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Trevor Reid joins Appian Capital senior advisory board
Published: 25 Sep 18
Mining-focussed investment adviser Appian Capital Advisory has appointed Trevor Reid to its senior advisory board. Prior to this appointment, Reid was CFO at mining company Xstrata and served as the CFO and FD from 2002.
Trans Siberian reports higher interim results
Published: 25 Sep 18
Stronger production results and a higher gold price have lifted Russian miner Trans Siberian Gold’s revenue to a record $27.60-million in the six months ended June 30, compared with $18.8-million a year earlier. The revenue resulted in profit before tax increasing to $3.2-million, from $0.5-million, and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of $8.8-million, up from $5.4-million in the same period of 2017.
Sibanye reaches significant milestones in transaction with Regulus
Published: 25 Sep 18
JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has reached significant milestones in its arrangement agreement with Regulus Resources and a newly-formed Regulus subsidiary, Aldebaran Resources, to unlock value at the Altar copper/gold project, in Argentina. Sibanye in June entered into the agreement with Regulus and Aldebaran to create a strategic partnership to unlock value at the Altar project.
Heron marks Woodlawn milestone
Published: 25 Sep 18
Base metals firm Heron Resources on Tuesday reported a significant milestone in the project development schedule of the Woodlawn zinc/copper project, in New South Wales, announcing that Pybar Mining has started underground activities. The company has a four-year underground mining contract with Pybar, which has mobilised to site and has started work on the ground support for the box cut walls and the first portal blast of the decline.
Tomingley underground development approved
Published: 25 Sep 18
The board of multicommodity miner Alkane has approved the underground development of the Tomingley gold operation in central-west New South Wales, with first fore from the underground mine expected by the middle of next year. The approved plan includes 93 000 oz of gold that will be recovered over 40 months at a cash cost of between A$1 100/oz to A$1 200/oz.
US fund manager invests A$23m in Blackham Resources
Published: 25 Sep 18
ASX-listed Blackham Resources has signed executive agreement with New York-based institutional fund manager, The Lind Partners, for an investment of up to A$23-million, the company announced on Tuesday. An initial A$7.5-million would be provided as a secured convertible note with a 24-month term and would be used, along with current cash, to repay A$13-million of short-term debt owed to Orion Fund JV.
Sundance announces change of control transaction
Published: 25 Sep 18
Iron-ore developer Sundance Resources on Tuesday announced that a significant transaction, which would enable the company to advance the development of the Mbalam—Nabeba iron-ore project, in Africa, and leave the developer debt free. In terms of the agreement, Sundance and fellow ASX-listed AustSino Resources have agreed to a $58-million placement of Sundance shares to AustSino, resulting in a change of control.
Bushveld Minerals, AMCU resolve industrial action
Published: 25 Sep 18
Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has reached an agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) regarding the matters that led to unprotected industrial action at Bushveld Vametco Alloys’ mine, near Brits, in the North West. The industrial action started on September 5, bringing production at the mine to a halt.
Barrick and Shandong announce $300m cross investment
Published: 25 Sep 18
Gold major Barrick Gold, which on Monday announced a $18.5-billion merger with Randgold Resources, has reached a cross investment agreement with China’s Shandong Gold, which executive chairperson John Thornton said further deepened the partnership between the two companies. Under the agreement, Shandong will purchase up to $300-million of Barrick shares, and Barrick will invest an equivalent amount in shares of Shandong Gold Mining Co, a publicly listed company controlled by Shandong Gold.
Free State has potential to host further commercial kimberlites – Botswana Diamonds
Published: 25 Sep 18
The Free State has the potential to host further commercial kimberlites, says Botswana Diamonds, referencing research in various archives into the history of diamond mining in South Africa. Following the initial document research work and ground truthing, Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has since started taking ground samples for whole rock geochemistry tests conducted by the Council for Geosciences.
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