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Mahenge graphite DFS results unveiled

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th October 2018 A definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Mahenge graphite project, in Tanzania, has increased the capital cost of the project, while both the estimated net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR) have dropped. ASX-listed Black Rock Mining on Wednesday revealed that the Phase 1... 

Caula's two-phased development a treat

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd October 2018 A scoping study into the Caula vanadium/graphite project, in Mozambique, has estimated that the two-phased development would cost some A$167.6-million to develop. ASX-listed New Energy Minerals, which was previously trading as Mustang Resources, said on Monday that the Phase 1 project would... 

Black Rock signs largest graphite offtake yet

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd October 2018 Graphite developer Black Rock Mining has signed an offtake agreement with China's Heilongjiang Bohao Graphite Company for natural flake grahite from the Mahenge project, in Tanzania. The three-year agreement would see Black Rock supply 30 000 t in the first year, 50 000 t in the second year, and... 

Volt granted graphite mining licence in Tanzania

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th October 2018 ASX-listed Volt Resources has been granted two mining licences covering the Stage 1 and Stage 2 developments of its Bunyu graphite project, in Tanzania. The Stage 1 development is based on a mining and processing plant throughput rate of 40 000 t/y of ore to produce on average 23 700 t/y of... 

Armadale releases half-year results

12th October 2018 Australian investment company Armadale Capital released its half-year report in September, showing a 25% resource upgrade proving that the Mahenge Liandu project is a significant discovery and detailing the completion of various projects. Armadale has been focusing on the scoping study and... 

Armadale releases  half-year results
PERFECT POSTCODE The Mahenge Liandu project is situated near some of the biggest graphite discoveries in the world

Graphex positive common ground to be found

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     12th October 2018 Australian mineral exploration and development company Graphex Mining submitted a 200-page document to the Tanzanian Ministry of Minerals earlier this month. The submission contains recommendations regarding the new mining legislation that was announced in Tanzania in July 2017. “At one of our... 

Graphex positive common ground to be found
COMMON GROUND The future of the Tanzanian mining industry relies on finding common ground between investors and the government

Mining Indaba intensely focused on driving capital into African mining 

By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2018 An investment pavilion will be introduced at the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba to drive capital into African mining with even greater intensity, MD Alex Grose said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online during a media roundtable, Grose also revealed that more time would be... 

Mining Indaba intensely focused on driving capital into African mining
Investing in African Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose spoke to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer about the upcoming event. Video, Video Editing and Photographs: Darlene Creamer

Syrah's improvement plans bear fruit

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th October 2018 Graphite miner Syrah Resources has reported an 83% increase in production between the second and the third quarters, as the company’s improvement plan at its Balama operation, in Mozambique, starts to take shape. During the three months to September, Syrah produced 38 700 t of graphite, up from... 

Plea for govt to awaken to massive economic potential of mining  

By: Martin Creamer     10th October 2018 A plea for the government to awaken to the massive real potential of the South African mining sector was made on Wednesday by Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac, who decried the disincentivising of South African mining over the past 20 years as an inexplicable paradox and a massive mineral policy... 

Plea for govt to awaken to massive economic potential of mining
Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on South Africa’s massive mining opportunity loss. Video, Video Editing and Photographs: Christo Greyling.

Alaska's Graphite Creek is potentially key to US defence industrial base

By: Mariaan Webb     10th October 2018 The Graphite Creek graphite project that TSX-V-listed Graphite One Resources is studying in Alaska could be a key source of supply for the US defence industry, which has recommended that the country reduce its import reliance for critical equipment and material. Commenting on the White House/US... 

Chinese delegation to witness proudly South African logging system 

By: Martin Creamer     8th October 2018 The high-ranking delegation from China, which is due to arrive in South Africa next Monday to undertake a three-week study of South Africa’s globally recognised mineral reporting codes, will be given insight during their visit into a South African borehole logging system that is poised to go... 

Chinese delegation to witness proudly South African logging system
Samcodes Standards Committee chairperson Matt Mullins interviewed by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Dylan Slater.

Walkabout raises cash

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th October 2018 Junior graphite developer Walkabout Resources will raise A$3-million to advance the development of its Lindi Jumbo project, in Tanzania, through a share purchase plan (SPP). The SPP will allow eligible shareholders to subscribe for up to A$15 000 worth of shares, priced at a 15% discount to the... 

Fire forces partial suspension of Balama operation

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th October 2018 Graphite miner Syrah Resources has been forced to partially suspend operations at its Balama graphite operation, in Mozambique, following a fire at the primary classifier within the process plant. The fire resulted from hot work activities below the unit during planned maintenance on piping.... 

Leading Edge announces potential graphene JV in Sweden

By: Mariaan Webb     3rd October 2018 TSX-V-listed Leading Edge Materials has signed a nonbinding letter of intent (LOI) with private Swedish company Graphmatech, defining a pathway to form a binding joint venture (JV) between the companies to produce graphene at the Woxna graphite mine. Announcing the LOI on Wednesday, Leading Edge... 

Leading Edge announces potential graphene JV in Sweden
The Woxna graphite mine in Sweden.

Chinese delegation to study South Africa’s mineral codes

By: Martin Creamer     2nd October 2018 South Africa’s meticulous set of mineral reporting codes has succeeded in attracting a high-ranking Chinese delegation from the Mineral Resources and Reserves Evaluation Centre of the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources (MRREC) in Beijing. South Africa’s Samcodes Standards Committee (SSC) will... 

Chinese delegation to study South Africa’s mineral codes
Photo by Creamer Media
Samcodes Standards Committee chairperson Matt Mullins

Volt says Bunya licences recommended for approval

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th September 2018 The Tanzania Ministry of Minerals has recommended the two mining licence applications covering the Bunya graphite project for approval, ASX-listed Volt Resources reported on Friday. The two mining licence applications cover the footprint for the Stage 1 and Stage 2 developments at Bunya. 

Montepuez financing strategy advancing

By: Mariaan Webb     27th September 2018 The development of the Montepuez graphite project, in Mozambique, is progressing well and the funding strategy has also advanced, ASX-listed Battery Minerals reported on Thursday. The company said that key construction milestones at the $51-million project, which will operate for ten years at 50... 

Armadale appoints marketing consultant

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st September 2018 Aim-listed Armadale Capital has appointed  an experienced Beijing-based marketing consultant, Jenny Lee, to pursue offtake agreements ahead of an anticipated decision to mine at its Mahenge Liandu graphite project, in Tanzania, in early 2019. Lee, who s MD of Jialin International Trading, will be... 

Ramaphosa moves to revitalise mining, create certainty

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2018 It is imperative that South Africa restores investment and exploration levels in the mining sector as mining and mineral beneficiation activities have significant potential to drive long term growth, exports and job growth, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his economic stimulus and recovery plan... 

Ramaphosa moves to revitalise mining, create certainty
President Cyril Ramaphosa

Mahenge Liandu graphite project on track

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th September 2018 Aim-listed Armadale director Nick Johansen says the company is gaining momentum with confirming and highlighting the commercial viability of its Mahenge Liandu graphite project, in Tanzania, and is on track for a decision to mine in early 2019. “The completion of the scoping study in April was... 

Graphex updates Tanzania graphite project’s PFS

By: Mariaan Webb     20th September 2018 An update to the 2015 prefeasibility study (PFS) for the Chilalo graphite project has delivered “robust” financial returns and confirmed the “exceptional economics” of the Tanzania project, Australian firm Graphex reported on Thursday. The updated PFS assesses a two-stage production scenario,... 

DRA to conduct feasibility study for Guinea graphite project

By: Schalk Burger     19th September 2018 Engineering services multinational DRA has been appointed to conduct the feasibility study for Canada-based Guinea-focused mining company SRG’s Lola graphite project, in Guinea. DRA said in a statement on Wednesday that the project will be executed through the DRA Met-Chem office, in Montreal,... 

The black grit that beat Bitcoin's rally and didn't slump

By: Bloomberg     11th September 2018 China’s push for blue skies has caused an obscure steelmaking ingredient to fuel gains of as much as 2,600 percent since the start of 2017 for the few companies that supply it, minting at least one new billionaire. The material is graphite, a form of carbon that has seen demand soar because of... 

Black Rock gets enviro nod in Tanzania

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th September 2018 ASX-listed junior Black Rock Mining has received environmental approval for its Mahenge graphite project, in Tanzania. The environmental approval covers mining at the three ore bodies that comprise the broader Mahenge project, and is valid for the whole life cycle of the mine. 

Kibaran gets assurance for mine licence

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th September 2018 Graphite developer Kibaran Resources has been assured by the Tanzanian government that the mining license for its Epanko graphite project would be renewed for an additional ten years, upon its expiry. The renewal would be conditional upon Kibaran meeting the requirements of the country’s Mining... 

Volt granted enviro approval for Bunyu

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th September 2018 The share price of ASX-listed Volt Resources rose by nearly 11% on Tuesday after the company received environmental approval for its Bunyu graphite project, in Tanzania. The company told shareholders that the environmental impact assessment certificate was the final pre-requisite for the... 

Syrah raises A$94m for Balama ramp-up

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th September 2018 Graphite developer Syrah Resources will raise A$94-milion through an institutional placement to complete the ramp-up of its Balama graphite project, through to positive cash flow. The company on Tuesday said that some 42.2-million new shares would be placed at A$2.23 a share, to raise... 

Syrah raises A$94m for Balama ramp-up

Magnis raises A$11m from new investor

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th September 2018 ASX-listed Magins Resources has secured an A$11.1-million investment from AL Capital Holding, giving the firm a 4.98% shareholding in the graphite miner. The placement was made under Magnis’ existing capacity, and the 30-million shares were issued at a price of 37c each, representing a 4%... 

Beowulf preparing to initiate scoping study on Finland project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st August 2018 Aim-listed Beowulf Mining is pushing ahead with the Aitolampi graphite project and is meeting with key decision-makers in Heinävesi to discuss the Finland-based project, CEO Kurt Budge said on Friday. He stated that, although an imminent decision on its Kallak project, in neighbouring Sweden, had... 

Triton raises funds for Ancuabe

By: Esmarie Iannucci     31st August 2018 Graphite developer Triton Minerals will raise $4-million through a share placement to assist in funding its development activities at its Ancuabe graphite project, in Mozambique. Triton on Friday said that the an initial A$1.2-million will be raised through a placement to the company’s largest... 

Walkabout’s Tanzania graphite mine jumps final legislative hurdle

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th August 2018 Graphite developer Walkabout Resources will look to advance project funding negotiations after a mining licence was granted for its Lindi Jumbo project, in Tanzania. “The mining licence approval is the final major legislative requirement for the project,” said Walkabout MD Allan Mulligan on... 

Diamond drilling programme at Tanzania graphite project completed

By: Simone Liedtke     29th August 2018 Aim-listed Armadale Capital has completed a diamond drilling programme at its Mahenge Liandu graphite project, in Tanzania, with eight holes for a total of 489 m drilled, ahead of an anticipated decision to mine in early 2019. All holes intersected mineralisation from surface over wide... 

Volt signs cooperation agreement with Chinese graphite company

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd August 2018 ASX-listed flake graphite development company Volt Resources’ subsidiary Volt Graphite Tanzania has signed a cooperation agreement with one of China’s largest graphite companies, HAIDA Graphite. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will exchange relevant information and conduct... 

Volt signs cooperation agreement with Chinese graphite company

Bass sells first concentrate from Madagascar graphite mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2018 ASX-listed Bass Metals has achieved another milestone in the development of the Graphmada mine in Madagascar, with the company announcing on Monday that it had achieved its first sales revenue from the sale of concentrates from the large flake graphite mine. Bass, which earlier this month... 

Balama fines circuit gets an upgrade

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th August 2018 The commissioning of attrition cells for the fines graphite circuit at the Balama graphite project, in Mozambique, has been successfully completed, ASX-listed Syrah Resources said. The company told shareholders that initial assessment was showing significant improvement in fines graphite fixed... 

Mustang to raise A$2.4m in private placement

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th August 2018 ASX-listed Mustang Resources will raise about A$2.4-million through a private placement to advance its Caula vanadium/graphite project, in Mozambique, and for general working capital. Of this amount, A$2.18-million will be raised through the issue of about 158.6-million shares at $0.01374 apiece.  

Beowulf marks maiden resource milestone at Aitolampi

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th August 2018 Aim-listed Beowulf has announced a maiden mineral resource estimate for its Aitolampi graphite project, which it believes has the potential to serve the developing battery manufacturing market in Finland and Sweden. The Aitolampi project, in eastern Finland, has an indicated and inferred mineral... 

Graphmada reaches nameplate capacity

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th August 2018 The Graphmada large flake graphite mine, in Madagascar, has reached nameplate capacity, ASX-listed Bass Metals reported on Wednesday. The company told shareholders that the process plant has reached and sustained 25 t/h feed rate at an average head grade of 4.5% total graphitic carbon, an... 

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