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    GOLD: Asanko wins Ghana’s mining company of year award

    December 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GHANA – Vancouver-based Asanko Gold has been awarded “Mining Company of the year” at the Ghana mining industry awards ceremony. The award is presented to the mining company that has achieved the highest aggregate results in the five categories of

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    GOLD: Newmont’s Subika underground starts commercial production in Ghana

    November 28, 2018 by Northern Miner Staff

    GHANA – Newmont Mining’s Ahafo mine in Ghana started producing gold from an open pit in 2006 and now the underground portion of the mine has launched commercial production on schedule and within budget. Starting next year, Subika underground will

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    GOLD: Iran to develop small-scale gold mines

    November 19, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    IRAN – XIran Minerals Production and Supply Company, a subsidiary of state-owned Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization, announced through the country’s public broadcaster that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with industry group Iran Mine

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    Editorial: Kamoto halt highlights cobalt’s unpredictability

    November 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Anyone needing a reminder of the tenuousness of the global cobalt market – which plays a major role in underpinning the global boom in electric vehicles (EVs) – need only look at the stark news on Nov. 6 that Glencore’s

  • DIAMONDS: De Beers is said to make big cuts in low end diamond prices

    November 13, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    BOTSWANA – De Beers made steep cuts in the prices of low quality stones at its sale this week, according to people familiar with the situation. The world’s biggest producer reduced prices as much as 10% for low quality stones,

  • GOLD: Caledonia buys back 15% interest in Blanket gold mine

    November 13, 2018 by Northern Miner Staff

    ZIMBABWE – Caledonia Mining has agreed to buy back Fremiro Investments’ 15% shareholding in the Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe in a deal valued at US$16.6 million. After completing the transaction, Caledonia will own 64% of Blanket. Under the terms of the

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    GOLD: B2Gold hits record gold production in Q3

    November 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – B2Gold produced a record 242,020 oz. of gold in 2018’s third quarter, 78% higher than in the same quarter of the previous year. It attributed its success to strong performances from the Kekola mine in Mali, the Masbate mine

  • COMMENT: Acacia takeover by merged Barrick an option

    November 7, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    UNITED KINGDOM – The buyout of Acacia Mining’s minority shareholders by the new, larger Barrick Gold is one option, said Mark Bristow, CEO of Randgold Resources. Toronto-based Barrick, which owns about 64% of Acacia, and Randgold are merging in a

  • Caledonia buys back 15% interest in Blanket gold mine

    November 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ZIMBABWE – Caledonia Mining has agreed to buy back Fremiro Investments’ 15% shareholding in the Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe in a deal valued at US$16.6 million. After completing the transaction, Caledonia will own 64% of Blanket. Under the terms of the

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    GOLD: Court sides with Gold Fields as South Deep strike continues

    November 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AFRICA – The strike by National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members that began on Nov. 2 continues at the South Deep gold mine. About 150 to 200 union members blockaded the entrances to the mine. The job action began

  • GOLD: Endeavour tables maiden resource at Fetekro

    October 30, 2018 by Northern Miner staff

    After a year and a half of exploration at its Ivorian Fetekro gold property in north-central Cote d’Ivoire, Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV; US-OTC: EDVMF) has tabled a maiden resource for the property’s Lafigue target. It also identified 14 other targets for follow-up

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    DIAMONDS: Jwaneng opts for DebTech ore sorters for plant

    October 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Two high-throughput x-ray transmission (XRT) ore sorters from De Beers Technologies SA (DebTech) have been installed at Debswana’s Jwaneng diamond mine, as key elements of its new large diamond recovery pilot plant. According to Gordon Taylor, head of