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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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CAML fined €65 000 for tailings leakage

28th September 2020 North Macedonia has fined Central Asia Metals Limited (CAML) €65 000 for the environmental impact associated the recent leakage at the Sasa tailings storage facility (TSF4). The fine would be settled within the week, the Aim-listed company said on Monday. The total volume of leaked material... 

Anglo Asian operations not affected by Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting

28th September 2020 London-listed Anglo Asian said on Monday that it was monitoring the situation in Azerbaijan, where a decades-long standoff over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has escalated with fierce fighting reported between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces. The gold, copper and silver producer said its office in... 

Friedland outlines potential of Australian battery materials project

28th September 2020 Mining entrepreneur Robert Friedland said on Monday that dual-listed Clean TeQ would be patient with the development of the Sunrise battery material project, in New South Wales, and that it would seek to develop the project with partners that understood the value of a responsible supply chain.... 

Chapada suffers 'significant' damage to motors, guidance withdrawn

28th September 2020 Canadian diversified miner Lundin Mining has withdrawn its 2020 guidance for the Chapada copper/gold mine, in Brazil, following a power outage that caused “significant” damage to the operation’s four SAG and ball mill motors. The operation suffered an outage on Saturday morning and when power... 

Lundin reports fatality at Portugal mine

28th September 2020 Operations at the Neves-Corvo mine, in Portugal, have been suspended, following the death of a longtime employee at the mine on Friday. The accident occurred in an active production heading that was undergoing scaling activities, diversified miner Lundin Mining reported on Monday. The... 

Zambia to remove import duty on copper ore

25th September 2020 Zambia will remove import duty on copper ores and concentrates to encourage local processing, Finance Minister Bwalya Ng’andu said in a Budget speech delivered in Parliament on Friday. Africa's second largest copper producer saw its export earnings from the metal in the first half of the year... 

Atalaya to develop 50 MW solar plant at Riotinto

25th September 2020 London-listed Atalaya Mining has started the permitting process to develop a 50 MW solar plant at its Proyecto Riotinto copper mine mine, in Spain. Technical studies have indicated that, in addition to making a significant contribution to reduce carbon emissions, the solar project is... 

Haile mine is a top-tier assets, says OceanaGold CEO

25th September 2020 The Haile mine, in South Caroline, which has faced numerous challenges in its three years of operation, has long-term value and offers significant organic growth opportunities, says OceanaGold president and CEO Michael Holmes. In an updated technical report, based on mineral reserves, the... 

Gran Colombia to spin out ‘under-valued’ silver-gold asset

25th September 2020 Midtier miner Gran Colombia on Thursday announced a letter of intent to spin-out its interest in the Zancudo project, over which Iamgold has an option, to TSX-V-listed junior ESV Resources. Gran Colombia will also subscribe for C$3-million of subscription receipts in a non-brokered private... 

Ongoing studies lower First Cobalt operating costs

25th September 2020 Ongoing engineering studies for the First Cobalt refinery, in Ontario, have reduced operating costs by 13% to $2.36/lb, improving refinery margins and enhancing project economics. The operating cost reduction resulted in about $4-million of increased yearly pretax cash flow, compared with the... 


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