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Marleny Arnoldi

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Graphite output to bounce back by 2024 after 2020 dip

7th January 2021 Natural graphite production is expected to increase by 7.6% to 1.02-million tonnes this year, following a 15.4% year-on-year decrease to 952 600 t in 2020, reports analytics company GlobalData. It notes that graphite production had experienced a downturn in 2020 owing to mines being placed either... 

Critical Metals closing in on potential investment opportunities in Africa

6th January 2021 Investment company Critical Metals says it stands ready to drive its strategy forward, despite the uncertainty around the supply of and demand for critical metals, as the need to invest in a stable supply becomes increasingly apparent. Despite 2020 being considered a difficult year by the... 

Cornish Lithium awarded lithium exploration right off Cornwall coast

6th January 2021 The Crown Estate has announced the outcome of its Minerals Licensing Round, granting Cornish Lithium rights to explore for lithium within geothermal waters in areas off both the north and south coasts of Cornwall, England. The Crown Estate manages the seabed and much of the foreshore around... 

Stellar AfricaGold identifies two target zones for drilling in Morocco

6th January 2021 TSX-V-listed Stellar AfricaGold has completed an independent technical report on the potential of the Tichka Est gold project, in Morocco. CEO John Cumming says the report presents a summary of the available technical data from previous exploration activities conducted by the Moroccan State-owned... 

Covid lessons help inform sustainability strategies for miners going forward, says law firm

6th January 2021 Law firm Webber Wentzel notes that key areas of focus for mining businesses this year will be to adopt the lessons learnt from the successful response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as other aspects of risk management within the industry; while continuing to build a culture of sustainability.... 

Ivanhoe posts another record month of development at Kamoa-Kakula

6th January 2021 TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines says underground development at the Kamoa-Kakula copper project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), resulted in the mining and stockpiling of 269 000 t of ore, grading 5.36% copper, in December. The tonnage was 7.6% higher than November, while the copper grade was... 

SouthGobi faces going concern headwinds

5th January 2021 Coal miner SouthGobi says its results for the three months ended September 30, 2020, were impacted on by a lower average selling price achieved for coal, despite higher sales volumes year-on-year. The company reported sales volumes of one-million tonnes for the quarter under review, compared with... 

Argonaut appoints Ausenco to build Magino processing project

5th January 2021 TSX-listed Argonaut Gold has executed a fixed bid engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPC) contract with Ausenco Engineering Canada for the Magino processing facility and other parts of the mining project, in Ontario. Argonaut owns the El Castillo and San Agustin mines,... 

Centerra secures new revolving credit facility

4th January 2021 Canadian gold miner Centerra Gold has entered into a new $400-million four-year revolving credit facility, replacing its previous $500-million revolving credit facility, as well as a $200-million accordion feature. The credit facility is led by the Bank of Nova Scotia, National Bank Financial... 

Aton optimistic about its plans in Egypt

4th January 2021 TSX-V-listed Aton Resources has assured shareholders that the company will continue to show resilience this year, after what had been a challenging 2020. Aton owns the Abu Marawat concession in the Arabian-Nubian Shield, in Egypt. 

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