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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

Major impairment affects Grange bottom line

A significant impairment over the carrying value of magnetite miner Grange Resources’ Savage River asset, in Tasmania, has resulted in the company reporting a statutory loss after tax of A$162.2-million for the half-year until June. The company...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 1st September 2014
 

Hera produces first concentrate

ASX-listed Aurelia Metals, formerly known as YTC Resources, has produced its first concentrate at the Hera gold/lead/zinc project, in South Australia. “Our first high-grade concentrate production is an important milestone for the Hera project....
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 1st September 2014
 

Tiger completes institutional placement

Copper cathode producer Tiger Resources on Monday announced that it had completed the institutional component of it’s A$45.6-million capital raising. The institutional component comprises A$26.1-million of the raising, with a further...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 1st September 2014
 

Roy Hill starts owner/operator mining

The Roy Hill iron-ore mine, in Western Australia, has reported another milestone with the official start of owner/operator mining, said unlisted Hancock Prospecting. The $10-billion Roy Hill project was expected to deliver its first export...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 1st September 2014
 

Oz gold output rises on higher grades

Australia’s gold production increased by 9%, or 24 t during 2013/14, compared with the previous year, to 282 000 t, mining consultants Surbiton Associates revealed this week. At the current spot price, Australia’s gold production was worth an...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 1st September 2014
 

Atlantic Gold buys Nova Scotia exploration properties

Dual-listed Atlantic Gold has entered into an agreement with Singapore-listed LionGold Corp to acquire its subsidiary Acadian Mining Corporation for a mixture of cash and shares. Atlantic Gold recently completed a merger with Atlantic Gold...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 1st September 2014
 

New Hope’s Qld expansion plans open to public scrutiny

The Queensland government has opened the expansion of New Hope Coal’s New Acland project to public scrutiny. The state government on Monday invited members of the public to have their say on the environmental impact of the proposed mine...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 1st September 2014
 

'Manage expectations,' Woodside's Coleman tells African countries

Oil and gas major Woodside on Friday called on emerging African resource nations to carefully consider implementing any policy changes that could scare away foreign investment. Speaking at the second day of the East Africa Oil and Gas conference,...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 29th August 2014
 

Atrum completes consolidation in Canada

Coal developer Atrum Coal has completed the final round of consolidation of coal licences in the Groundhog coal field, in British Columbia. The company on Friday reported the acquisition of an additional 12 granted coal licences and one coal...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 29th August 2014
 

Phosphate Australia divests WA gold asset

Junior Phosphate Australia has sold its Tuckanarra gold project, in Western Australia, to Canadian miner Monument Mining for A$3.9-milllion. The transaction would include a A$2-million cash payment and 10-million shares in Monument Mining, valued...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 29th August 2014
 

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