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Trans-Siberian posts record Q4 production

19th January 2018 Russian gold miner Trans-Siberian has posted record fourth-quarter production and managed to slightly exceed its full-year guidance, despite operational challenges in the year. The Asacha gold mine, in Kamchatka in Far East Russia, produced a record 12 244 oz of gold in dore in the fourth... 

Galantas share price rises sharply in London

18th January 2018 The share price of Aim- and TSX-V-quoted Galantas Gold surged more than 80% in London on Thursday, after the company reported solid progress at its Omagh gold mine development in Northern Ireland. The dual listed miner’s share price climbed to 9p a share, from the previous day’s closing price of... 

New shaft key to transforming Kirkland Lake into 1Moz/y producer

18th January 2018 Gold miner Kirkland Lake has set its sights on producing one-million ounces a year in the next five to seven years, a target which is built on transforming the Fosterville and Macassa mines into 400 000 oz/y producers. At Fosterville, in Australia’s Victoria, Kirkland Lake is aiming to achieve... 

Centerra to earn into Erris Resources’ Sweden project

17th January 2018 Canadian mid-tier mining company Centerra Gold has elected to earn into zinc and gold junior Erris Resources’ Brännberg gold project, in northern Sweden, with a $1-million investment. Erris, which was admitted to trading on the Aim at the end of last year, said on Wednesday that Centerra would... 

Key appointments at WA rare earths project

17th January 2018 Several key appointments have been made at the Browns Range heavy rare earth project, in Western Australia, including that of a general manager (GM). Metallurgist Tony Hadley has been appointed GM for the Browns Range project, starting in mid-February, ASX-listed Northern Minerals announced on... 

Polyus ups 2018 guidance, Natalka to reach full capacity earlier than planned

16th January 2018 Russian gold major Polyus has exceeded its gold production forecast for 2017, and has increased its estimate for 2018. The company increased its gold production by 10% to 2.16-million ounces in 2017, surpassing its guidance of 2.075-million ounces to 2.125-million ounces by 3%. 

Australia’s Vimy maintains positive view on uranium

16th January 2018 Perth-based uranium mining hopeful Vimy Resources is maintaining a positive view on the uranium market and will “actively and energetically” engage in contract negotiations this year, to underpin financing for a new mine in the Great Victoria desert of Western Australia. The company, which is... 

CAML's copper output at top-end of guidance

15th January 2018 The Kounrad copper operation, in Kazakhstan, has delivered at the top-end of its guidance and production from the Sasa zinc/lead mine, in Macedonia, was also in line with expectations, Aim-listed Central Asia Metals (CAML) reported on Monday. The Kounrad dump leach, solvent extraction and... 

Greatland shares in free fall on Newmont's exit from Australia project

15th January 2018 Shares in Aim-listed junior Greatland Gold fell sharply on Monday, as the precious and base metals firm announced that Newmont Mining had pulled out of the Ernest Giles project, in Western Australia. Greatland said in a market announcement that Newmont would not be proceeding with the Ernest... 

Polyus says $887m deal with China’s Fosun dropped

15th January 2018 Russia's Polyus said on Monday that an agreement to sell a 10% stake in the company to a consortium led by China’s Fosun International had been terminated. A condition precedent to the transaction was not met, following which the agreement to sell 12 561 686 of the ordinary shares in Polyus for... 

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