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Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

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

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Highfield’s Muga receives environmental permit

6th June 2019 ASX-listed Highfield has received an environmental permit for its Muga potash project, in Spain, and will now focus on securing the mining concession, as well as construction permits required for its two-phased development that will cost a total of €541-million. The environmental permit placed... 

Rio Tinto releases more info about ‘exciting’ Winu copper discovery

6th June 2019 Diversified major Rio Tinto has released more drilling results from the much-talked about Winu copper discovery in the Paterson province of Western Australia, where it now has 180 people on site. Intercepts for the 11 diamond drill holes that were not previously available in full and all... 

Iluka partners with IFC in Sierra Leone

6th June 2019 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will invest $60-million in mineral sands miner Iluka Resources’ Sierra Rutile operation, in Sierra Leone, the Perth-headquartered miner announced on Thursday. The IFC would initially invest $20-million for a 3.57% stake, with a further $50-million... 

Ariana has eye on new exploration opportunities

5th June 2019 Gold miner Ariana Resources, which operates the Kiziltepe mine as part of the Red Rabbit joint venture in Turkey, has its eye on new mineral exploration opportunities, particularly in minerals needed to sustain growth in energy storage and electrification of the transport sector, its chairperson... 

Study confirms potential of Bacanora’s Zinnwald lithium project

5th June 2019 London-listed Bacanora Lithium said on Wednesday that a feasibility study had confirmed the economic potential of its Zinnwald lithium project, assigning the project in south-eastern Germany, near Dresden, a value of €428-million. The study estimated that Zinnwald would have an internal rate of... 

Dacian Gold share price plunges 67%

5th June 2019 Gold miner Dacian Gold’s share price was hammered on Wednesday as the company revised its production guidance and announced the start of a “strategic review to consider corporate approaches”. The operator of the Mt Morgans mine, in Western Australia, lowered its production guidance for the June... 

Minto to reopen as mine is sold for $20m

4th June 2019 LSE-listed Pembridge Resources has closed a transaction to buy the Minto mine in Canada’s Yukon from Capstone Mining – nearly a year-and-a-half after the deal was first announced. Pembridge initially offered to buy Minto for $37.5-million, but then struggled to close the equity financing element... 

Explorer Pursuit pursues London main market listing

3rd June 2019 Australia-headquartered explorer Pursuit Minerals has started a process to seek a dual listing of the company’s shares on the LSE, a market which MD Jeremy Read says has considerable investor interest for its vanadium projects. Pursuit, which will retain its ASX listing, is focused on advancing... 

Gascoyne crumbles as it faces ‘material’ cash flow shortfall

3rd June 2019 Only weeks after Gascoyne Resources turned to shareholders to raise A$20.6-million in an entitlement offer, it was announced on Monday that FTI Consulting had been appointed as voluntary administrators of the ASX-listed gold mining company. The administrators – Michael Ryan, Kathryn Warwick and... 

RNC puts forward plan for $1bn Quebec nickel/cobalt project

31st May 2019 Mining company RNC and its joint venture partner Waterton are ready to accelerate discussions with potential participants to advance the Dumont nickel/cobalt project – tipped to be one of Canada’s largest base metals mines – to construction, CEO Mark Selby reported on Thursday. This comes as RNC... 


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