Category: Leading Developments

3 Junior Explorers Team Up With Producers

Junior exploration companies Red Metal Ltd., Mirasol Resources, and Reunion Gold have teamed up with OZ Minerals, Newcrest International, and Barrick Gold, respectively, to form exploration alliances on the junior companies’...

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Ivanhoe Planning 3 Mines at Kakula-Kamoa Property

Ivanhoe Mines has announced results of a prefeasibility study of an initial 6-million-metric-ton-per-year (mt/y) underground mine on its Kakula-Kamoa copper properties at the western end of the Central African Copper Belt in...

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Barrick Signs Nevada JV With Newmont

Barrick Gold Corp. initially made an offer to buy Newmont Mining Corp. in February, but was turned down. Instead, Newmont proposed the two establish a Nevada joint venture. On March 11, the two companies signed an implementation...

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NQ Minerals Declares Commercial Production

NQ Minerals Plc announced the commissioning of the Hellyer Processing Plant has now been completed, and that during the fourth quarter of 2018, the company produced 3,991 dry metric tons (dmt) of lead, 1,537 dmt of zinc, and...

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Access Declines Reach Fruta del Norte Orebody

Twin access declines, designated K’isa and Kuri, have reached the orebody at Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte mine development project in southeast Ecuador, and as of mid-January, a total of 4.5 kilometers (km) of underground mine...

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Kirkland Lake Gold Reports Record Q4 Production

Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (announced record levels of quarterly and annual gold production for the fourth quarter and full-year respectively. Production in Q4 2018 totaled 230,993 oz, 28% higher than the previous record of 180,155...

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Dam Bursts at Vale’s Feijão Mine

By Jennifer Jensen, Associate Editor Engineering and Mining Journal offers its prayers and condolences to our friends and colleagues at Vale and all those who have suffered a loss during this tragedy. Brazil’s Vale SA will...

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Strike at Sibanye-Stillwater Disrupts Operations

By Gavin du Venage A protracted strike at the gold operations of Sibanye-Stillwater by a holdout union continues to disrupt operations, in defiance of a settlement signed with most employees. In late November, Sibanye-Stillwater...

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Newmont Provides Longer-term Outlook

Newmont Mining announced its 2019 outlook with attributable gold production guidance of 5.2 million ounces (oz) at all-in sustaining costs (AISC) of $935/oz. Newmont’s outlook reflects steady gold production and ongoing...

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