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Approval for Scotia mine

Post By: Organic Development on Friday, 22 June 2007

Van Dieman Mines announced this week that it had obtained final approval for the development of its Scotia Mine, one of several projects it controls in northern Tasmania.

Managing Director Clive Trist commented: "The delay in proceeding has been aggravated severely by the bureaucratic process. We are pleased and relieved finally to have been granted formal approval and we are now in a position to develop the mine site and commence operations."

The alluvial mine, which will produce tin and...

Pirquitas construction to start in Q3

Post By: Organic Development on Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Construction work on Silver Standard’s Pirquitas silver/tin/zinc mine project in Argentina is due to commence in the third quarter of this year, with mill start-up planned for the fourth quarter of 2008.

In its latest quarterly report, Silver Standard said that by the end of March this year it has spent US$10.7 million out of an initially committed $31.5 million on site infrastructure.

Total capital costs of the project were estimated at $146 million in April 2006, but are likely...

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