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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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Canadian uranium giant Cameco to restart Cigar Lake mine in April

(Kitco News) - Production at Cigar Lake was temporarily suspended in December 2020 due to increasing risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The world's top 10 largest silver mines in 2020 - report

(Kitco News) - Kitco ranked the world's top 10 largest silver mines based on reported production for the 2020 calendar year. The ranking excludes Vedanta’s Sindesar Khurd mine, located in India.

Top diamond miner ALROSA posts $1.2B sales in Q1 2021, touts high demand

(Kitco News) - Russia's ALROSA today reported that sales of rough and polished diamonds in March totaled $357 million, including proceeds from rough diamond sales of $345 million, and polished diamond sales of $12 million.

DRC-focused tin producer Alphamin expects EBITDA to increase 118% in Q1 2021

(Kitco News) - – Alphamin Resources (AFM:TSXV), a producer of 4% of the world’s mined tin from its high grade operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Aura boosts gold equivalent production 68% in Q1 2021

(Kitco News) - Aura Minerals (TSX: ORA) (B3: AURA33) reported that it has reached quarterly production of 66,782 gold equivalent ounces (“GEO”) in Q1 2021, which is 68% more compared to consolidated production of 39,735 GEO in Q1 2020.

Kirkland Lake Gold exceeds production target in Q1 2021

(Kitco News) - Senior gold producer Kirkland Lake Gold (TSX:KL) (NYSE:KL) (ASX:KLA) today announced production results for the first quarter of 2021 of 302,847 ounces, which exceeded guidance for the quarter of 270,000 – 290,000 ounces and was 8% less than production in Q1 2020 (330,864 ounces).

Jindalee confirms McDermitt as largest lithium deposit in the US

(Kitco News) - The company said that at 10.1Mt LCE, McDermitt is now the largest lithium deposit in the US by contained lithium in mineral resource.

Torex Gold reports strongest Q1 production on record

(Kitco News) - Torex Gold (TSX: TXG) reported Q1 2021 gold production of 129,500 ounces, which is the company’s highest first quarter of production on record. During the quarter, Torex sold 129,010 ounces of gold at an average realized price of $1,775 per ounce.

Antioquia Gold ramps up production in Colombia

(Kitco News) - Antioquia Gold (TSX VENTURE: AGD) (OTC Pink: AGDXF) announced today that 6,923 troy ounces of gold were produced in Q1 2021 at the company's Cisneros mining operation, located in Colombia. An average of 969 tonnes per day were processed, with a recovery of gold to concentrate of 97.4% during the quarter.

Osisko keeps drilling high-grade gold at Windfall

(Kitco News) - Today, Osisko Mining (OSK:TSX) provided new high-grade 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.