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Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

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Taseko takes first step on Yellowhead assessment road with First Nation pact

27th May 2020 Toronto-listed Taseko Mines has entered into an agreement with an indigenous nation regarding the miner’s intentions to start the regulatory approval process for the Yellowhead copper project, in the Thompson‐Nicola area of British Columbia. Located about 150 km north‐east of Kamloops near... 

Seabridge locks in 3 Aces project

27th May 2020 TSX- and NYSE-listed Seabridge Gold has completed the acquisition of the high-grade 3 Aces gold project – an exploration play in Yukon – from Golden Predator Mining. 3 Aces is a district scale, orogenic-gold project consisting of 1 536 claims covering about 350 km² located in a readily... 

Sierra Metals seeks consent to reopen Peru mine

26th May 2020 TSX-listed Sierra Metals is seeking consent to reopen its Yauricocha mine, given its remote location and implementation of strict health protocols. Peru has extended its state of emergency and a nationwide lockdown to fight the Covid-19 pandemic until June 30, but President Martin Vizcarra has... 

CRU warns most commodities have further to fall

25th May 2020 As the economic fallout of governments’ responses to the Covid-19 pandemic is starting to be counted, commodity market analyst CRU has warned that the repercussions will be significant and that most commodities prices have not yet reached the bottom. The coronavirus crisis has affected all... 

Northern Dynasty welcomes road transport plan for Pebble

25th May 2020 The US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) has confirmed that an all land-based transport plan to connect the proposed Pebble mine, in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, to a port site is the preferred development scenario for the project. The USACE selected the land-based transport plan as the “least... 

Gran Colombia walks away from Guyana Goldfields, terminates Gold X deal

25th May 2020 Canadian miners Gran Colombia and Gold X Mining’s plans for a new Latin American gold champion fell through on Monday, as Gran Colombia announced that it had walked away from the acquisition of Guyana Goldfields. Guyana Goldfields has rejected Gran Colombia’s acquisition proposal and instead... 

Australia’s Fortescue ups stake in Candente Copper

22nd May 2020 Australian iron-ore major Fortescue Metals has made another C$1.38-million investment in TSX-listed Candente Copper, upping its interest to 19.92%. Through wholly owned subsidiary Nascent Exploration, Fortescue has subscribed for 27.5-million at C$0.05 apiece in Candente, which owns a... 

Alto receives potential competing offer

22nd May 2020 Takeover target Alto Metals has a new suitor – privately owned investor Habrok Mining. The Western Australia-based gold explorer said on Friday that it had received a proposal from Habrok to make an offmarket takeover offer of 6.6c a share. The intended offer beats the 6.5c-a-share offer that... 

Basto to run BHP’s Australian mines

22nd May 2020 Edgar Basto has been promoted to president of mining major BHP’s entire suite of Australian operations, including iron-ore, coal, nickel and copper, with effect from July 1. The Colombia-born executive previously headed BHP’s Western Australia iron-ore business and is filling the position left... 

RenGold says AngloGold to complete Nevada gold project option

21st May 2020 Gold major AngloGold Ashanti has elected to complete the purchase of an option on the Silicon gold project, in Nevada, US. AngloGold would make the final payment of $2.4-million out of a total $3-million to purchase the option, TSX-V-listed Renaissance Gold said on Thursday. "We are very... 

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