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Michael McCrae

Michael McCrae

Mining Audiences and Data Intelligence Manager

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Michael McCrae is leading Kitco's coverage of the mining sector. McCrae, who has both an MBA and CMA, knows how to build digital media properties. He was co-founder and publisher of, an award-winning news site. Before coming to media, McCrae worked in IT and banking. Please reach out: or (514) 670-1383. You can also follow him at @michaelmccrae.
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Detour Gold's COO And IR Head Resign

(Kitco News) - Detour Gold announced today that Frazer Bourchier, Chief Operating Officer, and Laurie Gaborit, VP Investor Relations, have both resigned their positions effective June 30, 2019.

Ausdrill Wins $557 Million African Contract

(Kitco News) - Audrill's October acquisition is paying off: underground hard-rock mining contractor Barminco, which was acquired by Ausdrill last fall for $188 million in cash and stock, won a five-year commitment from Khoemacau Copper Mining to help build its Zone 5 Mine in Botswana.

Azure Minerals To Start Production In September

(Kitco News) - The Oposura project will enter production in the fall and is expected to produce between 1,500tpm to 3,000tpm (tonnes per month) grading approximately 15% combined zinc and lead.

Mining Referendum Quashed, SolGold Takes Flight

(Kitco News) - SolGold traded up 7% to 58 cents after the company announced today that a mining referendum in Ecuador was rejected by the courts.

BHP And Mitsubishi Sign MOU To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Kitco News) - BHP and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd signed a memorandum of agreement on Thursday to work together in the pursuit of emissions reductions, including from the life-cycle use of marketed products.

Cyanide-Free Mining Hits The Field

(Kitco News) - Clean Mining is negotiating with a Nothern Territory services company to test its cyanide-free process technology, the company announced on Thursday.

Graphite Company Raises Funds To Ensure 'Orderly Price Negotiations'

(Kitco News) - Saying it needs more flexibility to tailor production to serve graphite demand, Syrah Resources announced financing of A$111.6 million (US$76.3 million) on Wednesday.

Komatsu Acquires Immersive Technologies

(Kitco News) - Immersive develops, manufactures and sells mining equipment simulators for training machine operators for surface and underground mines.

Lower Grade Ore Forces Rio Tinto To Revise Guidance

(Kitco News) - 2019 is being revised to between 320 million tonnes and 330 million tonnes

Pebble Project Enviro Permitting Expected To Wrap Up Next Year

(Kitco News) - World's biggest undeveloped gold and copper mining project.