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Vladimir Basov

Vladimir Basov

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Vladimir (PhD, MEng in Mining) is a professional mining engineer, scientist and analyst that has more than 20 years of practical in-field and research experience. He is particularly interested in collecting, processing baseline data and writing insightful data-driven mining industry analytics, articles, statistical and research reports. He shares mining insights and intelligence on Kitco Media platform and on his specialized website,

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Seabridge to raise up to US$75 million

(Kitco News) - Net proceeds from the offering will be used for exploration and development of the company's projects, potential future acquisitions, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

IAMGOLD and Sumitomo confirm significant gold mineralization near Côté

(Kitco News) - Sumitomo and IAMGOLD expect that potential resource addition will increase the value of the Côté gold project.

Kazatomprom confirms 128 positive COVID-19 cases at two uranium mines

(Kitco News) - Two uranium mines were placed under a quarantine with potential impact on the group's 2021 planned production.

Pan African Resources increases gold production in South Africa

(Kitco News) - The group's gold production during half-year ended December 31, 2020 increased by 5.9% to 98,386oz.

Lithium Americas raised US$400M to build gigantic lithium mine in the U.S.

(Kitco News) - Thacker Pass is the largest known lithium resource in the United States and the next large scale lithium mine.

China Gold exceeds 2020 production guidance

(Kitco News) - China Gold beats 2020 gold production guidance by about 10% and copper guidance by more than 21%.

Endeavour sells Agbaou gold mine for $80 million

(Kitco News) - Agabou’s mine life is expected to cease by the end of 2022, but new owner intends to extend the life of mine through continued regional exploration activities in the near term.

Lynas signs contract with the U.S. Government to build rare earths plant

(Kitco News) - Once operational, the plant is expected to produce approximately 5,000 tonnes per annum of Rare Earths products, including approximately 1,250 tonnes per annum of NdPr.

Global gold production to drop 5.4% in 2020

(Kitco News) - Global gold output to drop 5.4% in 2020 and then will grow at 2.9% CAGR to reach 124.1Moz by 2024.

Endeavour shareholders approve Teranga acquisition, closing expected in February

(Kitco News) - The closing of the transaction is expected to occur during the first half of February.