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Horizonte details economics of Araguaia expansion Horizonte details economics of Araguaia expansion
Published: 12 Dec 18
An assessment of a second stage expansion of the planned Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil, has delivered compelling economic results, with a base case net present value (NPV) of $741-million and an internal rate of return (IRR) of 31.8%, Aim- and TSX-listed Horizonte Minerals reported on Wednesday. The base case is using a nickel price forecast of $14 000/t, but the company pointed out that the consensus mid-term nickel price of $16 800/t, pushed up the after-tax NVP for the Stage 2 option to $1.26-billion.
Minerals Minister defends coal, complains about high electricity prices Minerals Minister defends coal, complains about high electricity prices
Published: 12 Dec 18
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has defended the role of coal in the country's energy mix and complained about the harmful effect of high electricity prices on the local beneficiation of minerals. He was delivering the keynote address at the launch, in Pretoria, of a book – The Future of Mining in South Africa: Sunset or Sunrise – by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection. He stated that he was discussing these issues with his colleague, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe. "South Africa – what a strange nation," he exclaimed. He affirmed that South Africans "like to destroy what they have" in the hope of better things to come. They wanted to shut coal mines now, "for a better future".
Kibo renews MoU with Mozambique utility
Published: 12 Dec 18
JSE- and Aim-listed Kibo Energy has renewed and expanded its memorandum of understanding with Mozambican State-owned electricity utility Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM), to advance the financing, construction and operation of the Benga coal independent power project, in Mozambique. Kibo CEO Louis Coetzee said in a release on Wednesday that the Benga development is advancing according to plan, with a feasibility study progressing well to confirm its commercial and operational viability.
Total to further expand oil exploration footprint in Mauritania Total to further expand oil exploration footprint in Mauritania
Published: 12 Dec 18
Global energy company Total and the Mauritanian Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines have signed an agreement that awards Total two new exploration and production contracts for blocks C15 and C31, which are deep offshore Mauritania. The contracts cover an area of 14 175 km2 and will be 90% owned by Total, with 10% owned by Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier.
Kazatomprom says it has not initiated KASE listing
Published: 12 Dec 18
Kazakh uranium miner Kazatomprom has not initiated the admission of shares to the Kazakh Stock Exchange, the company said on Wednesday. The exchange said this week it has opened trading in Kazatomprom shares which had initially been listed on another Kazakh bourse, the Astana International Exchange.
Ontario’s Harte to declare commercial production by year-end
Published: 12 Dec 18
The Harte gold mine – Ontario’s first new gold mine in a decade – is on track to achieve commercial production by the end of the year. Toronto- and Frankfurt-listed Harte Gold said on Tuesday that the Sugar Zone mill complex was achieving consistent throughput of 575 t/d. More than 24 000 t of material had been processed through the mill year-to-date.
Xolobeni judgment to be appealed Xolobeni judgment to be appealed
Published: 12 Dec 18
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe confirmed on Wednesday that he was going to appeal the Xolobeni judgment of the Pretoria High Court. That judgment, in November, held that the Mineral Resources Minister could not award a mining right at Xolobeni (in the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape province) unless the "full and informed consent" of the community had been obtained.
Kirkland Lake's 1Moz/y target now in sight Kirkland Lake's 1Moz/y target now in sight
Published: 12 Dec 18
Australia- and Canada-focused gold miner Kirkland Lake is set to hit the one-million-ounce mark by 2021, the company said this week, announcing its three-year production guidance. The miner is targeting consolidated production growth of 10% to 15% a year over the next three years, with production of 740 000 oz to 800 000 oz in 2019, to be followed by production of 850 000 oz to 910 000 oz in 2020 and 945 000 oz to one-million ounces in 2021.
Amplats finalises R1.8bn Bafokeng Rasimone JV interest sale to RBPlat Amplats finalises R1.8bn Bafokeng Rasimone JV interest sale to RBPlat
Published: 12 Dec 18
Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) subsidiary Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) has completed the disposal of its 33% interest in the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine joint venture (JV) to Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) and Royal Bafokeng Resources (RBR). RBR took ownership of the operation on December 11.
Titan readies for Vista commissioning
Published: 12 Dec 18
ASX-listed Titan Minerals has completed the construction of its plant and mill at its Vista gold project, in Southern Peru, on schedule and budget. The company is currently receiving ore at the plant to establish stockpiles for initial testing and dry commissioning of the plant over the coming months.
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