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Qld manslaughter legislation takes effect

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st July 2020 New laws will come into effect in Queensland on Wednesday, with executives facing up to 20 years’ jail if the state’s resources sector workers die because of their criminal negligence, Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said. He noted that the new legislation would better protecting the state’s 66... 

Gran Colombia delivers decent gold output despite fewer workers in March

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th April 2020 TSX-listed Gran Colombia Gold in the first quarter of the year produced 56 247 oz of gold, compared with 60 601 oz produced in the first quarter of last year. CEO Lombardo Paredes says while the first quarter’s production is pleasing, it came in lower than expected owing to the impact of... 

Strong exploration activity in Canada serves for a bit of good news

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd April 2020 Amid a surge of bad news for businesses and societies globally, explosives manufacturer BME is nonetheless excited about the exploration landscape for mining in Canada. The company launched its BME Mining Canada last year, which is a joint venture with Consbec – the largest civils drill and... 

AECI’s Mining Solutions business boosts group profitability in 2019 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th February 2020 JSE-listed chemicals manufacturer AECI reported growth in all its operating segments in the year ended December 31, and managed to achieve 10% growth in its headline earnings per share (HEPS). The company declared a total dividend of R5.70 apiece, compared with the R5.15 apiece declared in the... 

SAMSS launches hydrostatic drive underground mining vehicle in South Africa

By: Schalk Burger     12th September 2019 Metals industry equipment and service company South African Mining and Smelting Solutions (SAMSS) on Thursday launched its range of underground mining utility vehicles in the South African market. At the launch event, SAMSS, which is a subsidiary of multinational foundry industry equipment... 

Enviro permit for Minera Alamos’ Mexico project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th August 2019 TSX-V-listed Minera Alamos on Thursday announced that the Mexico federal agency, Semarnat, had approved the environmental impact statement for the Santana gold project. The permit, together with the change of land use notification received in June, now provides the company with the key approvals... 

MAXAM successfully completes blasting operation for Singapore Port extension, led by DIAP-Daelim JV (DDJV)

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd August 2019 The project involves reclaiming 294 hectares from the sea for the construction of a quay with a capacity of close to 20 million TEW per year. The company was selected to support Dredging International Asia Pacific (DIAP) to excavate the most challenging areas for its experience and underwater... 

Omnia to restructure as it seeks to reduce overextended balance sheet 

By: Schalk Burger     25th June 2019 Diversified chemicals group Omnia will, over the next two years, focus on improving the profit margins of its companies’ services and products, ensuring that its assets and investments deliver value, as well as on pursuing international expansion of intellectual property-based businesses that... 

Omnia posts full-year loss on mix of negative drivers

By: Reuters     25th June 2019 Omnia Holdings, a South African chemicals and fertiliser maker, reported a full-year loss on Tuesday as a volatile currency, droughts, changes in the mining industry and difficult global trading conditions dented its business. The company, which also produces explosives, posted a headline loss... 

Azure’s Mexico project receives all regulatory approvals

By: Simone Liedtke     21st June 2019 ASX-listed Azure Minerals has received all regulatory approvals necessary for its planned mining operation at Oposura, Mexico, including openpit and underground mining permits, environmental clearances, explosives permits and surface land-use agreements. The fully-funded zinc/lead/silver project... 

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