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Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb is Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Beowulf CEO outlines three-step plan for Kallak

8th July 2019 Nordic-focused explorer and developer Beowulf Mining CEO Kurt Budge has used the Almedalen political week in Visby, Sweden, to outline a three-step plan for advancing the Kallak project, should the company be granted a concession. Whereas previous presentations at Sweden’s yearly political... 

Orvana branching out to Argentina

28th June 2019 Gold/copper/silver miner Orvana, which operates mines in northern Spain and Bolivia, has received a positive preliminary economic assessment (PEA) report for what could be its third operation – Taguas, in Argentina. The TSX-listed miner in May bought the property, about 25 km north of Barrick... 

Pallinghurst-backed Nouveau Monde to build value-added product plant in Quebec

28th June 2019 Graphite developer Nouveau Monde on Friday announced that it would proceed with the construction of a demonstration plant for value-added products at its Matawinie project, in Quebec, to tap into the growing lithium-ion battery and expandable graphite markets. This follows a successful capital... 

Jacobina ‘on the cusp of becoming a major mine’ – Yamana CEO

28th June 2019 The Jacobina mine has significantly improved in the last several years and is now considered to be one of Canadian gold miner Yamana Gold’s higher quality, high-value operations. The mine, located in Bahia state, Brazil, produced 144 695 oz of gold last year and one year ahead of schedule in its... 

Chantrell delivers superior offer to Alexandria shareholders

28th June 2019 Toronto-headquartered Chantrell Ventures has delivered a new offer for the acquisition of junior miner Alexandria Minerals, which is superior to the offer of gold miner Agnico Eagle. Chantrell, which had until the end of Thursday to match an offer from Agnico, is offering Alexandria shareholders... 

Bluejay reveals results of ‘starting point’ Dundas PFS

27th June 2019 Listed project developer Bluejay Mining on Thursday published the results of its prefeasibility study (PFS) for its Dundas asset, in Greenland, which the company says is the world’s highest-grade mineral sands ilmenite project. The base case of the study is considered only a “starting point” and... 

Ecuador federal govt to determine future of mining

27th June 2019 A recent Constitutional Court ruling about a proposed referendum in the Ecuador province where copper/gold developer SolGold’s significant Cascabel project is located has made it clear that the future of mining will be determined by that country’s federal government, the LSE- and TSX-listed miner... 

$1 400/oz could mark rebirth for gold juniors – Orefinders

26th June 2019 Should the gold price be sustained at $1 400/oz – a level it breached at the start of this week – it could be the beginning of a rebirth of the neglected junior gold mining sector, which has lost significant value over recent years. This is the view of Canadian gold explorer and developer... 

Acacia fails to change Barrick’s view on mine plans

26th June 2019 London-listed Acacia Mining’s near-5 000-word rebuttal of claims by its parent company over mine plans for its gold operations in Tanzania has failed to change Barrick Gold’s view. The Toronto-headquartered miner, which is trying to buy out minority shareholders in Acacia without paying a... 

Moya Greene resigns from Rio Tinto board

26th June 2019 Moya Greene has resigned from the board of diversified miner Rio Tinto with immediate effect, owing to time constraints. The Canadian national, who previously headed Britain’s Royal Mail, said in a statement announcing her resignation on Wednesday that the time commitment to serve on the Rio... 


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