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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Data analytics trends spill over into energy sector

26th January 2018 The vision of a low-carbon future allied with advances in the information technology sector are set to become game changers that will shift the future energy landscape as technology gives rise to peripheral industries and cross-sector transformations. The future of energy generation is embedded... 

Harmony shareholders to vote on Moab Khotsong deal on Feb 1

25th January 2018 Harmony Gold has removed two resolutions from its meeting agenda to seek shareholder approval for the acquisition of Moab Khotsong, after reducing the potential equity capital raising from $200-million to $100-million on the back of sufficient cash resources and a strong production performance.... 

Resgen still in funding talks for Boikarabelo

25th January 2018 Year-end holidays have further delayed the finalisation of an alternative funding proposal for the development of the Boikarabelo coal mine, in the Waterberg region, JSE- and ASX-listed Resource Generation (Resgen) said on Thursday. Resgen has been working to secure an alternative funding source... 

Anglo American delivers increased output of most products in 2017

25th January 2018 Despite removing higher-cost platinum and metallurgical coal volumes, LSE- and JSE-listed Anglo American has reported a 5% rise in total production on a copper equivalent basis in 2017. “We have delivered another strong operating performance in 2017. The 5% increase for the full year reflects our... 

Red River completes first zinc shipment

25th January 2018 ASX-listed Red River Resources has completed the first shipment of zinc concentrate from the Thalanga zinc operation, in Queensland. The shipment of 5 500 wet metric tonnes of zinc concentrate was loaded at the Port of Townsville destined for the Port of Lianyungang in Jiangsu province, China. 

Tin International secures additional exploration licence near Sadisdorf

25th January 2018 ASX-listed Lithium Australia’s partner Tin International has been granted an additional exploration licence covering 15 km2 around the Hegelshöhe hillside, just 5 km southeast of the Sadisdorf licence, in Saxony, Germany. Lithium Australia is party to a farm-in and joint-venture agreement with... 

Term sheet executed for Bald Hill tantalum offtake

25th January 2018 ASX-listed Tawana Resources and SGX-listed Alliance Mineral Assets have executed a nonbinding in-principle term sheet for the offtake of tantalum concentrate from their joint venture (JV) Bald Hill lithium and tantalum mine, in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. An undisclosed tantalum... 

Pioneer intersects new nickel at Golden Ridge

25th January 2018 ASX-listed Pioneer Resources on Thursday announced the intersection of significant nickel sulphide mineralisation at its Golden Ridge project, in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Drilling at the Leo’s dam prospect in the project area has returned a highly significant nickel sulphide... 

Stanmore issued EA for Isaac Plains extension project

25th January 2018 ASX-listed Stanmore Coal has secured the environmental authority (EA) amendment for its Isaac Plains East project, in Queensland, Australia, from the Department of Environment and Science. The issuing of the EA amendment, along with the execution of landholder compensation agreements and the... 

Northern Star on track for 2018 targets

25th January 2018 ASX-listed Northern Star Resources’ latest quarterly and half-year performance indicate that the company is on track to meet is production and costs guidance for the 2018 financial year. During the December quarter, gold sold totalled 128 819 oz with all-in sustaining costs (AISC) at A$1 067/oz,... 


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