, which it suspended in March and has started ramping up again since the third quarter. At the end of 2020, the company has achieved its target of 40% overall completion of QB2, president and... 

Brazil nickel/cobalt project advances to BFS stage

18th February 2021 A bankable feasibility study (BFS) at the Piauí nickel project (PNP), in Brazil, is under way, privately held Brazilian Nickel has announced. The BFS is the next stage in the development of PNP, which will produce an average of 25 000 t/y of nickel and 900 t/y of cobalt. Engineering group SNC... 

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