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Mia Breytenbach

Mia Breytenbach

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Kin buys ball mill, critical CIL components for Leonora gold project

18th January 2018 ASX-listed Kin Mining has exercised its option to buy a used 2.5 MW ball mill and new intertank screens and agitators for the carbon-in-leach (CIL) tanks at the Leonora gold project, in Western Australia. The company bought the ball mill and CIL components from mining equipment company... 

West African gold explorer lists in Australia

18th January 2018 West African gold developer and explorer Tietto Minerals started trading on the ASX on Thursday, following its successful initial public offer (IPO) that raised A$6-million from institutional and high net worth investors, including two global resources funds. The company issued 30-million shares... 

Harmony on track to meet FY production guidance, betters H1 production

16th January 2018 JSE-listed Harmony Gold is on track to meet its yearly production guidance of 1.1-million ounces after producing more than 550 000 oz in the six months ended December 31, the mining major announced on Tuesday. Gold production from the group’s South African operations for the period will be 9% to... 

Hummingbird’s Yanfolila pours first gold, maintains commercial production ramp-up plans

16th January 2018 With Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources having started gold production at its Mali-based Yanfolila gold mine on time and within budget in the second half of last month, the gold producer remains on track with its ramp-up to commercial production. Since acquiring the project from Gold Fields in... 

Savannah marks 2018 start with mining lease applications for Mutamba

16th January 2018 Aim-listed Savannah Resources has submitted three applications to Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy for mining leases for the Mutamba heavy mineral sands project. Located in the Gaza and Inhambane provinces, Mutamba is being developed in a consortium with diversified mining... 

Acacia’s Q4 gold production slumps on export ban

15th January 2018 While LSE-listed Acacia Mining’s gold production for the fourth quarter in 2017 was slightly ahead of expectations at 148 477 oz, it was 30% lower quarter-on-quarter as a result of its flagship Bulyanhulu gold mine in Tanzania having downscaled operations. The miner’s decision to reduce... 

Centamin exceeds FY17 production guidance, aims for solid 2018 growth

10th January 2018 LSE- and TSX-listed Centamin achieved “a strong operational finish” to 2017, with the company’s Sukari mine, in Egypt, having produced 154 298 oz of gold in the fourth quarter, resulting in full-year gold production of 544 658 oz – exceeding guidance of 540 000 oz. “All sections of the mine... 

Sibanye-Stillwater to acquire embattled Lonmin, completes PGMs strategy

14th December 2017 Precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has made an all-share offer to acquire platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Lonmin. The offer values Lonmin at about £285-million, or R5.15-billion. 

Kodal to protect Bougouni interests, applies for new licences

13th December 2017 Aim-listed Kodal Minerals has taken action to protect its ownership of relevant interests in the Kolassokoro licence area by filing new applications for two 100 km2 licences covering high-priority areas that form part of the Bougouni lithium project, in Mali. Kodal gained an interest in the... 

Brazil, South Africa collaboration to improve mining sector “natural, appropriate”, says Brazil ambassador

13th December 2017 With the mining sector having played a significant role in the history and development of South Africa and Brazil, it is “natural and appropriate” that the two countries come together to discuss and exchange ideas about how to improve the mining sector in both countries, says Ambassador of Brazil... 


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