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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Global Energy Metals to acquire majority stake in Nevada projects

7th April 2020 An ownership interest in the Nevada-based Lovelock and Treasure Box (LTB) battery minerals projects is in an accelerated phase for battery metals company Global Energy Metals Corporation (GEMC) as a result of the negotiation and entering into of an agreement with junior explorer Nevada Sunrise... 

Central bank gold demand eases

2nd April 2020 Gold industry market development organisation, the World Gold Council (WGC), reports that central banks’ monthly net gold purchases increased in January and February, following December’s five-month low. So far this year, only five countries have increased gold reserves by at least 1 t. This... 

Zimplats granted permission to continue Zimbabwean operations

2nd April 2020 Impala Platinum (Implats) subsidiary, Zimplats, has been granted permission to continue its Zimbabwean operations despite a national 21-day lockdown in the country, which came into effect from March 27 to midnight on April 19. Following the directive issued by the government of Zimbabwe on March... 

Mahenge feasibility study confirms project's potential

31st March 2020 Aim-listed investment group Armadale Capital reports that, in line with its recently completed definitive feasibility study (DFS), its wholly-owned south-east Tanzania-based Mahenge Liandu graphite project (Mahenge) is a large, long life, low cost graphite deposit with a focus on high-quality... 

Katoro Gold raises £215 000 in bid to continue uninterrupted work during Covid-19 disruptions

31st March 2020 Gold exploration and development company Katoro Gold has raised £215 000 through the placing and subscription of 17.2-million new ordinary shares at 1.25p a share. This will provide the company with additional working capital and further bolster its ability to continue uninterrupted work on its... 

Questionnaire launched to recognise responsible, ethical and sustainable members

31st March 2020 Nonprofit association, the International Coloured Gemstone Association (ICA), has launched an Accredited Ethical Member programme (AEM) – an online questionnaire – which, upon completion, will recognise ICA members for their responsible, ethical and sustainable trading practices.   The AEM is an... 

Pouroulis steps down as Petra chair

31st March 2020 Diamond miner Petra Diamonds reports that Peter Hill will succeed founder Adonis Pouroulis as nonexecutive chairperson as of March 31. The miner previously noted in its interim results on February 17 that additional board changes would also take place this calendar year. These include... 

AVZ Minerals’ DRC project delivers positive tin, tantalum test results

30th March 2020 ASX-listed mining exploration company AVZ Minerals has reported positive flotation test results of tin and tantalum recoveries at its Manono lithium and tin project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with a total tin recovery of 63% with a grade of 64.1%,. AVZ has concentrated its... 

Tharisa places smelter on care and maintenance, declares force majeure on chrome sales agreements

27th March 2020 Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome concentrate miner Tharisa has shut its PGMs smelter, thereby placing it on care and maintenance, as well as declared force majeure on its contracted chrome concentrate sales agreements. The miner has also received force majeure notifications from its PGM... 

Anglo American cuts South African iron-ore, coal guidance

27th March 2020 Diversified miner Anglo American is taking steps at its relevant operations in line with Covid-19-related regulations enforced in the various jurisdictions in which it operates around the world. It will also continue to provide a number of essential services, including security; mine... 

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