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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

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Reopening of economies boosting metals prices

3rd July 2020 Since lockdown measures have started to ease around the world to contain Covid-19, ratings and research agency Standard & Poor’s Global (S&P Global) says the reopening of economies, combined with monetary stimulus by banks and governments, has allowed industrial metal prices to rise. However,... 

Amplats targets operating at 75% to 80% capacity by year-end

3rd July 2020 Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) expects to ramp up its production to between 75% and 80% of capacity by year-end, CEO Natascha Viljoen said on June 18. Viljoen explained that Amplats had started up 20% of its production profile after the Level 5 lockdown was... 

Armadale submits mining licence application for Mahenge

2nd July 2020 Aim-listed Armadale Capital has submitted its mining licence application to the Tanzanian Department of Energy on Minerals for its wholly-owned Mahenge Liandu graphite project. This marks another significant step in the development of the project, says chairperson Nick Johansen.  

Bullion platinum investment at an all-time high, says WPIC

1st July 2020 The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reports that sales of platinum bullion products – retail bars and coins – surged to record highs in the first quarter of the year, with purchases totalling 312 000 oz. Annualised, this represents a rate that is five times higher than that experienced... 

Metso Outotec can drive industries towards responsible use of natural resources

1st July 2020 Metso Minerals, a subsidiary of global industrial company Metso, has officially merged with Finnish-listed technology company Outotec. The merger has formed a leading process technology, equipment and services company serving the minerals, metals and aggregates industries. The combined company... 

Exxaro says safety strategy paying off

30th June 2020 JSE-listed diversified miner Exxaro has achieved 730 lost-time-injury- (LTI-) free days at the plant and central engineering workshop work areas within the Matla coal mine. This is equivalent to two years of zero mineworker LTIs, it says.  

Kefi Minerals to change name, updates Tulu Kapi economics given higher gold price

30th June 2020 Aim-listed Kefi Minerals has announced it will host its annual general meeting virtually on August 13. The meeting will discuss a name-change of the company to Kefi Gold and Copper, to reinforce the company’s mission in those metals, given the discoveries that the company has made in the last... 

Kogi adopts phased approach to funding, work on Agbaja project

30th June 2020 ASX-listed Kogi Iron has announced that it will adopt a staged funding and development programme to ensure the development of its Agbaja cast steel project, in Nigeria, continues to progress. The company also revised down its initial envisaged production rate during Phase 1 of the project to... 

Crisis Group suggests DRC govt, miners zone land for artisanal mining

30th June 2020 Transnational nonprofit organisation Crisis Group says tensions continue to build in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) mining heartland between industrial and artisanal miners. The organisation highlights in its latest report, titled 'Mineral Concessions: Avoiding Conflict in DRC’s... 

Altus progresses sale of Côte d'Ivoire gold prospects

29th June 2020 TSX-V- and Aim-listed Altus Strategies has signed a nonbinding term sheet with TSX-V-listed Stellar Africa Gold for the sale of its Prikro and Zenoula gold project, in Côte d'Ivoire. Altus will receive an initial payment of 2.5-million Stellar shares, with a market value of about C$87 500, and... 

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