R/€ = 19.21 Change: 0.00
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Pt 841.25 $/oz Change: 15.70


Great Western takes option on 48 claims in Nevada

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd May 2020 Aim-listed Great Western Mining Corporation (GWMO) has signed an option agreement with Nevada Select Royalties to acquire 48 mineral claims in Nevada, which are prospective for gold and silver. Nevada Select is a subsidiary of Ely Gold Royalties.  

Clayton Valley study proves viability for Cypress to go ahead with pilot plant

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd May 2020 TSX-V-listed Cypress Development has announced positive results from a prefeasibility study (PFS) of the company’s Clayton Valley lithium project, in Nevada, US. The study, prepared by Continental Metallurgical Services, envisions an average production rate of 15 000 t/d to produce 27 400 t/y... 

Wallbridge intersects 70.84 g/t at Fenelon

By: Mariaan Webb     20th May 2020 Shares in Canada’s Wallbridge Mining gained on Tuesday, as the company announced “exceptional” drilling results at its Fenelon gold property, including 70.84 g/t gold over 5.35 m. The results come from definition drilling outlining high-grade shoots at shallow depths adjacent to the existing mine... 

DRDGold declares cash dividend 

By: Martin Creamer     15th May 2020 The board of DRDGold has declared a cash dividend of 25 c a share for the quarter ended March 31, the surface gold mining company said on Friday. The Johannesburg- and New York-listed DRDGold, headed by CEO Niël Pretorius, said in a stock exchange news service (SENS) announcement that the... 

Safe, lightweight walkways for mine rescue drill

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2020 Mentis Africa supplied positive-grip, pressed-section planks and walkways from its well-known Die-Line range for the Chamber of Mines rescue drilling unit based at Colliery Training College (CTC) at eMalahleni in Mpumalanga. The walkway’s non-slip features, combined with its high strength to... 

DRDGold earnings up for quarter, R213m dividend paid  

By: Martin Creamer     7th May 2020 Surface gold mining company DRDGold on Thursday reported an 18% quarter-on-quarter increase in adjusted earnings to R389.3-million for the three months to March 31. The increase reflects a 13% increase in the average rand gold price received to R785 581/kg, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed... 

Fluor achieves major safety milestone at Khoemacau Copper Mine in Botswana

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th May 2020 Fluor South Africa announced today that the Khoemacau Copper Silver starter project reached a safety milestone of 2 million hours worked without a lost time injury. “This significant safety achievement can be attributed to the team’s commitment to safe work practices and a zero harm mind-set for... 

Farmers urged to de-silt dams before dry season

1st May 2020 As the dry season approaches in many parts of South Africa, farmers need to ensure that silt is not limiting the volume of water that they can store, says specialist pump rental company Integrated Pump Rental MD Lee Vine. He notes that the progressive build-up of silt means that dams and ponds in... 

Zero harm difficult to attain – Aspasa

By: Halima Frost     1st May 2020 Surface mining association Aspasa director Nico Pienaar tells Mining Weekly that the surface mining industry currently faces many challenges that need to be addressed so that mines can achieve the ultimate goal of zero harm. These include illegal mining not being adequately addressed by the... 

ENVASS Beating the Cost of Environmental Compliance Monitoring

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2020 Section 28(1) of the South African National Environmental Management Act (Act no. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) specifically states that “every person who causes, has caused or may cause significant pollution or degradation of the environment must take reasonable measures to prevent such pollution or... 

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