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Bushveld to expand tin portfolio

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Tuesday, 21 March 2017

London-listed Bushveld Minerals Limited has raised further funds for its planned acquisition of Strategic Minerals Corporation after agreeing on a deal with Wogen Resources related to its alloying business. Both Bushveld and Strategic Minerals have tin projects in development.

Through its subsidiary, Greenhill Resources, Bushveld is working to develop the Mokopane tin project in South Africa, but also has a suite of vanadium, titanium, iron ore and coal assets. Strategic Minerals became equal partners of the Redmoor Tin-Tungsten...

Tin International signs binding JV agreement

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Tin International AG, 61.5% owned by Deutsche Rohstoff AG, has announced that it has signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Lithium Australia NL to establish a Joint Venture Company (JV). Tin International's Sadisdorf tin deposit in the Erzgebirge region of Saxony, Germany, will become the new company's core asset.

Lithium Australia NL has developed economically viable processing technology for some lithium ores as well as holding a global portfolio of lithium deposits. The company will be able to...

Positive PEA for South Crofty

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Monday, 20 February 2017

Strongbow Exploration has reported results of an independent, NI 43-101 compliant, Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for its 100%-owned South Crofty tin project in Cornwall, UK, which indicates the project is potentially economically viable and technically feasible.

The mineralised material amenable to extraction under the PEA scenario, which includes tin, zinc and copper, totals 2.575 Mt of ore at a tin equivalent grade of 1.55%, or comparable to some 40,000 tonnes of contained tin. The study conceives of an underground...

Mining lease approved for Heemskirk

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Stellar Resources has reported that a Mining Lease has been granted by the Tasmanian Minister for Resources for its 100% owned Heemskirk Tin Project.

Associated rights of the Mining Lease (ML) conferred to Stellar's subsidiary, Columbus Metals Limited, include the right to carry out mining operations and extract tin and all other metallic minerals within the 560 hectares lease area until 2029 with no minimum expenditure commitments.

Stellar's Managing Director, Peter Blight, stated: "the ML reflects the Tasmanian Government's...

Alphamin report detailed design and budget estimates

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Tuesday, 07 February 2017

TSX-listed Alphamin Resources has announced the results of detailed design work and budget estimates for its 80.75% owned Bisie Tin Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The work has resulted in an improvement in several operational parameters as well as an increase in proven and probable reserves to 4.67 Mt at 3.58% Sn (or 167,000 tonnes of tin)

The report explains that while the fundamental mining method has not changed, the layout and mine design parameters have improved...

Bushveld to acquire minority stake in Uis project

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Tuesday, 20 December 2016

London-listed Bushveld Minerals Ltd. has announced its intention to purchase a 49% share in Dawnmin Africa Investments Ltd., which holds an 85% stake in the Uis Tin Project in the Erongo region of Namibia.

The purchase will be undertaken through Bushveld's subsidiary, Greenhill Resources. The project consists of three tenements, but the primary focus is to redevelop the large, open pit, hard rock, Uis tin mine, which closed in 1990 following 39 years of industrial large-scale mining. Historical exploration...

Kasbah deal falls through

Post By: Peter Kettle on Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The planned acquisition of Kasbah Resources, 75% owners of the Achmmach tin project in Morocco, by Asian Mineral Resources (AMR) has failed.

The Federal Court of Australia yesterday dismissed Kasbah's application for approval of the deal, and ordered that it paid the costs of rebel shareholders who had opposed it. Kasbah's shareholder list includes the World Bank (IFC), African Lion Group, Thaisarco and Traxys and the acquisition had initially been approved by a 92% majority. However the accounting firm...

Kamativi redevelopment hopes rise

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Chinese investor, Beijing Pinchang Investments, has settled a dispute with the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) and is set to take a 49% ownership stake in the defunct Kamativi tin mine in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland north province in return for contributing over $US100 million for the redevelopment of the mine.

It was reported in October this year that the deal had collapsed after the ZMBC expressed dissatisfaction with the Chinese investor. Local news sources reported comments from Zimbabwean minister, Walter...

UK tin mining takes positive steps

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Tin projects and operations in the United Kingdom have reported a number of positive developments in recent months, with signs of progress and capital raising at the South Crofty and Redmoor mine projects in Cornwall and key regulatory approvals attained for further development and expansion at the Drakelands tungsten-tin mine near Plymouth.

In mid-November, Strongbow Exploration Inc. announced the commencement of water treatment trials at its 100% owned South Crofty mine. Once the trials are complete in early 2017,...

ITRI publishes 2016 Explorers and Developers Group Report

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 23 November 2016

To coincide with 2016 Asia Tin Week in Shanghai, ITRI has released its 2016 ITRI Explorers & Developers Group Members report, which can be downloaded free here. The report includes profiles on each of the 8 current member companies and information on the major tin projects they are working to develop. ITRI and Elementos Ltd. Executive Director, Chris Dunks, both presented separately in Shanghai on tin project developments and opportunities.

The low tin prices of 2015 and early 2016 made...

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