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Mariaan Webb

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

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Nemaska proceeding ‘one step at a time’

16th May 2019 Lithium project developer Nemaska Lithium has made “good progress” during the past months on the construction at its Whabouchi mine and the detailed engineering at its Shawinigan plant, president and CEO Guy Bourassa reported on Thursday. The Quebec-focused junior, which had been forced to set a... 

Oyu Tolgoi going strong despite shaft delays

16th May 2019 The Oyu Tolgoi mine, in Mongolia, has had a strong start to 2019, with copper and gold production in the openpit mine rising strongly, standing Vancouver-based Turquoise Hill in good stead to meet its production guidance for the year. During the first three months of the year, Oyu Tolgoi... 

Northern Dynasty’s Pebble reaches second native right-of-way agreement

16th May 2019 The Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) – a subsidiary of Northern Dynasty – has finalised a right-of-way agreement with Iliamna Natives, securing the right to use defined portions of its lands for the construction and operation of transportation infrastructure associated with the Pebble project.... 

Equinox pours first gold at Brazil mine

14th May 2019 Vancouver-headquartered Equinox Gold has hit the first gold pour milestone at its Aurizona gold mine, in Brazil, the company announced on Tuesday. The milestone was achieved with no lost-time injuries. 

Noront expects ‘lengthy’ enviro permitting phase for ferrochrome plant

13th May 2019 Development company Noront Resources has settled on a site for the ferrochrome plant that it plans to build to treat ore from its chromite mines in the emerging Ring of Fire camp, but the junior is expecting “lengthy” environmental assessment phase and says commissioning of the facility is still... 

Study shows job potential of Bluejay’s Dundas mine

10th May 2019 The Dundas ilmenite project that Bluejay Mining is advancing will bring significant employment opportunities and economic development to the region and Greenland in general, the Aim- and FSE-listed company reported on Friday. Announcing the completion and submission of the social impact... 

Barrick and Newmont unveil name of Nevada JV

10th May 2019 The new joint venture (JV) between gold majors Barrick and Newmont Goldcorp has a name. The JV would be called Nevada Gold Mines and would be headed by Barrick’s head of the North American region, Greg Walker, the companies unveiled on Thursday. 

Kinross evaluating Chile comeback, options for Mauritania expansion

9th May 2019 Canada-based Kinross Gold is evaluating the potential for a return to long-term production in Chile and has completed the scoping study for the Lobo-Marte project, in the Maricunga district, about 80 km from its La Coipa mine. The scoping study results indicates that Lobo-Marte could produce... 

Iamgold to review guidance in second half

7th May 2019 Canadian gold miner Iamgold has maintained its 2019 production and costs targets, but said on Monday that it would review its guidance in the second half of the year, following a “challenging” first quarter. Attributable gold production, inclusive of joint venture (JV) operations, fell by 23%... 

Difficult start to the year for Endeavour Silver

6th May 2019 Midtier miner Endeavour Silver, which owns four underground silver/gold mines in Mexico, has initiated a range of short- and long-term actions aimed at conserving cash and turning around the weak performance of the first quarter. The NYSE- and TSX-listed miner on Monday reported a 28% decrease... 

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