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BMR can recover vanadium from tailings with no modifications to plant

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th January 2017 Metallurgical testwork currently being carried out at BMR Group’s Kabwe project, in Zambia, is providing encouraging results with regard to the metal’s potential recovery and production from its tailings. This, the company said on Friday, further bolstered BMR’s asset base. 

Lithium Americas reports $174m strategic investment by Ganfeng Lithium

By: Henry Lazenby     20th January 2017 Niche minerals company Lithium Americas has signed an investment agreement with China's Ganfeng Lithium for funding to advance the construction of the Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project, in Jujuy, Argentina. Ganfeng this week agreed to finance $174-million and the right to buy a fixed portion of... 

Adoption of new technologies can benefit mines, local communities

By: Ilan Solomons     20th January 2017 A raft of highly-matured existing technologies are available to miners in the quest to transform their operations, enhance efficiency, improve productivity, elevate safety levels, and revitalise a struggling mining industry, says information technology consultancy and systems integration firm... 

Adoption of new technologies can benefit mines, local communities
INADEQUATE TECHNOLOGY UPTAKE While the technology is available, South African mining organisations are largely not ready to embrace it

Company looks back on its first decade, upbeat about future fortunes 

By: Ilan Solomons     20th January 2017 South African geospatial solution and aerial survey company Southern Mapping celebrated its tenth anniversary last month, reflecting on its many achievements while outlining its aims for the future. “Our aim is to remain the leader in the field of aerial surveying airborne remote sensing and... 

Company looks back on its first decade, upbeat about future fortunes
Southern Mapping CEO Norman Banks discusses the company’s achievements over its first decade of operating, and plans for the future. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Metso launches ‘comprehensive’ in-the-pit solutions

By: Ilan Solomons     20th January 2017 Mines are continuously being challenged to rethink how to shape their operations to be more sustainable and profitable. It is for these reasons that diversified engineering group Metso has launched its “comprehensive” in-the-pit solutions (ITPS) which seek to optimally improve the entire mining... 

Metso launches ‘comprehensive’  in-the-pit solutions
IN-THE-PIT SOLUTIONS Metso’s in-the-pit solutions are advanced options for conventional production processes where truck haulage has hitherto been used

South Africa’s mining sector at a crossroads, collaborative effort required

By: Ilan Solomons     20th January 2017 The global mining industry has been struggling since the 2008 international financial crisis set off a chain of events resulting in contracted growth in important markets, such as China, and recession in others, such as Europe, leading to severe declines in commodity prices.   In South Africa,... 

South Africa’s mining sector at a crossroads, collaborative effort required

Fortune appoints PwC to help secure Nico construction funding

By: Henry Lazenby     19th January 2017 TSX-listed multi-element project developer Fortune Minerals has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance (PwCCF) to help secure the C$589-million-plus working capital required to build its flagship Nico cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper project, in Canada’s Northwest Territories. “As a new... 

Mine safety a casualty of too many distractions, say unions as 2016 statistics show marginal improvement

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th January 2017 South Africa’s mining stakeholders need to “go back to the drawing board” and refocus efforts on bringing down the number of fatalities in the sector, trade union Solidarity's deputy general secretary for occupational health and safety and sustainable development Advocate Paul Mardon said, as a... 

Mine safety a casualty of too many distractions, say unions as 2016 statistics show marginal improvement
Photo by Duane Daws
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebezi Zwane

BHP and Vale set June deadline to settle Samarco claims

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th January 2017 Mining major BHP Billiton and its joint venture (JV) partner Vale have set a June 30 deadline to conclude negotiations with Brazilian prosecutors over the 2015 Samarco tailing dams failure, which killed 19 people. The parties have reached a preliminary agreement with Brazil, which outlines the... 

South32 says FY targets within reach despite challenging Dec quarter

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th January 2017 Despite a challenging December quarter, diversified mining company South32 remains on track to achieve its production guidance for the majority of its operations. The miner, which is the world’s biggest manganese ore producer, on Thursday reported higher manganese production, but said that its... 

South32 says FY targets within reach despite challenging Dec quarter
South32 CEO Graham Kerr

Great Lakes Graphite looks at steady 2017 sales as it prepares to ship three new orders

By: Henry Lazenby     18th January 2017 Graphite junior Great Lakes Graphite has received three new orders for 60 t of micronized graphite from the same US-based customer that bought 420 t of the carbon allotrope in 2016. “We are continuing to work towards the establishment of a supply agreement and are pleased to continue to conduct... 

Mining Indaba secures empowerment fund sponsor for junior miners

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th January 2017 A new empowerment fund, JSS Empowerment Mining Fund, has signed on as sponsor of the new Junior Miners Pavilion and the Investment Battlefield Competition at the 2017 Investing in African Mining Indaba. The newly-launched empowerment mining fund, a partnership between boutique corporate finance... 

Mining Indaba secures empowerment fund sponsor for junior miners
JSS executive director Gaurav Nair

Exploration partners Nevada Sunrise, Advantage start Phase 2 exploration at Clayton NE

By: Henry Lazenby     18th January 2017 Following the successful first phase of exploration drilling at the prospective Clayton NE lithium property, in Nevada, exploration partners Nevada Sunrise Gold and option holder Advantage Lithium have started a second phase of drilling on the property. Located next to North America’s only... 

Despite expecting further delay to RoF development, Noront exploration guns for gold

By: Henry Lazenby     18th January 2017 Despite reporting progress with discussions between stakeholders, the largest landholder in the emerging Ring of Fire (RoF) mining camp of Northern Ontario, Noront Resources, said Tuesday that it expected further delays to the development of its cornerstone Eagle’s Nest mine. The precious and... 

Chile to invite bids on value-added lithium tech in April

By: Reuters     17th January 2017 Chile will hold a tender in April to encourage companies to use its vast lithium resources to move it up the value chain with cathode or battery production, the head of the country's development agency told Reuters on Tuesday. It is pressing ahead on deals with international firms as relations... 

Chile to invite bids on value-added lithium tech in April

Local mining industry sees broad-based decline in November production

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th January 2017 Although recent updates from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank forecast a moderate recovery in global mining growth, which reached a post-crisis low in 2016, the contraction in South Africa’s mining production still deepened by 4.2% year-on-year in November, from a contraction of... 

Plant shutdowns impact Vedanta's Q3 output

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th January 2017 Despite lower output at its zinc operations in the third quarter of the current financial year, diversified miner Vedanta Resources says it is still on track to achieve its stated guidance of higher mined metal production for the full year. Its total production across operations for the quarter... 

Plant shutdowns impact Vedanta's Q3 output

Kenmare lifts FY17 production guidance as market looks positive

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th January 2017 LSE-listed Kenmare Resources on Monday adjusted its production guidance for this year to between 950 000 t and 1.05-million tonnes of ilmenite, 5% to 16% higher than production for 2016, owing to increased utilisation and recovery rates at its Moma titanium minerals mine, in Mozambique. The miner... 

PT Antam has high hopes for 2017

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     13th January 2017 ASX-listed PT Antam has upped its ferronickel and gold production and sales targets for 2017. The miner on Friday told shareholders that ferronickel production in 2017 was expected to be 30% higher than that achieved in 2016, at 18 500 t, following the completion of its Pomalaa ferronickel plant... 

Federal funding for new Tlicho all-season road a boost for Fortune’s Nico project

By: Henry Lazenby     13th January 2017 Federal funding for up to 25% of the construction costs for a new 97 km all-season road connecting Highway 3 to the community of Whati, in the Northwest Territories, augers well for project developer Fortune Minerals’ endeavours to secure financing for its nearby Nico cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper... 

BC agrees Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion meets 5 prerequisites

By: Henry Lazenby     12th January 2017 British Columbia has issued an environment assessment certificate for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion project, adding its own 37 specific conditions. These conditions are based on the National Energy Board's (NEB's) project report on May 19, 2016, recommending to the federal government... 

BC agrees Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion meets 5 prerequisites
Photo by British Columbia Government
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark

Integra, Goldcorp team with 4 global technology majors seeking disruptive mining technologies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th January 2017 Gold companies Integra Gold and Goldcorp have teamed with four of the world's largest technology companies to explore potential applications of disruptive technologies in the mining sector. #DisruptMining is a marquee event during the yearly Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)... 

Brazil's Funcesp says Vale stake sale not under discussion

By: Reuters     11th January 2017 Fundação Cesp, Brazil's largest private-sector pension fund, said on Wednesday it is not currently holding discussions over the partial or full sale of a 200-million real ($62-million) stake it owns in Vale, the world's largest iron-ore producer. The fund issued a statement after newspaper Valor... 

BHP execs meet with Trump, Pence

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     11th January 2017 Mining major BHP Billiton has confirmed a meeting between its management and US President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. “BHP Billiton chairperson Jac Nasser and CEO Andrew Mackenzie had a productive meeting with President-Elect Trump and Vice President-Elect Pence in... 

Coal and gas help to boost Qld exports by A$1.6bn

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     10th January 2017 Queensland’s overseas merchandise exports in the 12 months to November have increased by A$1.6-billion, on the back of significant increases in the value of hard coking coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Acting Treasurer Bill Byrne said on Tuesday that the increase represented a 12.4%... 

Coal and gas help to boost Qld exports by A$1.6bn

Ferrum appoints new project manager, firms deal with chairperson

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th January 2017 Triple-listed metals project developer Ferrum Crescent has entered into a contract of employment with its executive chairperson Justin Tooth to replace interim arrangements agreed at the time of his appointment in December. The contract has no fixed term and may be terminated by either party on... 

Record resource and energy export earnings forecast for Australia

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     9th January 2017 Australia expects its resource and energy export earnings to increase by 30% to a record A$204-billion in 2016/17 on the back of higher export volumes and earnings as the mining boom continues to transition from the construction phase to the production phase. In its latest ‘Resources and Energy... 

Record resource and energy export earnings forecast for Australia

TSX falls in broad retreat, led by resource stocks

By: Reuters     6th January 2017 Canada's main stock index fell in early trading on Friday, with gold miners and other materials stocks leading a broad retreat from the three-day rally that started the year. At 9:42 am ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 61.85 points, or 0.4%, at 15 524.73 despite... 

TSX falls in broad retreat, led by resource stocks

Benchmark sees softer outlook for natural graphite as Chinese regulatory overhaul starts

By: Henry Lazenby     6th January 2017 Graphite suppliers are expecting prices to fall by between 10% to 18% as China starts removing a 20% duty on all natural graphite exports from 2017 onwards, London-based Benchmark Mineral Intelligence said Thursday. When the duty is eventually removed, global prices are expected to experience... 

Benchmark sees softer outlook for natural graphite as Chinese regulatory overhaul starts

New Year heralds several senior management employments

By: Henry Lazenby     4th January 2017 Early 2017 corporate activity saw a slew of senior management appointments being made by miners. TSX- and NYSE-listed Tahoe Resources has appointed former Goldcorp president and CEO Chuck Jeannes to the board effective January 1. 

New Year heralds several senior management employments
Photo by Bloomberg
Cuck Jeannes

Attendance at Cape Town mining conference shows confidence return

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd December 2016 Global mining and investor conferences organiser, the 121 Group, is set for its biggest event in Cape Town in February 2017. With 63 mining companies already registered for two days of meetings with investors, attendance is three times higher than 2015, when the company held its first conference.... 

TNG updates environmental study for Mt Peake

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st December 2016 Australian strategic metals company TNG has completed all field related activities required for the completion of additional studies to be included in the submission of the supplement for the environmental impact statement (EIS) for its 100%-owned Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the... 

Xtract to raise general working capital through placement

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st December 2016 Diversified metals and minerals producer Xtract intends to raise £220 000, before expenses, through the placement of 1.33-billion shares at 0.01p apiece. The funds raised would be used for general working capital purposes at its 48 000 oz Manica gold mine, in Mozambique, the company said on... 

Scotiabank Commodity Index set to end 2016 on high note

By: Henry Lazenby     21st December 2016 The Bank of Nova Scotia expects its benchmark Scotiabank Commodity Price Index to finish the year up 25%, with all sub-indices showing positive performance, the third largest Canadian banking group said Tuesday. The oil and gas index rose 55% in the year-to-November after both oil and natural gas... 

Scotiabank Commodity Index set to end 2016 on high note
Photo by Bloomberg
The surprise rally of bulk commodities, especially metallurgical coal, has lost some momentum in the final weeks of 2016

Lithium asset consolidation proceeds unabated

By: Henry Lazenby     20th December 2016 Asset consolidation is continuing in the junior lithium space, with several companies announcing deals in the past week. Wealth Minerals announced Monday that its Chilean subsidiary has entered a letter of intent dated December 12, with arm’s length vendors giving it the exclusive right and... 

Lithium asset consolidation proceeds unabated
Photo by Reuters
Demand is soaring for lithium-ion batteries, driven by the energy storage and electric vehicle markets

Largo targeting higher-margin sectors with its pure vanadium product

By: Henry Lazenby     20th December 2016 Vanadium producer Largo Resources is targeting higher-margin markets for its pure vanadium product being produced at the Maracás Menchen mine, in Bahia, Brazil. The company announced Tuesday that it intends to produce, qualify and sell its vanadium products at the specifications required for use... 

Largo targeting higher-margin sectors with its pure vanadium product
Photo by Largo Resources
Largo Resources CEO Mark Smith at the Maracas Menchen mine, Brazil

Pilbara gets go ahead at WA lithium project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th December 2016 Australian lithium developer Pilbara Minerals has been granted the main mining lease for the Pilgangoora lithium/tantalum project by the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum. This follows the successful completion of several prerequisite steps, including the signing of a native... 

Bacanora in advanced discussions with Asian offtake partner

By: Ilan Solomons     20th December 2016 Aim- and TSX-V-listed lithium and borates company Bacanora Minerals is currently in advanced discussions with a “significant Asian offtake partner” for the supply of battery-grade lithium carbonate from its Sonora lithium project, in Mexico. Bacanora executive chairperson Mark Hohnen stated on... 

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