In International Mining Project News fortnightly account of mining projects around the globe Australian company Integra Mining is making a splash with its first gold pour at the Randall’s project, while Avalon Minerals has reported another expansion at its wholly owned Viscaria project. The Swedish copper and iron project now totals 66.2 Mt of VMS and skarn mineralisation. Fellow Australian miner Venturex Resources has also received good news, ahead of a key scoping study, with an inventory increase of resources and reserves at its long life Pilbara VMS project. Sherwin Iron, formerly Batavia Mining, have investigated a maiden iron ore deposit to support its 80 – 150 Mt exploration target and are confident of realising a far greater exploration potential. So far the company is on track to achieve first production by 2012. The Pilbara region is showing its riches as Brockman Resources take another step forward towards producing iron ore at its wholly owned Marillana project with a recently completed feasibility study predicting a mine life of 25 years. Rio Tinto have invested $230 million in Dampier port expansion works to take total Pilbara capacity to 230 Mt/y by 2012.Recent drilling has persuaded Cortona Resources to provide an update while on the cusp of finishing a DFS on its Dargues Reef project. At least five additional intercepts have been discovered, mostly within 200 m of the surface. Paladin Energy has had less luck as it is “surprised” by a recent announcement, from the Northern Territory Government, over the establishment of a uranium mine. However the company may feel that recent drilling results from its Langer Heinrich mine in Namibia balances this out.Peninsula Minerals has had a positive outcome in its dealings with the issue of an operating licence, from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, for its Moore Ranch in situ uranium recovery facility. Also in the USA Rare Element Resources have released the results of a scoping study on the rare earth resources at its Bear Lodge project, while in Mexico Creston Moly has reported assay results for recently completed diamond drill holes at its El Creston property.Olympus Pacific Minerals has spent $7.5 million on a Malaysian JV company, responsible for the Bau gold project, to take its total ownership to over 50%. In the meantime Argent Minerals has completed its own acquisition of an Australian gold mine. In Argentina Minera IRL’s gold-silver project is on track as it releases an update on its feasibility study due in 2011. Range River Gold may expand its production at Mt Morgan’s with the confirmation of open pit mining at the Millionaire deposit increasing the project’s target mineable mineral inventory.Guyana Goldfields has made significant progress in its attempts to get a final mining licence before the end of this year while Baja Mining’s, 70% owned, project company Minera y Metalurgica del Boleo has secured $858 million of financing for the development and immediate start of full scale construction.Vane has decided to formalise its JV agreement with the Ruiz brothers after positive results from the first ore produced from the Colorada mine. Venture Minerals has announced its intention to raise $20 million to fund ongoing exploration and feasibility studies at its flagship tin-tungsten project in Tanzania. Belvedere Resources has reported that its recently producing nickel mine in Finland is out performing ramp up predictions.Flinders Mines has decided to pass its non-iron ore assets into a new explorer, Flinders Exploration, with a A$7 million initial public offering . While Mongolian Mining Corp is investing $1.3 billion this year in an attempt to almost double its production of coking coal by 2011.All this and much, much more in International Mining’s Project News….To receive the full 30+ page report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTON), or contact: [email protected] for a free trial copy.
PolandSpainWomen’s EHF EURO 2014 The second half began quite well for Spain as they kept scoring while Poles didn’t draw any conclusions from the first part and their style looked just the same. Spanish defence was so tough that sometimes Poland couldn’t even throw the ball towards the goal. After 8 minutes the result was 21:15. The only bright moment for the Polish team was an unexpected goal of Kudłacz who tried to pass to the pivot but instead the ball rolled into the goal. Navarro was saving ball after ball and with such a lack of precision, Poland didn’t manage to get any closer. With 10 minutes to go and with result 24:19 the match seemed to be decided so coach Rasmussen decided to give young right back Aleksandra Zych a chance; a little earlier young winger Katarzyna Janiszewska also entered the court but their performances weren’t too spectacular. Even neat goals of Kudłacz and improved performance of goalie Izabela Prudzielnica didn’t help their team and Spain in the end won by 7 goals.Hungary – Russia 29:29The game between Hungary and Russia was full of exciting turned of events. The teams shared the points as they draw 29:29. The match began awful for the hostesses – after 5 minutes Russians were 3 goals ahead and Hungary couldn’t hit the net for more or less 10 minutes. They scored their second goal not until 12. minute but Russia kept maintaining the gap. With 3 minutes to spare, Hungarians pulled themselves together and almost caught up with their rivals. Right before the half-time, Russian goalkeeper denied an equalizer. However, she didn’t manage to do that again in the beginning of the second half and the crowd in Györ went crazy when Hungary scored for 15:15. They soon took the lead but Russia wouldn’t let go. The resut was tight for most of the time but when in 57. minute Hungary scored for 29:27, it seemed they might win the game. Unfortunately for them, Zsuzsanna Tomori received 2-minute-suspension, Russia came back and equalized at 29:29. Zita Szucsánszki had a chance to hit the net and win but she got blocked.MARTYNA USNARSKA In the opening matches of the Women’s EHF EURO 2014 Group A in Gyor, Hungary and Russia played tight match without winner – 29:29, while Spain had no problem to beat Poland 29:22.Poland – Spain 22:29In the first match of the Women’s EHF Euro 2014 Spain took the victory against Poland. Polish team didn’t surprise their Spanish opponents and Spain won 29:22.Poles started the game by losing the ball and very soon the Spanish team took the lead; after 5 minutes they were 2 goals ahead (3:1). Poland didn’t look very good in attack but outstanding saves of Małgorzata Gapska allowed them to equalize and take the lead (5:6, 11. minute). They even had two chances to be ahead by 2 goals but their own mistake and Silvia Navarro in the Spanish goal prevented from it. For a moment it might have seemed that the game would be tight but in 17. minute Spain regain the lead. When the gap increased to 3 goals (10:7, 19. minute), Poland’s coach Kim Rasmussen decided to call for a time-out. Poles played quite laxly, they lost too many balls and, first of all, they couldn’t break through their opponents’ defence. It seemed that Poland came back to game when Karolina Kudłacz scored for 11:10; what is more, Poland played in powerplay. Nevertheless, the powerplay wasn’t all for good because they conceded a goal and Iwona Niedźwiedź made na attacker foul. Brilliant Navarro and lack of effectiveness of Poles resulted in growing advantage of Spain. With 2 minutes to the half-time whistle, the gap was already 15:11. Polish fans held their breaths when one of the best Polish backs Alina Wojtas ended up on the ground twice after having been harshly fouled by Marta Mangue but everything turned out to be fine. Poland kept playing a bit clumsy and Spain left the court leading 16:13. ← Previous Story Women’s EHF EURO 2014 Day 1: Norway against Romania – Russia in Gyor’s hell Next Story → EURO 2014 – Group B: Routine day for Denmark and Norway