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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer and Social Media Specialist for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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3D-printed concrete bases make wind-turbine debut

10th July 2020 GE Renewable Energy, three-dimensional (3D) construction printing company Cobod and building materials and solutions provider LafargeHolcim have partnered to co-develop wind turbines with optimised 3D printing concrete bases and which reach record heights of up to 200 m. The three partners will... 

JSE says ETFs a haven for institutional investors

9th July 2020 Professional and institutional investors wishing to gain exposure to different sectors, asset classes such as equities, commodities or government bonds are being encouraged by the JSE to use exchange-traded funds (ETFs).    

Alphamin exceeds second-quarter production guidance

8th July 2020 JSE-listed tin concentrate producer Alphamin Resources’ tin production for the second quarter, ended June 30, increased by 29% quarter-on-quarter to 2 739 t. This exceeded the production guidance for the period. 

Baselode Energy acquires second uranium property in Athabasca region

7th July 2020 Uranium exploration company Baselode Energy has acquired the Hook uranium property, in the Athabasca basin area of northern Saskatchewan, Canada, in line with its Athabasca 2.0 exploration thesis, which is set to target basement hosted uranium near surface deposits. Hook, which covers around 30... 

Gold-backed ETFs record seventh consecutive month of positive flows, says WGC

7th July 2020 Gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) recorded their seventh consecutive month of positive flows, adding 104 t in June (equivalent to $5.6-billion or 2.7% of assets under management (AUM)) and taking global holdings to new all-time highs of over 3 621 t. This brings the total global net... 

Coal production to top 8bn tonnes in 2020, says GlobalData

7th July 2020 Despite disruptions during the first quarter, global coal production is expected to reach more than 8.1-billion tonnes this year, says data and analytics company GlobalData. A 7.8% fall in production in the US will be a major factor in the overall limited output, the company says, noting that... 

Second iteration of Aameg Africa Awards to be hosted in November

7th July 2020 The Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group’s (Aameg’s) premier event for recognising best practice in mineral exploration across the African continent will be having its second iteration on November 4 as part of the Africa Down Under (ADU) conference in Perth, Australia. The event was founded... 

Gold anomalies identified at GoviEx’s Mali uranium project

7th July 2020 A recent gold geochemical sampling programme at TSX-V-listed GoviEx Uranium’s Falea uranium/copper/silver project, in Mali, has highlighted significant gold in soil anomalies that show the potential extensions of the Sirabaya West and the Siribaya-Bambadinka gold trends through, and potentially... 

Caldas announces Marmato expansion PFS

6th July 2020 Canadian junior miner Caldas Gold has completed an updated mineral resource estimate for its Marmato project and also announced the preliminary results of a prefeasibility study (PFS) for the project, in Colombia. The PFS affirms the economic viability of the underground expansion of the Marmato... 

Hochschild halts operations in Peru after virus outbreak

6th July 2020 A number of workers at silver and gold mining company Hochschild Mining’s Inmaculada operation, in southern Peru, have tested positive for Covid-19, despite preventative measures being in place, including a comprehensive testing programme and quarantine for all employees. The UK-based company has... 

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