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Sphere sees $14m loss after suspending development at Askaf

26th May 2016 Having decided to slow down development at its main Askaf iron-ore project, in Mauritania, in October, Glencore subsidiary Sphere Minerals reported a net loss of $14-million from continuing operations after income tax for the year ended December 31, compared with a loss of $311.9-million for the... 

About 70% of total tonnes mined at Devon, reports GME

26th May 2016 Since starting production at its 100% owned Devon gold mine, in Western Australia, ASX-listed junior developer GME Resources has mined about 70% of the total tonnes, including waste and ore. The company revealed on Thursday that four batches of ore – equating to 26 300 dry tonnes, or 40% of the... 

Lithium Australia joins forces with TSX-listed Alix to develop concession in Mexico

26th May 2016 Following a memorandum of understand signed Thursday, ASX-listed junior developer Lithium Australia has joined forces with TSX-listed Alix Resources Corp to develop the lithium-extraction technologies needed to advance Alix’s lithium concessions – the Electra project – in Sonora, Mexico, earning... 

Joint panel formed to review Teck Resources oil sands project

25th May 2016 A three-member joint panel of environmental experts has been established to review diversified miner Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier oil sands mine project, in Northern Alberta, announced Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and Alberta Energy Regulator president and CEO... 

Wildfire-hit Athabasca Oil resumes operations at Hangingstone

25th May 2016 TSX-listed energy company Athabasca Oil Corporation has resumed operations at its Hangingstone facility, 20 km south of Fort McMurray, which has been engulfed by a Canadian wildfire starting in early May, forcing widespread evacuations and a prolonged shutdown of all oil operations in the region.... 

Unionised employees strike at Kinross Gold’s Mauritania mine

24th May 2016 Following a strike notice issued earlier this month, unionised employees at Kinross Gold's Tasiast mine, in Mauritania, on Tuesday embarked on strike action. Kinross said in a statement that it remained open to restarting negotiations on a new collective agreement and to resolve other outstanding... 

Aggressive drilling programme under way at Gascoyne’s Dalgaranga

24th May 2016 Following the completion of a prefeasibility study of its 80%-owned Dalgaranga gold project earlier this year, which proved the project to be a robust development, ASX-listed gold hopeful Gascoyne Resources on Tuesday announced that an aggressive drilling programme was currently under way at... 

APC’s Dartbrook mine has coal resource estimate of 1.2bn tonnes

24th May 2016 ASX-listed junior Australia Pacific Coal (APC) has identified a total coal resource estimate of 1.2-billion tonnes at its New South Wales-based Dartbrook coal mine, confirming the newly acquired mine as one of the largest underdeveloped coal operations in the Hunter Valley. After last week’s move... 

Proposal to extend ‘water trigger’ to shale, tight gas unnecessary, says Appea

24th May 2016 Australia’s Labor government on Tuesday moved to extend the contentious ‘water trigger’ legislation to shale and tight gas projects. Introduced in 2013, the water trigger legislation was an amendment to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, which sought to protect water... 

Bacanora raises $11.2m for Sonora lithium project

23rd May 2016 TSX-V- and Aim-listed project developer Bacanora Minerals has raised $11.2-million for its Mexico-based Sonora lithium project, which is considered one of the largest lithium resources worldwide. Bacanora raised the funds through a share placement of 9.75-million shares at 79p a share, with... 

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