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BHP Billiton is an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. It is the world's largest mining company measured by 2013 revenues.BHP Billiton was created in 2001 through the merger of the Australian Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited and the Anglo–Dutch Billiton plc. The result is a dual-listed company. The Australia-registered BHP Billiton Limited, which has equal financial share in the company, has a primary listing on the Australian Securities Exchange and is the largest company in Australia measured by market capitalisation. The UK-registered BHP Billiton Plc has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately £41.5 billion as of 19 August 2014. On August 19, 2014, BHP Billiton announced the company would be split in two. A newly formed entity named South32 will house the company's non-core assets. Capitalized at $15 billion, the new entity will be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange with a secondary listing on the Johannesburg bourse and a standard listing on the London market. Wikipedia.

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 11, 2017) - San Angelo Oil Limited ("San Angelo") (NEX:SAO.H) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a business combination agreement dated May 10, 2017 (the "Agreement") to acquire Cabral Gold Ltd. (the "Transaction"). Cabral Gold Ltd. ("Cabral") has a 100% interest in the Cuiú Cuiú gold deposit which is located in the Tapajos Region of Brazil. Pursuant to the Agreement, the Transaction will be carried out by way of a three-cornered amalgamation (the "Amalgamation"), whereby Cabral will amalgamate with a newly-incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary of San Angelo to form Cabral Gold B.C. Inc. ("Amalco"). San Angelo proposes to complete a 1:5 consolidation of its common shares (the "Consolidation") concurrently with closing, and pursuant to the Amalgamation, shareholders of Cabral will receive 0.18 of one post-Consolidation common share of San Angelo for each one common share of Cabral held (the "Exchange Ratio"). Amalco will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Angelo, and San Angelo proposes to change its name to Cabral Gold Inc. on closing of the Transaction. San Angelo will issue approximately 22,822,548 post-Consolidation common shares to shareholders of Cabral. In addition, outstanding options and warrants of Cabral will be exchanged for similar instruments of San Angelo exercisable for or convertible into San Angelo post-Consolidation common shares on the basis of the Exchange Ratio. Cabral is a private BC corporation that has approximately C$1.35M in cash (as at April 30, 2017, unaudited). Cabral's key asset is the Cuiú Cuiú gold project which is located in the Tapajos Region within the state of Para in northern Brazil. The 34,000 hectare Cuiú Cuiú property historically produced 1.5-2Moz of placer gold and had approximately C$21 million spent on exploration between 2006 and 2016. During this period, a gold-in-soil anomaly was defined which extends in a NE-SW direction for approximately 18 km. A historic resource estimate was completed in early 2011 and resulted in resources of 3.4Mt @ 1.0g/t gold (0.1Moz) in the Indicated category and 31Mt @ 1.2g/t gold (1.2Moz) in the Inferred category. Approximately 26,000 metres of drilling supports this historic estimate. The historic estimate is detailed in the "Resource Estimate and Technical Report for the Cuiú Cuiú Project, Tapajos Region, North-Central Brazil" dated April 19, 2011 prepared for Magellan Minerals Ltd. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources and neither San Angelo nor Cabral is treating the historical estimate as current mineral resources. Since 2011, a further 22,070m of drilling has been completed within the historic resource and on other exploration targets within the 18km long geochemical-structural corridor. Positive drill intersections have been returned on at least six other targets at Cuiú Cuiú beyond the historic resources, and include 39m @ 5.13g/t, 47m @ 1.76g/t, 27m @ 6.94 g/t, 106m @ 0.6 g/t, 39m @ 1.25g/t and 8m @ 2.78g/t gold. Numerous geochemical, geophysical and structural targets remain untested. Dennis Moore, a director of Cabral and a qualified person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release. Further information about the scientific and technical information on the Cuiú Cuiú property in this press release, including a summary of data verification measures, and a description of the assumptions, parameters and risks associated with this information, will be available in a NI 43-101 Technical Report that will be filed by San Angelo. Following the Amalgamation, San Angelo will be in the mining industry and will have a flagship property. The Agreement requires San Angelo to have a minimum of C$3.8M in working capital. Cabral brings a strong management team with significant experience in Brazil, and following the Amalgamation, San Angelo will be led by Alan Carter as President and CEO and Paul Hansed as CFO. Dr. Carter previously founded Magellan Minerals Ltd. and together with Paul Hansed managed the Company until it was acquired by Anfield Nickel Ltd. (now Anfield Gold Corp.) in May 2016. The board of directors of San Angelo is expected to include Alan Carter, Dennis Moore, Donald Njegovan, Derrick Weyrauch and Charles Oliver as Chairman of the board. Alan Carter: Dr. Carter has over 25 years of experience in the minerals exploration industry and spent 10 years living in South America, principally Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador and Peru. He spent seven years working for Rio Tinto Corp. and six years with Billiton and BHP Billiton. He was a co-founder of both Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. and Peregrine Metals Ltd., the latter being acquired by Stillwater Mining in 2011 for $475M. He has a BSc in geology from the University of Nottingham, U.K., and a PhD in gold geochemistry from the University of Southampton, U.K. Most recently, Dr. Carter founded Magellan Minerals Ltd. (along with Mr. Moore), which was listed on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") in early 2008 and acquired by Anfield Gold Corp. in May, 2016. Dr. Carter sits on the boards of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd., Anfield Gold Corp., Altamira Gold Corp. and Blackrock Gold Inc. Dennis Moore: Mr. Moore has over 35 years of experience as an exploration geologist. Originally working for major companies in Australia and the southwest Pacific, he later moved to South America and has extensive experience in Bolivia, Peru and Brazil. Mr. Moore co-founded Magellan Minerals Ltd. with Dr. Carter in 2005 and was responsible for the discovery of the Tocantinzinho gold deposit which is owned by Eldorado Gold Corp. He has been directly involved in at least four other gold discoveries in South America, including Amayapampa in Bolivia, and Cuiú Cuiú, Coringa and Cajuiero in Brazil. Donald Njegovan: Mr. Njegovan has 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts. He is currently the Vice President, New Business Development at Osisko Mining Corporation. He was formerly Managing Director of Global Mining at Scotiabank and an investment banker at Toll Cross Securities Inc., and worked underground for Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd. Mr. Njegovan was also a director of Royal Road Minerals Ltd. and a director of St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. prior to its acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. Charles Oliver: Mr. Oliver has over 25 years of experience as a fund manager. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a Bachelor of Science in Geology. Mr. Oliver is currently a director of Klondex Mines Ltd. and Integra Gold Corp. He was formerly Lead Portfolio Manager of the Gold and Precious Metals Fund at Sprott Asset Management and Senior Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager of several funds, including the Precious Metals Fund, at AGF Funds. Derrick Weyrauch: Mr. Weyrauch has over 27 years of experience that includes corporate financial management, financings, corporate restructuring, strategic planning and merger and acquisition transactions. He currently serves as a non-executive director on the Audit Committee for the board of directors of Banro Corporation. Mr. Weyrauch was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Jaguar Mining Inc., and, prior to its sale in 2013, was the Chief Financial Officer of Andina Minerals Inc. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA), is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Paul Hansed: Mr. Hansed has more than 25 years of accounting and finance experience, including eight years as CFO of Magellan Minerals Ltd. from 2008 until 2016, when the company was acquired by Anfield Gold Corp., and five years as CFO of ECI Exploration and Mining Inc. from 2010 until 2014. Prior to joining Magellan Minerals Ltd. in 2008, Mr. Hansed worked for 20 years with KPMG in Canada and Europe. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) and holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Simon Fraser University. The closing of the Transaction is conditional upon the following and other customary conditions: The Transaction is an arm's length transaction under the policies of the TSX-V. San Angelo will not be seeking shareholder approval of the Transaction due to the following reasons: (i) the Transaction is not a related party transaction and no other circumstances exist which may compromise the independence of San Angelo or other interested parties with respect to the Transaction; (ii) San Angelo is without active operations; (iii) San Angelo is not subject to a cease trade order and will not be suspended from trading on completion of the Transaction; and (iv) approval of the Amalgamation by San Angelo's shareholders is not required under applicable corporate or securities laws. Further details regarding the Transaction will be set forth in a filing statement of San Angelo, a copy of which will be available at www.sedar.com. Completion of the Transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to, TSX-V acceptance. There can be no assurance that the Transaction will be completed as proposed or at all. Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the filing statement to be prepared in connection with the Transaction, any information released or received with respect to the Transaction may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon. Trading in the securities of San Angelo should be considered highly speculative. The TSX-V has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as such term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities legislation (collectively "forward-looking statements"). The use of any of the word "will", "proposes", "expected" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. This news release contains forward-looking statements and assumptions pertaining to the following: completion of the Transaction, receipt of required shareholder and regulatory approvals, strategic plans and future operations, results of exploration, capital expenditures and objectives. Actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors. The Company believes the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: www.theguardian.com

One of Britain’s biggest managers of ethical funds is to dump £20m of shares in fossil fuel companies in one of the biggest divestments so far because of climate change. Shares in BHP Billiton, the Anglo-Australian mining giant, will be among those sold by BMO Global Asset Management’s range of “responsible” funds, which manage £1.5bn of assets. They were previously known as the “stewardship” funds, the first ethical funds launched in Britain. The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, played a crucial role in the divestment, as president of BMO’s responsible investment council. The Church of England has already pulled out of investing in companies that make more than 10% of its revenues from thermal coal or oil from tar sands. BMO’s divestment goes further, banning all companies with fossil fuel reserves from being in its responsible funds range. It is estimated that the world can afford to burn between one-fifth and one-third of proven reserves before there is a reasonable chance of tipping the planet over the 2C danger threshold of warming. This has prompted campaigners to demand pension and investment funds sell shares in oil and coal companies. BMO director Vicki Bakhshi said: “If all current known reserves are extracted and burnt, we know that the world would not meet the 2 degrees temperature limit established under the Paris Agreement. As such, we have come to the view that investment in companies with fossil fuel reserves is increasingly incompatible with the ethical and sustainability objectives of the responsible strategies range that we run.” Bakhshi said BMO would use its voice to encourage companies and policymakers to adopt strategies to make a transition to a low-carbon global economy. BMO’s divestment comes amid widening concerns by big financial institutions about holding shares in greenhouse gas-intensive sectors. More than $5tn in institutional assets, such as pension funds, now have some sort of divestment strategy in place and one-third of UK investors say they would like a fossil-free option for their savings.


London, the UK-based BHP Billiton PLC's stock finished Thursday's session 0.26% higher at $30.44 with a total trading volume of 1.06 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 0.42% below their 200-day moving average. Shares of the Company, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a resources company that discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 48.27. BBL complete research report is just a click away at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=BBL Houston, Texas-based Hi-Crush Partners L.P.'s shares closed the day 2.51% higher at $14.30. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.40 million shares, which above its three months average volume of 2.15 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 9.82% below their 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Hi-Crush Partners, which produces, transports, markets, and distributes monocrystalline sand in the US, have an RSI of 46.30. On May 01st, 2017, Hi-Crush Partners reported Q1 2017 revenues of $83.4 million on sales of 1,384,887 tons of frac sand. The Company's interest in net loss was $(5.4) million in Q1 2017, resulting in basic and diluted loss of $(0.07) per limited partner unit. Additionally, EBITDA was $1.3 million, adjusted EBITDA was $1.9 million, and distributable cash flow attributable to the Company was $0.1 million for the quarter ended March 31st, 2017. Sign up for your complimentary report on HCLP at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=HCLP Shares in Lima, Peru headquartered Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. finished 2.20% higher at $12.53. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.52 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 5.35% in the last one month and 11.61% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 3.24%. Furthermore, shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura, which engages in the exploration, mining, and processing of gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper metals in Peru, have an RSI of 57.69. On April 27th, 2017, Compania de Minas Buenaventura announced results for Q1 period ended March 31st, 2017. The Company reported net sales of $272.8 million for Q1 2017; royalty income of $5.5 million; EBITDA from direct operations of $80.7 million; and adjusted EBITDA, including associated companies, of $ 178.1 million. Download the research report for free on BVN at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=BVN Stock Callers (SC) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. SC has two distinct and independent departments. 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News Article | May 11, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recognizing its size and technical complexity, the Escondida Water Supply (EWS) project in Chile was selected Industrial Desalination Plant of the Year at the 2017 Global Water Summit. The plant increases water supply by creating purified water from seawater and delivering it to the largest copper mine in the world. Black & Veatch served as engineer of record and led the engineering design, procurement, resident engineering, pre-commissioning and commissioning for the marine and desalination components of the EWS project. The Escondida copper mine is majority-owned and operated by BHP Billiton. The EWS project delivers 2,500 liters of water per second (57 million gallons a day) to support operations at the Escondida mine. The EWS desalination plant is the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Black & Veatch’s engineering solutions promoted safe construction and operations, such as innovative marine tunnels, modular large-scale process units and high levels of automation and process safety controls. Special offshore and underground construction methods for the marine works greatly reduced the impact to a littoral zone, which is near the shore where sunlight penetrates to the sediment allowing aquatic plant growth. Technologically advanced slurry tunneling machines drilled beneath the littoral zone from a shaft onshore straight to the marine works intake and outfall locations deep beneath the ocean. The largest diameter offshore drill in the world bored the shafts in the hard rock seafloor, eliminating the need for more disruptive offshore construction techniques. “We leveraged our global experience in large-scale desalination plants to help provide needed water supplies in an environmentally sensitive manner,” said Rene Dominguez, Black & Veatch Associate Vice President and Project Manager in the company’s water business. “There was strong collaboration among the parties involved in succeeding to deliver a landmark project with an expansive scope.” Project execution began in July 2013 and project mechanical completion was achieved in December 2016. Please click to download an Escondida water desalination plant photo About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2016 were US$3.2 billion. Follow us at www.bv.com and on social media.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: www.mining-journal.com

Gold miner Barrick Gold (CN:ABX) made the biggest gain (4.8%) among global mining leaders by market capitalisation this week, despite news of a class action lawsuit for disgruntled shareholders. Los Angeles-based law firm Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP said last week it had filed a class action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of those who acquired Barrick shares between February 16 and April 24 this year. The complaint alleges that Barrick made materially false and/or misleading statements during the period about the situation at the Veladero gold mine in Argentina. Barrick hopes to have Veladero back to normal operations in June after the third spill of cyanide solution within 18 months at the mine on March 28. A number of US lawfirms are encouraging investors with losses to contact their various firms to join the class action before the July 10 deadline to appoint a lead plaintiff. This week’s list of the global top 10 miners by market cap, and their one-week share price moves, is below. Meanwhile BHP Billiton (AU:BHP) rose 2% for the week as it announced plans to change its name to just BHP as part of a global image overhaul. BHP has mostly shed the assets it picked up in its merger with South African company Billiton in 2001 and now will also drop Billiton from its name. The “Think Big” campaign, which aims to show the importance of BHP’s role in the economy and community, will be rolled out globally into other markets where BHP is located. Vale SA (BZ:VALE5) went the opposite direction, posting the biggest loss among the majors this week of 1.4% amid plans to transform its shareholder base. Its board last week approved a definitive swap ratio of 0.9342 common share per preferred stock as part of a plan to transform the world’s number 1 iron ore producer into a company with dispersed share ownership, Reuters reported. Finally the gold price has risen to US$1,231.10 today following a North Korean ballistic missile test over the weekend and weaker than expected US economic data on Friday.


— One trend in the nuclear fuels market is development of next-generation nuclear reactors. An international task force has been assigned to develop six nuclear reactor technologies, of which four are fast neutron reactors, with the deployment target spanning 2020-2030. All these new reactors will operate at a much higher temperature than reactors those currently in use. Complete report on nuclear fuels market spread across 70 pages, analyzing 5 major companies and providing 51 data exhibits are now available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/994467-global-nuclear-fuels-market-2017-2021.html. According to the nuclear fuels market report, one driver in the market is overdependence on fossil fuels. Today, energy security is one of the key areas on the national agenda of any country. Since the discovery of the commercial uses of oil and natural gas in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the dominance of fossil fuels has only grown. Fossil fuels, at present, account for more than 80% of the world's energy demand. Global energy demand is expected to increase by 35% by 2020, and fossil fuels are projected to meet 75% of this increased demand. The following companies as the key players in the global nuclear fuels market: ARMZ Uranium Holding Company, Cameco, Energy Resources of Australia, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, KazAtomProm. Other prominent vendors in the market are: Anglo-Canadian Mining Corp, AREVA, Azimut Exploration, Bannerman Resources, Berkeley Energia, BHP Billiton, CANALASKA URANIUM, China National Nuclear Corporation, China General Nuclear Power, Denison Mines, Eagle Plains Resources, Forsys Metals, Globex Mining Enterprises, International Montoro Resources, Rio Tinto, NMMC, Paladin Energy, URENCO and Vattenfall. Order a copy of Global Nuclear Fuels Market 2017-2021 report @ http://www.reportsnreports.com/purchase.aspx?name=994467. Global Nuclear Fuels Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global nuclear fuels market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. Further, the nuclear fuels market report states that one challenge in the market is construction delays and cost overruns. Nuclear reactor construction has unique features, which include variable project portfolio, process, and stringent security and safety measures. All these factors directly affect the cost schedule of the project. An improper estimation may lead to price escalation as the project progresses. The increase in project cost directly affects the profitability of vendors as any construction delay is the responsibility of the operator. Almost two-third of the nuclear reactors under construction is facing delays. The nuclear fuels market study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. About Us: ReportsnReports.com is your single source for all market research needs. Our database includes 500,000+ market research reports from over 100+ leading global publishers & in-depth market research studies of over 5000 micro markets. With comprehensive information about the publishers and the industries for which they publish market research reports, we help you in your purchase decision by mapping your information needs with our huge collection of reports. For more information, please visit http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/994467-global-nuclear-fuels-market-2017-2021.html


Patent
BHP Billiton | Date: 2013-09-13

A process for extracting uranium from an acidic uranium, chloride, iron and sulphate containing solution, including the steps: a. contacting the solution with an organic phase containing a trialkylphosphine oxide to form a uranium loaded organic phase; b. scrubbing the uranium loaded organic phase to remove any impurities and form a scrubbed organic phase; c. stripping the scrubbed organic phase with an acidic sulphate solution to produce an aqueous uranium strip solution; and precipitating a uranium product from the aqueous uranium strip solution.


Patent
BHP Billiton | Date: 2013-02-13

A process for the production of a high grade nickel product including the steps of: a) providing at least one heap of a nickeliferous lateritic ore and leaching that heap with a suitable lixiviant, preferably sulfuric acid solution, to produce a nickel rich pregnant leach solution (PLS); b) subjecting the PLS to an impurity removal step to precipitate ferric iron, and preferably partially precipitate aluminium and chromium as hydroxides; and c) recovering a high grade nickel product from the PLS preferably by either nickel ion exchange, solvent extraction, electrowinning, conventional multi-stage neutralization, pyrohydrolysis or sulfidation.


Patent
BHP Billiton | Date: 2014-04-10

A hose comprising a tubular body of flexible material arranged between an inner and outer helically wound wire. The hose further comprises an elongate member having opposing longitudinal edges, the elongate member being helically wound around the tubular body such that the opposing longitudinal edges of the layer are in an adjacent or overlapping arrangement, wherein each longitudinal edge includes a formation capable of interengaging with a cooperating formation on the opposing longitudinal edge, wherein the elongate member is provided at least one reinforcing member which extends along the longitudinal axis of the elongate member.


Patent
BHP Billiton | Date: 2013-06-21

A process for the removal of ferric iron as hematite from a nickel solution containing ferric and ferrous ions including the steps of: raising the temperature of the nickel solution to between 90 C. and the boiling point of the solution at atmospheric pressure; raising the pH of the nickel solution to be between 2 and 3; and adding a hematite seed to facilitate hematite precipitation, wherein ferric ions are precipitated as hematite in a predominantly crystalline form.

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