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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

Azure signs exploration JV with Rio subsidiary Restricted

Mexico-focused explorer Azure Minerals has signed a farm-in agreement with Rio Tinto subsidiary Kennecott Exploration, which could potentially be worth an estimated $95-million. Under the terms of the agreement, Kennecott has committed to...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 18th August 2014
 

Doray warns of impairment at Andy Well Restricted

ASX-listed gold miner Doray Minerals on Monday warned shareholders of an asset impairment charge of between A$40-million and A$50-million for the year ended June. The anticipated impairment charge was primarily relating to the decrease in the...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 18th August 2014
 

BHP Billiton says demerger of assets its preferred option Restricted

Mining giant BHP Billiton said on Friday that a demerger of selected assets was its preferred way of simplifying its portfolio. The miner, which has been undertaking a portfolio simplification programme over the past decade, and is pursuing...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 15th August 2014
 

Robust shares rise on news of joint takeover bid Restricted

The share price of ASX-listed Robust Resources spiked more than 52% on Friday after the company became the target of a joint takeover between Stanhill Capital Partners and Droxford International. The bidders on Friday announced that they had...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 15th August 2014
 

Takeovers Panel steps in at Gondwana Restricted

The Takeovers Panel said on Friday that ASX-listed Gondwana Resources had failed to give its shareholders all the relevant information regarding a takeover from Ochre Group. In May this year, Ochre launched a takeover offer for Gondwana, offering...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 15th August 2014
 

WPG gets enviro nod for Tunkillia development Restricted

Junior developer WPG Resources on Friday announced that it had received federal environmental clearance for the development of its Tunkillia gold project, in South Australia. The Department of Environment has also advised the company that the...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 15th August 2014
 

Finders nails down $45m for Wetar expansion Restricted

Copper miner Finders Resources has secured some $45-million in funding from Daewoo International Corporation to fund the expansion of the Wetar copper project, in Indonesia. Under the terms of the funding agreement, Daewoo would subscribe for...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 15th August 2014
 

China’s resources use continues to be strong – Australia Restricted

Despite concerns to the contrary, China’s demand for raw material remains significant, joint research from the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) and Westpac indicated. The joint China Resources Quarterly (CRQ) indicated that the...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 15th August 2014
 

Norton reports strong interim profit Restricted

Gold miner Norton Gold Fields has reported an increase in interim profit despite a decrease in the number of ounces sold. During the six months to June, Norton Gold Fields posted profit of A$2.4-million, compared with A$773 000 in the previous...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 15th August 2014
 

Golden Rim adds to its funding porfolio Restricted

ASX-listed junior Golden Rim Resources has continued its funding trail, announcing on Friday a A$3-million term sheet with Sprott Private Wealth. Under the terms of the agreement, Golden Rim would place a minimum of 230-million shares, and a...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 15th August 2014
 

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