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Vista Gold fully funded through 2018

By: Henry Lazenby     4th August 2015 Project developer Vista Gold is fully funded through to 2018, focused on preserving funds while biding its time to make a decision to proceed with a feasibility study on its fully owned Mt Todd gold project, in Australia’s Northern Territory. President and CEO Frederick Earnest told analysts on a... 

Vista Gold receives $4.3m Australian R&D tax refund

By: Henry Lazenby     28th July 2015 TSX- and NYSE MKT-listed Vista Gold has received a further $4.3-million research and development (R&D) tax incentive refund, net of costs to prepare and file, from the Australian government related to costs incurred during the 2013 fiscal year. The refund was paid under the Australian... 

STATS Acquires Prozone

     6th May 2015 Leader in sports data and analytics extends reach and complements existing solutions with game and player performance tracking CHICAGO. May 5, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- STATS LLC announced today that it has acquired Prozone, a pioneer in athlete tracking and sports performance analytics.... 

Botswana Innovation Hub collaborates with Microsoft and partners to launch first telemedicine service over TV white spaces network

     12th March 2015 Project Kgolagano will bring internet connectivity to hospitals and clinics, facilitating a remote diagnosis network and supporting local healthcare service delivery. The Botswana Innovation Hub, in collaboration with Microsoft, the Botswana-UPenn Partnership , Global Broadband Solutions, Vista... 

Coalspur receives $15m offer from KCE

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     25th February 2015 Dual-listed coal developer Coalspur has become a takeover target, with the Canada-focused company announcing on Wednesday that it had entered into a definitive agreement with coal producer KC Euroholdings. KCE, which is the parent company of Kameron Collieries – the owner of the Donkin coal... 

Coalspur awarded final licence for Vista

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     13th October 2014 Dual-listed Coalspur has been awarded a mineral surface lease for its Vista coal project, in Alberta, Canada, securing the final approval to start construction of the project. In August, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) approved the project for construction and operation under the... 

Creamer Media publishes Canadian Mining Roundup for October 2014 research report

     13th October 2014 This month’s roundup includes details of ASX- and TSX-listed coal developer Coalspur’s three approvals and licences for the Phase 1 development of its Vista project, in British Columbia; midtier gold miner Iamgold’s has declared commercial production at its Westwood mine, in the Abitibi region of... 

Coalspur granted approval for Vista Stage 1

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     27th August 2014 ASX- and TSX-listed coal developer Coalspur has been issued three approvals and licences for the Phase 1 development of its Vista project, in Canada. The developer said on Wednesday that the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) had approved the project for construction and operation under the... 

Coalspur reviewing funding options for Canada project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     23rd June 2014 Dual-listed coal developer Coalspur on Monday announced that it would use the remainder of this year, and part of next year, to conduct a strategic review of funding options for its Vista project, in Canada. The review would consider alternatives such as securing full funding for the project,... 

Canada-focused Coalspur warns of funding crunch

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     30th May 2014 Coal developer Coalspur shares took a beating on the ASX on Friday after the company expressed concern over the development of its Vista project, in Canada. Coalspur told its shareholders on Friday that the company’s ongoing viability and the ability to continue the development of the Vista... 

Anglo American’s strong Q1 output growth blighted only by platinum woes

By: Natalie Greve     24th April 2014 Global mining major Anglo American saw an across-the-board swell in production across its minerals portfolio for the first three months of the year, marred only by a hefty drop in output from its platinum business, which continues to confront persistent industrial action across its South African... 

Alberta regulator approves Vista coal project

By: Mariaan Webb     28th February 2014 The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) in Canada has approved ASX- and TSX-listed Coalspur’s Vista coal project, paving the way for the company to finalise detailed licences and permits over the coming months. “Receipt of this approval represents an important step in Coalspur’s vision to be a... 

Coalspur reaches agreement for development of Canada coal project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     10th January 2014 Dual listed coal developer Coalspur on Friday announced that it had reached an agreement with the last remaining First Nation intervener for the development of its flagship Vista project, in Canada. The Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation was the last remaining First Nation party granted intervener... 

Coalspur may start Vista construction in Q2 next year

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     4th October 2013 Dual-listed coal developer Coalspur Mines is hoping to start construction of its flagship Vista project, in Canada, by the second quarter of next year, as the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) dealt with the final concerns around the project. Coalspur initially planned to start construction at... 

Vista evaluates options for Mount Todd

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     24th September 2013 US-based Vista Gold Corporation is reviewing its options for its Mount Todd gold project, in Australia's Northern Territory. President and CEO Frederick Earnest said in a statement this week that given the current condition of the equity markets, and the company’s share price, Vista believed it... 

Nevada Iron expands footprint in the US

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     4th September 2013 Junior magnetite developer Nevada Iron has entered into an agreement to expand its footprint in the US, by acquiring a strategic land holding adjacent to its existing Buena Vista iron-ore project. The company said on Wednesday that the acquisition would result in a 163% increase in the total... 

C$458m Vista coal mine gets board approval

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th June 2013 The board of dual-listed Coalspur has approved the C$458-million development plan for the Vista coal project, in Canada. The Phase 1 development would involve the construction and commissioning of a six-million-tonne-a-year thermal coal facility by 2015, with the capacity to expand to 12-million... 

Coalspur secures $350m in funding

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th April 2013 Dual-listed Coalspur has secured a senior debt facility for up to $350-million to fund the majority of the development for the company’s $445-million Vista coal project, in Canada. The miner said on Thursday that the facility gave Coalspur access to funding, allowing the company to maintain its... 

Software ensures Gautrain’s success

By: Chantelle Kotze     12th April 2013 Global engineering specialist solutions provider Kentz installed and commissioned the ArchestrA system platform software for the Gautrain rapid rail link project and has dealt with the system’s minor “teething problems, such as nuisance alarms, code faults and timing issues”. 

Coalspur Mines appoints new COO

By: Henry Lazenby     1st March 2013 Toronto- and Sydney-listed Coalspur Mines has appointed Colin Gilligan to the position of COO effective April 1. Gilligan would be responsible for the technical and operating aspects of Coalspur's significant Vista coal project, in Alberta.  

Vista Gold completes Phase 1 of water treatment at Australian project 

By: Henry Lazenby     16th February 2013 Toronto- and New York-listed Vista Gold on Friday said it has completed the first phase of water treatment at the Mt Todd mine site in Northern Territory, Australia, and has received authorisation to release treated water from the mine site into the Edith river, subject to stringent water quality... 

Further cost savings secured at Vista - Coalspur

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th December 2012 Dual listed coal developer Coalspur has agreed to the key terms for the commercial transport of coal from its Vista project, in Canada, saving the company C$20-million a year in costs. Coalspur and TSX-listed CN have agreed on a seven-year commercial contract that forms the foundation for a... 

Coalspur saves $343m on Vista with scheduling change

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     26th October 2012 Dual-listed Coalspur Mines has reduced the expected capital spend requirement at its Vista coal project, in Canada, by some C$343-million, following the completion of an optimisation study. The project, which was set to achieve first production in 2015, would now cost an estimated C$527-million... 

Vista expands NT project scope

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     6th June 2012 US-based Vista Gold Corporation will revise the scope of the feasibility study on its Mount Todd gold project, in the Northern Territory, to incorporate an increased plant throughput following positive drill results. The TSX- and NYSE-listed Vista said that the feasibility study would now... 

Company Announcement: VISTA’s TruckLogic haul truck operator training program wins Suncor President’s Award

     16th May 2012 Suncor Energy recently awarded its training department and VISTA Training Inc. one of eight coveted President’s Operational Excellence Awards for the implementation of the innovative TruckLogic haul truck operator training curriculum at its oil sands mine in northern Alberta.  

Vista secures more port allocation

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     29th March 2012 ASX- and TSX-listed Coalspur has been awarded an additional five-million-tons-a-year port capacity for its Vista coal mine, in Canada. The additional tonnage takes the miner’s total export capacity to 13.5-million tons a year. 

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