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Two of the world’s largest gold producers by volume has realised their production goals for 2017, they reported on Tuesday.
Toronto-based Barrick Gold, currently still the world’s largest gold producer by output, announced that preliminary full-year gold output of 5.32-million ounces for 2017 was in line with the adjusted guidance of 5.3-million ounces to 5.5-million ounces.
Mining group South32's second-quarter metallurgical coal output dropped 43% due to the suspension of operations at its Appin mine, in Australia, over safety concerns, the company said on Wednesday.
Production of coal used in steelmaking fell to 788 000 t in the December quarter from 1.39-million tonnes a year earlier, but was still up 60% on the previous quarter, following a partial restart of the Appin mine in August, South32 said.
The TSX-listed equity of one of the graphite industry’s best kept secrets, NextSource Materials, has recorded significant gains on Tuesday following a company announcement that Japan has approved the company’s registration of ‘SuperFlake’ graphite as a trademark in the country.
The registration of the SuperFlake trademark means that NextSource now has the exclusive right to use this trademark on all natural graphite sold in Japan that it produces from its flagship Molo graphite project, in Madagascar.