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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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Canada’s mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector expands 3.3% in April - StatCan

(Kitco News) - StatCan said that the domestic mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector expanded 3.3% in April, the largest monthly growth rate since December 2020, attributable to growth in all three subsectors.

Argosy Minerals says construction of the Rincon lithium project in Argentina is nearing completion

(Kitco News) - The company said that it remains on budget and schedule to achieve first battery quality lithium carbonate product during Q3 2022.

Osisko Development adds 1 Moz+ gold resources to its San Antonio project in Mexico

(Kitco News) - The company said that addition of this new resource further strengthens its portfolio for near term advancement and towards possible production.

GSilver to acquire all of Great Panther’s Mexican mining assets for $14.7 million

(Kitco News) - The company said that assets to be acquired including the producing Topia mine and production facility, the San Ignacio mine, the Guanajuato Mine Complex and the Cata processing plant.

Sibanye-Stillwater to achieve majority shareholding in lithium developer Keliber

(Kitco News) - Keliber said that the proposed arrangement is significant for the company because it enables the lithium project to progress to the construction phase.

Goldstone reports armed robbery at its gold mine in Ghana

(Kitco News) - The company reported that an armed robbery took place at its Homase site in Ghana, which, whilst no-one was hurt, resulted in a loss of gold with a value of approximately US$350k.

Australian lithium producer Pilbara ups quarterly production ~54%, decides to increase capacity at Pilgangoora

(Kitco News) - The company said that its FY22 annualized production now expected to be in the range of 373–377,000 dmt (~33% increase from FY21), and at the upper end of the previous guidance range of 340-380,000dmt.

Star Diamond shares plummet after Rio Tinto's decision to suspend Star–Orion South diamond project

(Kitco News) - The company said that Rio Tinto Exploration Canada exercised its voting power to place the Star–Orion South diamond project on care and maintenance through December 31, 2022.

Alamos expects Island Gold to be one of the lowest cost and most profitable mines for decades to come

(Kitco News) - Alamos said that Phase 3+ expansion study for Island Gold outlines bigger, longer-life, more profitable and valuable operation.

Teck announces carbon capture utilization and storage pilot project at its Trail operations in British Columbia

(Kitco News) - Teck Resources today announced a Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage pilot project at its Trail Operations metallurgical complex in southern British Columbia.