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Lily mine not for sale, says Vantage as it plans restart of operations

22nd January 2021 Owner of the shut Barberton-based Lily gold mine, Vantage Goldfields has countered claims made by political organisation ActionSA president Herman Mashaba that the mine has received two bids by third parties that intend to acquire and reopen the mine. The Lily mine has been closed since a... 

Central bank gold demand has become more variable

22nd January 2021 Gold outperformed many other traditional reserve assets in 2020, giving central banks additional firepower to stabilise markets and currencies, says World Gold Council market intelligence manager Krishan Gopaul. He adds, however, that central bank demand has become more variable in recent... 

Nagorno Karabakh ceasefire opens region for Anglo Asian to possibly return to projects

21st January 2021 Aim-listed central Asia gold, copper and silver producer Anglo Asian Mining welcomes the agreement between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia which has ended the military conflict over the enclave of Nagorno Karabakh, subsequently opening up the region for the miner to restore its three contract... 

First Majestic lifts fourth-quarter silver output, exceeds 2020 guidance

21st January 2021 First Majestic Silver, with three producing projects in Mexico, produced 5.5-million silver-equivalent ounces (SEO) in the fourth quarter of 2020, representing a 5% increase over the prior quarter. Silver production reached 3.5-million ounces, representing a 9% increase over the prior quarter... 

Agnico Eagle's acquisition of TMAC approved by Ontario court

21st January 2021 TSX-listed gold miner TMAC Resources has received an amended final order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) approving the acquisition of TMAC by gold mining company Agnico Eagle Mines as the substituted buyer under a previously approved plan of arrangement. The... 

Argonaut produces record quarterly output, intersects high-grade mineralisation at Magino

21st January 2021 TSX-listed Canadian gold explorer, developer and producer Agronaut Gold produced a record 56 986 of gold-equivalent oz GEO in the fourth quarter of 2020, representing a 16% increase over the previous quarter. This contributed to full-year production of 203 483 GEO.  

Sibanye's South African platinum operations exceed output guidance

20th January 2021 JSE- and NYSE-listed precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater achieved improved production from all the operating segments in the second half of 2020, compared with the first half of the year. Production of platinum group metals (PGMs) from Sibanye-Stillwater’s South African operations for the... 

Copper mineralisation found through 940 m of first-hole drilling at Bushranger

20th January 2021 Drilling of the first of three holes at Xtract Resources’ Bushranger copper/gold exploration project, in Australia, has thus far found copper mineralisation at a depth of 110 m, with mineralisation continuing over a 940 m interval to about 1 050 m depth, 235 m past the original planned finishing... 

Platinum could be a key component for future space travel, says WPIC

20th January 2021 Platinum investment stimulator the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) posits that platinum could assist in space travel, having had long-term associations with space exploration. Platinum catalysts in hydrogen fuel cells were part of the pioneering technology that paved the way for the... 

Chrome market could change with new export tax regime, dissuading Chinese offtake

20th January 2021 A “delicate” balancing act between chrome ore mining and stainless steel production may be under threat as South Africa changes its export tax regime to boost the commodity’s “welfare benefits” and to favour local chrome buyers instead of foreign buyers, Simon le Roux, a student at Rhodes... 

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