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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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IronRidge acquires full ownership of Vavoua portfolio in Côte d'Ivoire

12th June 2019 Aim-listed IronRidge Resources has completed the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of each of the Vavoua projects, giving it full ownership of a further highly prospective gold exploration portfolio in Côte d'Ivoire. The consideration and transfer of full ownership of the Vavoua projects... 

Altus discovers new gold prospect at Ethiopian project

12th June 2019 Aim- and TSX-V-listed Altus Strategies has discovered a new gold prospect, Wedi Keshi, at its Daro copper/gold/silver volcanogenic massive sulphide project, in northern Ethiopia. Altus CEO Steven Poulton says the Wedi Keshi prospect has been mapped for about 2 km in length and 300 m in width and... 

Arc Minerals starts drilling programme within Zamsort licence

12th June 2019 Aim-listed Arc Minerals has started an initial 7 500 m drilling programme at its Zamsort/Zaco copper project, in the Zambian Copperbelt. The drilling programme is designed to test the large Cheyeza anomaly, as well as the Lumbeta and Muswema targets, in addition to other targets generated through... 

ELBCon installing leach vats at Glencore’s Rhovan vanadium mine

12th June 2019 Construction services provider ELB Construction (ELBCon) has been awarded a contract by Turnmill Proquip Equipment to install four leach vats, as well as associated structural steel, at Glencore’s Rhovan vanadium mine, in the North West. The mine’s aged leach vats are becoming obsolete and will... 

Avesoro in talks to re-hire Youga openpit contractors

12th June 2019 Negotiations remain ongoing between West Africa-focussed gold producer Avesoro Resources’ openpit mining contractor, Orkun, and former employees of the company’s openpit operation at its Youga mine, in Burkina Faso. Negotiations are being handled with a view to re-hiring the employees. 

Lonmin says court sanctions scheme of arrangement

7th June 2019 Platinum miner Lonmin, which is being bought out by Sibanye-Stillwater, on Friday announced that a court had sanctioned the scheme by which the recommended offer by Sibanye for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Lonmin was being implemented. The scheme would become... 

‘No economically viable gold deposits in Harding’

7th June 2019 Following an investigation of the KwaMachi community’s claims of having found gold in a quarry near the area in Harding on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, the Council for Geoscience (CGS) has determined that there is no economic gold in either the quarry or its surroundings. All concentrations... 

AfriTin confirms Uis processing plant commissioning under way

7th June 2019 Aim-listed AfriTin Mining on Tuesday confirmed that commissioning of the processing plant at its flagship asset, the Uis tin mine, in Namibia, had now started and was being conducted in a phased manner. Phase 1 of the pilot plant project will start with the testing of mechanical installations and... 

Industry generally welcomes Gwede Mantashe as Minerals and Energy Minister

7th June 2019 In a move that has, so far, generally been welcomed by the mining industry, President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Gwede Mantashe as the Mineral Resources and Energy Minister. This, law firm Herbert Smith Freehills director Patrick Leyden says, follows on the back of Mantashe having made... 

TFR to conduct yearly maintenance shutdown on MMC line this month

5th June 2019 State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) will be conducting its yearly maintenance shutdown on the Mineral Mining and Chrome (MMC) line from June 4 to 10.  The shutdown will allow TFR to undertake maintenance work that cannot take place during normal occupational conditions. 


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