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Rio Tinto and Serbia sign MoU to speed up lithium project

24th July 2017 London-based Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Serbia to progress the development of a deposit containing one of the twenty-first century’s hottest commodities – lithium. The MoU sets out how the Jadar project could be moved forward, with joint... 

Anglo Asian targets production from Ugur mine in Q4

24th July 2017 Gold, copper and silver miner Anglo Asian is on schedule to produce the first ore from its Ugur deposit – a new mineral resource 3 km west of its Gedabek licence in western Azerbaijan – in the fourth quarter of this year. The deposit, which was discovered last year, provided the company with an... 

Alrosa's H1 diamond output up 14%

24th July 2017 Russian mining giant Alrosa boosted its diamond production by 14% year-on-year in the first six months of 2017, as higher diamond grades were achieved from several pipes. The company produced 19.3-million carats of rough diamonds from the processing of 16.9-million tons of ore and sand. 

Highland Gold reaffirms FY forecast

24th July 2017 Russia-focused gold miner Highland Gold has reaffirmed its production forecast of 255 000 oz to 265 000 oz for 2017, after reporting higher first-half production. The Aim-listed company, which owns the Mnogovershinnoye (MNV), Novoshirokinskoye (Novo) and Belaya Gora operations, produced 131 784... 

Novo Litio still trying to resolve Portugal rights issue

21st July 2017 Lithium developer Novo Litio’s shares remained suspended on the ASX on Friday – nearly a month since the company first halted share trading to confirm the legal status of its rights to the Sepeda project, in Portugal. Novo Litio is seeking to transfer a granted exploration licence and... 

Copenhagen Economics to study benefits of Kallak mining operation

21st July 2017 London-listed Beowulf Mining has appointed Copenhagen Economics to commission an economic study of the benefits of a mining operation at Kallak, in Sweden. The study would seek to articulate the economic benefits to Jokkmokk and Norrbotten and provide a “big picture” of how a mining operation at... 

Record gold production from Regis Resources

21st July 2017 Gold and nickel miner Regis Resources on Friday reported record fourth-quarter and full-year gold production as higher grade satellite mill feed continues to have a positive impact on production at its Duketon mine in Western Australia. Regis increased its production from 79 223 oz in the March... 

Deflector holds potential for new orebody – Doray

21st July 2017 Western Australian gold miner Doray Minerals is in the early stages of potentially defining a new orebody at its Deflector mine, MD Leigh Junk said on Friday, as the company reported the results of follow-up drilling at Deflector North. Junk reported that the company had encountered “bonanza... 

Gulf to ship smelters from South Africa to Indonesia in Q4

21st July 2017 The refurbishment of the first two smelters that Australian company Gulf Manganese plans to use at its manganese alloys hub in Kupong, West Timor, is well under way, with shipment from South Africa to Indonesia expected to occur before the end of this year. Gulf reported on Friday that it had... 

‘Near-new’ processing plant puts Mt Mulgine on accelerated path

21st July 2017 Tungsten developer Tungsten Mining is embarking on a fast-tracked, low capital expenditure (capex) development pathway for its Mt Mulgine project, in Western Australia, with the acquisition of a second-hand processing plant from Pilbara Minerals. Tungsten will pay A$600 000 for the “near-new”... 

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