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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

Mining industry cheers carbon tax abolition

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday succeeded in his attempts to have the controversial carbon tax abolished. The Senate voted 39 to 32 in favour of killing the tax. It was introduced by previous Prime...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 25th July 2014
 

Gold production drops for Beadell in June quarter

Gold junior Beadell Resources has reported a drop in gold production during the June quarter, compared with the previous quarter, as rainfall affected the company’s Tucano operations, in Brazil. During the three months to June, gold production...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 24th July 2014
 

Robust tells shareholders to take no action on Stanhill offer

The directors of ASX-listed Robust Resources have implored shareholders to take no action regarding an increased takeover bid from Stanhill Capital Partners Holdings, after the firm reported that it had acquired a 19.9% interest in the metals...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 24th July 2014
 

Exterra PFS proves up at Second Fortune

A prefeasibility study (PFS) into ASX-listed junior Exterra Resources’ Second Fortune underground mine, at the Linden gold project in Western Australia, has proven positive. The PFS estimates that the mine could produce about 56 6000 oz of gold...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 24th July 2014
 

Atlas eyes up to A$80m/y in cost savings

Iron-ore miner Atlas Iron is targeting production of 13-million tonnes during the 2015 financial year, MD Ken Brinsden said on Thursday, also revealing that the company would undertake a cost-cutting initiative to save between A$50-million and...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 24th July 2014
 

Norton increases gold production in second quarter

ASX-listed gold miner Norton Gold Fields has reported an increased gold production during the three months ended June, with the miner producing 42 324 oz of gold. This was up from the 38 600 oz of gold produced in the previous quarter.
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 24th July 2014
 

Newcrest warns of up A$2.5bn asset impairment

Gold major Newcrest Mining on Thursday warned of a possible combined asset impairment of between A$1.5-billion and A$2.5-billion at its Lihir, Telfer and Bonikro assets during the full year ended June. This was in addition to the A$47-million...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 24th July 2014
 

Hillgrove gets approval for Kanmantoo extension

The South Australian government has approved copper miner Hillgrove Resources’ mine-life extension at its flagship Kanmantoo copper project. The miner said on Thursday that the Department of State Development had approved the programme for...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 24th July 2014
 

Thudelarra raises cash for exploration

Minerals explorer Thundelarra would raise some A$7.5-million through a share placement to institutional, professional and sophisticated investors, the ASX-listed junior said on Thursday. The company would issue more than 39.4-million shares, at...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 24th July 2014
 

Straits sets copper output records in 2014

Copper miner Straits Resources reported record production of 26 422 t during the year ended June 30. The Tritton copper mine, in New South Wales, exceeded its production expectations of 26 000 t for the full year, Straits said on Thursday.
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 24th July 2014
 

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