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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Global gold-backed ETF holdings grew 3% in 2018 – World Gold Council

8th January 2019 Global gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) grew by 3% in 2018, and were driven by strong growth in European funds and increased global inflows during December, the World Gold Council’s monthly gold ETF/exchange-traded product (ETP) report, published on Tuesday, shows. This, the report... 

Gold miners to focus on mitigating risks – Fitch Solutions

8th January 2019 Consultancy company Fitch Solutions believes the gold mining industry will remain fragmented, with the top five companies producing just one-fifth of global output. Despite the company’s expectation of a slight rebound in prices, it stated in its latest ‘Outlook for gold miners’ report, published... 

Athabasca appoints new COO

8th January 2019 Dana Archibald has been appointed COO of TSX-V-listed Athabasca Minerals, pending approval by the TSX-V. He joins Athabasca as a key executive leader, supporting CEO Robert Beekhuizen in managing the performance of existing operations and realising the corporation’s growth in its project... 

Spearmint increases footprint in Canadian vanadium district

8th January 2019 Canadian junior resource exploration company Spearmint Resources has increased its acreage in the Chibougamau vanadium district, in Canada, to 13 985 contiguous acres upon receiving preliminary airborne data. The company is encouraged by the preliminary data from the airborne surveys and is... 

Angkor appoints new CFO

8th January 2019 TSX-V-listed Angkor Gold Corp has appointed Viktoriya Griffin CFO, with immediate effect. Griffin succeeds Grant Smith. 

Osisko makes initial investment towards share buyback programme, reduces debt by $43m

7th January 2019 TSX- and NYSE-listed Osisko Gold Royalties on Monday announced that it had completed an initial investment of C$9.8-million towards its normal course issuer bid (NCIB) for 849 480 shares and that it had repaid $43-million on its revolving credit facility. The share repurchases were completed as... 

NUM bemoans nonpayment of salaries to Optimum, Koornfontein employees

7th January 2019 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Monday expressed its dissatisfaction over the nonpayment of employees’ salaries at the Optimum and Koornfontein coal mines for the past two months. NUM members and other workers will be entering their third month without being paid salaries, NUM Highveld... 

Alstom, Evershold Rail unveil design for new hydrogen train for UK market

7th January 2019 Rail transport companies Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of a new hydrogen train for the UK market. The train, called Breeze, will be a conversion of the existing Class 321 trains, which reengineers some of the UK’s most reliable rolling stock, to create a clean train for the... 

Rambler voluntarily delisting from TSX-V

7th January 2019 Rambler Metals and Mining has applied for a voluntary delisting of the company’s ordinary shares from the TSX-V. Its shares, which are currently listed for trading on the TSX-V and Aim, will continue to trade on Aim where the vast majority of trading activity takes place, the company said on Monday. 

Mosaic secures last remaining permit for Ona phosphate mine

7th January 2019 NYSE-listed Mosaic Company has acquired the US Army Corps of Engineers 404 permit for its Ona phosphate mine project, in Hardee County, in Florida. The 404 permit was the final remaining permit for the project and secured 160.2-million tonnes of phosphate rock for future mining, the phosphate and... 

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