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Samantha Herbst

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De Beers ups year-on-year production by 22%

25th January 2018 Buoyed by stronger trading conditions and a contribution from the ramp up of its Canada-based Gahcho Kué mine in the fourth quarter of 2017, diamond giant De Beers increased its total rough diamond production for the year by 22% to 33.5-million, boosted by a 5% increase in production in the... 

Lundin secures a $300m debt facility to ensure Fruta del Norte’s development

23rd January 2018 Canadian project developer Lundin Gold has secured a $300-million debt facility through commitments from five senior lenders – namely ING Capital, Société Générale, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, the Bank of Nova Scotia and KfW IPEX-Bank – for the development and construction of the... 

180-plus rail employees qualify in operations management

19th January 2018 More than 180 employees from State-owned rail transport agency Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on Thursday with a variation of degrees and qualifications in railway operations management. GCU principal and vice-chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies led... 

Sonora feasibility study places Bacanora among the world’s top lithium suppliers

13th December 2017 Aim- and TSX-V-listed Bacanora Minerals’ Sonora lithium project, located in Mexico’s northern Sonora state, has the potential to become a significant supplier of battery-grade lithium to growing industries like electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage, according to Bacanora CEO Peter Secker.... 

Miner dies at Harmony's Tshepong mine

7th December 2017 Gold mining major Harmony Gold confirmed on Thursday that one of its employees was fatally injured in a fall-of-ground incident at its Tshepong mine, near Welkom, in the Free State on Tuesday afternoon. According to the miner, challenging conditions continue to impact the recovery of the deceased. 

Red Metals, MMG Exploration ink joint venture agreement

4th December 2017 ASX-listed minerals exploration company Red Metal has signed an option and joint venture (JV) agreement with MMG Exploration – a subsidiary of midtier global resources company MMG Limited – to advance the prospective Mallapunyah zinc project in the McArthur basin, in Australia’s Northern... 

Syrah signs sales agreement with China-based battery manufacturer

4th December 2017 ASX-listed graphite developer Syrah Resources has signed a binding sales agreement with China-based Zhanjiang Juxin New Energy materials for 20 000 t of natural graphite from Syrah’s Mozambique-based Balama operation, in 2018. “This contract represents another significant import of Balama... 

Berkeley closes Oman financing transaction

30th November 2017 Following shareholder approval announced on Thursday, uranium project developer Berkeley Energia has completed a strategic investment of up to $120-million with the sovereign wealth fund of the Sultanate of Oman, which means that Berkeley can now bring the Spain-based Salamanca uranium mine into... 

Prairie submits Esia for Poland-based Jan Karski mine

30th November 2017 Coal developer Prairie Mining has submitted the environmental and social impact assessment (Esia) for its Poland-based Jan Karski mine to the Lublin Regional Environment Directorate for environmental consent, making way for the public consultation process and environmental permitting process to... 

Magnis receives strong interest from flake graphite buyers

28th November 2017 Having evolved into a diversified project developer with graphite mine developer operations and ownership in the large-scale manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, ASX-listed graphite buyer and seller Magnis Resources has received strong interest from a number of parties looking to source... 

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