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Donna Slater

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OU Moonrider to loan Aton Resources C$500 000

28th January 2022 TSX-V-listed gold explorer and developer Aton Resources has entered into an additional bridge loan of C$500 000 with OU Moonrider – a significant shareholder of the company. The proceeds of the loan will be used by Aton for ongoing working capital expenses and continuing the drilling programme... 

Investors eyeing platinum while price is lower than gold – ABC Bullion

28th January 2022 Investors are keen to buy platinum while it is trading for less than gold on a per ounce basis, with demand being driven by both investors and industrial offtakers, notes independent bullion dealer ABC Bullion MD Janie Simpson. “This expected demand increase, up against a relatively static... 

JV building PGMs plant at Kroondal

28th January 2022 JSE-listed ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources reports that it and Glencore Operations South Africa have reached an agreement to contribute to the Glencore-Merafe chrome joint venture (JV) a new platinum group metal (PGM) production plant that is currently being built at the Kroondal mine. The... 

Emmerson awards Reminex basic engineering contract outside mineral processing facility

27th January 2022 Morocco-focused potash developer Emmerson has awarded the balance of the basic engineering scope of the Khemisset potash project, outside of the mineral processing facility, to Reminex – the engineering arm of Moroccan mining company Managem Group. This follows Emmerson awarding the basic... 

De Beers raises output as demand strengthens

27th January 2022 Diamond miner De Beers increased its rough diamond production by 15% year-on-year to 7.7-million carats for the fourth quarter of 2021, reflecting planned higher production to meet strengthening levels of demand. Production from its Botswana operations increased by 23% to 5.2-million carats for... 

Kumba lifts 2021 production by 9%, achieves fifth year of fatality-free production

27th January 2022 JSE-listed iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore increased its production by 9% in 2021, with 40.9-million tonnes mined as volumes recovered following the Covid-19 impacts of 2020, and plant reliability improved. For the fourth quarter of 2021, the miner produced 9.7-million tonnes.  

Glencore, Managem partner to recover cobalt, lithium, nickel from recycled batteries

26th January 2022 Diversified miners Glencore and Managem have entered into a partnership to produce cobalt from recycled cobalt, nickel and lithium at Managem’s Compagnie de Tifnout Tiranimine (CTT) hydrometallurgical refinery in Morocco. Glencore and CTT intend to enter into a five-year tolling agreement for 1... 

Barplats terminates ABT agreement for Circuit H Project

26th January 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) reports that, owing to none of the conditions precedent being fulfilled, its subsidiary Barplats Mines has terminated a project framework agreement with Advanced Beneficiation Technologies (ABT) for the development and... 

Asanko mine’s full-year output below expectations amid ore delivery, grade challenges

26th January 2022 TSX-listed precious metal producer Galiano Gold, which operates the Ghana-based Asanko gold mine under a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Gold Fields– generated $381.7-million in revenue from the sale of 216 076 oz of gold in 2021. This was as a result of a yearly average realised gold price of $1... 

Agreement inked to develop hydrogen recycling of end-of-life wind turbine magnets

25th January 2022 Magnet metal and rare earths miner Pensana has signed a cooperation agreement with oil, gas and wind power company Equinor, forming a working group to share technical and commercial information to develop a low-energy method for recycling end-of-life magnets at Pensana’s rare earths hub in the... 

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