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Darren Parker

Darren Parker

Darren Parker is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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B2Gold to buy out Forsys’ shareholding in Razorback

26th January 2022 Gold miner B2Gold will increase its shareholding in gold mining subsidiary Razorback Gold Mining to 100% by exercising a call option. Under the call option, it will buy gold and uranium miner Forsys Metals’ 51% shareholding in Razorback, which holds the Ondundu exclusive prospecting licence (EPL)... 

Barrick’s previously ailing Tanzanian gold mines declared tier one assets

25th January 2022 Gold mining group Barrick Gold’s North Mara and Bulyanhulu gold mines, in Tanzania, have both been declared as tier-one assets, Barrick said in a statement on January 25. A tier one gold asset has a reserve potential to deliver a minimum ten-year life, production of at least 500 000 oz/y of gold... 

South African pure copper play to list in the first half of 2022

25th January 2022 Premium grade copper producer Big Tree Copper plans to list on the JSE and/or the Cape Town Stock Exchange (CTSE) in the first half of 2022 as it marches towards full production. The company’s business centres on recycling previously dumped mining waste through above ground processing at the... 

New high-grade lode discovery at Kibali excites Barrick CEO

24th January 2022 Gold miner Barrick Gold revealed at a media briefing in Kinshasha, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on January 21, that underground drilling at the Kibali gold mine’s KCD orebody was defining a new high-grade lode above the base of the existing shaft infrastructure.  Barrick president... 

Trevali starts early works on Rosh Pinah expansion project

21st January 2022 Canadian base metals mining company Trevali Mining has started an early works programme on its Rosh Pinah 2.0 (RP2.0) mine expansion project, in south western Namibia. The Rosh Pinah underground zinc/lead mine – which is 90%-owned by Trevali and 10%-owned by Namibian broad-based empowerment... 

New board advances uranium project with renewed vigour

20th January 2022 A newly appointed board of directors is advancing Australian mineral resources company Aura Energy’s Tiris uranium project, in Mauritania, with gusto. The new board was appointed in December, with members strategically chosen to focus on production. In a statement on January 20, chairperson Phil... 

Specialised services winners announced for Angola diamond exchange

20th January 2022 Angola’s national diamond trading company Sodiam has completed the process of evaluating expressions of interest from both Angolan and international companies for the provision of specialised services, including diamond boiling and diamond tenders – services deemed important for the future... 

Sibanye restarts some safety-affected operations but records another fatality

20th January 2022 Mineral resources group Sibanye-Stillwater has restarted some of its operations following safety-related interventions and stoppages that were announced on December 15, the company said in a statement on January 20. Despite these interventions, however, another mineworker has died. A locomotive... 

Positive outlook, despite headline losses

10th December 2021 Coal miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) Coal reported an increased headline loss at its coal operations for the 2021 financial year ending July 31, despite an increase in thermal coal prices and in the export of lower-grade coal on the back of reduced domestic demand. The company reported an... 

Extension on cards for ageing mine

10th December 2021 New coal mining company Thungela Resources is evaluating life extension options for its Khwezela colliery, according to a statement on the company’s website. The colliery is an opencast thermal coal mine, in Mpumalanga, about 120 km east of Johannesburg and about 22 km south-west of eMalahleni. 

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