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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

Fortescue hits expansion targets

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals has completed its $9.2-billion expansion to 155-million tonnes a year, with the miner achieving this production rate during the three months to March. Fortescue on Wednesday announced record shipments of...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 16th April 2014
 

Saracen exceeds expectations, again

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 

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