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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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AfriTin confirms Uis processing plant commissioning under way

28th May 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... 

Lawyer gives the lowdown on new guideline on medicolegal investigations into mine deaths

24th May 2019 Following the Chief Inspector of Mines’ publication of a guidance note on Medico-Legal Investigations of Mine Deaths, which aims to provide certainty about the processes to be followed in the event that the cause of a death at a mine is not immediately clear, law firm Webber Wentzel partner Kate... 

Industrialisation to help South Africa’s mining cluster compete globally

22nd May 2019 To ensure access to markets, at a scale which supports cost efficiency, local manufacturers and mining companies need to look beyond the country’s borders and grow their exports to Africa and the rest of the world, Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Henk Langenhoven said.   He further... 

Katoro identifies additional target at Haneti

20th May 2019 Results from a soil sampling programme at Katoro Gold’s Haneti nickel project, in Tanzania, have reconfirmed and extended the strike length of the previously identified high-priority ultramafic exploration targets, as well as identified an additional ultramafic target, which was previously... 

ABM starts exploration at Cameroon cobalt/nickel project

20th May 2019 Aim-listed African Battery Metals has started exploration activities at its cobalt/nickel project in Cameroon and will initially be targeting cobalt and nickel mineralisation at prioritised targets within the company’s licence areas. The work programme will start immediately, with a view to... 

AfriTin completes drilling on first 20 holes at Uis mine

20th May 2019 Aim-listed AfriTin Mining on Monday announced that it had completed the first 20 diamond drill holes, which were recommended for the validation of the historical data by CSA Global, at its flagship Uis tin mine, in Namibia. The drill holes form part of the drilling programme designed to support... 

Ariana’s Kiziltepe reports solid start to 2019

20th May 2019 Turkey-focused explorer and developer Ariana Resources on Monday reported that its Kiziltepe project produced 7 296 oz of gold during the quarter ended March 31, 2019, reflecting a solid start to 2019. Kiziltepe is part of the Red Rabbit joint venture with Proccea Construction and is 50%-owned by... 

Bacanora to bring in China’s Ganfeng as partner in Mexico lithium project

20th May 2019 Aim-listed Bacanora Lithium has signed a non-binding heads of terms with China lithium producer Ganfeng for a strategic investment in both the company and its flagship Sonora lithium project, in Mexico. Completion of the strategic investment would form a major part of Bacanora’s finance package... 

Amplats dismisses half of Mototolo’s underground employees amid unprotected strike

20th May 2019 Platinum miner Anglo American Platinum, headed by Chris Griffith, has dismissed half of the Mototolo mine’s underground employees amid an unprotected strike, but has given the dismissed employees until May 21 to appeal the decision. Employees at the mine affiliated with the General Industrial... 

African Battery Metals completes field operations at Kisinka project

17th May 2019 Field operations at Aim-listed African Battery Metals’ Kisinka copper/cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have now been completed. ABM executive director Paul Johnson says the team “coped well with difficult on-site logistics as grass levels remained high after late rains, and we... 


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