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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Prophecy’s Gibellini poised to start vanadium production by 2022

19th June 2019 TSX-listed Prophecy Development is working towards securing a positive environmental impact statement (EIS) record of decision for its Gibellini vanadium project, in Nevada, by the first quarter of 2021, the company said on Wednesday, noting that it should pave the way for construction to follow... 

Nordgold to acquire Guyana gold project

19th June 2019 Diversified gold miner Nordgold has entered into an option agreement with ASX-listed Alicanto Minerals for the exclusive right to acquire a 100% interest in the Arakaka gold project, in Guyana. Under the terms of the agreement, Nordgold will have an option to acquire a 100% interest in the... 

Paringa achieves record productivity rates at Poplar Grove

18th June 2019 ASX-listed Paringa Resources has achieved record productivity rates at its Poplar Grove mine, in western Kentucky, where underground activities are undertaken by the first mining unit (Unit 1), comprising two continuous mining machines (CMs). During the week of June 10, the company achieved a... 

Chalice secures new nickel sulphide exploration opportunity

18th June 2019 ASX- and TSX-listed Chalice Gold Mines has secured a significant new nickel sulphide exploration opportunity in the west Kimberley region of Western Australia after reaching an agreement to acquire the outstanding shares in private nickel explorer North West Nickel (NWN). NWN holds a portfolio of... 

GBF adds scale to Macmahon’s underground contracting business

18th June 2019 Mining services company Macmahon has executed a binding agreement to buy mining contractor GBF Holdings for A$48-million, consistent with a growth plan of scaling up its underground division. The acquisition, which was confirmed to the market earlier in June, includes all GBF subsidiaries and is... 

Australia’s Resolute to list on LSE

18th June 2019 ASX-listed Resolute Mining, which operates gold mines in Australia and Africa, expects its shares will start trading on the LSE on June 20. The dual listing on the LSE is a significant milestone in the ongoing transformation of the gold miner and takes place as the company ramps up its new Syama... 

AMCU seeks basic wage of R17 000 for members in platinum sector

14th June 2019 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union on Friday announced that it would seek a monthly basic wage of R17 000 for its members when platinum wage discussions get under way later this month. The union represents about 60 000 members in the South African platinum sector. 

Top miners doing well, but not getting credit for it – PwC

14th June 2019 The world’s top 40 mining companies continued to consolidate their performance of the past several years by delivering steady growth in 2018, PwC’s ‘Mine 2019’ report, published on Tuesday, states. Combined, these companies’ revenue had increased by 8% year-on-year, which PwC says was buoyed by... 

Majority of planned upgrades at Edenville’s Tanzania project completed

13th June 2019 The majority of the planned plant upgrades at Aim-listed Edenville Energy’s flagship Rukwa coal project, in Tanzania, have been completed, the company reported on Thursday. One of the key upgrades was further modifications to the pre-screen, which had been installed in January 2019. 

Commentators differ on impacts of DRC’s revised Mining Code

12th June 2019 Ivanhoe Mines Democratic Republic of Congo operations MD Louis Watum says the country’s new Mining Code has created uncertainty regarding the regulatory framework within the country, which has negatively impacted on funding in the DRC’s mining industry. The revised Mining Code seeks to benefit... 


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