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Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

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

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SQM expects lithium demand to grow by 17% this year

23rd May 2019 Chilean nitrates and lithium major Sociedad Quimaca y Minera de Chile (SQM) is confident that demand for lithium will continue to grow, but the group says that evolving electric vehicle (EV) battery technology will require producers to be flexible. The company believes more supply for lithium... 

Barrick bids for rest of Acacia as Tanzania refuses direct settlement

22nd May 2019 Toronto-headquartered Barrick Gold has presented a proposal to its London-listed subsidiary Acacia Mining to buy the rest of the shares in the miner that it does not already own for $285-million. The share-for-share exchange of 0.153 Barrick shares for each ordinary share of Acacia implies a... 

Sirius says open offer closes over-subscribed

21st May 2019 The placing and open offer through which Sirius Minerals aimed to raise about $400-million, for the potash mine, in North Yorkshire, has been over-subscribed, the London-listed company reported on Tuesday. The company raised $425-million in the offer, which formed part of the $3.8-billion... 

Canadian miner Pure Gold starts trading on LSE

21st May 2019 Canadian gold development company Pure Gold Mining on Tuesday made its debut on the LSE main market, in the UK, trading at 32.50p a share. The listing, which is alongside the company’s existing Toronto listing, will introduce Pure Gold to European and UK investors as it approaches the... 

SolGold announces PEA results for Alpala

20th May 2019 LSE- and TSX-listed SolGold on Monday published the results of a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Alpala copper/gold/silver deposit at the Cascabel project, in northern Ecuador. The study estimated a “low” start-up capital expenditure of $2.4-billion to $2.8-billion and a “high” net... 

Nemaska proceeding ‘one step at a time’

16th May 2019 Lithium project developer Nemaska Lithium has made “good progress” during the past months on the construction at its Whabouchi mine and the detailed engineering at its Shawinigan plant, president and CEO Guy Bourassa reported on Thursday. The Quebec-focused junior, which had been forced to set a... 

Oyu Tolgoi going strong despite shaft delays

16th May 2019 The Oyu Tolgoi mine, in Mongolia, has had a strong start to 2019, with copper and gold production in the openpit mine rising strongly, standing Vancouver-based Turquoise Hill in good stead to meet its production guidance for the year. During the first three months of the year, Oyu Tolgoi... 

Northern Dynasty’s Pebble reaches second native right-of-way agreement

16th May 2019 The Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) – a subsidiary of Northern Dynasty – has finalised a right-of-way agreement with Iliamna Natives, securing the right to use defined portions of its lands for the construction and operation of transportation infrastructure associated with the Pebble project.... 

Equinox pours first gold at Brazil mine

14th May 2019 Vancouver-headquartered Equinox Gold has hit the first gold pour milestone at its Aurizona gold mine, in Brazil, the company announced on Tuesday. The milestone was achieved with no lost-time injuries. 

Noront expects ‘lengthy’ enviro permitting phase for ferrochrome plant

13th May 2019 Development company Noront Resources has settled on a site for the ferrochrome plant that it plans to build to treat ore from its chromite mines in the emerging Ring of Fire camp, but the junior is expecting “lengthy” environmental assessment phase and says commissioning of the facility is still... 

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