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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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DRA Global awarded process, engineering design contract for Kazakhstan project

2nd July 2019 DRA Global has been awarded the process and engineering design contract as part of a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for JSC Tin One Mining’s Syrymbet project, in northern Kazakhstan. DRA’s scope of work includes the design of a concentrator plant, as well as that of the immediate... 

AfriTin aims to capitalise on global tin deficit

2nd July 2019 Aim-listed AfriTin Mining achieved several key milestones at its Uis tin mine, in Namibia, during 2018 and is now focused on delivering a pilot plant capable of producing a profitable concentrate at the mine, while incorporating further optionality through regional expansion. Reporting on the... 

Barrick, Newmont launch Nevada Gold Mines, the world’s largest gold producing complex

1st July 2019 Dual-listed Barrick Gold and Newmont Goldcorp have successfully concluded the transaction to establish Nevada Gold Mines. Barrick holds 61.5% of the new company and is also the operator, while Newmont Goldcorp owns 38.5% of Nevada Gold Mines. 

CNG working to expand output at Tajikistan gold mine

1st July 2019 Mineral exploration and mining company China Nonferrous Gold (CNG) successfully completed construction of the mine site at its Pakrut gold project, in the Republic of Tajikistan at the end of 2018. Following the successful completion of infrastructure and construction works at the mine site, the... 

IronRidge’s Côte d'Ivoire field programmes continue to gather momentum

1st July 2019 Africa-focussed minerals exploration company IronRidge Resources’ field programmes within its Côte d'Ivoire exploration portfolio are continuing to gather momentum, IronRidge CEO Vincent Mascolo says. Detailed face mapping and sampling have been completed within 145 primary hard-rock artisanal... 

Osisko closes first tranche of share repurchase transaction with Orion

1st July 2019 Intermediate precious metals royalty company Osisko Gold Royalties has completed the first tranche of a transaction to repurchase about 12.39-million Osisko shares from Betelgeuse (Orion), a jointly owned subsidiary of certain investment funds managed by Orion Resource Partners. The first tranche... 

Platinum Group Metals closes private placement

1st July 2019 Dual-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has closed a nonbrokered private placement with Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), an existing major shareholder of the company, for gross proceeds of $1.3-million. The company has issued an aggregate 1.11-million common shares to Deepkloof, a... 

Responsible sourcing of gemstones to receive more attention – Gemfields

28th June 2019 Responsible sourcing of coloured gemstones will receive ever-increasing attention and become progressively more important to consumers, predicts Gemfields and Kagem Mining CEO Sean Gilbertson. The observation comes as Gemfields recently contributed new data and insights to independent global... 

AMSA to buy coking coal from MC Mining’s Makhado Phase 1

28th June 2019 Coal miner MC Mining has signed an offtake agreement with South African steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), which will buy hard coking coal (HCC) from Phase 1 of the Makhado coking coal project. As South Africa has a limited production of high-quality metallurgical, or coking, coal,... 

Rare earths industry set to be shaken up by US-China trade war

27th June 2019 As the trade dispute between the US and China escalates, it is increasingly likely that China will use its near-monopoly in the global supply of strategic rare earths as leverage over the coming months, says Fitch Solutions Macro Research, a unit of Fitch Group. China currently holds a... 


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