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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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MAC lauds initiative to improve transportation infrastructure in Northern Canada

5th July 2017 The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has welcomed the launch of the federal government’s Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative (TTCI), which will include an allocation of up to $400-million in dedicated funding for transportation infrastructure in Northern Canada. The acute lack of... 

Dundee seeks to earn 71% in Quebec gold property

5th July 2017 TSX-listed Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has entered into an option agreement to earn up to a 71% interest in Khalkos Exploration’s Malartic gold property, in Quebec. Under the terms of the option agreement, DPM can earn an initial 51% interest in Malartic in exchange for C$412 500, the issuance... 

Integra shareholders approve Eldorado takeover

5th July 2017 Shareholders of TSX-V-listed Integra Gold have given their approval for the buyout of the company by TSX-listed Eldorado Gold. Integra and Eldorado in May announced the about C$590-million cash-and-scrip deal. 

Greenstone ups interest in Heron to 19.3%

4th July 2017 Private equity fund Greenstone Resources will increase its ownership in Australian base metals miner Heron Resources to 19.3%, through the acquisition of 398-million shares valued at $21-million. The company currently has a 16.23% ownership in Heron Resources. 

Orvana to build tailings storage facility to extend Bolivia operation

4th July 2017 TSX-listed Orvana Minerals has secured $11.3-million in debt financing from Bolivian financial firm Banco Bisa to support up to an additional three years of operations at its Don Mario gold operation, in the country. The proceeds will primarily be used for the expansion of a tailings storage... 

DiamondCorp to delist from AltX on July 24

4th July 2017 Embattled diamond miner DiamondCorp, which used to be listed on the Aim and AltX, on Tuesday said its listing on the AltX would be terminated on July 24. The company, which owns the Lace diamond mine, near Kroonstad, said the last day to trade, prior to the termination of its listing status, will... 

Notices of arbitration served in Tanzania – Acacia

4th July 2017 Notices of arbitration have been served in Tanzania on behalf of Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Limited (BGML) and Pangea Minerals Limited (PML), which hold Acacia Mining’s Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi mines. Acacia said in a statement on Tuesday that the notices referred the current disputes between Tanzania’s... 

Civil engineering confidence index rises to 43 in Q2

4th July 2017 After a largely flat 2016 and a disappointing start to this year, civil engineering confidence has picked up six index points to 43 in the second quarter, the Construction Industry Development Board’s (CIDB’s) small- and medium-enterprise business conditions survey has revealed. The organisation... 

Forestry sector joins forces to mitigate impact of wildfires on plantations

4th July 2017 Following the recent wildfires that swept across the Southern and Eastern Cape areas, industry bodies Forestry South Africa (FSA), Sawmilling South Africa (SSA) and the South African Forestry Contractors Association will mobilise additional contractor capacity to ensure that the interests of... 

Global zinc output will diminish over coming years – BMI

4th July 2017 An ore shortage will see the global refined zinc deficit gradually widen over the next few years, with producers to curb output, research firm BMI said on Tuesday. It noted that zinc production and consumption growth are expected to average 1.9% and 1.7% respectively between this year and 2021,... 

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