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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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

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Nouveau Monde expects govt authorisation for Québec project in first quarter

5th January 2021 TSX-V-listed Nouveau Monde Graphite expects to obtain governmental authorisation for its Matawinie graphite project, in Québec, early in the first quarter of this year, thereby enabling the construction of its commercial facilities. The company also expects to complete the construction and... 

Bluejay Mining reorganises board following ‘very successful end’ to 2020

5th January 2021 Exploration and development company Bluejay Mining is reorganising its board as it progresses to the next stage of development, particularly at its Dundas ilmenite project, in Greenland, following a successful end to 2020. The board reorganisation, effective from January 4, will see CEO Rod... 

Shanta Gold appoints Barrick’s Yuri Dobrotin as group exploration manager

5th January 2021 Aim-listed Shanta Gold has appointed Yuri Dobrotin group exploration manager, with effect from January 1. Dobrotin is considered a global expert in gold exploration with 35 years' experience and he joins Shanta from Barrick Gold where he was a senior district geologist in Tanzania. 

Mining licence renewal advances Karowe underground expansion plans

5th January 2021 The mining licence renewal application for Lucara Diamond Corp and Lucara Botswana’s Karowe mine, in Botswana, has been approved, and is effective from January 4 for a period of 25 years. This secures Lucara’s mining rights to 2046 and marks a critical step in the formal sanction of the Karowe... 

Brazil Minerals expands lithium project footprint

4th January 2021 Lithium miner Brazil Minerals has been granted exploration permits for two additional mineral claims that are now part of its lithium project in the northeast part of the state of Minas Gerais, in Brazil. The company is focused on producing hard-rock lithium from high-grade spodumene pegmatites... 

AMCU laments rise in Covid-19 cases, calls on mining companies for assistance

4th January 2021 Trade union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has called for an urgent virtual high-level stakeholder engagement to deliberate on concerns regarding Covid-19 vaccinations for mineworkers, and to chart a way forward. It says in a January 4 statement that it believes the... 

AngloGold, Iamgold complete Sadiola share sale

4th January 2021 Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti, together with its joint venture (JV) partner Iamgold Corporation, have completed the sale of their interests in Société d’Exploitation des Mines d’Orde Sadiola (Semos) to Allied Gold Corporation. Semos’ principal asset is the Sadiola mine, in western Mali. 

Eastplats announces rights offering to shareholders

11th December 2020 Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has announced a rights offering to its shareholders to acquire common shares of the company at the close of business on December 18, on the basis of one right for each common share. Each right will entitle the holder to subscribe for one common share of the company... 

Exxaro launches new supplier development programme

11th December 2020 JSE-listed diversified mining company Exxaro has announced a new supplier development partnership with the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). The two organisations are launching a new contractor development programme, which aims to promote and support the... 

Altus Strategies discovers further copper, silver mineralization at Morocco project

10th December 2020 Dual-listed Altus Strategies has discovered further copper and silver mineralisation at the company’s wholly owned Agdz project, in Morocco. The discovery follows a previously announced predictive mapping project. 


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