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Nadine James

Nadine James

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Excitement as ‘Wits-style’ gold is discovered in iron-ore hub, but geologist urges caution

13th April 2018 While there is no doubt that conglomerate gold has been discovered in the Pilbara, the broader understanding of this style of gold mineralisation in the Pilbara remains incomplete and, therefore, any comparisons with the Witwatersrand (Wits) basin are premature, states SRK Consulting geologist... 

Horomela expedites exploration programme, expects resource estimate

6th April 2018 Aspiring base metals exploration and mining junior Horomela Mining Investment & Resources has started its exploration programmes on various licences, including its Steinkopf 22, Naroep and Aggeneys zinc licences, all in the Northern Cape. The company expects to produce an exploration results... 

Sibanye-Stillwater, Wits partner to digitalise mining industry

28th March 2018 Gold miner Sibanye-Stillwater has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring safer and more productive mines by continuing its ongoing partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Mining Institute with the launch on Wednesday of the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory... 

Wescoal’s primary objective to optimise operations, extract organic growth

28th March 2018 JSE-listed Wescoal is seeking to extract organic growth by optimising its existing operations and diversifying its revenue base, says Wescoal CFO Izak van der Walt. During a media site visit to the miner’s Elandspruit operation, on Tuesday, he noted that the acquisition of Keaton Energy, in 2017,... 

Deloitte launches Intelligent Mining Solution to encourage digital transformation

22nd March 2018 Advisory firm Deloitte has launched an Intelligent Mining Solution that illustrates how digital transformation in mining can address legacy industry challenges, improve safety and enable the required step change in performance. Deloitte collaborated with several technology business partners to... 

Despite bitcoin craze, bullion unlikely to lose its status as a major investment vehicle – economist

16th March 2018 Although some economists regard cryptocurrencies – bitcoin being the most popular – as a fad, others, such as Nascence Advisory director and economist Xhanti Payi, remain open-minded, unwilling to write off a potentially disruptive technology with massive implications for global economic... 

Tribunal approves Sinopec’s $900m acquisition of Chevron SA with conditions

9th March 2018 The Competition Tribunal has approved Hong Kong-based Sinopec’s proposed $900-million acquisition of a 75% interest in Chevron South Africa (CSA), subject to a range of employment, investment and other public interest conditions. Sinopec and CSA had tendered a set of proposed conditions, which... 

Leagold’s Los Filos delivers Q4 production of 53 446 oz

9th March 2018 TSX-listed Leagold Mining’s Los Filos mine, in Mexico, produced 53 446 oz of gold at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of $910/oz in the fourth quarter of 2017.  The company bought the mine from Goldcorp in April 2017. 

Corsa to focus on met coal as it exits thermal coal market

9th March 2018 TSX-V-listed Corsa Coal is selling its thermal and industrial coal division Central Appalachia (CAPP) to a buyer group led by CAPP's current management team.  "The sale of our CAPP division will allow us to dedicate all of our corporate resources to the metallurgical (met) coal market where we... 

Osisko acquires royalty on Dublin Gulch property

9th March 2018 Precious metals streaming company Osisko Gold Royalties has signed a term sheet with Victoria Gold to acquire a 5% net smelter return (NSR) royalty on the Dublin Gulch property, which hosts the Eagle Gold project, in Yukon, Canada, for C$98-million. Osisko will receive a 5% NSR royalty on all... 

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