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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Miners in Mpumalanga enterprise development centre partnership

15th January 2021 Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has partnered with the Steve Tshwete local municipality and mining companies Arnot OpCo, Anglo American Coal South Africa and Glencore to establish an enterprise development centre (EDC) for local entrepreneurs in the Mhluzi township, in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.... 

Hemlo Explorers starts drilling at Ontario project

14th January 2021 TSX-V-listed Hemlo Explorers has started drilling at its North Limb project, about 15 km north of the Hemlo mine in Ontario. The drill campaign is set to start with a minimum of 10 000 m in about 20 drill holes. 

Atalaya achieves new production record

14th January 2021 Dual-listed Atalaya Mining has achieved a new production record of 55 890 t of copper in 2020, with the year’s guidance met, notwithstanding the operating challenges and mandatory stopping in April as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. Copper production in the fourth quarter exceeded the guidance... 

JPMorgan Chase & Co now holds 25% shareholding in Aveng

14th January 2021 Investment banking company JPMorgan Chase & Co now owns 25.52% of the total issued ordinary shares of international infrastructure and resources company Aveng. This includes the 19.07%, 3.87% and 2.58% holdings by various JPMorgan Chase & Co subsidiaries. 

West Africa-focused Capital continues to build regional platform

14th January 2021 West Africa remains a growth area for LSE-listed Capital, which continues to build its platform in the region, with new rigs arriving during the first quarter of the year, as well as the long-term contract secured with Firefinch in Mali and an expansion of operations into Guinea. As the new year... 

Hecla achieves its second highest silver production ever

14th January 2021 NYSE-listed Hecla Mining produced 13.5-million ounces of silver in 2020 – an increase of 7% and the second highest production in the company’s history, with the highest production being in 2016. Gold production fell by 23% to 208 962 oz from the 2019 record, owing to lower output at the Nevada... 

Gran Colombia meets guidance for fifth consecutive year

14th January 2021 TSX-listed Gran Colombia Gold has produced 19 958 oz of gold in December, bringing the total for 2020 to 220 194 oz of gold, marking the fifth consecutive year that the company has either met, or exceeded, its yearly production guidance. The company’s guidance was to produce between 218 000 oz... 

Merafe production decreases 29% in 2020 thanks to Covid

13th January 2021 JSE-listed Merafe Resources’ attributable ferrochrome production from the Glencore Merafe chrome venture for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2020, decreased by about 8% and 29%, respectively. Attributable ferrochome production in the fourth quarter was 97 000 t, bringing the... 

Gold among 2020's best-performing assets, says WGC

13th January 2021 Gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and similar products had what the World Gold Council (WGC) called “a remarkable year” in 2020, as gold ETFs had recorded yearly net inflows of $47.9-billion, or 877 t, collectively increasing gold holdings by over a third and reaching all-time highs in... 

Petra Diamonds’ shareholders approve restructuring

13th January 2021 London-listed Petra Diamonds’ shareholders have voted in favour of a resolution to restructure the business and provide it with a more stable, deleveraged capital structure that will ensure the short- and long-term viability of the company. At a special general meeting held on January 13, 95.13%... 

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