Category: Europe

KGHM Posts Loss as Copper Prices Rise

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the copper market saw prices grow by double digits compared to the previous-year period, a much-welcomed market development for copper miners worldwide. Poland-based KGHM Polska Miedź Group, one of...

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Regional News – Europe May 2017

Boliden: Mine Production Attains Record Level Boliden’s first quarter report was characterized by strong levels of mined production and stable production at the copper smelters. “The metal prices trend was favorable throughout...

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Eldorado: Olympias Phase II Commissioning on Track

Eldorado Gold Corp. reported that it has received multiple tenders for significantly better concentrate sales terms at Olympias Phase II, where wet commissioning at the project is currently underway. Under the new sales terms,...

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Berkeley Nears Construction Start at Salamanca U3O8 Project • Dalradian Eyes Curraghinalt Mine Development in Northern Ireland

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Sirius Gets Key Approval for York Potash Project

Sirius Minerals has received approval from the North York Moors National Park Authority for the underground mine and mineral transport system that are the key components of its proposed York potash project in North York, England. Sirius expects final details of the project approval process to be completed by the end of September. The company is currently working with its financial advisers to arrange financing for the project.

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Wolf Minerals’ Tungsten-Tin Plant Nears Production

Wolf Minerals Ltd. initiated wet commissioning of the ore processing plant at its Hemerdon tungsten-tin project in southwest England in late June and expects to ship the project’s first concentrates before the end of the third quarter of 2015. Project design calls for plant throughput of 3 million metric tons per year (mt/y) and production of 3,450 mt/y of WO3 and 460 mt/y of tin in separate concentrates.

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Agnico Eagle JV With Orex on Swedish Project

Orex Minerals and Agnico Eagle Mines have formed a joint venture to pursue development of Orex’s Barsele gold project 600 km north of Stockholm, Sweden. The project has an estimated NI 43-101-compliant indicated resource dated November 30, 2012, of 14.1 million mt grading 1.21 g/mt gold for 547,000 oz of contained gold and an estimated inferred resource of 20.2 million mt grading 0.97 g/mt gold for 627,000 oz of contained gold.

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Petropavlovsk’s Shareholders Bite a Golden Bullet

Pit view of the Pioneer mineThink of three factors that each might cause investors some unease: gold, Russia and debt. Then combine them into one package, and the reasons for the financial troubles at the second-largest gold producer in Russia, Petropavlovsk, begin to become clear.

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Dalradian Reports Positive PEA for Northern Ireland Project

Dalradian Resources has completed a new preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of its Curraghinalt gold deposit in northern Ireland. The PEA anticipates average production of 194,000 oz/y of gold during the first five years of operation and an average of 149,000 oz/y over the remainder of an 18-year mine life. Life-of-mine gold production is estimated at 2.9 million oz.

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