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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

Nexus could go under if Seven Group deal fails Restricted

ASX-listed Nexus Energy has warned shareholders that the company would be placed in voluntary administration if a takeover by diversified investment group Seven Group Holdings fell through. In February, Nexus suspended production at its Longtom...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 14th April 2014
 

Appea calls on WA to ‘heed ERA’s advice and abolish gas reservation policy’ Restricted

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) on Monday welcomed the Economic Regulation Authority’s (ERA’s) recommendation that the Western Australia’s domestic gas reservation policy to be removed. At the end of...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 14th April 2014
 

GlencoreXstrata sells Peru copper mine for $5.85bn Restricted

Diversified miner GlencoreXstrata has sold its Las Bambas copper project, in Peru, to a consortium of investors, including Hong Kong-listed MMG, for $5.85-billion. The consortium would be responsible for all capital expenditure (capex) and costs...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 14th April 2014
 

Cassini raises cash for West Musgrave Restricted

Junior nickel hopeful Cassini Resources on Friday announced that it would raise some A$10-million through a share subscription to fund exploration work at its recently acquired West Musgrave project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed Cassini...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 11th April 2014
 

IndoChine gets new chair Restricted

ASX-listed junior IndoChine has appointed Hugh Thomas as its new chairperson and a non-executive director of the board, after Ian Ross retired from the position. Under Ross’s leadership, IndoChine was taken public, raised over A$100-million in...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 11th April 2014
 

Intrepid gets cash for Tujuh Bukit stake Restricted

Dual-listed Intrepid Mines on Friday reported that it had received an $80-million cash payment after settling an ownership and control dispute around the Tujuh Bukit copper/gold project, in Indonesia. Shareholders voted earlier this week to...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 11th April 2014
 

Padbury funding breathes new life into $6bn Oakajee project Restricted

The much contested billion-dollar Oakajee port and rail project has been given new life after ASX-listed Padbury Mining announced on Friday that it had secured the funding necessary to construct the $6-billion project. Private Australian equity...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 11th April 2014
 

Scoping study delivers new investment for Augur Restricted

ASX-listed junior Augur Resources has welcomed a A$3.75-million investment from Indonesia’s Rajawali Group. The company said on Friday that following the positive scoping results on its Randu Kuning copper/gold deposit, Rajawali had exercised...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 11th April 2014
 

BHP axes 36 jobs in Illawarra coal mine review Restricted

Mining giant BHP Billiton this week announced that it would cut some 36 personnel at its Illawarra coal operations, in New South Wales. The Illawarra operations consists of three underground mines and two preparation plants, and produces about...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 11th April 2014
 

Straits adds to Tritton resource Restricted

Copper miner Straits has reported a 20 900 t increase in contained copper at its deposits in New South Wales, after an initial mineral reserve was declared at the Avoca Tank, North East and Larsens deposits, at the Tritton operation. The updated...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 10th April 2014
 

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