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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

Coalspur granted approval for Vista Stage 1

ASX- and TSX-listed coal developer Coalspur has been issued three approvals and licences for the Phase 1 development of its Vista project, in Canada. The developer said on Wednesday that the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) had approved the project...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 27th August 2014
 

Perseus FY results disappoint as it slumps to loss

Dual-listed gold miner Perseus Mining has swung to a loss during the full year ended June, on the back of lower production from its Edikan mine, in Ghana, and the stronger Australian dollar. During the period under review, revenue decreased by...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 27th August 2014
 

Whitehaven narrows loss as it steps up operating performance

Coal miner Whitehaven Coal has delivered significantly improved financial results for the year ended June, on the back of improved operational performances at all its mines and reduced supplier costs. During the full year under review, Whitehaven...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 27th August 2014
 

MetroCoal funding to keep Bauxite Hills going

Bauxite developer Cape Alumina has secured A$250 000 debt financing from major shareholder MetroCoal to progress its Bauxite Hills project, in western Cape York, Queensland. The junior company reported on Wednesday that the loan would enable Cape...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 27th August 2014
 

Norton secures A$40m facility

ASX-listed Norton Gold Fields has secured a A$40-million facility from the Industrial Bank of China to partly fund its existing facility with gold Mountains International Mining Company, a subsidiary of major shareholder Zijin Mining Group. The...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 27th August 2014
 

BHP sells stake in Australian junior Heron

Furthering its agenda to maintain focus on its four key resource pillars, mining giant BHP Billiton has divested of its 10.4% shareholding in Australian junior Heron Resources. Heron reported on Wednesday that the diversified major had executed...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 27th August 2014
 

FIRB approves Metallica JV

The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has approved a joint venture (JV) between ASX-listed Metallica Minerals and China’s Ozore Resources. Under the JV, Ozore would provide about A$7.5-million in funding to develop Metallica’s Urquhart...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 27th August 2014
 

Anatolia raises A$6m for Temrezli

Uranium hopeful Anatolia Energy was hoping to raise some A$6-million in a share placement to ensure that its Temrezli project, in Turkey, was fully funded until a decision to mine. The ASX-listed junior on Wednesday reported that it would issue...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 27th August 2014
 

Voyager changes name and focus

ASX-listed junior Voyager Resources would propose a name-change to its shareholders, after acquiring the Salobo South copper project, in Brazil and switching its focus to copper. The previously Mongolia-focused explorer on Wednesday said that in...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 27th August 2014
 

Pacific operations a downer for St Barbara

Gold miner St Barbara has reported a 161% decline in its net profit for the 2014 financial year, with the miner reporting a net loss of A$501-million on the back of a A$411-million impairment charge. The net loss during the 2014 financial year...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 27th August 2014
 

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