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Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Nevada's Cove project has 102 000 oz/y potential, says Premier

19th January 2021 The Cove project, at the McCoy-Cove property in Nevada, US, will produce an average of 102 000 oz/y over its eight-year mine life, Ontario-based Premier Gold Mines said on Monday. The project will be one of the cornerstone assets of the soon-to-be-spun-out i-80 Gold, which will focus on gold... 

Pretivm meets its guidance for the first time

19th January 2021 Canadian miner Pretium Resources (Pretivm) has reported gold production of 347 743 oz, which is slightly above the midpoint of its target range, and in line with what the company expects to produce this year. Meeting its production target was a company first, with CEO Jacques Perron noting that... 

Eramet’s Norwegian plant sale to Tronox falls through

18th January 2021 French miner Eramet announced on Monday that Toronox Holdings had terminated an agreement to acquire TiZir Titanium and Iron (TTI), following a challenge of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). CMA referred the proposed $300-million acquisition of the Norwegian ilmenite transformation... 

Nevada lithium project wraps up federal permitting

18th January 2021 The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a record of decision (RoD) for the Thacker Pass lithium project, in Nevada, project developer Lithium Americas announced on Friday. The company plans to extract lithium from a clay deposit in two phases, over about 40 years, producing about 60... 

Rio Tinto enters scandium market with Canada plant

15th January 2021 Diversified major Rio Tinto is set to become North America’s first producer of scandium oxide, with the construction of a commercial scale demonstration plant at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. Rio Tinto is investing$6-million in the construction... 

Pueblo Viejo helps lift Barrick quarterly output

15th January 2021 Bullion major Barrick Gold produced more gold in the fourth quarter at a lower all-in sustaining cost (AISC) as its Pueblo Viejo mine, in the Dominican Republic, delivered a strong performance. Fourth-quarter output was also helped by the ramp-up of operations at Bulyanhulu, in Tanzania, and... 

Miners reiterate support for shift to cleaner vehicles

15th January 2021 The mining industry is making progress on a shift to cleaner, safer vehicles, as collaboration between the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) gains momentum. Under the ICMM’s Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehicles (ICSV) initiative, the... 

Calibre sees 30% output growth in 2021

13th January 2021 Gold mining and exploration company Calibre, which operates mines in Nicaragua, has exceeded the high-end of its 2020 production guidance and is forecasting a 30% increase in output this year. The Toronto-listed company produced 136 009 oz and sold 135 357 oz in 2020. The guidance for the year... 

Taseko optimistic about year ahead

12th January 2021 Base metals miner Taseko is expecting a strong 2021, citing an improvement in copper market conditions based on strong demand and ongoing mine supply challenges. “Copper prices have continued to strengthen, and many analysts are forecasting higher prices going forward,” president Stuart McDonald... 

Sierra Metals explores potential sale

12th January 2021 Canadian miner Sierra Metals, which produces precious and base metals from mines in Peru and Mexico, has started a process to explore and evaluate potential strategic alternatives. These alternatives include the potential sale of part, or all, of the company, a sale of some assets, a merger of... 

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