A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for the Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She received her Certificate in Editing in 2013.
News24 Wire reported that Zimbabwe has lifted a four-year ban on chrome exports. Furthermore, the country has licensed 12 private companies and a state-owned firm to ship excess ore for smelting outside the country and has lowered electricity tariffs for companies mining the metal.
Last month, Noront Resources was riding high after announcing plans to snap up Cliffs Natural Resources’ chromite assets in Ontario’s Ring of Fire. In the last month, however, the situation has changed significantly, and now it’s uncertain whether Noront’s ambitious consolidation plans will indeed come to pass.
The chiefs of the Marten Falls First Nation and Aroland First Nation put out a press release reaffirming their opposition to Noront Resources Ltd.’s (TSXV:NOT) proposed purchase of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.’s (NYSE:CLF) chromite assets.
Noront announced Monday that it’s entered into an agreement to acquire, among other things, Cliffs subsidiaries Cliffs Chromite Ontario and Cliffs Chromite Far North. All in all, the transaction includes about 103 claims that comprise 100-percent interests in the Black Thor and Black Label chromite deposits, plus a 70-percent interest in the Big Daddy chromite deposit.
KWG Resources Inc. (TSXV:KWG) announced that the US Patent Office’s International Searching Authority has given it an International Search Report regarding its application to patent a new process for reducing chromite using natural gas, a carbon reductant and a catalyst formulation.
CBC News reported that Greg Rickford, Canada’s federal natural resources minister, believes Ontario’s plan for the Ring of Fire has “serious structural problems” and thus he’s cautious about partnering with the province to help develop infrastructure in the area.