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Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Platinum price set for recovery this year – survey

7th June 2018 The platinum price is expected to exceed $1 000/oz in the second half of this year. “We expect the platinum price will start a recovery this year, albeit a gradual one. This is predicated on a small deficit this year, of nearly 300 000 oz, fuelled by a contraction in supply, chiefly from the... 

Artisanal mining should be legalised – analyst

7th June 2018 As industrial mining for gold declines, artisanal mining for gold in abandoned, ownerless and derelict mines will increase, making way for artisanal miners to mine abandoned shafts, says mining analyst David van Wyk. Addressing delegates during a mining seminar at Sustainability Week 2018, in... 

Eastplats files civil claims notices against former directors, other parties

7th June 2018 JSE-listed Eastern Platinum (Eastplats), together with Eastplats Acquisition and Eastern Platinum Holdings, has filed notices of civil claims related to two separate actions in the British Columbia Supreme Court. The first claim is brought against Serina Services and Ingwenya Incorporated in... 

European Metals starts beneficiation of Cinovec bulk sample

6th June 2018 Aim-listed European Metals has started the beneficiation process and magnetic separation of a 15 t bulk sample at its Cinovec lithium/tin project, in the Czech Republic. The beneficiation and magnetic separation of a lithium-rich concentrate will provide pilot plant feed for planned downstream... 

Berkeley Energia lists on LSE

6th June 2018 Uranium miner Berkeley Energia officially listed on the LSE on Wednesday. The company also received confirmation from Spanish authorities that its shares will be admitted to trading on the Spanish Stock Exchange (SSE) soon. 

Trilogy reports maiden cobalt resource estimate for Alaska project

6th June 2018 Alaska-focused mineral explorer Trilogy Metals on Monday reported a maiden 77-million-pound cobalt resource for its Bornite project. The resource estimate used assay data from drill holes completed by the company between 2011 and 2013 and re-sampled historic holes drilled in the 1960s and 1970s. 

Trevali intersects high-grade zinc mineralisation 240 m below Perkoa mine

6th June 2018 Zinc-focused base metals company Trevali has reported that recent drilling at its Perkoa mine, in Burkina Faso, confirms mineralisation remains open at depth, after drilling 240 m below the current modelled mining level. The company said in a drilling exploration update on Wednesday that, since... 

Nestlé launches 'zero water' manufacturing facility in Western Cape

5th June 2018 Nestlé South Africa on Tuesday launched its R88-million zero-water dairy manufacturing facility in Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape. The facility will allow Nestlé to reduce the factory’s water consumption by more than 50% during the first year of implementation by reusing the water recovered from... 

Mining industry stakeholders pledge to do more to achieve zero harm

4th June 2018 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater is concerned that a plateau has been reached in reducing fatalities in South Africa’s mining industry and believes a different and collaborative approach involving all stakeholders is needed for the industry to achieve its aspiration of zero harm. It was... 

Environmental activists challenge Radebe’s intention to build new coal-fired plants

4th June 2018 The Life After Coal Campaign, comprising environmental organisations EarthLife Africa, groundWork and the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), together with Greenpeace, has called on Energy Minister Jeff Radebe to cancel plans to build two new coal-fired power plants – Thabametsi and Khanyisa.... 

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