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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

Sumatra to restart Tembang work by mid-2014

An updated definitive feasibility study (DFS) for ASX-listed Sumatra Copper & Gold’s flagship Tembang project, has increased forecast gold production. The updated DFS forecast a total production of 168 794 oz of gold and about 1.8-million...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 23rd April 2014
 

Mincor ups full-year expectations

Nickel miner Mincor on Wednesday told shareholders that it expected to exceed its production forecast for the full year, after another strong quarter of production. During the three months to March, Mincor produced 2 203 to of nickel-in-ore,...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 23rd April 2014
 

Padbury reveals name of mysterious benefactor

ASX-listed Padbury Mining has revealed the source of its $6.5-billion funding to build the Oakajee port and rail project, but its shares remained in suspension. Earlier this month, Padbury announced that private Australian equity investors would...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 23rd April 2014
 

Resolute production falls as Tanzania mine closes

Gold miner Resolute Mining has reported a significant decline in quarterly production as its Golden Pride operation, in Tanzania, was placed on care-and-maintenance. During the three months to March, Resolute produced 77 976 oz of gold, which was...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 23rd April 2014
 

Tin struggles to keep up - Metals X

ASX-listed Metals X has reported a solid quarter at its gold operations, but said on Wednesday that its tin operations had underperformed, owing to lower head grades. During the three months to March, Metals X produced 48 349 oz of gold, which...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 23rd April 2014
 

Lynas’ Malaysia plant wins another court battle

Rare earths producer Lynas has faced down another bid to halt the progress of its advanced materials plant (Lamp) in Malaysia. The miner this week reported that the Malaysian Federal Court had dismissed, with costs, an appeal by the Save Malaysia...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 23rd April 2014
 

Troy secures A$100m funding for Karouni

Dual-listed gold miner Troy Resources on Wednesday announced that it had secured a A$100-million revolving corporeate facility to progress its Karouni project, in Guyana. The facility with Investec Bank would have a three-year term with...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 23rd April 2014
 

Mirabela given some leeway

Struggling nickel miner Mirabela Nickel has been thrown a life-line by the ad-hoc committee of holders of more than 65% of the company’s $395-million unsecured notes, due in April 2018. The consortium of holders had previously agreed to a...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 23rd April 2014
 

Thor flags more cost reduction at Molyhil

ASX-listed junior Thor Mining has reported yet another cost reduction at its planned Molyhil tungsten project, in the Northern Territory. The metals developer reported a 13% reduction in the expected operating costs at Molyhil to around A$78/t,...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 23rd April 2014
 

Newcrest output down 11% on maintenance

Gold major Newcrest Mining has reported an 11% drop in production for the three months to March, but assured shareholders that it was on track to deliver on its full-year expectations. During the quarter under review, gold production declined to...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 23rd April 2014
 

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