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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.

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Core Lithium moves closer to become new lithium producer

(Kitco News) - Construction-ready lithium developer Core Lithium announced yesterday that it has signed a mining services agreement with Lucas Total Contract Solutions for the provision of open pit mining and associated services at the company's wholly owned Finniss lithium project, located near Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Gensource Potash secures C$280 million for Tugaske project construction

(Kitco News) - Gensource Potash (TSXV: GSP), a fertilizer development company based in Saskatchewan, today announced that it has received commitment letters from its two mandated joint lead debt arrangers, to provide a senior secured debt facility for a total of up to C$280 million.

Caledonia acquires dormant Maligreen gold mine in Zimbabwe

(Kitco News) - Caledonia Mining announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the mining claims over the Maligreen project in Zimbabwe, from Pan African Mining, a privately-owned Zimbabwean company, for a total cash consideration of US$4 million.

Gatling reports initial 1.3 Moz gold resource at Larder

(Kitco News) - Gatling Explorations (TSXV: GTR, OTCQB: GATGF) today announced an initial global mineral resource estimate in accordance with NI 43-101 Standards for its Larder gold project, located on the Cadillac-Larder Lake break, in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Ontario.

Osisko drills 1,096 g/t gold interval at Windfall

(Kitco News) - Osisko Mining (OSK:TSX) today provided new high-grade analytical results from the ongoing drill program at its 100% owned Windfall gold project located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec.

Buenaventura suspends operations at Uchucchacua due to strike

(Kitco News) - Buenaventura (NYSE: BVN), Peru's largest publicly-traded precious metals mining company, today announced that the local community surrounding the company's Uchucchacua mine initiated a strike at midnight on September 13, 2021.

Akobo Minerals to be awarded large scale gold mining license in Ethiopia

(Kitco News) - Akobo Minerals announced Thursday that the Ethiopian Council of Ministers has today accepted the Large Scale Mining Licence application submitted by the company on the 7th of September 2021.

Uranium miner Cameco, partners mull fuel supply chain for small nuclear reactors in Poland

(Kitco News) - Today, Cameco, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, GEH SMR Technologies, and Synthos Green Energy (SGE), announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to evaluate the potential establishment of a uranium fuel supply chain in Canada capable of servicing a potential fleet of BWRX-300 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Poland.

Copper miner KGHM to deploy small nuclear reactors for its operations in Poland

(Kitco News) - KGHM, the Polish copper mining giant, today announced that it has signed a joint commitment with the companies NuScale Power, an American leader amongst producers of small modular reactors technology, and with PBE Molecule, to develop small nuclear reactor (SMR) technology.

Canada’s minerals and mining industry expands in Q2 2021 - StatCan

(Kitco News) - StatCan reported that real GDP of Canada's minerals and mining subsector rose by 0.9% in the second quarter, as production followed increased demand.