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Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

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

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Perpetua and Nez Perce Tribe agree to litigation stay

18th February 2021 Gold project developer Perpetua Resources, formerly Midas Gold, has reached agreement with the Nez Perce Tribe for a three-month stay of the tribe’s Clean Water Act lawsuit while the parties pursue a court-ordered dispute resolution process. Perpetua is being sued by the Nez Perce Tribe over... 

Ivanhoe’s Ivanplats arranging $420m project financing

17th February 2021 Ivanplats, the South African subsidiary of Canadian miner Ivanhoe Mines, is arranging project-level financing of up to $420-million for the development of its Platreef project, in Limpopo. Ivanhoe says Ivanplats has signed a nonbinding term sheet with Orion Mine Finance for a $300-million... 

Midas changes its name, gets Nasdaq listing date and relocates HQ

17th February 2021 In a move to reinforce its commitment to Idaho, Toronto-listed Midas Gold has changed its name to Perpetua Resources and announced that it will begin trading on the Nasdaq this week. As the Stibnite gold project continues to advance through major milestones, the listing on a US stock exchange is... 

Court challenge to PolyMet water quality permit dismissed

17th February 2021 A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) oversight of a water quality permit issued to PolyMet Mining, which is developing the NorthMet copper/nickel/palladium project in north-eastern Minnesota. The challenge, filed in September 2019... 

Teck doubles water treatment capacity at Elkview

17th February 2021 Diversified major Teck Resources on Tuesday reported that commissioning was under way at its Elkview saturated rock fill (SRF) expansion, which doubles the water treatment facility’s capacity to 20-million litres a day of water. Construction was completed in late 2020 and the facility is now... 

Graphite developer mulls Nasdaq or NYSE listing

16th February 2021 Canadian graphite developer Nouveau Monde on Tuesday announced that it was considering listing the company’s shares on the NYSE or the Nasdaq stock market, further enhancing its presence in the US. Nouveau Monde, which is developing battery anode materials in Quebec, has retained Evercore as its... 

Rio Tinto explores low-carbon iron production in Canada

16th February 2021 Global miner Rio Tinto has teamed up with two partners to explore the production of a low-carbon steel feedstock, using green hydrogen generated from hydro-electricity in Canada. The partnership, which also includes international engineering company Paul Wurth and European steelmaker... 

Bluejay receives Exim LoI for $208m to build Greenland mine

15th February 2021 Exploration and development company Bluejay Mining on Monday announced that it had received a letter of intent (LoI) for $208-million to fund the capital requirements of its Dundas ilmenite project, in Greenland. The LoI is from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Exim). Bluejay said... 

Taseko moves ahead with Florence project

12th February 2021 Dual-listed Taseko Mines is moving forward with final design engineering of the commercial production facility at its Florence copper project, in Arizona, announcing this week that it has secured the majority of the funding needed for the project. Taseko has completed an offering of $400-million... 

Agnico Eagle hits record quarterly output and record FY earnings

12th February 2021 NYSE- and TSX-listed gold miner Agnico Eagle has reported record quarterly production, record annual earnings and cash flow and outlined plans to bolster production by 24% from 2020 to 2024. The Canada-based mining company on Thursday reported record net income of $511.6-million, or $2.12 a... 


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