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Apr 29, 2016
Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qingdao Hengshun Zhongsheng, which has shown an interest in acquiring an interest in CoAL’s flagship Makhado coking coal project, in the Soutpansberg coalfield. Hengshun had now started a due...
Apr 29, 2016
Following the completion of the pit configuration activities and the resumption of steady-state production at Kangala colliery, Universal Coal now expects record domestic sales of more than 200 000 t in April. As run-of-mine (RoM) coal production continued to...
Apr 29, 2016
Dual-listed DRDGold on Friday declared a dividend of 38c a share for the third quarter of the 2016 financial year. The group’s total distribution for the year to date was now 50c a share, when added to the 12c a share interim dividend declared in February,...
Apr 29, 2016
Power supply challenges that have affected production at the Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique, have been eased considerably with visibly improved power quality and consistency since December, enabling a production surge during the first quarter of...
Apr 29, 2016
The job prospects for the growing number of South African mining engineering graduates have become increasingly uncertain as a result of the plunge in commodity prices. In fact, mining industry leaders who attended the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) School...
Apr 29, 2016
Two Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) employees were killed in a winch rope incident at the Tumela mine at Amandelbult, Limpopo, earlier this week. “Our sincerest condolences are with the families, friends and colleagues of all involved in this terrible incident,”...
Apr 29, 2016
Kibo Mining on Friday announced that the review of the Power Definitive Feasibility Study (PDFS) had been completed successfully, clearing one more regulatory hurdle into the development 250 MW to 350 MW mouth-of-mine thermal power station, the Mbeya Coal To Power...
Apr 28, 2016
Canadian base metals producer First Quantum Minerals has swung to a first-quarter profit as strong production at all its continuing operations underpinned rising revenues. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to TSX- and LSE-listed First Quantum...
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Apr 28, 2016
Canadian miner Centerra Gold on Thursday reported a raid of its Kyrgyz subsidiary Kumtor Gold Company’s (KGC’s) Bishkek office on Thursday afternoon by the country’s general prosecutor. The General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) had issued a press release stating that...
Apr 29, 2016
Having previously Eldorado stated that it was mulling the sale of its Chinese assets, dual-listed Eldorado Gold this week announced that it would sell its 82% interest in the Jinfeng mine to China National Gold Group, for $300-million in cash. China National Gold had...
Apr 29, 2016
Canadian gold producer Agnico Eagle Mines has recorded a 9.21% bump in its NYSE-listed stock price on Friday, testing new 12-month highs of $47.33 a share after reporting strong first-quarter earnings. For the three months ended March 31, the Toronto-headquartered...
Apr 29, 2016
The TSX-listed stock of base metals producer Hudbay Minerals jumped as much as 17% on Friday to C$6.22 a share, following the company reporting strong sales growth despite lower metals prices during the March quarter. The Toronto-based miner, with operations in Peru...
Apr 29, 2016
Canadian uranium producer Cameco has reported a “very quiet” first quarter during which it swung to an adjusted loss of C$7-million, or C$0.02 a share, compared with earnings of C$69-million, or C$0.18 a share a year earlier. For the three months ended March 31,...
Apr 29, 2016
Economic data published on Friday painted a mixed picture for Chile's economy, the world's No 1 copper producer, as factory output and copper production jumped while retail sales remained soft and the national jobless rate rose. "This is data that reflects the...
Apr 29, 2016
Another solid quarter of gold production from the Andy Well mine, in Western Australia, has placed gold miner Doray Minerals in a strong position to meet the upper end of its full-year production guidance of between 78 000 oz and 85 000 oz for the full year 2016....
Apr 29, 2016
Rare earths miner Lynas has reported a significant drop in revenue for the three months to March 31, owing to low rare earths prices, which also hinders the miner’s plans to fund improvements at its Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (Lamp) operation, in Malaysia,...
Apr 29, 2016
Record production from the Didipio gold mine, in the Philippines, has resulted in dual listed OceanaGold increasing its gold production during the three months to March. The ASX- and TSX-listed miner reported on Friday that gold production for the first quarter...
Apr 29, 2016
Junior gold miner Silver Lake Resources has reported a 400% increase in the mineral resource at its Maxwells project, within the Mount Monger project, in Western Australia. Following an accelerated exploration programme, the project was now estimated to host a...
 
 
 
 
Apr 29, 2016
Junior explorer Minotaur Exploration has identified a number of new copper-gold targets around producer Oz Minerals’ Prominent Hill operation, in South Australia, which would now be investigated further. In October of last year, the two companies signed a heads of...
Apr 29, 2016
ASX-listed junior Capricorn Metals has raised A$12.6-million through a share placement to advance its flagship Karlawinda gold project, in Western Australia. The company, previously known as Malagasy Minerals, said on Friday that it had placed 97.2-million shares,...
Apr 29, 2016
With the start of shipments from the Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas (APLNG) project in January, producer Origin Energy on Friday reported a 12% increase in production for the three months to March, compared with the previous quarter. Origin reported...
Apr 28, 2016
The global iron-ore market is in better condition than expected, with Chinese demand improving, the CEO of Brazil's Vale said on Thursday. Murilo Ferreira told investors on a conference call that he had been positively surprised by the health of the Chinese market...
Apr 28, 2016
Southern Copper's net profit dropped 34.5% to $185.1-million, or $0.24 a share, in the first quarter on slumping metal prices, the company said Thursday. The result was better than the mean market estimate of $139.76-million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Apr 28, 2016
Mexican miner Penoles on Thursday reported a 65% drop in first-quarter net profit compared to the same period a year earlier, hit by higher financial costs on options it owned. The miner and metals processor which runs the world's largest primary silver producer,...
Apr 28, 2016
Unionised workers at Chilean copper mine El Abra, controlled by Freeport-McMoran, accepted a wage contract offered by the company, union president Juana Mejias said on Thursday. Tensions between the union and Arizona-based Freeport, the world's biggest listed copper...
Apr 28, 2016
The largest US iron-ore producer Cliffs Natural Resources rallied as much as 35% to $5.38 a share on the NYSE on Thursday, after swinging to a first-quarter profit amid sustained market improvement. For the three months ended March 31, Cliffs recorded net income...
Apr 28, 2016
On the back of stronger precious metals prices so far this year, as well as improved first-quarter financials, the NYSE-listed stock of Coeur Mining has risen to a new 12-month high at $7.68 apiece. In the period ended March 31, the miner reported fourth-quarter...
Apr 28, 2016
AltX- and Aim-listed Jubilee Platinum has increased the chrome processing capability of its Dilokong chrome mine (ASA project) beyond its design capacity. In an update to the market on Thursday, CEO Leon Coetzer said the ASA project was currently processing feed at...
 
 
 
 
Apr 28, 2016
Mozambique-focused Kenmare Resources has entered into a conditional subscription and relationship agreement with chemicals trading company King Ally Holdings for a proposed $100-million investment in Kenmare. The proposed investment would be on the basis that King...
Apr 28, 2016
Constructive bilateral engagement between Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and the Chamber of Mines (CoM) has kicked off amid controversy surrounding the shock gazetting of the draft amended Mining Charter last month. The parties aimed to unpack “pertinent”...
Apr 28, 2016
Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet is taking aim at new sectors, such as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and manufacturing, as it seeks to sustain volumes amid the prevailing commodity “meltdown”. Speaking publically for the first since his appointment as...
Apr 28, 2016
India’s State-controlled coal major Coal India Limited (CIL) is seeking to collaborate with a technological partner following a government directive to complete a long-term hydrological survey across river basins where the miner is planning to implement at least two...
Apr 28, 2016
India will commence with road shows in the next month to woo domestic and foreign investors to participate in the auctions of marginal oil and gas fields across the country. An inter-Ministerial group led by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry was expected to...
Apr 28, 2016
Apr 28, 2016
Oil and gas producer Beach Energy has reported a 5% drop in revenue for the three months to March 31, despite an increase in production and sales volumes. On the back of a 9% decrease in oil prices between December and March, Beach’s revenue fell from...
Apr 28, 2016
Advisory firm Deloitte Access Economics said on Thursday that both state and Commonwealth budgets would remain under pressure as commodity prices continued to remain low. In its latest edition of the Investment Monitor publication, the firm noted that the fall in...
Apr 28, 2016
The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) on Thursday told a Senate hearing that the development of an oil province in the Great Australian Bight would deliver benefits to both South Australia and Australia as a whole. A Senate committee...
Apr 28, 2016
ASX-listed Australian Bauxite (ABx) has shipped its first 5 557 t of cement-grade bauxite from the Bald Hill mine, in Tasmania. The company told shareholders on Thursday that the customer sought a second, larger shipment of between 30 000 t and 40 000 t once the...
 
 
 
 
Apr 28, 2016
Gold miner Northern Star Resources said on Thursday that an effective cost-cutting programme during the March quarter had enabled the company to maximise margins and free cash flows. MD Bill Beament said that this was evident in the A$60-million increase in cash,...
Apr 28, 2016
West Australian gold miner Ramelius Resources has reported a slight drop in production during the three months to March, compared with the previous quarter, despite the Vivien operation coming online during the quarter. The Mt Magnet operation delivered 9 356 oz of...
Apr 28, 2016
ASX-listed junior Vital Metals has launched a scoping study at its Kollo gold deposit, in Burkina Faso, to evaluate the feasibility of an openpit project. MD Mark Strizek said on Thursday that the project provided a compelling near-term development and cash flow...
Apr 28, 2016
Dual-listed Anglo American has sold its Brazil-based niobium and phosphates assets to Hong Kong- and Shanghai-listed China Molybdenum for $1.5-billion. The deal was expected to close in the second half of this year and would result in the transfer of Anglo’s...
Apr 28, 2016
March quarter gold production from ASX-listed Kingsgate Consolidated declined significantly compared with the December quarter, as the miner faced difficult conditions. Kingsgate on Thursday reported that group gold production for the three months to March reached...
 
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