A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She holds a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University, which she completed in 2013.
Gateway Mining Ltd. (ASX:GML) announced the completion of a reverse-circulation drill program at its flagship Gidgee project, located in Western Australia. Drilling was focused at the Cup prospect area.
France 24 reported that Patrick Buffet, chairman and CEO of Eramet SA (EPA:ERA), is blaming losses at Societe Le Nickel, the company’s New Caledonia-based subsidiary, on a “violent crisis” that he says is gripping the nickel market.
Bloomberg reported that Nyrstar NV (EBR:NYR) has offered short-term support to Finnish nickel miner Talvivaara Mining Company plc (LSE:TALV) and also said that it will not “breach financing agreements in the event of an impairment.”
Bloomberg reported that yesterday, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) raised its 2014 nickel price forecast from $16,375 to $17,000 per metric ton (MT) due to its belief that “the Indonesian export ban is essentially being mispriced.”
The West Australian reported that Sirius Resources plc (LSE:SXX) said that with nickel prices currently sitting at about US$6.50 per pound, it is currently a bad time to be producing the metal; however, the company is hopeful that prices will rise to $8 to $12 in 2017.
Reuters reported that BHP Billiton Ltd.’s (ASX:BHP,LSE:BLT,NYSE:BHP) nickel production will be lower this quarter because a magnitude 3.7 earthquake has forced it to halt operations at its Western Australia-based Perseverance mine.
Australian Mining reported that Clive Palmer has said his company, Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd., will not pay a $6.2-million carbon tax bill that the company incurred when it failed to pay for carbon units equivalent to 206,436 emissions back in June.
Bloomberg reported that in early 2014, Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) and Glencore Xstrata plc (LSE:GLEN) will start formal negotiations to combine some of their operations in Canada’s Sudbury Basin. Last month, news surfaced that the companies were in the early stages of discussion.
Mining Weekly reported that project generator Transition Metals Corp. (TSXV:XTM) has incorporated Sudbury Platinum Corp., a new subsidiary, to work on the Ontario-based Aer-Kidd nickel, copper and platinum-group metals project. Aer-Kidd was previously held by HTX Minerals Corp., another Transition subsidiary.