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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Katanga postpones acid plant commissioning

31st March 2020 TSX-listed Katanga Mining is closely monitoring the progress of the spread of Covid-19 and is taking measures to contain the impact thereof on the health of its employees and operations. Meanwhile, as previously announced, Katanga’s 75%-owned subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) entered into an... 

Mkango completes in-country operations off site for Malawi project

31st March 2020 Most of dual-listed Mkango Resources’ in-country operations are being completed off site, and all of its employees are now working from home, where possible, the rare earth minerals company said in a statement on March 31. All travel has also been curtailed as part of the company’s response to... 

Cora Gold starts drilling at Senegal permit

30th March 2020 West Africa-focused gold company Cora Gold has started a 2 000 m reverse circulation (RC) drilling programme at its Madina Foulbé permit, in eastern Senegal, to test mineralisation at depth. The project is located within the prolific Kedougou-Kenieba Inlier gold region, which has, historically,... 

Ironveld share price skyrockets 93% following IIG partnership announcement

30th March 2020 Exploration and development company Ironveld’s share price on the LSE skyrocketed by over 93% following its announcement on March 30 that it would be entering a new strategic partnership with Inclusive Investment Group (IIG) to raise about £2.7-million. The partnership marks a significant... 

Perseus updates Edikan life-of-mine plan

30th March 2020 Dual listed Perseus Mining has updated the mine plan for the Edikan gold mine, which is now forecast to produce more than 1.3-million ounces of gold over the life-of-mine (LoM). This is 95% higher than the total production estimated in the previous LoM plan, Perseus said, attributing the increase... 

De Beers cancels third rough diamond sales cycle

30th March 2020 Owing to public health restrictions on the movement of people and products in Botswana, South Africa and India, diamond miner De Beers will not hold its third rough diamond sales cycle of this year. As a result, De Beers is enabling sightholders to defer 100% of their Sight 3 allocations to later... 

Trevali says processing impacted by Peru emergency extension

30th March 2020 The Santander zinc/lead mine is continuing to operate during Peru’s national emergency, but TSX-listed Trevali Mining reported on Friday that the country’s extension of the emergency would impact on processing at the 2 000 t/d operation. The Vanouver-based miner said that it would not be able to... 

Safer tailings storage facilities can be achieved − SRK

30th March 2020 Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, says SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a recent Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy... 

Fitch Solutions says volatility to continue driving metals prices lower

30th March 2020 Research agency Fitch Solutions expects volatility to continue playing to the downside for metal prices in the coming weeks owing mainly to bearish investor sentiment on the back of the widespread Covid-19 pandemic. The agency notes that metal prices started the year on a strong footing as the... 

Eastplats, Union Goal to finalise framework agreement as soon as possible

27th March 2020 Canada-based Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) on March 27 said it and Union Goal Offshore Solution were negotiating and working to finalise and update the framework agreement in several areas after one year of operations. On March 1, 2018, Eastplats entered into an agreement with Union Goal relating... 

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