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Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt is Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Bluebird makes speedy progress on Kochang reopening

28th February 2018 Asia-focused resource development group Bluebird Merchant Ventures on Wednesday said that it had made significant progress on the Kochang gold and silver mine in South Korea, since signing its $750 000 farm-in agreement with ASX-listed Southern Gold, in February. Bluebird is currently looking to... 

Savannah appoints Hatch for Mina do Barroso scoping study

28th February 2018 Aim-listed Savannah Resources has appointed multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Hatch to conduct a scoping study of a potential mine development of the Mina do Barroso lithium project, in Portugal. The scoping study will investigate a potential mining and concentration plant development... 

Artemis plans 3.3 km drill hole in the Pilbara

28th February 2018 ASX-listed Artemis Resources plans to drill a super-deep 3 300 m diamond drill hole on its Balmoral area, about 50 km south of its Radio Hill Mine, in Western Australia. The drill site for ASD-1 would be finalised over the coming weeks and the hole would be drilled to test for base metals,... 

Pilbara to fast-track Pilgangoora development as new investor comes to play

28th February 2018 The multi-faceted agreement signed between South Korean steelmaker Posco and Australian lithium miner Pilbara Minerals this week would strengthen the latter's balance sheet, allowing it to accelerate Stage 2 and complete Stage 1 of its Pilgangoora project in Western Australia, the miner said on... 

African Rainbow Minerals expects to swing back into the black in H1

27th February 2018 Diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) expects its earnings a share for the six months to December 31 to improve to between 912c and 930c, compared with the basic loss a share of 134c reported for the six months to December 31, 2016. The prior period's basic loss included a R711-million... 

AECI mining division reports improved operating profit

27th February 2018 Explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI's mining solutions segment's revenue declined by 2.2% to R9.7-billion in the year ended December 31, owing to lower ammonia prices and a stronger rand against the dollar - more than 50% of revenue in this segment is dollar based. Profit from... 

AECI posts record HEPS for FY17

27th February 2018 Explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI on Tuesday reported its highest recorded headline earnings per share (HEPS) to date, at 959c, for the financial year ended December 31. HEPS were up 17% year-on-year, while earnings a share increased by 22% year-on-year to 900c. 

Prospect starts small scale lithium carbonate production

27th February 2018 ASX-listed Prospect Resources has started commissioning its battery grade lithium carbonate pilot plant in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe. The laboratory complex in the Kwekwe area supports the laboratory scale and pilot scale production of lithium carbonate, with small scale production of battery grade higher... 

Santos launches $750m Queensland gas project

27th February 2018 Domestic gas supply and regional jobs in Queensland are set to gain considerably with Santos GLNG investing $900-million in upstream gas developments in Maranoa, Western Downs, Central Highlands and Banana this year. As well as upstream developments around the Fairview, Scotia and Arcadia... 

EganStreet drilling programme delivers high-grade gold

27th February 2018 Western Australia is set to gain a new high-grade gold mine, after drilling results show ASX-listed EganStreet Resources' Rothsay project to have a 0.3 m seam containing about 159 g/t. The average grade per tonne discovered during the drilling programme hovered around 30 g/t; however, another 1.1... 

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