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Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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SolGold's Alpala PFS delayed

1st October 2020 The prefeasibility study (PFS) for the Alpala project, in the Cascabel concession in northern Ecuador, has been delayed, LSE- and TSX-listed SolGold reported on Wednesday. The company planned to deliver the PFS at the end of the third quarter, but Covid-19-related restrictions have limited... 

Public comment invited on drilling offshore Newfoundland and Labrador

1st October 2020 The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has invited public comments on the draft environmental assessment reports for three exploration drilling projects, east of St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The three projects, located between 350 km and 375 km offshore, are the BHP Canada, Central... 

Kinross buys Alaska gold project

30th September 2020 Canadian miner Kinross Gold on Wednesday announced that it would acquire a 70% interest in the Peak Gold project, about 400 km south-east of the company’s Fort Knox mine. The project, which it is buying from Royal Gold and Contango ORE, for $93.7-million in cash, is seen as a low-risk “tuck-in”... 

Chaarat says impact of military action minimal

30th September 2020 The military action between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region has thus far had a minimal impact on the Kapan mine, London-listed Chaarat Gold reported on Wednesday. The Kapan mine, which the company bought last year, is about 150 km from the Nagorno-Karabakh region.... 

Top steel producer commits to zero emissions by 2050

30th September 2020 ArcelorMittal on Wednesday announced a group-wide commitment to being carbon neutral by 2050, building on the commitment made in 2019 for its European business to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030, and be carbon neutral by 2050. “As the world’s leading steel company, we believe we have a... 

Erris to buy German lithium project from Bacanora

30th September 2020 Europe-focused minerals explorer Erris Resources says it is in the advanced stages of a transaction to buy the Zinnwald lithium project, in Germany, from fellow London-listed Bacanora Lithium. The proposed acquisition of 50% of Zinnwald – a late stage project – will transform Erris from a... 

Stibnite comment period extended

30th September 2020 The US Forest Service (USFS) has extended the comment period on the Stibnite gold project draft environmental impact statement to October 28, providing interested parties 75 days in total to submit feedback. The legal requirement is for a 45-day comment period and the USFS initially set down a... 

Chapada full capacity expected in 60 days – Lundin

30th September 2020 Partial processing will resume at the Chapada copper/gold mine, in Brazil, within one week and a return to full capacity is expected to be achieved in 60 days, base metals miner Lundin Mining reported on Tuesday. The Chapada mine suffered an interruption at the weekend, when four mill motors... 

Court blocks Arch, Peabody thermal coal venture

30th September 2020 Coal miners Peabody Energy and Arch Resources have terminated their proposed thermal asset joint venture (JV), after the US District Court’s ruling to block the transaction. In separate statements, the companies said on Tuesday that they were disappointed and disagreed with the verdict, arguing... 

BC explorer Talisker to list on TSX

29th September 2020 Explorer Talisker Resources has received conditional approval to list its shares on the TSX. The company will delist its shares from the Canadian Securities Exchange. “This listing will further increase our investment appeal and broaden our shareholder base in-line with our corporate growth... 


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