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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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More drilling in store for Thorny River project

3rd August 2021 Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has advised that results from sample analysis on the Thorny River diamond project, based in South Africa’s Limpopo province, will only be available in mid-August. A two-week delay has been caused by Covid-19 issues; however, the company reports that initial... 

M&R’s mining platform bags two contracts in North America

3rd August 2021 JSE-listed Murray & Roberts’ mining platform has secured two contracts in its Cementation Americas business, valued at R1.2-billion. The first contract involves underground characterisation development and infrastructure for global miner Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper project, in the US,... 

Ionic ups drilling effort at Makuutu

3rd August 2021 ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has mobilised a third drill rig at its 51%-owned Makuutu project, in Uganda. The company is undertaking a 5 700 m Phase 4 infill drill programme at the project.  

Gold Fields increases stake in tenements adjacent to St Ives

2nd August 2021 JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields’ subsidiary St Ives Gold Mining has earned a 51% interest in the Western Lefroy joint venture (JV), after fulfilling its Stage 1 farm-in requirements of spending $10-million on exploration within three years. The company has elected to increase its interest in... 

Jupiter mines to host spill meeting, pays $59m in dividends

2nd August 2021 ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has advised that shareholders have voted against the adoption of its 2021 Remuneration Report, giving effect to a spill resolution. Additionally, shareholders have voted in favour of appointing Scott Winter and Peter North as directors of the company, while directors... 

Tshiamiso Trust has paid out R9m so far

2nd August 2021 The Tshiamiso Trust, which was established to disburse compensation funds to mineworkers who contracted silicosis in South Africa’s gold mining sector, has successfully paid the first group of more than 100 compensation settlements to claimants following earlier pilot payments to test its system.... 

Gold Fields vaccinates 73% of South African employees

2nd August 2021 JSE-listed Gold Fields has vaccinated 73% of its South African workforce, based at the South Deep mine, in Gauteng. The company on August 2 announced the completion of a week-long Covid-19 vaccination programme, which resulted in 3 122 employees and contractors voluntarily vaccinated.  

Zimplats notes quarterly improvement in output

30th July 2021 ASX-listed Zimplats’ production of platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and gold (6E) platinum group metals (PGMs) for the quarter ended June 30, increased by 12% quarter-on-quarter, but decreased by 5% year-on-year,. Specifically, the company produced 70 688 oz of platinum, 59 544... 

Thor pours first gold in Nigeria

30th July 2021 TSX-V- and Aim-listed Thor Explorations has poured the first gold at its Segilola project, in Nigeria. The process plant will now be ramped up over the next six weeks, with commercial production expected from September.  

Master Drilling buys 25% stake in A&R Group

30th July 2021 JSE-listed Master Drilling has acquired a 25% stake in A&R Group. A&R, with its subsidiaries A&R Engineering & Mining Supplies and Lamproom Solutions & Consulting, specialises in mine mechanisation and digitisation.  

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