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Critical Elements appoints finance VP

17th August 2018 TSX-listed lithium-focused junior Critical Elements has appointed Dr Marcus Brune as finance VP. Brune will join the senior management team and will oversee the structuring of the compnay’s wholly-owned Rose lithium/tantalum project debt financing, strategic investment and offtake agreements. 

Western Uranium raises funds in positive macroeconomic environment

17th August 2018 US-focused uranium and vanadium mining company Western Uranium Corporation is benefiting from a positive macroenvironment and price increases for both uranium and vanadium, which have increasingly led management to focus on strategic, operational and capital raising opportunities, the company... 

PEA results show La Fortuna as ‘robust base’ for production growth

17th August 2018 TSX-listed Minera Alamos on Thursday announced positive preliminary economic assessment (PEA) results for the La Fortuna gold project, in Durango, Mexico. The PEA estimates average contained metal production of around 43 000 oz/y of gold, 220 000 oz/y of silver and 1 000 t/y of copper over a... 

Commodity price increases lack conviction – IHS

17th August 2018 Commodity analysts IHS Markit on Thursday reported that the Materials Price Index (MPI) had risen by 0.5% in the last week, but that the index’s ten subcomponents were evenly split between those showing increases and those showing declines, highlighting the uncertainty in markets. The MPI... 

CSIR, Mandela Mining Precinct combine forces in push to improve safety and productivity

17th August 2018 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), as part of its collaboration with the Mandela Mining Precinct, has either developed or adapted several technologies that could be applied in mining environments to improve safety, productivity and efficiency. The function of the Mandela... 

Strong sales growth lifts Silvercorp earnings

10th August 2018 In its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended June 30, Canada-based, China-focused Silvercorp Metals on Thursday reported a net income of $10.9-million and a 25% increase in cash flow on the back of a 14% increase in sales. The company achieved sales of $45.1-million, up... 

Pretivm meets H1 guidance as Brucejack reaches steady state

10th August 2018 Gold junior Pretivm Resources has met its half-year production guidance at the Brucejack mine in north-western British Columbia, producing 187 029 oz gold and 212 935 oz silver (guidance being 150 000 oz to 200 000 oz). The strong production performance resulted in the company increasing its cash... 

Fibre optics punted for pipeline monitoring amid major spills in mining and other sectors

10th August 2018 Fibre optics were invented to carry huge amounts of voice data over long distances very efficiently, but advancements in optical technology have enabled the use of specialised fibre optic cables as sensors with the ability to measure parameters such as acoustic energy, temperature, strain, and... 

Property developer celebrates completion of R250m Sandton apartment skyscraper

10th August 2018 Property development company Masingita Group subsidiary Masingita Properties hosted a roof-wetting last month to celebrate the completion of its R250-million luxury apartment skyscraper, Masingita Towers, which is situated in West Road South near the Sandton central business district. The project... 

R12m solar PV plant to be installed at Liberty Midlands Mall

8th August 2018 Liberty Two Degrees (L2D), in partnership with Liberty Group, on Wednesday announced the first solar photovoltaic (PV) installation at the Liberty Midlands Mall, in Pietermaritzburg. This solar PV plant is being commissioned on the roof of the mall’s 22 000 m2 Phase 3 extension, which was... 

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