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Henry Lazenby

Henry Lazenby

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Endeavour runs first ore through new Houndé mill

26th September 2017 TSX-listed gold miner Endeavour Mining has started wet commissioning of the new Houndé gold project, in Burkina Faso, with the first ore making its way through the milling circuit, the company advised on Monday. The London, UK-based miner said construction of the $281-million project is... 

Taseko’s board OKs Florence test facility in wake of permit appeal win

26th September 2017 Base metals-focused miner Taseko Mines has decided to proceed with the $25-million construction of a production test facility at its Florence in situ copper project, in Arizona, after winning a third-party appeal against the federal underground injection control (UIC) permit that was issued late... 

Arch Coal reprices, amends credit accord

26th September 2017 US coal miner Arch Coal has successfully completed an amendment to its credit agreement to reduce the interest rate on its senior secured term loan facility, the company reported on Monday. The new interest rate for the $300-million term loan facility is Libor plus 325 basis points – reflecting a... 

Tungsten-focused Thor moves diversified portfolio up value curve as commodity prices rally

26th September 2017 Australian junior Thor Mining is pushing ahead with progress on its diversified portfolio of tungsten/copper/lithium projects in Australia and the US, in hope of capitalising on rising metals prices. The Sydney-based explorer and project developer, which has equity listings on the ASX and LSE’s... 

Lucara sells giant ‘Lesedi La Rona’ diamond for $53m

25th September 2017 Canadian diamond junior Lucara Diamond Corp has sold its 1 109 ct ‘Lesedi La Rona’ diamond for $53-million, or $47 777/ct, the company announced on Monday. Discovered in November 2015, the precious stone ranks as the second-largest diamond ever found, and consolidated the company’s flagship... 

Lower metals prices weigh on materials price index – IHS

23rd September 2017 The materials price index (MPI) from Global Insight by IHS Markit has slipped 0.1% last week, the first decline in four weeks, as metal markets finally began to slide, the firm advised on Friday. The strength of the last few weeks has been mainly attributable to a surge in metal prices and the... 

Argonaut adds resources at its two operating assets

23rd September 2017 On the heels of pouring first gold at its brand-new San Agustin project earlier this week, Mexico-focused miner Argonaut Gold has also increased the pit-constrained resources at its two operating mines, the company has advised. At El Castillo, the Toronto-based miner added about 328 000 oz of... 

Offer for Rockwell affiliates flops on BRP haste; orderly wind down still planned

23rd September 2017 Bankrupts alluvial diamond miner Rockwell Diamonds advised on Friday that it has received two offers which, when combined, would have been able to buy out the Canadian company’s distressed South African subsidiaries. However, an untimely motion to place the affiliates into provisional liquidation... 

Tahoe dials up gold guidance as Escobal impasse drags on

23rd September 2017 Precious metals miner Tahoe Resources has increased its guidance for expected gold output while its flagship Escobal mine, in Guatemala, continues to languish in care and maintenance, despite holding a valid licence to mine. The Vancouver-headquartered company announced after market close on... 

Alamos expands revolver by $250m

22nd September 2017 TSX- and NYSE-listed miner Alamos Gold has reached agreement with its syndicate of lenders to increase its undrawn existing $150-million revolving credit facility by $250-million to $400-million on more favourable terms the company announced on Thursday. Based in Canada’s financial capital... 

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