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Minsur output mixed in Q3

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 17 November 2017

Minsur has announced mixed results for its Peruvian and Brazilian tin operations in Q3, with Peruvian refined tin production falling 4% year-on-year to 4,991 tonnes, in line with guidance, while refined tin output from Brazilian operations fell 6% to 1,629 tonnes.

The decline in Peruvian production was mainly due to an 8% lower ore grade fed into the San Rafael plant of 1.86% Sn, partially offset by higher tin recoveries, with production from the mine falling 5% year-on-year to...

Minsur proceeds with $195 million B2 development

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 17 November 2017

Leading South American tin producer, Minsur, has announced board approval for a US$195 million investment to execute its B2 tailings retreatment project, situated next to the operating San Rafael tin mine in Peru.

The operation is designed to produce some 5,000 tpa of tin over a 9-year mine life, at projected cash costs of some $5,500 per tonne. Development will entail construction of a new tailings dam as well as a new 3,000 tpd processing plant to treat the...

Alphamin secures $80 million loan for Bisie development

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 17 November 2017

Toronto-listed Alphamin Resources has signed a US$80million credit agreement with a syndicate of lenders to help fund the development of its Bisie tin mine in DR Congo and hopes to raise the remaining required amount through private placements by the end of 2017.

The lending syndicate includes Sprott Private Resource Lending, Barak Fund SPC Limited and Tremont Master Holdings. In addition to the $80 million credit agreement, the Industrial Development Corporation and Tremont have committed to investing $13.7m at...

Aus Tin ships first tin from Granville

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 06 October 2017

ASX-listed Aus Tin Mining Ltd. has announced that the company has carried out its first sale of tin concentrate from the Granville Tin Project, near Zeehan, Tasmania, under its off-take agreement with Traxys Europe.

The shipment, which was dispatched on 5 October, totalled some five tonnes of concentrate assayed at some 63%Sn. This first delivery will be used to trial the logistical and commercial arrangements of the agreement with Traxys and well as provide a bulk concentrate delivery to...

Strongbow raises funds for water treatment work

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 29 September 2017

Canadian-listed Strongbow Exploration (TSX-V: SBW) has successfully raised C$10.7 million (~US$8.6 million) from a royalty sale and private placement which will be used for working capital and for construction of a water treatment plant at its South Crofty tin project in Cornwall, UK.

The company successfully completed water treatment trials in March 2017 and has since submitted an application to the Environment Agency for a mine water discharge permit, successful receipt of which would mean the project was fully...

Tasmanian tin projects making strides

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 28 September 2017

Speakers at ITRI's Asia Tin Week in Kunming outlined recent successes and plans at the Heemskirk and Cleveland tin projects, both located in Tasmania.

Stellar Resources Managing Director, Peter Blight, outlined how the Heemskirk tin project passed a key milestone in early 2017 following the grant of a 12-year mining license. The company is currently pursuing a fast-start strategy, first outlined in September 2016, with the project's three main underground deposits, Queen Hill, Severn and Montana to be...

Victory Mines to commence Bolivian tailings studies

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 24 August 2017

Australian tin explorer, Victory Mines (ASX:VIC), has announced that it has been granted permission by Bolivian state mining company, Comibol, to carry out feasibility study work on eight tin tailings sites in Bolivia.

The sites include four existing tailings projects that the company was working to develop in 2015 with local mining cooperatives under the joint venture, South American Tin. These four tailings sites (El Kenko Lamas, Catavi, Sink & Float Descartes and Rio Andavillque) are located near to the...

Approvals granted for Granville expansion

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 14 July 2017

Australian tin producer and project developer, Aus Tin Mining, has announced that it has received formal approval from Tasmania's West Coast Council for the expansion of its Granville Tin Project in Tasmania. This removes a significant hurdle for a resumption of mining at the site.

The company has already been producing tin concentrate by processing tailings material and ore stocks at Granville but has been limited by existing user rights which restrict annual processing to 2,500 tonnes of ore....

Maiden ore reserve reported for Cinovec

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 14 July 2017

European Metals Holdings Limited has reported a maiden ore reserve for its Cinovec Lithium-Tin Project in the Czech Republic.

The JORC-compliant probable ore reserve is based on a Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS) completed in April this year and totals 34.5 million tonnes of ore containing 0.30% lithium and 0.09% tin, or 103,500 tonnes of lithium and 31,050 tonnes of tin contained, as well as smaller volumes of tungsten.

The project was envisaged in a recent 2017 PFS as an...

Positive economics confirmed in Rentails DFS update

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 07 July 2017

Metals X has announced positive results from an updated DFS for its 50%-owned Rentails tailings retreatment project, adjacent to the operating Renison tin mine in Tasmania.

The Rentails project is focussed on the reprocessing of some 21.6 million tonnes of historical tailings from the Renison tin mine, with average grades of 0.45% Sn and 0.23% Cu, or 97,200 tonnes of tin and 49,700 tonnes of copper. The updated DFS scenario proposes annual production of 5,400 tonnes of tin and 2,200 tonnes of copper, using flotation and...

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