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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

Saracen exceeds expectations, again Restricted

ASX-listed Saracen Mineral Holdings has exceeded its gold production expectations for the sixth consecutive quarter, with the miner producing some 31 242 oz of gold during the three months to March. Year-to-date production reached 103 580 oz.
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 16th April 2014
 

Romang Island small but robust - Robust Restricted

A scoping study by ASX-listed Robust Resources into its Romang Island manganese project, in Indonesia, has placed a capital cost of between $8-million and $10-million on the project development. Robust reported on Wednesday that the project...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 16th April 2014
 

Maules Creek offset package approved - Whitehaven Restricted

Coal developer Whitehaven Coal was breathing a bit easier on Wednesday after the commonwealth Environment Department advised the miner that it would not pursue any allegations around the offsets package for the Maules Creek mine. In November last...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 16th April 2014
 

Fatalities reported at Yancoal mine Restricted

ASX-listed Yancoal Australia has halted production at its Austar coal mine, in New South Wales, following the death of two employees. The miner reported on Wednesday that a team of employees had been working at the underground operation when a...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 16th April 2014
 

Blackthorn sells Perkoa interest to Glencore Restricted

ASX-listed Blackthorn Resources has signed an agreement with mining major GlencoreXstrata to sell its remaining 27.3% interest in the Perkoa zinc project, in Burkina Faso, for $12-million. Under the terms of the transaction, Blackthorn would...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 16th April 2014
 

Red 5 on the cusp of resuming Siana operations Restricted

A cease and desist order on ASX-listed junior Red 5’s Siana gold project, in the Philippines, would be lifted once the company completed some remedial work. Red 5 announced on Wednesday that it had received formal notification from the...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 16th April 2014
 

Iluka increases production as it sees signs of demand recovery Restricted

Mineral sands miner Iluka has increased production across all its products, as it anticipates an upturn in demand. During the three months to March, the ASX-listed miner produced 56 100 t of zircon, an increase of 13.6% on the previous quarter...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 16th April 2014
 

Silver Lake’s quarterly output affected by heavy rain Restricted

Gold miner Silver Lake Resources has reported lower gold production for the three months to March as its Mount Monger and Murchison operations were affected by heavy rainfall. During the quarter under review, ASX-listed Silver Lake produced 44...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 16th April 2014
 

BHP hikes iron-ore, met coal production forecasts Restricted

Diversified major BHP Billiton has reported record production for four of its commodities, at ten operations, during the nine months ended March, and increased its full-year iron-ore and metallurgical coal production expectations. “Our...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 16th April 2014
 

MMG sells Avebury mine Restricted

Hong Kong-listed MMG on Tuesday signed a sales agreement with exploration and mining development company QCG Resources (QCG) to sell its Avebury nickel mine, in Tasmania, for A$40-million. The Avebury mine has been on care-and-maintenance since...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 15th April 2014
 

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