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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor and Chief Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Afrimat closes Coza buyout; starts production at Jenkins

17th September 2021 Construction materials and industrial minerals supplier Afrimat reports that all conditions precedent to a sales share agreement to buy 100% of the issued ordinary shares of Coza Mining, totalling R300-million, have been fulfilled, making the transaction unconditional. With the completion of the... 

GoldStone says Homase grade, tonnes to be within expectations

17th September 2021 Having commissioned, in July and August, a carbon in solution (CIS) plant and having mining the first four benches of the Krodua pit within its Ghana-based Homase mine, Aim-listed gold explorer and developer GoldStone Resources reports that all indications thus far point to the grade and tonnes... 

Senala Phase 1 and 2 drilling results point to continuation of Faré mineralisation trend

17th September 2021 Aim-listed West Africa-focused explorer Oriole Resources reports that the final four holes drilled at its 472.5 km2 Senala project, in Senegal, has returned its best gold mineralisation grading yet of 8 m at 1 g/t from 112 m, which includes 1 m at 2.22 g/t and 2 m at 1.43 g/t. The drilling,... 

Alrosa undertakes study following interaction between kimberlite and carbon dioxide

17th September 2021 Russia-based diamond miner Alrosa has completed the first phase of a study, set to continue into 2023, into kimberlite’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. This follows preliminary studies undertaken by Alrosa and Russian research centres showing a degree of interaction... 

Operating in remote regions presents ‘golden opportunity’ for miners to improve lives – Barrick

16th September 2021 Implementing its environment, social and governance (ESG) policies in remote regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has presented Barrick Gold with a “golden opportunity” to improve people’s lives in a challenging region, says Barrick Gold DRC country director Cyrille Mutombo. He spoke... 

Ibhubesi Capital to take majority interest in Union Atlantic

15th September 2021 JSE-listed base and technology metals miner Union Atlantic Minerals reports that the subscription of 194.36-million shares by investment company Ibhubesi Capital, has been implemented, with Ibhubesi providing a written undertaking to pay, by no later than September 30, a deposit in escrow of... 

Jubilee completes three transactions to expand Zambia tailings projects

15th September 2021 Aim- and AltX-listed metals processing company Jubilee Metals Group has made significant further progress at its copper and cobalt tailings projects, in Zambia, with the successful execution of three strategic transactions. The transactions, worth a combined $24.77-million, include the Kitwe... 

Keliber enlarges ore reserves by 32%

15th September 2021 Finland-based battery metal and chemical producer Keliber reports that its ore reserves estimate has been updated, as of August 31, increasing by 32% to 12.3-million tonnes of lithium from the previous estimate of 9.37-million tonnes. JSE- and NYSE-listed precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater... 

Mining production up 10.3% y/y in July

14th September 2021 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that production from South Africa’s mining industry increased by 10.3% year-on-year in July, with the largest contributors being the production of iron-ore, which was up by 42.9%, contributing 3.9 percentage points to the overall tally. Platinum group... 

Pan African appoints new nonexec director

14th September 2021 Aim- and JSE-listed midtier gold producer Pan African Resources reports that independent nonexecutive director and audit and risk committee chairperson Hester Hickey has resigned with effect from September 16. She will be succeeded by Dawn Earp, subject to the satisfactory completion of certain... 


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