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Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt is Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Apollo will now hold 100% in Couflens project

8th March 2018 ASX-listed Apollo Minerals has entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining 20% interest in the Couflens tungsten/copper/gold project in the Pyrenees region of southern France from ASX-listed Variscan Mines. Apollo would then own 100% of the Couflens project, which covers a 42 km2 licence... 

Northern Star snaps up Westgold’s South Kalgoorlie operations

8th March 2018 ASX-listed Northern Star Resources is acquiring ASX-listed Westgold Resources’ South Kalgoorlie operations (SKO) for A$80-million, comprising the project’s operating processing facility, which has a throughput capacity of 1.2-million tonnes a year, a Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant... 

Basil Read to take on building of top structures

7th March 2018 Local construction company Basil Read has received permits from the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) to start building top structures at its housing developments, such as its Savanna City Estate mixed-use development, near Orange Farm, in Gauteng. The top structure would be... 

AVZ finds offtake partner for DRC lithium project

7th March 2018 ASX-listed AVZ Minerals has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology for potential investment in the company and offtake opportunities from the Manono lithium project, in southern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Tinci is the largest battery... 

HGM raises $4.5m for Austrian projects

7th March 2018 Australian exploration company High Grade Metals (HGM), which completed its relisting on the ASX this week, will use the A$4.5-million that it raised to advance nine projects in Austria. These projects include the Leogang cobalt, nickel and copper prospect, as well as the Schellgaden North gold... 

Volcanic Gold Mines looks at Côte d’Ivoire for growth

6th March 2018 TSX-V-listed Volcanic Gold Mines has entered into a binding memorandum of understanding to acquire up to 100% of Jofema Mineral Resources, a private company registered in Côte d’Ivoire. The assets of Jofema under option comprise near-adjacent exploration permits and exploration permit renewals... 

Political party highlights alleged violation of BEE laws by Gupta companies

6th March 2018 Democratic Alliance shadow Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Dean MacPherson on Tuesday laid a complaint again Gupta-linked companies, Tegeta Exploration and Resources, Optimum Coal Mine, Trillian Management Consulting, Eskom Holdings and BEE Matrix at the Broad-Based Black Economic... 

Clover not too worried about land expropriation proposals, satisfied with H1 results

6th March 2018 Despite concerns about the recent controversial calls for land expropriation without compensation and the possible effect this could have on South Africa’s economy and food security, JSE-listed foods and beverages group Clover believes it is not all doom and gloom. Speaking to Engineering News... 

Crusader updates Borborema resource

6th March 2018 A revised ore reserve estimate at Crusader Resources' Borborema gold project, in the Seridó area of the Borborema province, in north-eastern Brazil, represents a production plan comprising four-million tonnes a year for 11 years life-of-mine. The ASX-listed company said that it was also currently... 

TNG in talks for Mt Peake finance, offtakes

6th March 2018 Australian strategic metals developer TNG on Tuesday said it has had preliminary meetings with Germany's KfW IPEX-Bank and received a positive hearing with an expression of interest to conduct further due diligence ahead of possible mandating for finance for the development of its flagship Mount... 


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